Law - A Level

Further Details
Course Code
LA01207
Location
Deeside
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
There will be a new WJEC specification in 2017 and we are currently awaiting further details. At the moment the A Level course consists of the following elements.

The course looks at the workings of the legal system and considers its effectiveness. Students will discover the various sources of law, and explore the relationship between law and morality. The course will increase your understanding of how law operates in practice, with a study of the civil and criminal court systems. 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 issues involving Human Rights law, such as the powers the police have to infringe privacy. In addition, there will be a specific focus on Criminal law, including analysing the law regarding homicide.

AS Law
Unit 1: The Nature of Law and the Welsh and English Legal Systems (25%)
Section A: Law making, delegated legislation, statutory interpretation and Judicial Precedent.
Section B: civil courts, criminal processes, legal personnel and access to justice & funding.

Unit 2: The law of tort (15%)
The Rules and theory of the law of tort, Liability in negligence for injury to people and damage to property, Occupiers’ liability and Remedies

A2 Law

Unit 3: The Practice of Substantive Law (30%)

Unit 4: Substantive Law Perspectives (30%)

Human Rights Law
The rules and theory of human rights law,
Specific provisions within the European Convention on Human Rights
Restrictions, including restrictions permitted by the European Convention on Human Rights
Enforcement
The debate relating to the protection of human rights in the UK

Criminal law
Rules and theory of criminal law
General elements of liability
Offences against the person
Property offences, including theft and robbery
Defences
Preliminary offences of attempt
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 however if Law was taken to GCSE a C/4 or above is required.

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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