Law is both a fascinating and challenging subject. It affects every aspect of our daily lives. It is an ideal subject for someone with a logical mind, who likes research and attention to detail.
What Will I Learn?
At AS you will learn about the legal system of England and Wales. You will cover the structures and processes and alternatives to the courts, look at sources of funding and the impact of morality and human rights.
You will learn about the legal personnel – judges, barristers and solicitors. In addition, you will study the sources of law, judicial precedent, statutory interpretation and E.U, Human Rights and law reform bodies. You will also study the civil law of Tort, including negligence and occupier’s liability.
A2 covers the study Human Rights, considering freedom of the person and covers topics such as police powers and public order. You will also study the components of criminal law, covering aspects of homicide, non-fatal offences, sentencing and defences.
You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including a B Grade in English/Welsh Language. You do not need to have studied Law at GCSE.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
You will be assessed by 100% examination.
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- On successful completion of this course many learners apply to and are offered places at university or enter employment in police, probation service, banking etc.
Barrister or judge
Average salary: £31,434
Average salary: £31,064
Legal professional n.e.c.
Average salary: £57,545
Legal associate professional
Average salary: £22,815
Average salary: £16,088
Job holders in this unit group prepare and conduct court cases on behalf of clients, preside over judicial proceedings, and pronounce judgements within a variety of court settings and tribunals.
Entry to training requires a qualifying law degree or postgraduate diploma. Entrants then undertake a one year Bar Vocational Course followed by pupillage in one of the Inns of Court. The system for training of advocates in Scotland requires a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice followed by two years’ training as a solicitor. The position of judge is obtained by appointment of those who have substantial post-qualifying experience in legal practice.