Law

A-Level Law

Exam Board: AQA

Introduction:

A Level Law is suitable for students with no prior knowledge of the subject. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of law in today’s society, alongside an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals and how this applies to their lives. The course that we offer will develop students’ analytical and problem-solving capabilities as they learn to apply legal rules. By learning about legal rules and how and why they apply to everyday life, students will develop their reasoning skills and ability to construct arguments.

As a department we aim to make the delivery of this challenging course both informative and engaging. To support our students we do offer several education trips to The Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court, as well as taking advantage of having guest speakers such as local magistrates and barristers visit the school.

Where does it Lead to?

Law is a versatile subject that can help you in a number of careers. Not only could you find yourself working for and advising clients in Solicitors Firms, you could find yourself with a career in Politics, Journalism and even Marketing. Students who take A Level Law, often also study Business, History, Politics, Psychology and Languages.

Course Detail:

This is a two year linear course and students will sit their examinations at the end of the second year.

A Level Modules:

 

Assessment

Paper 1

 

●        The Nature of Law and the English Legal System (25 marks out of 100)

●        Criminal Law (75 marks out of 100)

●        Written exam: 2 hours

●        100 marks

●        33% of A Level

Paper 2

 

●        The Nature of Law and the English Legal System (25 marks out of 100)

●        Tort (75 marks out of 100)

●        Written exam: 2 hours

●        100 marks

●        33% of A Level

Paper 3

 

●        The Nature of Law and the English Legal System (25 marks out of 100)

●        Law of Contract or Human Rights (75 marks out of 100)

●        Written exam: 2 hours

●        100 marks

●        33% of A Level

Key Contact: Curriculum Leader - Mrs M Davey (monica.davey@slougheton.com)