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A-Level Law

A-Level Law

By studying A Level Law you will develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of law in today's society, alongside an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals and how this applies to their lives. The course will develop your analytical and problem-solving capabilities as you learn to apply legal rules together with an understanding of legal method and reasoning. These skills provide excellent preparation for those students who wish to progress to degree level study or pursue a wide range of careers.

Students study law with a wide range of A Levels including the Science, Maths and Humanities based subjects.

AS

Unit 1 – LAW01

Law Making and the Legal System

50% of AS, 25% of A-level

Externally assessed examination, 1 hour 30 minutes

Candidates answer questions on three topics:

  1. Parliament
  2. Statutory Interpretation
  3. Criminal Courts, Juries and Magistrates

Unit 2 – LAW02

The Concept of Liability

50% of AS, 25% of A-level

Externally assessed examination, 1 hour 30 minutes

Candidates answer questions on two scenarios:

  1. Criminal - Offences Against the Person
  2. Tort

A2 Law Examinations 

Unit 3 – LAW03

Criminal Law (Offences against the person)

25% of A-level

Externally assessed examination, 1 hour 30 minutes

Candidates answer three questions on one scenario

Covers the folllowing topics:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Non Fatal Offences Against the Person
  • Defences

Unit 4 – LAW04

Criminal Law (Offences against property) and Concepts of Law

25% of A-level

Externally assessed examination, 2 Hours

Candidates answer two questions on one scenario and one essay question

The scenario question covers the following topics:

  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Blackmail
  • Fraud and Making off without Payment
  • Criminal Damage
  • Defences

The essay question covers:

  • Laws, Morals and Justice

5 A*-C including English and Maths with a B grade or above in English Language and/or History

A Level law provides excellent preparation for those students who wish to progress to degree level study or pursue a wide range of careers in the following fields:

  • Business
  • Accountancy
  • Journalism
  • Law / Criminology
  • Teaching
  • Politics
  • Civil Service