WJEC GCE AS and A level in Law from 2017
These AS/A Level Law qualifications are accredited for first teaching in 2017.
For award from 2018 (AS) For award from 2019 (A level)
The WJEC GCE AS and A level in Law enable 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.
AS and A Level Law specifications encourages learners to:
- develop their knowledge and understanding of the Welsh legal system and areas of both private and public law within the law of Wales and England;
- develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning as used by lawyers and the judiciary;
- develop and apply the techniques of legal method and reasoning to analyse and offer answers to problems, based on legal principles, legislation and case law;
- and develop the ability to construct conclusions and communicate legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities.
At A2 learners develop the ability to:
- communicate persuasive legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities;
- evaluate the strength of legal arguments;
- and be able to demonstrate critical awareness of the influence and operation of the law in society.
The WJEC A level specification requires learners to study the dynamics of legal decision making that will equip them with the skills necessary to study law at higher education. The specification has a broad focus so that learners will experience a range of legal disciplines. This specification also gives learners an opportunity to produce extended written responses and demonstrate the quality of their written communication, including appropriate use of punctuation and grammar. Units 3 and 4 require candidates to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding from across the relevant specification content.
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