Key Stage






Single Award

Valid for

2018 - 2020






Business & ICT

Course Content & Assessment

Law has proven to be a massively successful subject over the past few years at QE. Students find the subject interesting, engaging and stimulating. While some students are interested in pursuing a career in law, it is a subject area that is highly regarded by all employers and by higher education institutions. Virtually all professional jobs require legal knowledge and any vocational university course will contain mandatory legal components. For anyone considering entering the business world an understanding of how the law operates is essential!
In Year 12 students will complete one internally assessed Unit; ‘Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System’, where students will study how laws are made, the basic structure and function of the English legal System and some of the basic offences against the person. They will also complete one externally assessed unit ‘Dispute solving in Civil Law where they will be introduced to the basic principles of the Tort of Negligence, how these are applied to legal cases and the basic functions of the system of Civil justice in English law.

In Year 13 they will complete an internally assessed, Optional Unit (yet to be decided) as well as completing the externally assessed ‘Applying the Law’ Unit where they will develop the skills in applying the knowledge generated from the other 3 units to a range of legal scenarios.

Entry Criteria & Progression

Route A: GCSE Grade 6 in English Language and Grade 5 in Mathematics.

Not only does the course provide a firm base to go on and study Law at degree level. It is a highly regarded subject for study in different areas such as Finance, Business, Economics, Social policy, Philosophy & Sociology to name but a few. It is also highly regarded by both employers, both from the legal world and other no legal organisations. Previous students have progressed into higher education to study Law at Bristol, Southampton, Reading, Manchester, Surrey, Birmingham & LSE universities (among others) as well as degree course in Finance, Social Policy and Business Management.