Law is one of the most useful and interesting academic subjects to study as it affects nearly all aspects of our everyday life. Studying Law develops skills that are highly sought by employers e.g. analytical, research and communication skills.
Year 12 (Certificate 180 GLH) Focuses on:
Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Legal System (Case study problem-externally assessed)
Students explore how civil disputes are resolved, both in the courts and by alternative means. They will examine the making and working of precedent and its application in the law of negligence.
Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System (Internally assessed coursework)
Students research how laws are made and interpreted, who advises and decides on the outcome of criminal cases and the punishments that can be imposed if laws are broken. They will then present advice to clients on non–fatal offence case studies.
Year 13 (Extended Certificate 360 GLH) Focuses on:
Unit 1 and 2 as above, in addition to:
Unit 3: Applying the Law (Case study problem- externally assessed)
Students examine the law related to specific crimes, including homicide and offences against property. They will explore the police procedures for dealing with such offences.
Unit 4: Aspects of Family Law (Internally assessed coursework)
Students explore the requirements of a valid marriage and civil partnership, the laws governing the breakdown of relationships, as well as how disputes over children are resolved by the courts.
Following Completion of your qualification in Law you may wish to progress to university and from there into the legal profession. Studying Law can also be useful for careers in Public Services, Civil Service, Human Resources, Business and Banking, Teaching, Social Work and Research.