Law is offered to AS/A level. As a subject it develops the pupils’ skills both academically and practically, relating directly to everyday situations in the real world. It is a much sought after and interesting subject which develops critical minds through study of complex legal implications.
Study is of the English Legal System. Examples of areas are the Legal Profession, Judiciary, Magistrates’ Juries, Courts System, European Law, Sentencing, Civil and Criminal Procedure. There is participation in advocacy skills and attendance at some courtroom sessions during the year.
The second year pupils study Contract Law as the major substantive Law paper, as well as a data response paper. Key Skills are incorporated into the syllabus. Criminal Law will be an option from September 2003.
Pupils are encouraged to develop and introduce articles towards a Law Magazine which is to be added to on a yearly basis.
Law studied at AS/A level provides an excellent preparation for those pupils who may wish to pursue a University Law Degree and who may wish to enter into the Legal Profession, either as a Solicitor or Barrister. Students will be able to visit Law Courts and Inns of Court.
Law can be studied at University either as a single discipline or as part of many Business related degrees.