AS Unit 1 The Nature of Law and the Welsh and English Legal Systems

This unit requires learners to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature of law and the Welsh and English legal systems.

This unit requires learners to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature of law and the Welsh and English legal systems. It focuses on the structure of the Welsh and English legal systems including their relationship with the European Union. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of sources of primary and secondary law in the Welsh and English legal systems and will consider how those laws are used by judges in making decisions. They will also develop knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system, civil justice system including relevant legal personnel and legal funding. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the Devolution Settlement in Wales and its impact.

Section A focuses on the nature of law and the various methods of law making in the Welsh and English legal systems.

Section B focuses on key features of the criminal justice system and civil justice system within the Welsh and English legal systems, including legal personnel and legal funding. It also includes the nature of law.

Where appropriate, relevant case law and authority should be used. Legal skills are intrinsic to this unit. 

 

 

 

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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the WJEC GCE AS and A level in Law from 2017 course

AS Unit 1 The Nature of Law and the Welsh and English Legal Systems

AS Unit 2 The Law of Tort

A Level Units: Unit 3 The Practice of Substantive Law

View the A Level Units: Unit 3 The Practice of Substantive Law unit in more detail.

A Level Units: Unit 4 Substantive Law Perspectives