Law – A Level

Qualification:
A Level
Assessment: Exam Based
Exam Board: AQA

Overview:

This course will enable students to develop an understanding of the subject by using legal concepts and applying them to practical situations in every day life. Law is suitable for students who have an interest in politics, business and wider current affairs. It includes some aspects of Public and Private Law with a focus on both Criminal Law and the Tort of Negligence. As you progress through the course you will develop crucial application skills needed for legal study. The course will be of particular interest to those who enjoy critical debate and problem solving. You will also be required to develop the ability to present cojent arguments based on practical evidence. You must also develop an interest in reading newspapers and watching serious current affairs programs through a range of sources.This course provides an excellent grounding in the subject and is very helpful to all students in developing their thinking skills. It is also ideal for students who wish to pursue a law-related degree course at university. Themes and topics that are relevant to this course include: The Courts, The Parliamentary process, Statutory Interpretation, Judicial Precedent, Human Rights, Legal professions, Criminal Law and the tort of Negligence. As you progress through the course you will be able to (i) the ability to construct conclusions and communicate legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities; (ii) develop the ability to communicate persuasive legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities (iii) be able to demonstrate critical awareness of the influence and operation of the law in society We also encourage students to participate in an optional Linc 'National Bar Mock Trial' which will enable them to practically apply some of the skills developed on the course.

College entry requirements with at least a 5.4 G score

Two Years 
Students are encouraged to purchase a text book foreach year, costing approximately £20 as well as £5 for photocopying. There may be small additional costs related to optional visits and trips to the Courts.
Law A Level is welcomed at the majority of British Universities as preparation for a Law degree. As part of a wider programme the course provides an excellent basis for progression to any career or university course. Law will support a career in a wide range of areas, including qualifying as a Solicitor or Barrister.The analytical and critical skills developed in this course are valued by employers and universities alike.
Subjects that link particularly well with this courseare: Politics, Business Studies, English and Mathematics. There are trips and visits including one to the Crown Court in Birmingham. Students are not expected to have any prior learning in this subject. To be successful on the course students should feel relatively confident in their ability to write well thought out arguments, readwidely and develop an interest in current affairs.

Prospectus ALSO AVAILABLE AT BTEC


Student Testimonial...

My favourite subject is Law here because I love my teachers teaching style, he has so many different methods that suit everyone and he makes sure everyone understands it. It’s brilliant, it’s so interesting.

Elizabeth Skelton