A-Level Law

Our course code: X920

Course fee £695 or from £52 per month

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Do you ever wonder about how the hugely complex and compelling world of the legal system functions? Do you want to understand the theoretical concepts that underpin our idea of justice, and the principles that govern our methods of criminal prosecution? This online A-level Law course is a perfect foundation on which to build your knowledge of English law.

On this A-Level Law course, you’ll explore the English legal system, private law, public law, and legal skills. As well as studying the rules and principles of law itself, you’ll also investigate the effects law has on people and society and evaluate how effective different laws are.

You’ll develop a strong ability to research, forming arguments from reasoning and critical judgement, and enhancing your communication skills. Whether you want to go on to higher education or you’re looking for a career in the legal or public sector, the skills you’ll develop on this course are highly transferable and desirable to universities and employers alike.

This home study course follows the new AQA A-Level Law syllabus and has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time and space. You’ll have unlimited tutor support, a clear induction, and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for the exam. You’ll also have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres if you sit your final A-Level examinations in the UK.

With this A-Level Law course, you will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (for exams in 2022)
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Unlimited tutor support – we’ll help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

Find out more about the hugely complex and compelling world of the legal system, our home study A-level Law should be a perfect foundation on which to build your knowledge.

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

  • Guaranteed exam centre

    Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • 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.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

Course Duration

Your course will run for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. You will receive your login details to our MyOxbridge portal where your learning materials will be accessible.


You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.

You’ll be required to complete three standard A-Level written exams.

  • Paper 1: 2 hours, 33% of A-Level, 100 marks.
  • Paper 2: 2 hours, 33% of A-Level, 100 marks.
  • Paper 3: 2 hours, 33% of A-Level, 100 marks.

These exams contain a mixture of short and long answer questions, and extended response questions.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.

We also offer an exam pass guarantee. If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you for free, to your next exams.


During your course, you’ll be required to complete various 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 monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades if needed.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Law, issued by AQA. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

This syllabus has been chosen by Oxbridge because it is the best suited to online learning, and we believe it provides the best chance of success.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - You'll need a GCSE in English at grade 4 (C) or the equivalent before starting this course.

UCAS Points - 56

Course Content

1: The English legal system

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.

2: Criminal law 

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.

3: Tort law

There are many different kinds of tort, including negligence, trespass to land, nuisance, trespass to person, and defamation. In this unit, you’ll be focussing on negligence in relation to personal injury and property damage. You’ll study liability, defence, and the legal remedies available when someone feels a wrong has been committed against them. You’ll also learn about occupier’s liability, a complex area of UK law which is concerned with the duty of care owed by a landowner towards people who use their land.

4: Contract law

This unit 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.

5: The English legal system: revisited

In this short section, you’ll examine some abstract concepts associated with law. You’ll consider what is meant by ‘justice’, and the role that theoretical and religious concepts have influenced our understanding of it. Next, you’ll take a look at the concept of ‘morality’, how we define what’s good or bad, and how our understanding of these terms can shift over time.

6: Criminal law: revisited

In unit six, you’ll begin by studying some of the theories that underpin criminal law in the English legal system, such as the concepts of harm and fault. You’ll learn the legal terms associated with various types of fatal offences such as murder, voluntary manslaughter, and gross negligence manslaughter. Moving on, you’ll look at property crimes such as theft and robbery, and the types of defences that may be brought forward by defendants, such as duress and insanity.

7: Tort law: revisited

To begin this unit, you’ll take a look at some of the claims that might be brought in a civil court under tort law, including psychiatric harm and economic loss. Next, you’ll study how nuisance laws protect the owners of private property, and what officially constitutes a ‘nuisance’ under English law. Finally, you’ll learn about vicarious liability, which is the concept of a person or entity being held responsible for the acts of another. You’ll examine how this concept operates within the employer-employee relationship, and the types of acts that employers may be held liable for.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your 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.

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You will need to pay separately for your final examinations.

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 that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).