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Law

AS/A Level Law (new from 2017)

This interesting and exciting Law course aims to give students a sound understanding of the English Legal System and Law Making. Law students will also study criminal law, developing their understanding of crimes such as murder, manslaughter and theft. A Level Law students also study the Law of Tort and Human Rights Law. Students will develop their understanding of legal concepts by applying the law to scenarios and being able to see the legal system in action really develops their interest in this fascinating subject.

Exam board/specification

OCR H415 – A-Level Law (H015 – AS Law)

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge of the subject is required. It is recommended that candidates have attained communication and literacy skills at a level equivalent to GCSE grade B in English.

Progression routes from this course

Law is very useful for those wishing to either study for a law degree, a social science or business degree, or any other degree. It can lead to a career in the law, or many other areas including business, human resources, finance, and education. Studying Law develops key skills which are valuable for students seeking employment after Sixth Form.

AS Level modules/units

  • Unit H015/01: The Legal System and Criminal Law
  • Unit H015/02: Law Making and the Law of Tort

AS assessment

  • Unit H015/01: The Legal System and Criminal Law  - 1 ½  hour written examination. Weighting: 50% of AS grade
  • Unit H015/02: Law Making and the Law of Tort – 1 ½ hour written examination. Weighting: 50% of AS grade

 

A Level modules/units

  • Unit H415/01: The Legal System and Criminal Law
  • Unit H415/02: Law Making and the Law of Tort
  • Unit H415/03: Further Law

A Level assessment

  • Unit H415/01: The Legal System and Criminal Law - 2 hour written examination. Weighting: 33.3% of A Level grade
  • Unit H415/02: Law Making and the Law of Tort – 2 hour written examination. Weighting: 33.3% of A Level grade
  • Unit H415/03: Further Law – 2 hour written examination. Weighting: 33.3% of A Level grade

 

 

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