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Examination Board:  AQA

In Year 12 students study:

  • An understanding of the different ways legislation is developed and basic principles such as the concept of justice and the Rule of Law. You will look into the working of the legal system in general, how cases are decided and the principle of precedent at criminal and civil level and examine access to justice and how this is funded for certain groups of society.
  • In addition you will examine certain aspect of Criminal law such as fault and liability, murder, manslaughter, wounding assault and battery, theft and robbery and defences to offences admissible in court.

In Year 13 students study:

  • In a study of Tort law you will understand the differences between the criminal and civil courts and when a claim for negligence can be brought against a party. This could be remedied by compensation being awarded. You will understand the basic legal tests that have to be applied to cases of negligence and the various legal duty of care that organisations and individuals owe to others and how injury can be claimed for in law.
  • In addition we will examine Human Rights law. This could take a detailed look at the Human Rights Act and the Conventions of Human Rights as applied by the European Court of Human Rights.
  • Contract Law examines binding agreements between parties and contractual relationships in business and employment and what remedies can be sought if these are broken.

Specific requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE History or RS

Grade 5 in GCSE English 

What will I study?

Students gain and develop skills in:

  • In a study of Tort law you will understand the differences between the criminal and civil courts and when a claim for negligence can be brought against a party. This could be remedied by compensation being awarded. You will understand the basic legal tests that have to be applied to cases of negligence and the various legal duty of care that organisations and individuals owe to others and how injury can be claimed for in law.
  • In addition we will examine Human Rights law. This could take a detailed look at the Human Rights Act and the Conventions of Human Rights as applied by the European Court of Human Rights.
  • Contract Law examines binding agreements between parties and contractual relationships in business and employment and what remedies can be sought if these are broken.