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Law - A level

Year 12 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Describe the influences on Parliamentary law making and the process of legislation in the UK.
  • Explain the key elements of criminal liability.
  • Identify the different non-fatal offences and explain the actus reus and mens rea of those offences.

ASSESSMENT

A Level assessment questions on the elements of criminal liability.

HOMEWORK

A Level question on Parliamentary law making.

Term 1.2
  • Explain the different forms of delegated legislation and the controls exercised by the courts and the judiciary.
  • Outline the classification of offences in the UK and describe the procedure from charge to trial.
  • Describe the sentencing options and the factors taken into account in sentencing.

ASSESSMENT

A Level question on delegated legislation.

HOMEWORK

A Level question scenario question on non-fatal offences.

Term 2.1
  • Outline civil courts and ADR.
  • Explain liability in negligence for physical injury to people and damage to
    property.
  • Describe the test for liability and apply this to negligence scenarios.

ASSESSMENT

A Level question on negligent liability.

HOMEWORK

A Level question on civil courts and ADR.

Term 2.2
  • Outline criminal courts and appeal system and the use of lay people in the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the court procedure of civil cases and the three track case management system.
  • Exam question on negligence and application to a scenario.

ASSESSMENT

A Level question on criminal justice system and lay people.

HOMEWORK

Exam question on negligence and liability.

Term 3.1
  • Revise Parliamentary law making and delegated legislation and practise exam questions.
  • Revise the civil courts and ADR.
  • Revise Criminal Liability and practise exam questions.

ASSESSMENT

Law 1 exam paper to complete.

HOMEWORK

Law 2 exam paper to complete.

Term 3.2
  • Revise the criminal courts and lay people and practise exam questions.
  • Revise the law of negligence and practise exam questions.
  • Revise the court structure and remedies and practise exam questions.

ASSESSMENT

Law trial exam using full past exam paper.

HOMEWORK

Complete past exam questions on Law 2 scenarios.

Year 13

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Explain criminal liability for the crime of murder and apply knowledge to a scenario.
  • Identify and explain the special defences of loss of control and diminished responsibility and apply knowledge to a scenario.
  • Discuss the link between law and morality.

ASSESSMENT

Law 3 - Murder exam question.

HOMEWORK

Law 3 - Law and Morality question.

Term 1.2
  • Explain the law on involuntary manslaughter and apply knowledge to a given scenario.
  • Describe the different non-fatal offences against the person and apply to a given scenario.
  • Evaluate the law of murder and voluntary manslaughter.

ASSESSMENT

Law 3 - Scenario question on fatal and non fatal offences.

HOMEWORK

Evaluation essay on murder and voluntary manslaughter.

Term 2.1
  • Identify and describe the offences of theft, robbery and burglary.
  • Describe and apply the defences to criminal liability.
  • Evaluate the law relating to non-fatal offences and defences

ASSESSMENT

Law 3 exam paper.

HOMEWORK

Law 3 exam question on evaluation and reform.

Term 2.2
  • Explain the elements of criminal damage, blackmail and fraud
  • Understand the concept of justice and discuss the extent to which the law achieves justice.
  • Discuss the meaning and importance of fault in criminal law.

ASSESSMENT

Law 4 exam paper.

HOMEWORK

Concepts of Law assessment.

Term 3.1
  • Revise Law 3 examination topics and practise exam questions
  • Draft evaluation of fatal and non-fatal offences.
  • Revise Law 4 examination topics and practise exam questions.

ASSESSMENT

Law 3 Exam paper.

HOMEWORK

Evaluation questions.

Term 3.2
  • Revise defences and application to a given scenario
  • Complete practice exams in set time.
  • Identify offences and defences in Law 3 and Law 4.

ASSESSMENT

Law 4 examination paper,

HOMEWORK

Concepts of law question.