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Does anyone have any ideas on what may be coming up in the English Legal System exam, Sources of law exam and the criminal law exam.

Any ideas would be great!

Also how our others revising for any of the above, just making notes?
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Ergh very apprehensive about this exam.
I do find making diagrams for those topics useful as there are a lot of fiddly words including latin to get your head round.
Any ideas about how to memorise acts/cases?
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Are you guys doing the 4 unit award?

I'm doing the full A level in one year. Aiming for a B overall.

Criminal Law Special Study was a good paper this January. I was two marks off a C in that. Sources of Law was awful! No Delegated Ligislation this time! I was 5 marks off a C for that one. Oh well
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Yeah im doing the 4 unit and i'm doing it all in one year aswell lol

Hopefully delegated legislation will come up in the summer
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Yeah fingers crossed. As long as DL or JP comes up, everything should be good. Just not EU or SI.

What grades did you get in January?
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got a C in els due to the fact that i could only confidently answer the police powers essay, for judges i didnt learn tenure, barristers and solicitors was my back up topic i revised so forgot most of it and magitrates i didnt do their roles outside of the courts.

won't be making those mistakes again
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got a C in els due to the fact that i could only confidently answer the police powers essay, for judges i didnt learn tenure, barristers and solicitors was my back up topic i revised so forgot most of it and magitrates i didnt do their roles outside of the courts.

won't be making those mistakes again
Not that bad then!

How many topics did you revise in total for English Legal System exam?
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Well Judges and Police Powers is a must coz they always come up so thats 2 out of the way and the rest im going to revise is juries, adr and magistrates and barrister/solicitors as a backup
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Hmmm seems reasonable.

And you got a grade C for answering one question quite well and the other 3 not so well?
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lol

Judges question was something explain appointment and tenure....i didnt have a clue what tenure was so thats half the marks gone from there.

Solicitors and barristers i didnt remember most of it but i think i got most of the selection and training right just from memory not from my actual revision and disadvantages of training i made up.

Police powers was easy so must of got really high there.

Magistrates was there roles in criminal and civil matters. again didnt know much on it and bs my way through it

Therefore most of what i revised didnt come up and I should of actually looked at the specification as i thought i had covered everything, hopefully wont make the same mistake again but yeah i got a C somehow lol.

How about you? what ones did you do i.e questions
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Hmmm I see.

We haven't done it yet. We're doing it next month. We did Sources of Law in January.

Have you done Sources yet?
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Yeah i did it last summer, got a C, its not that hard i was just a bum back in AS
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Oh I do the 4 unit OCR law exam too and I got full marks on sources, 100/120 on english legal system and got 64/80 on special study (but is on consideration-contract law).

It is a bit hard to predict as the 4 unit module is just new and the past papers are slightly different.

For the final paper there is 14 topics in one exam and you have a choice of about 8 of which you only answer 3 :eek: so unfair but I only need a C to get an A and i already have a C without sitting another paper
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Oh I do the 4 unit OCR law exam too and I got full marks on sources, 100/120 on english legal system and got 64/80 on special study (but is on consideration-contract law).

It is a bit hard to predict as the 4 unit module is just new and the past papers are slightly different.

For the final paper there is 14 topics in one exam and you have a choice of about 8 of which you only answer 3 :eek: so unfair but I only need a C to get an A and i already have a C without sitting another paper

Really good! Well done!

Did you find the English Legal System paper easier than Sources? I'm yet to do ELS.
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Really good! Well done!

Did you find the English Legal System paper easier than Sources? I'm yet to do ELS.
Both of them question wise was the same but the fact you had a lot more to revise for made the english legal system harder. I ended up revising funding for civil courts the night before as I was gonna leave it but then I ended up answering a question on it

The hardest exam is the big 2hr one in June (mine on contract law) as we have to revise 14topics for one exam good thing though is that I can afford to get a B/C
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Both of them question wise was the same but the fact you had a lot more to revise for made the english legal system harder. I ended up revising funding for civil courts the night before as I was gonna leave it but then I ended up answering a question on it

The hardest exam is the big 2hr one in June (mine on contract law) as we have to revise 14topics for one exam good thing though is that I can afford to get a B/C
Hmmm. I can seem to get into ELS better than Sources of Law.

We've got about 20 topics or so to learn for our Criminal Law A2 paper. God help us.
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Hmmm. I can seem to get into ELS better than Sources of Law.

We've got about 20 topics or so to learn for our Criminal Law A2 paper. God help us.
Amen :rolleyes:
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Looking forward to this exam then?

Does anyone know how to get into the top bands in the Criminal Law Special Study paper?

Also in the AS, does anyone know what the best ways to acheive top marks in Sources of Law and ELS?
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Write out A grade essays on every topic i.e adv and disadv of adr and then diffrent types of ADR with help from the mark scheme, by that i mean follow the mark scheme.

This is after you've done your basic notes, but i've never got high grades as i dossed last year as ive said before lol so thats what im doing for the summer and the special study on duress we've just started so i'll post back later
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Looking forward to this exam then?

Does anyone know how to get into the top bands in the Criminal Law Special Study paper?

Also in the AS, does anyone know what the best ways to acheive top marks in Sources of Law and ELS?
My trick for the ELS was to learn each section inside out one by one and then do practice questions. It is better to learn some very well than to learn all half way. Practice questions and you should do ok. I didn't learn all of the topics but was fortunate as the ones I knew came up (I learnt civil and criminal court funding the night before and it came up )

For the sources look at past papers and you will see a pattern as to which topics come up. I predict what topics should come up and I was right . But remeber just in case you are wrong learn all of the topics but focus a bit more on the one you think will come up.

Practice questions as well.

For me get as much points as posssible in lower 6th so you are not worrying to much in upper. Last year and this year so far I have:

Sources- 80/80
ELS- 101/120
AS- 181/200 (A)
Contract special study (consideration)- 64/80
(At this point I have a C overall without sitting my last exam only need a C in the last exam to get an A overall)
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