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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Law in the Sixth Form

cartoon burglarA Level Law 

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

The nature of law and the English legal system.

 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 grade 6 or above in at least one humanities subject.