The nature of law and the English Legal System: Students will study how law is made in this country
Law of Tort: Students will study the rules of the law of tort, including duty of care and damage
Criminal Law: Students will study rules of criminal law, elements of liability and offences against the person.
Nature of Law: Students will study how law plays a part in society, including moral views and the extent in which law achieves justice.
Law of Tort: Students will look at the theory of tort, the law of nuisance and defences specific to claims.
Criminal Law: Students will look at the theory in criminal law. As well as looking at fatal offences and property offences.
Human Rights: Students will look at the rules and theory in Human Rights law, including the history of the European Court of Human Rights.
A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade 5 and above is preferred (in particular English and a humanities subject).
Examination arrangements and weightings
Component 1 – 2 hour examination taken in June weighing 33%
Component 2 – 2 hour examination taken in June weighing 33%
Component 3 – 2 hour examination taken in June weighing 33%
Recommended support materials and revision guides
At the start of the course students are encouraged to purchase textbooks written specifically for this syllabus. There will also be the opportunity to attend revision lectures. In addition, students are encouraged to compile reference materials, read quality newspapers, watch and record appropriate documentaries and if possible have access to the internet. We also recommend A Level Law Review magazine.
What can I do after I’ve completed the course?
The study of Law helps develop the learner’s analytical ability and critical thinking, which are generic skills to be welcomed on any degree course. The A level in Law provides a useful springboard to study Law at higher level, or equally provides a good grounding in terms of general education and lifelong learning.