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GCSE Law


GCSE Law

The GCSE Law course will help you to understand the law, whether as a consumer or as a future lawyer. This online law course gives a general overview of the principles of law and its role in today's society.

With an emphasis on studying the law of England and Wales, the GCSE Law course is equally suitable for those with a legal career in mind and for those who simply want to find out more about the law of the land.

GCSE Law

In this GCSE Law course you will learn the fundamentals of British law and see how it is developed in our present-day system.

You will learn about the different arms of the court system and the processes involved in applying the law in the UK, exploring the many career opportunities offered.

You will also study the law in action, both in civil and criminal law. You will also study family law, which is playing an increasingly important role.

The GCSE Law course has been designed to give you more than just a factual study of the law, and will help you see it as a process which changes in response to the changing needs of society.

Even if you aren't planning a legal career, GCSE Law covers subjects like employment and contract law that affect almost everyone. Passing GCSE Law also shows you can deal with complex topics and present information and arguments clearly.


Entry Requirements

You don't need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol in our GCSE Law course. That's because we believe in making home study - and a rewarding future - as accessible as possible.

Where will I go from here?

A GCSE in Law will give you vital skills that can lead onto A Level and further studies in law, eventually leading to a career in one of the varied arms of the law or associated fields. If you are looking for employment or to progress within employment, your GCSE Law will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in practically every walk of life.

What will I gain?

This course will prepare you to sit the GCSE Law exam.

Assessment

You will be required to complete two exams for your GCSE in Law:

  • Unit 1 - 41601 - Written Paper - 1 hour 30mins

For this paper you should answer all questions from Section A and one from two questions in Section B.

  • Unit 2 - 41602 - Written Paper - 1 hour 30mins

You should answer two questions from a choice of four.

The examination for Unit 2 will consist of four questions covering the four areas of the specification. The ICS course covers three of these areas and you will be required to answer questions on two of these areas.

Examinations are held in June each year. From June 2014 assessment will be linear meaning that 100% of the assessment (papers 41601 and 41602) must be taken at the same examination point.

Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.

Find out more information about arranging your examinations.

What will I get?

Because we're experts in home learning, ICS knows about and offers all the support you need along the way.

You'll receive study materials that have been specially designed for distance learning by experts in your chosen field. You'll also have access to an experienced personal tutor both online and over the phone, ready to help you with guidance and motivation.

You'll also be part of the ICS Online Student Community, where you'll have access to library materials and your account information, as well as vital links with your fellow students, with the chance to discuss your work, ask questions and make new friends.

Study Period

12 months

Support period

12 months

Course code

G48

Course cost

SAVE £124.00 | £275.00 | In stock

Additional fees

Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.

Find out more information about arranging your examinations.

Our Law GCSE course prepares students for AQA GCSE Law syllabus (4160), for exams in 2012 and later years. 

Unit 1 - The English Legal System

Introduction to Law

  • Meaning and definition of law
  • Classifications of law: (Public and Private; Civil and Criminal)

Courts and Processes

  • Hierarchy of the Courts
  • The Magistrates' Court
  • The Crown Court
  • The County Court

People in the Law

  • Juries
  • Lay Magistrates
  • Solicitors and Barristers
  • Judges

Sources of English Law

  • The making and importance of Acts of Parliament
  • Case Law and Precedent
  • Relationship between the different sources of law

Unit 2: Law in Action

The Law of Tort

  • Introduction to Tort
  • Negligence
  • Trespass
  • Nuisance
  • General Defences in Tort
  • Remedies in Tort

Criminal Law

  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Fatal Offences
  • Non-fatal Offences
  • Property Offences
  • General Defences

Family Law

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Succession

You can either pay for your course in full or opt for a monthly payment plan.

Standard Course Fee: £399

Or speak to one of our course advisors now for payment plans.

 

Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.

Find out more information about arranging your examinations.

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