Law

Overview

A-Level Law provides an introduction to law, it allows students to learn about a fascinating subject, one which covers many aspects of life. Students will learn about the legal system, law-making, the nature of law, criminal law, the law of tort and human rights law or 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.


Key Staff

Mrs Hume - Head of Department


Curriculum Intent

“Where there is no law there is no freedom” (John Locke). We teach Law to equip students with an understanding of our legal system, democracy and the role of law in our lives. As such it has useful applications for everyday life as well as developing skills of analysis and debate.

Law: Eduqas WJEC

A-Level Law provides an introduction to law, it allows students to learn about a fascinating subject, one which covers many aspects of life. Students will learn about the legal system, law-making, the nature of law, criminal law, the law of tort and human rights law or 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.

Assessment for A-Level is in the form of three exams taken at the end of the second year of the course:

Component 1: The Nature of Law and the English Legal System
Written examination
1 hour 30 minutes
25% of qualification
This focuses on civil and criminal courts, the legal professions, and access to justice.

Component 2: Substantive Law in Practice
Written examination
2 hour 15 minutes
37.5% of qualification
This focuses on the rules of tort, liability in negligence, occupiers’ liability and civil remedies.

Component 3: Perspectives of Substantive Law
Written examination
2 hour 15 minutes
37.5% of qualification
This focuses on Human Rights Law, the protection of human rights and freedoms and how this interacts with morality, justice, society and technology.

The A-Level gives an excellent introduction for students who want to read law at university or start a legal apprenticeship. Universities recognise the advantages of A-Level Law and the old view that it should not be studied has long since faded away. However, A-Level Law is not just for students who want to enter the legal professions. It is a well-respected subject and the subject also provides students with highly transferable skills. Other popular career options after A-Level Law include the police, teaching, social work, business and accounting.

Year 12 Curriculum Assessment Plan 



For further information regarding our Social Sciences Curriculum please contact:
Mrs Hume   rachel.hume@edgbarrowschool.co.uk