Mr Corner – Law teacher (Head of Faculty)


Course Content

GCE (A Level)

Learners will follow the OCR Law GCE Syllabi.

The GCE is separated into 4 units;

Unit 1- English Legal System
This unit contains the following topics:

  • Civil Courts
  • Criminal Courts
  • Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution
  • Police Powers
  • Pre-trial Procedures
  • The Judiciary
  • Aims of sentencing

Unit 2- Sources of Law
This unit contains the following topics:

  • Legislation Procedures
  • Judicial Precedent
  • Delegated Legislation
  • European Law
  • Law Reform

Unit 3- Criminal Law
This unit contains the following topics:

  • Actus Reus
  • Mens Rea
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Offences Against a Person
  • Defences

Unit 4- Criminal law special case Study
Topic for this Unit is decided by exam board during year and case study is produced

How Learners Are Assessed
Learners will be assessed formatively and summatively to ensure progress is identified at all stages. The weighting of assessment for each unit can be seen below:

  • Unit 1- 30%
  • Unit 2- 20%
  • Unit 3- 30%
  • Unit 4- 20%


Homework is a vital part of the modular courses and includes a variety of different tasks, e.g. researching, assessing, analysing and written work. It is intended to be an extension of work done in the lesson or a preparation for the next lesson and it provides an opportunity to develop independent study skills. Homework is every week.


Revision, Intervention and Enrichment
The Law Department offer Homework and intervention classes after school from on a Thursday for targeted learners. .