Meet the Team
Mrs Helen Essery The University of Nottingham, gaining a Law (with American Law) LLB, Nottingham Trent University, completing an LPC (Legal Practice Course), The University of Warwick – PGCE in Geography.
Overview: A Level Law is a linear course, with exams at the end of year 13. There is no controlled assessment component.
The course is designed to give students an introduction to the study of law, and is suitable both for those who are considering further study of law Post-18, as well as those who have a general interest in the subject.
Elements of the English Legal System (procedural law) will be taught together with the substantive law elements (criminal, tort and contract) in each of year 12 and 13.
In year 12, students will study:
- English legal system (including criminal and civil procedural law, sources of law, civil and criminal courts, judges, lay people and legal professionals)
- Criminal law (actus reus, mens rea, non-fatal offences against the person)
- Tort law (negligence leading to personal injury and damage to property, occupiers’ liability in respect of lawful visitors and trespassers)
In year 13, students will study:
- Additional material relating to the English legal system: nature of law (society, morality and justice)
- Additional material relating to criminal law: theory of criminal law, fatal offences against the person, property offences (theft and robbery), the preliminary offence of attempt and defences
- Additional material relating to tort law: theory of tort law, psychiatric and economic loss, nuisance and the escape of dangerous things, vicarious liability and defences
- Contract law.
At the end of year 13, students will be assessed in three external exams on all of their knowledge from both year 12 and 13.