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Social Science - Law

DEPARTMENT

COURSE NAME

COURSE LEADER

EXAM BOARD

QUALIFICATON

Social Science Law Miss Ibrahim AQA A level

Course Entrance Requirements

Students should have achieved grade 6 (Bs) in English Language and English Literature and/or History.

Course Aims

This course will provide students with a good introductory knowledge and understanding of Law, as well as developing skills of analysis, reasoning, logical and critical thinking. 

Course Content

This qualification is linear.  Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

Paper

What’s assessed?

How it’s assessed

Questions

Paper 1

  • The nature of law and the English legal system
  • Criminal law
  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 100 marks
  • 33% of A-level

 

A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

Paper 2

  • The nature of law and the English legal system
  • Tort
  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 100 marks
  • 33% of A-level

A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

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
  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 100 marks
  • 33% of A-level

A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

Teaching and Learning

Teaching methods include lectures, case studies and discussions in large and small groups, mock trials and presentations by students.  Students are expected to complete some background reading and to write regular essays and problem solutions.

Progression

A level Law is not a prerequisite for entry to legal careers, but is accepted, with other subjects, as a qualification for entry to law degrees and to nearly all courses in higher education.  Many students opt to read degrees in subjects other than law and then take the one year law conversion course (GDL).  Whether you opt for law at degree level or later, you will need good grades at A level or a good class degree, as law is increasingly competitive.  An A level in Law is recognised as being a valid and useful qualification by employers in a variety of careers such as local government, accountancy, banking, law enforcement and social work.

Exam Board

AQA

Contact Name:

For further information, please see Miss Ibrahim – Teacher in Charge of Law.