Studying Law gives students an understanding of the role of Law in today's society and an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals.Law is an exciting, powerful subject to study. It can be challenging but those challenges bring about rewards.
The course is split over two years. Students who successfully undertake the first year will gain and AS Level qualification in Law. Those that wish to continue in to the second year will gain the whole A Level in the subject.
Over the two years the course comprises of 4 units which must be passed in order to gain the full qualification.
Examination (100%) –
Unit One will run from September – January with a formal external examination in the Summer as the assessment method. 1 hour 30 minutes
Unit Two will run between January – May with a formal external examination in the Summer as the assessment method. 1 hour 30 minutes.
Unit Three will be taken in the second academic year September - January with a formal external examination in the Summer as the assessment method. 1 hour 30 minutes.
Unit Four January – May again with a formal external examination in the Summer as the assessment method. 2 Hours.
Minimum GCSE grades A*- C Including English and Maths.
Students will also need to be able to communicate effectively in writing. All four exams in AS and A-level Law require students to write detailed, focused answers and to present reasoned arguments. To cope with the demands of this subject, students will need at least a GCSE grade C in English Language and at least C grades in other subjects with a significant written element, such as English Literature and History.
The subject is well respected by Universities and employers. A large number of South Holderness students move on to studying Law at university. The avenues that the subject can take students down after they have completed their studies is extensive, examples being: - police work, probation services, teaching, working within the legal profession as a solicitor or barrister and journalism to name a few.
Each week you will be timetabled for four (AS Level) or five (A2 Level) periods of 60 minutes each. These will be classroom based lessons.
In Law there is a need for regular independent study. Guidance will be given on how to prepare for lessons and consolidate you own learning so that you can have the best chance of success.
Students are given the opportunity to visit local prisons and courts to understand in context the way in which our legal system operates.
The department offers high levels of support for students that wish to apply to university, with links to our local reputable Law department at Hull University.
Successful students need be imaginative, creative and positive. Students must be organised and prepared to work hard in their own time. Patience and peristence are key virtues, as is the ability to take criticism positively. Successful students need to be open, expressive and committed.
GCSE students are encouraged to work over an extended period of time on the development of their projects. This process is broken down into easily understood targets by the Art teacher and requires a mature and independent approach from the student in order to be successful.
Students should always have a set of personal targets to complete – these targets are likely to be detailed on the student’s Progress Log and found on the task lists in their sketchbook.
Ask your son/daughter about their artwork and their ideas. Take them to galleries and to places where they can gather photographs for their work. Provide them with materials and tools, and try to sort out a space in the house for them to study. Finally, ask to see their Progress Logs – it’s all there!
The Art Department opens its doors daily to students to come and work at break, lunchtime and after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays. We regularly arrange Saturday Workshops, sometimes inviting specialist artists to deliver a master class. There are many other opportunities to be involved more in Art such as mural painting, Rock Challenge set design and Saatchi Online (www.saatchionline.com/shtc)