The awarding body
The syllabus consists of the Core Content and the Optional
Content. Within the Core Content you
will study three areas of law and one topic from the optional content.
The Nature of Law and the English Legal System
This area will involve learning about parliamentary law
making, delegated legislation, statutory interpretation and judicial precedent.
We shall then consider civil courts and dispute resolution, criminal courts and
lay people, legal profession and advice/funding and the judiciary. In addition, you will explore concepts of law
such as Law and Morality, Law and Justice and Fault.
In this section we will explore the general
principles of criminal liability together with non-fatal offences of assault,
battery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm (S47) and unlawfully
inflicting/causing grievous bodily harm or wounding (S20 and S18). You will also study murder, diminished
responsibility, loss of control, unlawful act manslaughter and gross negligence
manslaughter as well as general defences and attempts. The study of property
offences will be limited to theft and robbery.
This area relates to civil law and will
include tort of negligence, occupiers’ liability, vicarious liability and
nuisance. You will also study defences
and remedies in civil law.
Law of Contract or Human Rights
This course is wholly assessed through
hand-written examinations. (There is no coursework component whatsoever). This qualification is
linear. Linear means that you will sit your exams at the end of the course. At
the end of two years students will sit three exams for each paper. Each exam is
two hours long.