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Law in the Sixth Form

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Studying law gives students an understanding of the role of Law in today's society and raises their awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals. Students will learn about legal rules and how and why they apply to real life.

What is the course about?
The nature of law
Law and society
Law and morality
Law and justice
The rule of law
The civil courts and other forms of dispute resolution
The criminal courts and lay people
Parliamentary law making
Legal personnel and the judiciary
The English legal system.
Fatal and non fatal offences
Defences to crime
Liability in negligence for physical injury to people and damage to property
Liability in negligence for economic loss and psychiatric injury
Human Rights in the United Kingdom before the enactment of the Human Rights Act 1998
 Human Rights in the United Kingdom after the enactment of the Human Rights Act 1998
How will I be assessed?
Paper 1
The nature of law and the English legal system.
Criminal law.
 Written exam: 2 hours • 100 marks • 33% of A-level
A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.
 
Paper 2
The nature of law and the English legal system.
Tort
Written exam: 2 hours • 100 marks • 33% of A-level
A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.
 
Paper 3
Law of contract.
The nature of law and the English legal system.
OR
 Human rights.
The nature of law and the English legal system.
Written exam: 2 hours • 100 marks • 33% of A-level
A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.
Skills
 
 Students develop a range of skills such as their analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. These skills are sought after by employers and universities. 
 
What qualifications are needed?

Students need to meet the school entry requirements for studying A Levels and achieve at least a grade 5 or above in English and a 6/B grade or above in at least one humanities subject.

 





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