Law

Law

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Curriculum

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  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
  • Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)
  • Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)

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Introduction

It is said that without law a man’s life would be ‘brutish, nasty and short’. A level Law gives students an understanding of the role of law in today’s society. In addition to helping students to acquire subject knowledge, studying law helps to develop skills of selection, analysis, critical thinking and decision making, and an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals. Law is compatible with a range of subjects from business, social sciences and humanities to maths, science and technology.

This subject will also interest those who appreciate an academic challenge as well as proving beneficial in higher education and employment, both in terms of the course content covered as well as the skills developed. AS Law divides into two areas both focussing on the English Legal System. It requires students to look at the development, application, courts, procedures and personnel within the legal system. At A2 the focus of the course is criminal law.

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