Sigma Sixth Tendring Course Guide

A LEVEL LAW “In a world divided by differences of nationality, race, colour, religion and wealth, the rule of law is one of the greatest unifying factors, perhaps the greatest, the nearest we are likely to approach to a universal secular religion” Tom Bingham, The Rule of Law Lawtouches our lives indaily routine andplays a key role inour social, political and economic existence. Laws administer what is good and bad; right and wrong; desirable and undesirable; what we can and cannot do and it is used to settle disputes, to punish and to govern. A Level Law covers the rules and principles that govern the way we live and the actions we take on a daily basis. The course covers the nature and theory behind laws and examines how this is reflected in the English legal system. The course will provide a solid foundation in criminal law, in particular relating to violent crime and negligence. Contract law is also explored with a focus on both the theory and application. A Level Law focuses on developing academic skills such as analysis, problem solving and evaluation, it is also an excellent preparation for degree level study. CURRICULUM STATEMENT The AQA course is 100% based on three examination papers at the end of year 13. The examination papers are a combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions. The examined topics include: • The nature of law and the English legal system. • Criminal law, tort and the law of contract. COURSE CONTENT Students need to have achieved a minimum of 6 grades 5-9 incl. English and Maths. ENTRY CRITERIA