A-level Law

Gain critical skills such as analytical thinking and attention to detail on this A-level Law course – the first steps of a career focussed on creating a better and fairer world.

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Overview

Can you see yourself becoming a barrister presiding over a jury, fighting for your client's innocence? Perhaps you'd prefer to be on the opposing side, ensuring the suspect is prosecuted and justice is done? 

Whether or not your future lies in the courtroom, studying law is a fantastic choice; not only will you gain a deep understanding of the principles and values that underpin English society, you'll gain a range of transferable skills such as critical thinking, attention to detail, analysis, research and problem-solving.  

What you'll learn

To start your Law A-level course, you’ll begin to understand the English law system and the impact it has on England and Wales. Packed full of traditions, customs and language, you’ll learn these in context with law and you’ll be able to describe the sources and how they operate. Within the second part of this unit, you’ll be able to identify two court systems, describe how they are different from one another and how they work. You’ll explain the role of judges, laypeople and legal professionals.

Unit 2 - Criminal law 

To study law, you need to first understand the range of offences that criminal law covers, from theft to murder and everything in between. You’ll learn the important principles which govern every offence in English Law: actus reus and mens rea. As part of this unit, you’ll be able to define and explain the concepts of both of these terms. Finally, you’ll understand the distinctions between the types of non-fatal offences against the person and be able to explain the legal principles that regulate them.

Unit 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.

Unit 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.

In this short section, you’ll examine some abstract concepts associated with the 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.

Unit 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 defendants may bring forward, such as duress and insanity.

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Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and workplaces in the UK and abroad. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body covering A-Level Courses and GCSE Courses.

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This course carries UCAS points. This means that it can be used to gain direct access to University courses and other Higher Education, through the UCAS system.

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Course Outcome

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

This syllabus (YLA1) has been chosen by Oxbridge because it is the best suited to online learning and we believe it provides the best chance of success. 

How is this course assessed or examined?

You can enrol now for Edexcel Law A-level examinations for Summer 2024. 

You'll be required to complete two standard Edexcel A-level written exams: 

  • Paper 1: 3 hours, 50% of A-level, 100 marks.
  • Paper 2: 3 hours, 50% of A-level, 100 marks.

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

Entry requirements

You'll need a GCSE in English (at grade 4 / grade C) or the equivalent before starting this course. This A-level Law syllabus is a difficulty level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages. 

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Can I sign up for a Student Beans account and get Student Discounts?

Yes! One of the many benefits of being an Oxbridge student is that you get access to great discounts with a Student Beans account! Eligibility criteria apply and acceptance is made at the discretion of Student Beans. Find out how to sign up.

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Oxbridge is able to provide an academic reference for you however, we cannot provide a personal reference as this needs to be someone who knows you personally.

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Can I get predicted grades for my UCAS application?

Absolutely! We can process a predicted grade for you once you have completed a total of four assignments – this can be sent over to you via email or letter which can then be passed on to UCAS for your application.

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Exam Results: I need to resit my exams, can I enrol with Oxbridge?

At Oxbridge, we take enrolments all year round. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll be able to get started right away. Studying online means your work and revision fit around you and your lifestyle. For example, if you have a part-time job or need to study alongside other subjects, you’ll be able to find time to fit our online courses into your schedule.

Enjoy flexible, convenient, affordable learning, fully supported by expert tutors who are passionate about their subjects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our course tutors and know that they hold the key to success. Whatever your goals, dreams or aspirations, Oxbridge is here to help you facilitate them.

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Exam Results: When will I receive my certificate?

Oxbridge students who sat their exams through our partnership exam centres will usually receive their certificates in November. Certificates will be sent out by recorded delivery.

Wondering what to do next? There are so many options available, it’s important to get the right advice. Whether your choice is to continue onto further education, go into job training or get an apprenticeship and whether your grades are high or low – there are always options! Speak to an adviser today to see how we can support you on your next steps…

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Exam Results: I didn't pass English or Maths, what do I do next?

