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Each lesson of the GCSE Law course begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions. There are seven tutor-marked assignments. No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed or required.


Our GCSE Law course centres on the study of the following topics:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Courts and Processes
  • People in the Law
  • Sources of English Law
  • The Law of Tort
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Rights and Responsibilities

Our GCSE Law course prepares students for AQA GCSE Law syllabus, for exams in 2016 and later years.

The exam is untiered.  It is divided into two units:

  • Unit 1   The English Legal System (41601)
  • Unit 2   The Law in Action (41602)

Each unit is examined separately in a written exam paper of 1 hour 30 minutes.  Each exam is worth 50%.

The examiners will assess candidates’ ability to :

  • Recall, select and communicate knowledge and understanding of legal structures, processes and issues
  • Apply knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts both familiar and unfamiliar
  • Analyse and interpret information, sources and arguments

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The AQA GCSE Law specification number 4160.

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