A-Level Law


This A-Level Law course gives you a challenging but enlightening look into the nature of English law and the English legal system. In addition to the benefits of studying public and private law; this course will enhance your skills of analysis, reasoning and debate.

A Law A-Level is a highly respected qualification that is desirable to employers and universities alike. Whether you are looking to embark on a career in law, or simply looking to enhance your knowledge of the legal system, the transferable skills are alone will strengthen your employability.

SKU: X920 Category:

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Awarding Body

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2022.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

Official exams

  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.

During your course, you’ll be required to complete a number of assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Course Content

To study Law, you need to first understand the differences between criminal and civil law, and the role law plays in society. In this module, you will explore the effect of law on enforceable rights as well as the importance of fault in the context of law, morality and the justice system. This will help you understand how laws are made and enforced.
Now you understand the nature of law, you will explore in-depth the rules and principles that underpin criminal law; in particular, you’ll focus on elements concerning criminal liability and liability for offences against the person, property offences and attempt. You’ll learn about the different types of offences and discover how autonomy, fault and individual responsibility play a role in justice.
The rules of tort law focus on principles concerning liability, defence, and remedies when someone commits a wrong against another person. This encompasses claims made to right the wrongs, and you’ll learn about the policy factors governing liability.
This optional module covers the essential requirements, rules, and principles of contract law; you’ll learn about how contract law provides a legal framework for parties to regulate their agreements and resolve disputes. This concerns the formation, different terms, vitiating factors, discharge of a contract, and associated remedies of contract law. You’ll also understand how contract law protects the consumer.
In this optional module, you’ll grapple with the rules and principles of law relating to the right to life, to liberty and security of person, to privacy, to freedom of expression, plus more! You’ll discover the scope of ‘fundamental human’ rights and the history of human rights in the UK and internationally.
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X920
  • Qualification code: 7162

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Entry Requirements

A GCSE in English is recommended before starting this course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes, there are set texts that will come free with the course as e-books: (1) AQA A-level Law for Year 1/AS, J Martin and N Price, Hodder Education 2017. (2) AQA A-level Law for Year 2, J Martin and R Wortley, Hodder Education 2018
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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