Exam Board AQA

Why Should I Study This Course?

The course is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding and awareness of the role of law in today’s society, alongside an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals and how this applies to their lives through application of the law to real world scenarios.

Lessons are devised to visually demonstrate how the law impacts on everyday life and are designed for students with no prior knowledge.
GCE Law is an excellent platform for progression to higher education in Law, Politics, History and English.

Students will be offered additional support to help find legal work experience or complete legal programmes such as the Pathways to Law Programme.

Course Breakdown

Year 1
English Legal System
Criminal Law
Tort Law

Year 2
English Legal System
Criminal Law
Tort Law
Human Rights or Contract Law.

How is the Course Assessed?

Year 1
The first year is about understanding the fundamental principles of law and then examining how these apply in criminal and tort law with two externally moderated examinations.

Year 2
The second year develops further on the principles of criminal and tort law that students learned in the first year. The second year sees the introduction of human rights or contract law and requires students to critically evaluate the law and its impact on society.
Students are assessed through three externally moderated examinations.

How is the Course Examined?

Year 1 and Year 2
All units are internally assessed at regular intervals throughout the year and externally moderated by the Exam Board.
Students will receive formative feedback throughout the course allowing them to reflect upon and refine work.


May/June externally assessed examination at the end of Year 13.

What kind of student is this suitable for?

Students with a desire to understand the UK legal system and to develop key skills such as research, analysis and problem solving. You will have timetabled lessons and will also be encouraged to come and use the space in your study and free periods, an equal amount of time is expected to be spend on your studies out of lessons as in lessons.

Law Teaching Staff

This course is delivered by:
Mr J Roscoe
Ms K Gladwin