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 attend 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 their future career
- A Level Law allows students to learn about a fascinating subject, one which covers many aspects of life.
A minimum of five GCSEs (two at grade 6 and three at grade 4).
GCSE English Language at grade 6.
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Teaching methods vary depending on the topic but students are always encouraged to be hands-on and independent in their learning. Pre-reading of a topic at home is the starting point then in-class activities focus on discussion, debates, role-plays and student research. Course books are available and students are encouraged to read these in their own time and also to keep up to date with current affairs.
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
Your work will be assessed regularly throughout the course via directed study, class tests and major assessments at key times throughout the year.
At the end of 2 years:
3 exam papers – 2 hours each
Each exam contains questions on year 1 and year 2 work
OCR A Level Law