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"As long as I have any choice, I will stay only in a country where political liberty, toleration, and equality of all citizens before the law are the rule."

Albert Einstein

Law is part of social science, it uses rules to govern individuals' personal, social, economic and political relationships. To study law is to study the nature of those relationships. We in the Law department at Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form endeavour to empower our students with the understanding and knowledge of those rules and facilitate our students with highly valuable skills in critical thinking and problem solving.

B.G.G.S Law students will learn to analyse complex situations and problems, and for this devise sound solution based on their acquired proficient skills and knowledge. More importantly, the knowledge of Law will provide students with the awareness of their rights and responsibilities to mould them to become the best citizens they can be and as such contributing positively to their community and the wider society.

Assessment

Year 12

Year 13, (examination in Summer 2021)

Year 13, (examination in Summer 2022)

Year 12 A Level Law 2020 -2022

Term

Topic/ Key Enquiry Question

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Introduction to Unit 3.1 Nature of Law & English Legal System

§  3.1.1- Nature of law

§  3.1.5 - Rule of Law

§  3.1.13 – The Legal System: Criminal Courts

§  3.1.7 – Law Making: Delegated Legislation

§  3.1.8-Law Making: Statutory Interpretation

§  3.1.9 - Law Making: Judicial Precedent  

§  3.1.13-The Legal System: Role of Lay People

§  3.1.12 – The Legal System : Civil Courts & other forms of dispute resolution (ADR)

§  3.1.14 – The Legal System: Legal personnel & Judiciary

§  3.1.10 – Law Reform

§  3.1.11- European Union

§  3.1.15- Access to Justice and Funding

Assessment - multiple choice test on Law Making Topics

Assessment - multiple choice test on Legal System Topics

Assessment - multiple choice test on ELS

Spring

Introduction to Unit 3.2 Criminal Law

§  3.2.3- Elements of Criminal liability.

§  3.2.5- Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person

§  3.2.4 – Introduction to Fatal offences: Murder & Manslaughter

§  3.2.6 Introduction to Property Offences

§  3.2.7 Introduction to Preliminary Offence

§  3.2.8 Introduction to Capacity Defences

§  3.2.9 Introduction to Necessity Defences

Assessment- multiple choice test on Criminal Liability

Assessment- multiple choice test on Non-Fatal Offence & Fatal Offences

Assessment- multiple choice test on Property Offences

 

Summer

§  Revision on Unit 3.1

§  Revision on Unit 3.2

Internal Trial Examination

§  Mock Court Trial Week

Introduction to unit 3.3 Tort Law

§  3.3.3 -Introduction to Tort of Negligence

§  3.3.5- Occupiers Liability

§  3.3.9- Tort Remedies

 

Assessment- Paper 1 (unit 3.1 & unit 3.2) Past exam paper-2 hours

Subscribe to Hodder Law Review Magazine

Arrange some work experience at a Law Firm

Participate in the Prestigious Bar Mock Trial Competition

Attend Law seminars/ conferences/ workshops/ webinar organised by universities.

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 Year 13 A2 Level Law 2020 -2021

Term

Topic/ Key Enquiry Question

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Reviewing and continuing Unit 3.2 Criminal Law

§  3.2.4 – Introduction to Fatal offences: Murder & Manslaughter

§  3.2.6 Introduction to Property Offences

§  3.2.7 Introduction to Preliminary Offence

§  3.2.8 Introduction to Capacity Defences

3.2.9 Introduction to Necessity Defences

Reviewing and continuing Unit 3.3 Tort Law

§  3.3.3 -Review Tort of Negligence

§  3.3.5- Review Occupiers Liability

§  3.3.9- Review Tort Remedies

§  3.3.4 Economic Loss & Psychiatric Injury

§  3.3.7 Vicarious Liability

§  3.3.6 Private Nuisance & Rylands v Fletcher

§  3.3.8 Defence to Tort

§   

Assessment- multiple choice test on Criminal Liability

Assessment- multiple choice test on Non-Fatal Offence & Fatal Offences

Assessment- multiple choice test on Property Offences

Assessment - multiple choice test on Tort & occupiers Liability

 

Spring

Internal Trial Examination

Introduction to Unit 3.4 Contract Law

§  3.4.3 Essential requirements of Contract (Formation of Contract)

§  3.4.5 – Contract Terms: Specific to Consumer Contracts

§  3.4.6 – Contract Terms- Exclusion Clauses

§  3.4.7 – Vitiating Factors

§  3.4.8 - Discharge of a Contract

§  3.4.9 Remedies

§  Revision

Assessment – Paper 2 (Unit 3.1 & 3.2) Past Exam paper- 2hours

Assessment- multiple choice test on unit 3.3 Contract Law

Assessment- Paper 3 (Unit 3.1 & 3.4) Trial exam: 2 hours

Assessment- Paper 1 (unit 3.1 & 3.2) Trial exam :2 hours

Assessment- Paper 2 (unit 3.1 & 3.3) Trial exam :2 hours

Summer

§  Revision

§  Summer External Examination

 

Subscribe to Hodder Law Review Magazine

Arrange some work experience at a Law Firm

Participate in the Prestigious Bar Mock Trial Competition

Attend Law seminars/ conferences/ workshops/ webinar organised by universities.

