As a challenging and constantly evolving subject, Law will allow you to develop your research, debating and critical analysis skills, by immersing you in legal and moral issues that must be solved through clear thought and precise rationale.
What will I study?
Law affects virtually all aspects of our lives, from driving a car to negotiating business contracts. It is far from just a set of dry rules – this is an interesting, stimulating, entertaining, but testing subject.
You will study the English legal system, including how laws are made and implemented, as well as examining areas such as contract law and the role of the legal profession.
Other topics include Criminal Law and the rules involved in murder, manslaughter, assault, battery, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm. You will study property offences including theft, robbery and burglary and the different defences a Defendant may try to claim. There is no coursework involved; it is all assessed by examinations.
As a law student at SJD you will have many unique opportunities to see law in practice through participating in mock trials, as well as through talks given by visiting Barristers, Solicitors, local Magistrates and also past students. We run trips to local courts to watch trials of local crimes and also visit London where we go to The Houses of Parliament, the Old Bailey and the Supreme Court.
Where might it lead?
A Level Law provides an excellent background for many university courses and careers, not only in law, but also in journalism, local and central Government, public relations and a range of management and commercial areas. It is widely recognised by employers as a rigorous academic discipline.