Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: EDUQAS
Please note all of our A Level courses must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
Law affects most aspects of our lives, yet most of us have little understanding of the English legal system.
How important do you think it is to know your rights, to know what you can and cannot do if you are stopped and searched by the police, to know how to appeal if you think an outcome is unfair, or maybe we should we be asking what would happen if you didn’t know? You will probably be familiar with seeing or hearing headlines such as ‘murderer jailed for life – but released after just 6 years’, or ‘householder charged for restraining a burglar’. How fair is this? Who do you think is right? We know there are always two sides to an argument – which side would you argue for and why? By studying A Level Law at Cronton, we aim to generate an interest in the legal principles and enable students to develop an understanding of the Law and how the English Legal System works in practice, and why it is the envy of the western world.
The course introduces the foundations of our legal system and includes how laws are made, how decisions are reached, different types of courts, sentencing, police powers, and the roles of Judges, Barristers and Solicitors. You will also study murder, manslaughter, grievous bodily harm, assault, battery, robbery, burglary and a wide range of defences including self-defence, insanity and intoxication. We will explore many interesting and thought-provoking areas of law.
Why choose this course?
The College provides an exciting innovative environment to study A Level Law. Our teaching is centred around you as a learner, and we aim to provide lessons that are stimulating, thought provoking, interactive and inclusive. Studying A Level Law will provide you with an opportunity to enhance generic and transferable skills, by being able to develop a logical and coherent argument, apply rules and concepts, analyse, communicate, present and evaluate.
To help us to do this, we use a wide range of teaching and learning methods ranging from the more traditional approach, to trips to courts to see trials and sentences, discussions, role play, mock trial and guest speakers (e.g. Barristers, Judges, Solicitors, Police).
A minimum of 3 x 5’s and 2 x 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language, a Grade 5 in Maths and a Grade 5 in another written subject.
What will this course lead on to?
Many of our students go on to study law at a higher level. A degree in law is extremely credible and opens many doors for opportunities within the workplace. Law at university can be studied as a single subject but can also be combined with another subject you may be interested in e.g. Law with English, with Business, with Criminology, with Psychology and many more variations.
The choice is wide and provides a perfect platform for you to study further. By studying A level law it also shows any employer that you are able to work in a logical and methodical manner, pay attention to detail and communicate effectively, thus, you have an impressive set of skills to offer any employer and a wide range of professions to choose from.
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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