Why Should You Take This Course?
Learners on this engaging course will develop knowledge of the law in England and an awareness of the law in a global and European context. There has always been a myth that studying A Level Law will prevent you from studying Law at university, however this is not true. The course along with the exciting trips on offer will give you knowledge of a broad range of legal topics and transferrable critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Are there any expenses?
There is a trip to London which is offered to all Law students and is an optional part of the course. This trip is an opportunity for students to see the real life application of the theory which they are learning. There is also an opportunity to take part in mooting competitions in the local Magistrates' Court in Hastings.
How will I be assessed?
You will sit three exams.
A) The Legal System: Civil and Criminal Courts, the Legal Profession and Access to Justice. (25 marks out of 100)
B) Criminal Law: Elements of Criminal Law, Offences Against the Person, Offences Against Property, Fatal Offences, and Defences. (75 marks out of 100)
A) Law Making: Methods of Law Making, EU Law, The Interpretation of Law in the Courts and Law Reform. (25 marks out of 100)
B) The Law of Tort: Elements of Negligence, Occupiers Liability, and Torts Connected to Land. (75 marks out of 100)
A) The Nature of Law: Law in Technology, Law and Morality and Law and Justice (25 marks out of 100)
B) The Law of Contract: Formation of Contract, Terms of Contract, and Remedies. (75 marks out of 100)
What could I do next?
A Level Law is often used to progress onto a single discipline at university or as part of a joint honours degree. However, it is also an important component in many other degrees such as Business Studies and involves many transferable skills for many other disciplines. Studying Law often leads to careers such as a solicitor, barrister, legal executive and paralegal. Recent developments also mean that you can do a higher level apprenticeship in Law and progress in to the profession.