Unit 3 LAW03 Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract Law

This unit will count towards the A2 qualification and involves studying the following areas of the Law.

Candidates will study either Section A or Section B

Section A Criminal Law (Fatal and non-fatal offences against the person)

Murder

Actus reus (including causation), mens rea (malice aforethought).

Voluntary manslaughter

Defences of provocation and diminished responsibility.

Involuntary manslaughter

 Gross negligence manslaughter, unlawful act manslaughter.

Non-fatal offences against the person

Assault, battery, actual bodily harm, wounding and grievous bodily harm, wounding and grievous bodily harm with intent.

Defences

Insanity, automatism, intoxication, consent, self-defence/prevention of crime.

Evaluation

  Critical evaluation of all of the above (with the exception of involuntary manslaughter), including consideration of proposals for reform.

OR

Section B Contract

Formation

Offer, acceptance, consideration (including privity of contract),intention to create legal relations.

Contract terms

Express and implied terms, including terms implied by the Sale of Goods Act 1979, as amended, as to description (s13), satisfactory quality (s14(2)) and fitness for purpose (s14(3)), and by the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 as to description (s3), satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose (s4), reasonable care and skill (s13), and performance within a reasonable time (s14). Conditions, warranties and innominate terms. Common law and statutory approaches to, and control of, exclusion and limitation clauses.

Vitiating factors

Misrepresentation.

Discharge of contract

Performance, frustration, breach.

Remedies

Damages and equitable remedies, the right to reject in contracts for the sale and for the supply of goods and, in consumer contracts, to rescind or require repair, replacement or reduction in price.

Evaluation

Critical evaluation of all of the above (with the exception of discharge of contract), including consideration of proposals for reform.

 

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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the AQA 1161 A/S Level/AQA 2161 A Level GCE Law course

Unit 1 LAW01 Law Making and the Legal System

Unit 2 LAW02 The Concept of Liability

Unit 3 LAW03 Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract Law

Unit 4 LAW04 Criminal Law (Offences against Property) or Tort, and Concepts of Law

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