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GCSE Law for certification from June 2014 onwards (version 1.0)
Contents
1Introduction 2
1.1 Why choose AQA? 2
1.2 Why choose Law? 2
1.3 How do I start using this specification? 3
1.4 How can I find out more? 3
2 Specification at a Glance 4
3 Subject Content 5
3.1 Unit 1: The English Legal System (41601) 5
3.2 Unit 2: Law in Action (41602) 7
4 Scheme of Assessment 9
4.1 Aims and learning outcomes 9
4.2 Assessment Objectives 9
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GCSE Law for certification from June 2014 onwards (version 1.0)
1Introduction
1.1 Why choose AQA?
1 AQA is the UK's favourite exam board and more AQA provides a comprehensive range of support
students receive their academic qualifications from services for teachers:
AQA than from any other board. But why is AQA so · access to subject departments
popular?
· training for teachers including practical teaching
AQA understands the different requirements of each strategies and approaches that really work
subject by working in partnership with teachers.…read more

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1.3 How do I start using this specification?
Already using the existing AQA Law Not using the AQA specification 1
specification? currently?
· Register to receive further information, such as · Almost all centres in England and Wales use AQA
mark schemes, past question papers, details of or have used AQA in the past and are approved
teacher support meetings, etc, at AQA centres. A small minority are not. If your
http://www.aqa.org.uk/rn/askaqa.…read more

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GCSE Law for certification from June 2014 onwards (version 1.0)
2 Specification at a Glance
Unit 1: The English Legal Unit 2: Law in Action (41602)
System (41601)
Written Paper ­ 1 hour 30 mins
Written Paper ­ 1 hour 30 mins 90 marks ­ 50%
Law 90 marks ­ 50%
Candidates answer two
plus
4162 Candidates answer all questions from a choice
2 questions from Section A and offour.
one from two questions in
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3 Subject Content
Teachers should keep themselves aware of changes to the law. When changes occur which affect the
specification content, the specification document on the website will be updated, with the changes highlighted,
and teachers should ensure that they are always using the latest version. Centres will also be informed of
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The Civil Courts
The County Court Pre-trial:
An outline understanding of the following: negotiation; sources of
legal advice and funding a civil claim, ie Legal Help, Citizens Advice
Bureaux, private finance, Civil Legal Representation, insurance,
conditional fees, bringing a civil claim for damages.
The trial:
An understanding of the difference between a Small Claims and a
Fast Track hearing in the County Court.…read more

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GCSE Law for certification from June 2014 onwards (version 1.0)
3.2 Unit 2: Law in Action
Candidates must study a minimum of two of the following areas, but should be encouraged to study more
than two. The examination will consist of four questions covering the four areas of the specification, from
which candidates will be required to answer any two questions.
3.2.1 The Law of Tort
Introduction to TortAn outline understanding of tort liability based on fault. Comparison
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3.2.3 Family Law
MarriageAn understanding of the following: requirements of a valid marriage;
void and voidable marriage; civil partnerships.
DivorceAn understanding of the following: irretrievable breakdown and proof
based on the five facts; decree nisi and decree absolute.
An outline understanding of the following: maintenance; child
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4 Scheme of Assessment
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