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Level 3

Law A-level

COURSE OVERVIEW

The qualification is designed to develop knowledge and skills for the further study of law, but will also combine well with similar subjects such as criminology and business. The transferable skills acquired during study of this course allow for progression into a variety of routes which are not all law related. It will enable learners to apply theoretical knowledge of the law into real life scenarios whilst considering the deeper level of evaluation of our society and the rules that govern our lives.

Topics you will study:

The English Legal System

· The people within the legal system

· Civil and Criminal Courts

· Sentencing

· Access to justice

· Sources of law

· Law making processes

Criminal Law

· Elements of a criminal offence

· Homicide

· Property offences

· Non-Fatal offences

· Attempted offences

· Defences

Tort Law

· Negligence

· Vicarious liability

· Private nuisance

· Damages

· Occupiers liability

· Land torts

Nature of Law

· Law and morality

· Law and justice

· Law and society

Contract Law

· Formation of contracts

· Misrepresentation

· Economic duress

· Discharge of contracts

· Remedies

· Terms and Consumer Rights

Students will experience a range of teaching activities on the course and are encouraged to share their views within small groups to whole class debates. They will be required to relate their knowledge to a scenario and pick out the key details within that in order to conclude on possible liability for their decided offence. There are also essay style questions which allow development of different perspectives in order to present a balanced argument and conclude an overall opinion.

Subject support is available to all learners.

FURTHER INFORMATION

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 5in English Language and grade 4 Maths.

Students will need to be able to write clearly and be prepared to develop a critical approach, asking why things are the way they are and how they could be better.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

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HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS

Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2

Apply

Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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