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Key Stage 3

Not available at Key Stage 3.

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Key Stage 4

Not available at KS4.

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Key Stage 5


Location: Forthill College

Specific Entry Requirements: At least C grade at GCSE English is preferred

Aim of the course: Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of the legal system and an ability to evaluate its operation and performance. Students will also develop the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusion, referring to legal authority as appropriate. Furthermore, you will develop techniques of logical reasoning, critical thinking and be able to solve problems by applying legal rules.

Course Content:

  • Unit 1 - Dispute solving in Civil Law 

  • Unit 2 - Investigating aspects of criminal law and the legal system 

  • Unit 3 - Applying the Law 

  • Unit 4 – Contract Law

Assessment Methods: Each unit you cover is split up into Assessment Objectives. You will cover this by completing tasks set by your teacher. For each Assessment Objective you will be awarded a grade: 

  • Pass (grade E) 

  • Merit (grade C)

  • Distinction (grade A) 

  • Distinction*(grade A*) 

All of the Assessment objectives will then be added up to combine to give the final grade for that unit. At the end of the two years all of your grades from each unit will be added together to give you your overall grade for the qualification. It will be graded as the following: Pass (grade E) Merit (grade C) Distinction (grade A) Distinction*(grade A*)

Progression: Past students have combined Law with a wide range of other subjects, particularly Business Studies, History, ICT etc. Studying Law provides a useful background for the further study of Law either as the main subject or subsidiary part of a degree, foundation degree or for the many professional qualifications which have a law 

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