Law considers all aspects of our English Legal System – why we abide by the rules, who makes our statutes and what should society do with those who break them. We separate our understanding of this subject between substantive areas such as Criminal Law and Tort and then look at wider issues such as whether law and morality should be combined or separated.
Law works extremely well in conjunction with subjects such as History, English and Business Studies. By studying this subject you will develop techniques of logical thinking and the skills necessary to analyse and solve problems whilst developing a critical awareness of the changing nature of law in society. A Level Law offers a progression route into a number of wide ranging options including law, civil service, teaching, local government, finance and journalism.
This is a very popular subject with an extremely high retention rate. Enrichment activities include various fascinating legal trips and a popular Mooting Society.
We follow the AQA specification which covers a multitude of interesting legal areas.
In the first year you will study some vitally important areas of law including:
In the second year you will develop your substantive knowledge and begin to include jurisprudential theory. This will include:
At the end of the first year you will sit two 1 ½ hour internal examinations. Should you decide to go no further with this subject, you may take the external examinations in order to obtain an AS qualification. At the end of the second year you will sit three 2 hour examinations.
Minimum 65444 including minimum Level 5 in English Language or Literature GCSE.