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Year 13 A Level Law 2021 -2022

Term

Topic/ Key Enquiry Question

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Reviewing and continuing Unit 3.3 Tort Law

§  3.3.3 - Review Tort of Negligence

§  3.3.5 - Review Occupiers Liability

§  3.3.9 - Review Tort Remedies

§  3.3.4 - Economic Loss & Psychiatric Injury

§  3.3.7 - Vicarious Liability

§  3.3.6 - Private Nuisance & Rylands v Fletcher

§  3.3.8 - Defence to Tort

Introduction to Unit 3.4 Contract Law

§  3.4.3 - Essential requirements of Contract (Formation of Contract)

§  3.4.5 - Contract Terms: Specific to Consumer Contracts

§  3.4.6 - Contract Terms- Exclusion Clauses

Assessment - multiple choice test on Tort & occupiers Liability

 

Spring

Internal Trial Examination

Reviewing and continuing Unit 3.2 Criminal Law

§  3.4.7 - Vitiating Factors

§  3.4.8 - Discharge of a Contract

§  3.4.9 - Remedies

Introduction to Unit 3.1 Nature of Law

§  3.1.3 - Law and Morality

§  3.1.2 - Law and Society: Balancing conflicting interests.

§  3.1.2- Law and Society: Fault

§  3.1.4 Law & Justice

§  Revision on Unit 3.1

§  Revision on Unit 3.2

§  Revision on Unit 3.3

Assessment – Paper 2 (Unit 3.1 & 3.2) Past Exam paper- 2hours

Assessment- multiple choice test on unit 3.3 Contract Law

Assessment- Paper 3 (Unit 3.1 & 3.4)

Multiple choice test on Unit 3.1 for Paper 1 & 2

Assessment- Paper 1 (unit 3.1 & 3.2) Trial exam :2 hours

Assessment- Paper 2 (unit 3.1 & 3.3) Trial exam :2 hours

 

Summer

§  Revision

Summer External Examination

 

Subscribe to Hodder Law Review Magazine

Arrange some work experience at a Law Firm

Participate in the Prestigious Bar Mock Trial Competition

Attend Law seminars/ conferences/ workshops/ webinar organised by universities.

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How we assess the impact of what your child has been taught:

LAW

How will classwork be marked/

monitored/

graded/

self-assessed?

KS3

n/a

KS4

n/a

KS5

Once every week an exam-based question is given on completed topic. Occasionally fortnight, if a more complex topic is being taught.

Student will receive a A4 size feedback sheet which has the grade bands and relevant grade descriptors, these will be highlight to indicate which mark band achieved by student. 

Additionally, teacher feedback is provided with comments on what has been done well and what can be to improve the standard of the answer in line with AQA marking schemes.  A model answer will be attached in guiding the students. 

What classwork will be marked?

KS3

n/a

KS4

n/a

KS5

Classroom notes and class activities will be reviewed in class and verbal feedback will be given on the standard of work and where improvements can be made. This classwork will usually lead to completing an exam-based question. This will be marked formally and returned with teacher’s feedback Marksheet. 

How will students ‘reflect’ on marking/ feedback?

 

KS5

Student will be able to clearly see what level their homework is graded at and what bands and descriptors their homework are meeting.  Students will be to reflect on teacher’s feedback and will respond using green pen on the Marksheet under student’s feedback section.  Student will comment on how they can improve their answers either in bullet points or a re-writing a small section to show improvement.  On teacher’s or students request, homework can be remarked.  Giving the student the opportunity to improve the standard of their homework.

How will Homework be marked/

monitored/

graded?

KS3

n/a

KS4

n/a

KS5

Either weekly or fortnightly, student will be given exam-based question on the Law topic taught.  This will be marked and graded based on the AQA marking scheme, bands and descriptors (A01, A02 and A03) and returned with a feedback marksheet. Helping students to familiarise with AQA marking criteria.

What are the formal Assessments? When are they marked?

KS5- as well as past exam question paper once every week or fortnight, a formal multiple-choice test is given in class on the whole unit completion, is given every half term under exam conditions.