Law - A Level

Further Details
Course Code
LA00050
Location
Yale
Duration
Full Time, The AS qualification is taught in the first year of study (40% of A Level).The A2 qualification is taught in the second year of study (60% of A Level).
Department
A Levels
Start Date
05 Sep 2022
End Date
23 Jun 2023

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Course Overview
The course looks at the workings of the legal system and considers its effectiveness. Students will discover the various sources of law, such as Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and Royal Prerogative. Influences on the law and law reform are evaluated. The course will increase your understanding of how law operates in practice, with a study of the civil and criminal court systems and sentencing. The law of Tort, which consists of civil claims will also be examined. This includes the legal elements which must be proven and how damages are calculated. You will also come across some interesting and surprising legal cases, and have the opportunity to take part in debates and mock trials. In their second year, A Level students will critically examine the role of law enforcement and the police. Students will also study criminal law, the criminal trial process, and human rights.

At AS (Year one) there are two units.

The Nature of Law and the Welsh and English Legal Systems
· Law making
· Delegated Legislation, devolution and the Welsh Assembly
·Statutory Interpretation
· Precedent and Case law
· Civil Courts
· Criminal Process

The Law of Tort
• The Nature of Tort
• The Tort of Negligence
• Occupiers Liability
• Remedies and Calculation of Damages

In the second year there are two further A2 units.

The Practice of Substantive Law
• The Rules and theory of Human Rights
• Rights such as freedom of expression, right to privacy, assembly and protest
• Restrictions on Human Rights
• Police powers
• Debate relating to the protection of human rights in the UK

Substantive Law Perspectives
• Definition of crime
• Strict liability and factors which may negate criminal liability
• Offences against the person
• Property Offences
• Defences
• Attempts
A variety of assessments are used throughout the period of study and an internal mock exam is completed for AS and A2 students in January. The exams consist of essay style questions, stimulus response and case study scenarios.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language/Welsh 1st Language.
No previous experience necessary.

Should an A level applicant have or be predicted a grade D/3 in either GCSE Maths or English (and at least a grade C/4 in the other subject) then your application will be considered.

At Coleg Cambria we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your exams. The better your grades the more options you will have, and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course.
This course is not aimed solely at students who wish to eventually qualify as a lawyer. It is a learning experience in its own right by developing the ability to analyse issues and construct rational and logical arguments. A level Law is highly regarded by institutions offering higher education.

Students have progressed into a surprisingly wide range of careers including management, commerce, local government, social work, as well as a variety of more obviously legally orientated jobs such as the police force, legal executives and the legal profession.
Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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