A Level Course
Why should I study Law at Moor Park?
Law is an evolving subject, interesting and extremely informative for both would-be lawyers and those merely wishing to study something that they have not studied in main school. In the Law department we pride ourselves in our ‘user-friendly’ introduction this allows the smooth transition from GCSE to A Level.
What will the course involve?
A Level Law can be studied alongside most subjects, but it is complemented with English, History and Foreign Languages.
Lessons are supplemented with presentations from legal practitioners, including magistrates, solicitors and barristers, the police and prison service.
Fabulous enrichment activities which include:
- Visits to the Magistrates and Crown Courts
- Charity Mock Trials
- Law Conferences
- Lancaster Castle
- Prison speakers
- Student speakers from Liverpool
University ‘street law’ group Law Academy
- Join the Law Mooting Group
- Mock Trial competitions (set out like a real court wearing wigs and gowns)
- LNAT entrance exam preparation
- Interview skills
- Join the Law Society and act on behalf of Law students
- Debating Society
- University Challenge with other Law Schools
What will I study?
- The difference between civil and criminal law
- How to appeal
- Alternatives to going to court
- Mode of trial and the classification of offences
- The sentence of the courts
- The general principles of offences against the person and property
- Contract or Human Rights Law inyear 13
How will I be assessed?
100% written examination.
Where does this course lead?
Many of our students go on to study Law at University, however other careers such as the police, probation service, forensic science, criminology, and management are a natural progression too.
Implicit in the course are the development of research and communication skills and problem solving.
What are the entry requirements for this course?
You will need at least a grade C in English at GCSE.
Exam Board: AQA. The specification is subject to change for first teaching in September 2017.