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A Level Law

Exam Board:  AQA

Level of study: Level 3

Length of course: 2 years

Entry requirements:  General  entry requirements plus a 5 in English Language








 What will you study?

 Assessments topics

Unit 1 – LAW01

 Law Making and the Legal System 25% of A Level Externally-assessed examination, 1 hour 30 minutes 96 marks Candidates answer questions on three topics Available in

LAW02 The Concept of Liability 25% of A Level Externally-assessed examination, 1 hour 30 minutes 94 marks Candidates answer questions on two scenarios.

Unit 3 – LAW03 Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract 25% of A Level Externally-assessed examination, 1 hour 30 minutes 80 marks Candidates answer three questions on one scenario

Unit 4 – LAW04 Criminal Law (Offences against Property) or Tort, and Concepts of Law 25% of A Level Externally-assessed examination, 2 hours 85 marks Candidates answer two questions on one scenario and one essay question.

 AS

¨ Parliamentary Law Making

¨ Delegated Legislation

¨ Statutory Interpretation

¨ Judicial Precedent

¨ The Civil Courts

¨ The Criminal Courts and lay people

¨ The Judiciary

 A2

¨ Criminal Liability

¨ The Courts: Procedure and Sentencing

¨ Liability in Negligence

¨ The Courts: Procedure and Damages

¨ Murder

¨ Voluntary manslaughter/Involuntary manslaughter

¨ Non-fatal offences against the person

 How will you be taught? The study of law requires students to: analyse and evaluate, interpret and use legal  issues and/or problems. You will need to communicate a clear, concise and logical argument substantiated by legal authority. To teach this you will work on legal case studies, cases and scenarios. You will be taught how to analyse the law and to apply remedies to legal situations.

Where can Law A level lead you? Studying law can lead to a career as a  solicitor, Barrister or Police officer or   other less well known legal careers such as Paralegals, Legal cashiers, Legal secretaries. Studding law also prepares you for a career outside of law because studding law will give  you many transferable skills you can use in other employment areas. All universities recognise Law GCE  as a qualification to study on an LLB course or any other course except medicine.