Law
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two grade 5s and three 4s in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language.
Start Date: Sept 2020
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

A qualification in Law demonstrates your ability to think clearly and logically. Not only will you be looking at a wide range of high profile real life cases, you’ll also find out about the offences themselves, how they came to court, how the Judge sentences a convicted criminal and how solicitors, barristers, magistrates and juries interact.

 

What will I learn?

You’ll gain an understanding of how laws are made and how they are passed in parliament, police powers, criminal and civil courts and the European Court of Justice.

Criminal Law: You will study the rules and principles concerning general elements of criminal liability for offences against the person including assault and murder, property offences and attempt. In addition you will examine the defences of self-defence and intoxication.

Tort Law: You will learn the rules and principles concerning liability and fault in actions for negligence, occupiers’ liability, nuisance and vicarious liability with reference to associated defences and remedies.

Contract Law: This topic focuses on rules and theory of contract law including public policy factors which govern the law on contract. Students will explore in detail how a contract is formed, how an individual creates a legally binding agreement with another and what may prevent an agreement operating as a contract. Students will also learn who contractual obligations are owed to and what kind of obligations can be included as well as when a contract may be void.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.

Enrichment

At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.

Facilities

You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology, and will have access to up-to-date resources.

 

Materials and other information

Unique Pre-Professional Programme available in Law

Progression and Careers

Former students have gone on to study at some of the UK’s top universities, including the University of Oxford, King’s College London, Keele University, Staffordshire University, the University of Manchester and Lancaster University, reading degree programmes such as International Relations and Politics, Law, Criminology, Law and Sociology, Criminal Justice and History.

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