Level: AS & A Level
Exam Board: WJEC
Location: Bryn Celynnog
Requirements/Skills for entry to the course
Students should have 5 GCSE grade B passes and above. It is preferable for students to have achieved at least a grade B in both Mathematics and English.
The Business Studies Department offers the WJEC Advanced GCE in Law specification in Year 12 and 13.
The course can be studied at AS or A level, a summary of the scheme assessment for AS and A level is set out in the table below.
The course aims to develop
- Knowledge and understanding of selected areas of law and the legal system in England and Wales
- An understanding of legal method and reasoning; techniques of logical thinking, and the skills necessary to analyse problems by applying legal rules.
- The ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions with reference to appropriate legal authority.
- A critical awareness of the changing nature of law in society.
- Knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of individuals as citizens including, where appropriate, an understanding of moral, spiritual and cultural issues.
- A sound basis for further study.
The specification offers the opportunity for students to cover the full range of key wider skills.
The specification at a glance
|Unit LA1||Written Paper 11/2 hrs:
50% AS, 25% A2
|Understanding the Legal Values, Structures and Process
Answer two essay questions from a choice of six.
|Unit LA2||Written Paper 11/2 hrs:
50% AS, 25% A2
|Understanding Legal Reasoning, Personnel and Methods
Answer two from four stimulus response questions.
|Unit LA3||Written Paper 11/2 hrs:
|Understanding Substantive Law: Freedom, the State and the Individual: Criminal Law and Justice
Answer two problem questions from a choice of four.
|Unit LA4||Written Paper 21/2 hrs:
|Understanding Law in Context: Freedom, the State and the Individual: Criminal Law and Justice
Candidates answer two out of four questions in Section A and one stimulus response question from a choice of two in Section B.
Career Opportunities/Additional Information
This specification provides a suitable foundation for the study of Law or a related area through a range of higher education courses; progression to the next level of vocational qualifications; or direct entry into employment. In addition, the specification provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for candidates who do not progress to further study in this subject.
Staff to consult for further information
Miss L. Whitcombe, Mr. C. Davies