Law

This is an exciting opportunity to take a brand new A level course at KTS. Students will learn about different sources of Law and the role Law plays in society as well as exploring law and morality, law and justice and the rule of law. The modules on the English legal system will look in depth at law making, the role of Parliament and the European Union in designing legislation and passing reforms. Students will gain an understanding of the Legal system including civil courts, criminal courts, the judiciary and other forms of dispute resolution as well as investigating legal personnel roles and exploring access to justice and funding.

Courses Offered

A Level Law (AQA 7162)


Syllabus Breakdown

To enable students to show their breadth of knowledge and understanding of legal issues, AQA A level Law has a simple and straightforward structure and layout for the exam papers, using a mixture of question types including multiple choice, short answer, case studies and extended response questions.

Assessment is 100% exam-based.

 

Paper 1

The nature of law and the English legal system / Criminal Law

2 hours 33% of A level

 

Paper 2

The nature of law and the English legal system / Tort

2 hours 33% of A level

 

Paper 3

Law of contract / The nature of law and the English legal system

OR

Human rights / The nature of law and the English legal system

2 hours 33% of A level


Minimum Entry Requirements

In addition to our general Sixth Form entry requirements of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, students will need to achieve a grade 5 in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

 

Why Study Law? 

Studying Law will give you an understanding of the role of law in today's society and will raise your awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals.

By learning about legal rules and how and why they apply to real life situations, you will develop your analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All these skills are highly sought after by higher education and employers.

 

The criminal law section will focus on the rules and theory of criminal law, liability, different types of offences such as robbery, assault, manslaughter etc and their defences. The Tort section will explore the rules and theory of civil wrongs such as breach of duty, negligence, liability for injury or economic loss and consider the possible defences and remedies. The Human Rights topic will cover theories in human rights, it will explore human rights in the aftermath of the Second World War as well as international aspects such as the UN and the EU. Students will examine articles of the major conventions on human rights as well as considering restrictions and enforcement.

Wider Opportunities

As a new A level at KTS during the two years of the course, we are hoping to organise some of the following: talks and interviews with local legal representatives (solicitor, lawyer, judge), mock trial organised in conjunction with the Law Society, (leaving the) EU debates, visit to a local court house.

 

What students say 

“Law is a great A-Level for not only law as a subject, but it typically builds on public speaking, reading and writing skills, therefore meaning most degrees you might choose will consider this a useful A-Level” (Degree student)

What Can I Do Next? 

  • Any legal job – for example: Barrister, Solicitor, Lawyer, Paralegal, Legal Executive

  • Could be useful in – Border Force Officer, Chartered Accountant, Human Resources, Stock Broker, Trading Standards

  • Any job / university course that requires a good grade and any of the skills that have been mentioned

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