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Law

What interests should I have if I want to take this course?
 
You should have an interest in the role of Law in today’s society including the rights and responsibilities individuals have. You should be interested in learning about how legal rules apply to real life situations.
 
What will I learn about?
 
You will study the following topics:
  • The nature of law, legal issues and the English legal system
  • The role law plays in society
  • The legal enforcement of moral values
  • Parliamentary law making
  • Law reforms
  • How the legal system is organised including the civil and criminal courts
  • The rules of criminal law and the theory behind it
  • Types of fatal and non-fatal offences
  • The rules and theory of tort law
By the end of the course you should be able to:
  • Apply techniques of legal method and reasoning in order to offer answers to problems, based on legal principles, legislation and case law.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate persuasive legal arguments by referencing the appropriate legal authorities. 
What minimum qualifications will I need to start the course?
 
Grade 5 in GCSE English and APS 4.
 
How will I be assessed?
 
Assessment is 100% exam based. You will sit three papers at the end of the two year course. The papers will include a mixture of multiple choice, short answers and extended response essay questions.
 
What Teaching and Learning methods will be used?
 
A variety of teaching methods will be used to enable you to access the course requirements. For example:
  • Researching relevant topics using the internet and text book
  • Pair and group tasks
  • Individual revision and independent learning
  • Presentations
  • Analysing real cases and applying relevant theories learned in class
What can I do when I complete my qualifications?
 
The aims of the course are to enhance  your opportunities for entry and participation in HE and to improve career prospects by
  • providing the opportunity to study humanities disciplines.
  • shedding light on the more important topics in the study of human affairs.
  • developing important personal qualities such as breadth of imagination, precision in speech and the written word and powers of deduction.
  • cultivating skills of analysis, the ability to organise and master complex ideas, problem solving and the skills required to present and argue a case.
  • familiarising students with a range of teaching and learning methods.
Thus this qualification is useful for a variety of career choices. It is an invaluable introduction for those who hope to pursue a career in the Law itself.
 
A study of Law is also becoming increasingly important and is a compulsory element in a wide range of courses including medicine, social sciences, business studies and media studies (especially journalism). It can also be an element in such courses as sports studies, catering studies and even beauty therapy!
 
How can I find out more information?
 
If you have any further questions please contact Mr Whitaker in the Social Sciences Department 
(Room 147).