- Start date(s):
- 7 Sep 2020
- 2 years
- Level 3
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- Awarded by:
- WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Committee)
- Framwellgate Moor Campus
- Course costs:
- 16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £993 per year, your course may be free
Society is governed by rules and this subject will provide you with an understanding of the English legal system with reference to aspects of common law, European law and legal reasoning. We focus primarily on criminal law, contact law and human rights.
You will acquire the following skills - legal method and reasoning, logical thinking, critical analysis, problem solving by applying legal rules, the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions with reference to appropriate legal authority, critical awareness of the changing nature of law in society, and criminal law.
New College Durham Sixth Form welcomed Norwegian students from Elvebakken School in Oslo to study A-Levels.
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Students and staff from our Sixth Form Centre celebrated a 100% pass rate in 16 subjects.
A-Level students visited Durham University as part of Welcome Week.
A-level students visited The Supreme Court, Royal Courts of Justice and Old Bailey.
Our Sixth Form students visited Durham University to learn about the opportunities available through higher education.
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Students raise a fantastic £482.69 for Comic Relief.
The college has received an impressive set of A-Level results enabling students to be accepted onto top university courses.
Students took part in fun and interactive activities designed to inspire an interest in politics.
New College Durham students have been celebrating an 97.9% pass rate.
Twenty four students from Elvebakken College, Oslo, will be spending the following academic year studying with us.
This programme enables learners to develop an understanding of both public and private law within the law of Wales and England, and develop skills, which will prepare them for further undergraduate study and future careers.
The specification enables learners to develop their ability to analyse both legal rules and principles and factual issues. It enables learners to construct persuasive legal arguments and to evaluate the strength of such arguments. It also enables learners to develop the ability to think critically about the role of law in society.
You will study the following units in year 1:
- Law making
- Interpretation of the law
- Judicial Precedent
- Civil process
- Criminal process
- Legal personnel
- Contract law.
In year 2, you will compete the following units:
- Human rights
- Rules and theories behind the criminal law
- Substantive law such as murder, non-fatal offences against the person
- This will be complemented by trips to the local courts, which will enhance your understanding of the trial process.
Average number of hours per week
Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.
Teaching & assessment
You will be taught by lecturers who are specialists in their subjects. Teaching is classroom based and involves group work and individual work. Independent study is essential outside of the classroom and frequent homework will be given.
You will sit monthly in-class assessment for which you will receive extensive feedback, as well as other assessments throughout the academic year, which will help you track your progress.
Terminal exams will be in May/June.
Maths and English
Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.
Work placements are an important part of the programme and all learners will be given assistance in finding a suitable position.
This A-Level, in combination with other subjects, could enable you to apply for degree course in Law.
Meet our students
Poppy progressed to Leeds Beckett University to study Law.
Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.
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You will be invited in for a tour of the College, and a one-to-one interview with one of our lecturers. A conditional offer may then be made subject to you meeting the entry criteria.
Find out more information about your college interview.
Ideally, you will hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9 to 4 (A* to C) which must include maths and English.