Subject Intent: Why Law?

Law provides a grounding and basis for students to become an informed citizen.  Our curriculum helps to develop the Fundamental British values of students by reviewing the rule of Law and how key cases have helped to shape the English Legal system and their impact on society. Through studying Law students also develop individual liberty and mutual respect of others and are able to identify how their decisions can influence decision making.  Our curriculum also enables our students to review different viewpoints from individuals and make informed decisions based on evidence, leading to many careers within the field of Law such as legal clerks, barristers or becoming a judge.

What will I study?

• English legal system: criminal courts and lay people, legal profession, civil courts and funding
• Criminal law: general elements, non-fatal offences, fatal offences, property offences, mental capacity defences and general defences
• Law making: legislation and delegated legislation, law reform, European law, judicial precedent and statutory interpretation
• Tort law: negligence, vicarious liability, occupier’s liability, torts connected to land, and defences and remedies
• Nature of law: justice, society, morality and technology
• Human rights: Human Rights Act, articles under the European Convention of Human Rights, enforcement and protection of human rights

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.