The Law Department aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the study of law and explore the relationship between law, individuals and the state. Students will study the role of law within society, how it impacts upon citizens and how morality and justice plays an important part in creating and shaping the laws we have. Students will study the English Legal System, the different forms of Sources of Law we have in England and Wales as well as looking at the routes, qualifications and roles of different legal personnel such as Barristers and Solicitors.
Students will then study three areas of substantive law, Criminal (this will include – Murder, Manslaughter, Non-Fatal Offences, Theft and defences), Tort (this will include – Negligence, nuisance, and occupiers liability) and Human Rights Law ( this will include – the Right to Life, the Right to Liberty, the Right to Freedom of Expression and The Right to a Private Life).
Through the year there will be an opportunity to help enrich our students’ cultural capital by visiting the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Supreme Court.
By studying A-Level Law students will have a great foundation to study Law at degree level as well pursuing a Higher Apprenticeship as it offers valuable insight into the theory and practice. In recent years students have progressed to study law at universities such as Cardiff, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Portsmouth. For further information on different careers in law please click on the attached link: https://www.allaboutcareers.com/careers/industry/law