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In the first year students will learn about how the law works and how the law is made within England. Students will gain an understanding of the court systems, legal personnel and how to access justice through legal funding. Alongside that students will look at liability within Criminal law and the rules of Tort. Criminal law includes criminal liability through a study of offences against the person, such as murder and manslaughter and offences against property such as theft and burglary. Within law making and tort, students will cover how laws are made and interpreted including the influence of EU law and look at liability in negligence, occupier’s liability and remedies that are available to victims.

In the second year students will cover the nature of law which looks at how the law interacts with morality, justice, society and technology. Students will need to consider the changing nature of law. As the op on unit students will cover human rights, including their nature, protection and constitutional position under UK law. Students will develop knowledge and
understanding of all the topic areas they cover and be able to apply their legal knowledge to scenario-based situations.


5 GCSE at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and English.


At the end of the 2 years, students will sit 3 papers: each lasts 2 hours and consists of both short answers, essays and scenario based questions. Exams are equally weighted at 100 marks per paper.


The course aims to give students an overview of how the law works and inspire, nurture and develop them as learners. The skills and knowledge developed during this course provides excellent life skills as well as provide valuable analytical skills which can be applied to any degree course.

Financial Information

We would hope to put on a visit to Leeds Magistrate’s Court and a visit to Parliament in London. Students would need their own stationery e.g. pens, highlighters, files with subject dividers, plastic wallets and file paper.

The Academy will not charge for books, materials, equipment and instruction in connection with the National Curriculum or Statutory Religious Education taught at school, except where parents have indicated in advance their wish to purchase the product.

Exam Charging Policy:

–  Students with less than 85% attendance may, under the discretion of the Sixth Form Office, be asked to pay for their exam entry.

–  Exam resits that are made at the request of the post 16 students will be charged at full price.

–  When it is not possible to obtain a refund, full price will be charged to students for:

    –  the Summer Exam entry, if they withdraw from the subject after 20 April.
    –  non-attendance at an exam without good reason.

BTEC students, who leave the Academy prior to the conclusion of the course, will be charged £50.

Further Information

Since Law involves precise definition and use of words; constructing and challenging arguments; the Course will require a considerable amount of wider reading and research in order to keep abreast of legal developments and the fluid nature of the subject. Moreover, as it is a literary subject the quality of writing and expression is fundamental.