Law

Course Overview

Students will learn about the legal system, law making, the nature of law, criminal law, the law of tort and the law of contract. Law students develop a range of skills including the application of legal rules and principles to present an argument, analysis and evaluation of the law, legal issues and concepts. Students take part in the Bar Mock Trial competition, which introduces them to the law by taking them out of the classroom and immersing them in the thrill of a criminal trial. Students will also attend the Birmingham Crown Court in front of real judges and are assisted by their teachers and professional barristers. 
A Level Law allows students to learn about a fascinating subject, one which covers many aspects of life. Students of A Level Law will:

  • Develop an understanding of law and how it works
  • Learn more about society from a legal perspective - both contemporary and historical
  • Learn about the interaction between law and morals, justice and society
  • Learn about different areas of law e.g. criminal law, human rights, contract and tort
  • Make connections with business, economics, history, politics and technology
  • Develop academic skills, including analysis and evaluation
  • Be able to make an informed decision about future career
Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs (two at grade 6 and three at grade 4).

GCSE English Language at grade 6.

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Qualification
Course Outline

Three main themes of study over two years:
Component 1 – The Legal System and Criminal Law                            
Component 2 – Law Making and The Law of Tort
Component 3 – The Nature of Law and The Law of Contract 
Assessment
Your work will be assessed regularly throughout the course via directed study, class tests and major assessments at key times throughout the year. 

Coursework
No coursework element 

Examination
At the end of 2 years: 

100% examination   
3 exam papers – 2 hours each 
Each exam contains questions on year 1 and year 2 work 

Exam Board
OCR A Level Law

 Kamran Rehman 

"Studying at Cadbury College I have discovered that In our society the legal system is not the best it is our job to learn the legal system and work together to make a change"

 Kamran Rehman 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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