Law provides an introduction to the English legal system. 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, human rights law 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.
Mrs Hume - Head of Department
“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.
Key Stage 5
A-Level: 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
Component 2: Substantive Law in Practice
Component 3: Perspectives of Substantive Law
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, which also provides students with highly transferable skills. Other popular career options after A-Level Law include the police, teaching, social work, business and accounting.
Summary Curriculum Plan
It is our intent that pupils with special educational needs/disabilities (SEND) follow the same curriculum, learn alongside their peers and achieve similar outcomes.
In addition, they may benefit from additional opportunities in the lessons and in the co-curricular activities that are arranged especially for them.
The Social Sciences department undertakes a wide range of co-curricular activities, these include;
- “Brain Day” and other Psychology conferences
- “Behind Bars” conferences on the experiences of people in prison
- Criminology conference with Prof. David Wilson
- Zoo trip and Phobias workshop
- Talks by guest speakers including Dr James Tapp from Broadmoor Hospital.
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
For further information regarding our Social Sciences Curriculum please contact:
Mrs Hume email@example.com