GCSE Law

What topics are covered by the course?

Introductory skills
Discovering and using the law
Sources of law keeping up to date
Practical legal skills reading a case

Unit 1: The English legal system
Module 1: The nature and institutions of law
Why society needs law
Classification of law
How and why law needs to change
Criminal and civil courts
The court system and the administration of law
The personnel of the law
Module 2: Legal processes
Statute law
Case law
Changing the law
Police powers
The criminal and civil processes
Sources of legal advice and funding a claim

Unit 2: Law in action
Module 3: The law of tort
Tort
Negligence
Occupiers' liability
Nuisance and trespass
General defences to tort
Module 4: Criminal law
Introduction to crime
Fatal offences against the person
Non-fatal offences against the person
Property offences
Defences to crime and sentencing
Module 5: Family law
Marriage, separation and divorce
After divorce
Wills and the law of succession
Module 6: Rights and responsibilities
Contract and consumer law
Contracts of employment
Rights and freedoms under the law

Who should attend?

Anyone - no previous knowledge is required for this course.

What will I be able to do on completion?

This course leads to a recognised qualification and follows specification 4160 from the awarding organisation AQA. Full details of the specification can be obtained from AQA's website.

How will I be assessed?

Two exams: 1hr30m (50% of marks) and 1hr30m (50% of marks)
Sixteen assignments
No coursework
All exams must be taken in the same session

Guide Price: 425.00

Delivery: Distance
Category: Law and Criminology »
Duration: Between 120 and 150 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Qualification: GCSE

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