Head of Department
4 or more grades 4-9.
Additional entry requirement: Grade 4+ in a literate subject.
A literate subject includes any GCSE English qualification or any other GCSE essay-based subject, such as History, Geography or Sociology (these are not exclusive).
A numerate subject includes GCSE Maths or ANY GCSE Science course. If students are doing double Science, then just one of the grades being at 4 will be sufficient.
A GCSE grade of 4 and above in the relevant subject will supersede either of the above criteria.
Coursework and externally assessed examinations.
Applied Law (L3)
( Level 3 Vocational – Equivalent to 1 A-Level )
The course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the English legal system. Topics covered include the courts and legal personnel, law-making, dispute solving in negligence cases and aspects of criminal law. You will analyse aspects of the legal system and apply your knowledge to given scenarios. The course is continually assessed through a range of internal and external assessments.
What skills will I develop?
- You will develop your ability to work both independently and as part of a group in order to produce coursework and prepare for the external assessments.
- You will develop and improve your research skills, as well as your overall IT and communication skills.
- The units will allow you to develop independent legal research skills, including the use of legal databases, journals and case material.
- You will become a critical consumer of information, expressing your point of view in a clear and concise manner.
- You will improve your debating skills and develop the capacity to support a point of view with reference to evidence.
What topics will I study?
Topics will include:-
- Dispute solving in civil law—exploring how civil disputes are resolved.
- Investigating aspects of criminal law and the legal system—researching how laws are created and advising clients on non-fatal offences against the person.
- Applying the law—examining the law related to specific crimes, including homicide and offences against property.
- Contract Law—exploring the legal rules in relation to contracts.
Where does the course lead?
Whether you intend to pursue a career in law or you have a passing interest, the pervasiveness of law means that it is a highly valued area of education for all careers. The discipline and approach developed during the study of law will prepare you for a large variety of careers. These might include finance, commerce, journalism, politics, civil service, local government, business management, academia and, of course, the law.