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LawAS Level

Law is both a fascinating and challenging subject affecting every aspect of our daily lives and is an ideal subject for someone with a logical mind who likes research and attention to detail. This course offers a broad introduction to legal principles and approaches, which will develop techniques of logical thinking and a critical awareness of the changing nature of law in society.

This qualification will enable you to develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning, to analyse and solve legal problems by applying legal rules, communicate legal arguments and conclusions with reference to appropriate legal authority.

Why study Law?

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  • At times Law is challenging but highly rewarding. The cases that you study are really interesting.
  • Law is interesting and very different to other subjects, plus the trip to Houses of Parliament is great fun!
  • I am interested in the legal profession and the legislative aspects of politics. Studying law has helped develop my skills in logic and reason.
  • If you want to have fun whilst learning something interesting, study law!!!

Course Content

Year 1 Unit 1

Law making and the legal System - Develop your knowledge of Parliament's control in English law making, as well as the influence we, as the public have, and the advantages and disadvantages of this.

Be introduced to Delegated Legislation focusing on Orders in Council, Statutory Instruments and By-laws.

Discover Statutory Interpretation via the Golden Rule, Literal Rule, Mischief Rule and Purposive Approach.

Test your knowledge of the civil and criminal courts and become familiar with the appeal system, alternative dispute resolutions and the role of magistrates and juries in a court process.

Unit 2

The concept of liability - Learn about what makes an action a crime and cover sections 18, 20, and 47 of the Offences Against a Person Act 1861.

Develop your knowledge of procedure before criminal and contract cases go to trial and the aims of sentencing for a criminal case.

Discover what constitutes a contract, the difference between an offer and an invitation to treat, what a breach of contract involves and the consequences which follow with regard to damages.

Year 2

Unit 3

Criminal law

Unit 4

Criminal law/tort/concepts of law

Key Facts

  • Course Level A Level
  • Assessment Breakdown Examination 100%
  • Assessor OCR
  • Entry Requirements 5+ Levels 4-9. 5+ in English Language or Literature GCSE
  • Online Learning Materials Interactive courses on our VLE
  • Useful Documents Law FAQ