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Law

Course: AS and A2

Law students will be able to develop analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which will assist you in higher education, in the workplace and in everyday life. The course develops excellent written communication skills and research skills, while engaging you in real life challenges. If you are considering taking Law you will participate in researching questions and will also need to keep up to date with the changes in the Law.

How is the course assessed? 
The syllabus is set by the OCR Examination Board. It includes formal input, discussions, role play, case studies and court visits. An integral part of the learning process is the sharing of knowledge and experience. A commitment to progress your study outside the classroom must also be assumed.

The AS award comprises two compulsory assessment units and the A2 comprises a further two. There are no coursework modules.

AS
Unit 1: English Legal System
Unit 2: Sources of Law

A2
Unit 3: Criminal Liability
Unit 4: Criminal Law (Special Studies paper)

What are the career opportunities?
A Level Law provides a firm foundation for anyone who wishes to pursue a legal career.  However, successful students are not limited to a career in law, but also in Government, public relations, teaching, journalism, police force, social services and many more!

Is there anything else I need to know? 
Law is a very popular A Level choice. It works well with other Humanity subjects such as Government and Politics and History. If you are thinking about becoming a Lawyer or just have an interest in the subject, this subject will help enhance both university and job applications as you will develop many transferrable skills.