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GCSE
Specification

Law
For exams June 2014 onwards
For certification June 2014 onwards

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 ­…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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4 Scheme of Assessment


4.1 Aims and learning outcomes
GCSE specifications in law should encourage learners · develop an understanding of the role of law in
to be inspired, moved and changed by following a underpinning relationships among individuals,
broad,…

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