Law

What is covered?

If you are given too much change in a shop, can you keep it?  How can you claim compensation if you are injured?  If you buy faulty goods, what are your rights?  Should euthanasia no longer be murder?

Law is a vital part of our society and affects all our lives.  If you are interested in finding answers to these questions and developing your knowledge and skills in a challenging subject, you should consider A Level Law.

The course provides an introduction to law and will cover:

  • The nature of law and the English legal system - how laws are made and interpreted in court; the court and tribunal structures; access to justice; civil and criminal courts; and the role of legal personnel and lay people
  • Criminal law - rules and theory of criminal law; the elements of crime, murder, manslaughter; non-fatal offences, such as assault and battery; and property offences, such as theft and robbery; what is meant by ‘attempt’ and defences to crimes, such as self-defence
  • Tort - rules and principles concerning liaibility and fault in actions for negligence, occupiers’ liability, nuisance and vicarious liability, and associated defences and remedies
  • Law of contract - formation, terms, vitiating factors, discharge of a contract and associate remedies; the Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Human Rights law - rules and principles relating to the right to life, to liberty and security of person, to privacy, to freedom of expression, and to freedom of assembly and association; Human Rights in international law; European Convention on Human Rights; restrictions and enforcement

What will I need to do?

The course is assessed by written examinations at the end of two years of study.

Why study Law at LCS?

By learning about legal rules and how and why they apply to real life, students also develop their analytical ability, decision-making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, all highly sought after by higher education and employers.

Through this course you will develop:

  • an understanding of legal method and reasoning as used by lawyers and the judiciary
  • the ability to construct conclusions and communicate persuasive legal arguments
  • the ability to demonstrate critical awareness of the influence and operation of the law in society

You will benefit from outstanding teaching from trained practitioners and you will have extensive support to ensure you reach your potential.

Entry requirements
Students are required to have achieved 9-6 in GCSE English.

Higher Education and Career opportunities

Although it is not required to study a law degree, this course provides an excellent grounding.  A qualifying law degree (LLB) will enable you to progress to become a solicitor or barrister.  Alternatively you may be interested in careers in the police force, the court or prison service, or other authorities such as social services, as well as teaching, civil service, and all forms of business and commerce.
 

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