About this course
The Law A2 programme is a one-year course of study and should be taken in conjunction with two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, learners may be able to take this qualification as a part-time student.
What you will study
During the course, the following areas will be covered:
- Human Rights
- Role of the law
- Freedom of speech
- Freedom of the person
- Freedom of religion
- Right to privacy
- Laws against discrimination
- Human Rights goes into depth about the concept of freedom under the law
- The role of the law in regulating liberty and the ability of the Courts and Parliament to protect liberty along with European obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act
- Freedom of speech examines areas such as official secrecy, obscenity, defamation and the control of demonstrations and protest
- Freedom of the person looks at police powers to search arrest and detain citizens
- The right to privacy includes the role of a free press and the ability of the police and security services to carry out covert operations such as telephone tapping
- Freedom of religion looks at the problem of religious observance in a modern multi-cultural Britain
- Finally we examine the growing area of laws against discrimination such as race, sex, disability, sexuality and religion
There are three exams in June. In LW4 students answer two problem questions from a choice of four where a scenario is set and you must give advice to a client. LW5 is two essays from a choice of six where you are required to critically analyse issues. LW6 is a synoptic question which requires you to discuss a major area of civil rights with reference to the work done at AS level.
Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.
Teaching and assessment
Three written exams
- The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
- Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
- Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
- Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
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- Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Time of day
I came to the College as I wanted to travel and become more independent – it’s so modern and looks amazing. When I saw the library I was sold. Honestly the library was my main pull, there are so many books I loved it.
Someone came in to speak to us about the Sutton Trust, which gives students a taste of life at American universities. I applied - it was really competitive but I got in. We went to a different state every day, and we went to different colleges including Princeton and Harvard. I also had a week at Warwick Uni and a week at Nottingham Uni. It was so good – I just loved it.
You have a lot of support at the College, especially from the Careers and Ideas team. I think there are a lot more opportunities here as it is such a big college with so many resources.
Career prospects & further study
On completion of the A Level programme, the majority of our students progress onto universities across the country and beyond. Based on this course, there are many options but below are just a few examples of degree programmes you could go on to study at University:
- Business Management
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