The course encourages students to appreciate law in real-world situations through an understanding of the main principles of the law of England and Wales. Students develop analysis and problem-solving skills and learn to communicate legal argument.
Studying this subject helps students to use relevant knowledge and understanding, analyse and learn to apply legal concepts, principles and rules to a range of situations, and communicate an argument through problem-solving and evaluative writing. These transferable skills equip students in a wide range of subjects and real-world situations.
How will students be assessed?
Paper 1 - 50% of the AS Level
English Legal System
1 hour 30 minutes 75 marks
Section A: five compulsory questions. There are four short answer questions and one extended answer question.
Section B: two essays from a choice of three. There are two parts to each essay.
Paper 2 - 50% of the AS Level
1 hour 30 minutes 60 marks
Section A: one compulsory scenario-based problem question using source material. There are three parts to the question.
Section B: one question from a choice of two. There are two parts to the question: on
What will Students Study
English legal system
1.1 Principles and sources of English law
1.2 Machinery of justice
1.3 Legal personnel
2 Criminal law
2.1 Elements of a crime
2.2 Offences against property
2.3 Sentencing in England and Wales
- Supreme Court
- Kingsley Napley Law competition
- Mooting at QMUL