First of all, don’t worry – everything will be okay. Unfortunately, if you didn’t get a grade 4 or higher (equivalent to a C or above) in your English and Maths, you will have to re-take it in order to pass. Oxbridge is ready and available to support you with this. Get in touch via live chat, phone or email.

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Exam Results: I have individual unit marks, but no overall grade. What should I do?

Check for a cash-in code on your statement of entry. If there isn’t one, cash-in may not have been applied for. Cash-in can be applied for retrospectively from your exam centre and once entered you can expect an overall grade in one week.

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Exam Results: I haven't done as well as I expected in my exams. Is there anything I can do?

Yes! There are a number of post-result services available. Your entering centre will be able to provide you with further information and will process any requests for you. If you’re not sure where to turn, our friendly learning advisers are on hand and ready to help you.

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What can I do with my A-levels?

A-levels are a universal way to demonstrate academic competency in a multitude of disciplines. A-levels are subject-based qualifications that lead to either university, further study, training, or work. A-levels serve as a standardised way to demonstrate your academic ability and are very common entry requirements to most higher-level courses.

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Why study an online A-level course from home?

A-levels can be studied from home with Oxbridge, using our online platform. On average we find that students receive 20% higher grades and pass around 30% more quickly than in a traditional college.

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How many UCAS points is an A-level course?

A-levels are the most common way to access university in the UK. The system in which this is done is called UCAS. This stands for: “the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service”. See the A-level UCAS tariff points breakdown below:

  • A* – 56
  • A – 48
  • B – 40
  • C – 32
  • D – 24
  • E – 16
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What A-Level courses should I take?

If you’re planning on going on to a degree, your chosen university will usually publish their entry requirements for each course on their website. See how these subjects feel and decide if you would enjoy them as they will form much of the base knowledge for your degree.

If you’re not entirely sure what to study, there are some standard subjects that many students choose to help them secure a place at a prestigious university, such as one of the Russell Group universities. These courses are known as the ‘facilitating courses’ and include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Literature, Geography, History, Maths, Further Maths, Modern Languages and Classical Languages.

Generally speaking, taking two facilitating subjects will allow you to keep your progression options open. For further help and guidance, we have written a detailed guide on How to Choose A-Levels.

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How long does it take to study an A-level?

It’s possible to study an A-level course both full-time and part-time. Normally students would study for two years, but with Oxbridge, you can also fast-track your course to complete it in one year.

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What are A-Levels?

A-levels (also known as Advanced level qualifications) entail in-depth study of a chosen subject in order to open doors to further study including University, training, and work.

A-levels courses tend to focus on specific academic subjects such as Mathematics, English and the Sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The course material and the exams you take will be the same everywhere.

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What is a criminology course?

Criminology is the study of crime from a social perspective. It sets out to examine crimes and those who commit them, with a view to preventing them in the future and reducing the likelihood of reoffending.

It falls under a subgroup of sociology, so you can expect to study biology, psychology, penology and more as part of your education.

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​​How long does a criminology course take?

That depends on which criminology course you select and whether you opt for a traditional school setting or an online one. Our online criminology courses can take, on average, between six and 12 months to complete.

Because you have access to your learning materials 24 hours a day, and there are no set lesson times, you’re in complete control. As a result, you can complete your course in less time or take longer should you need to.

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Do criminologists get paid well?

The Government’s national career service states that the average salary for a criminologist can start at £23,500 and go up to £36,000 once you’ve gained experience.

Although, becoming a criminologist is not the only pathway you can take once qualified. You can also work in the police or probation sector, within the forensics department or become a civil service administrator.

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Why study a criminology course online with Oxbridge?

If you’re interested in a career in the criminal justice sector, taking a criminology course with Oxbridge could set you on the right path. Whether it’s A-level Law, Forensic ScienceCrime Scene Investigation or an Advanced Criminology Diploma, we offer a range of online distance learning courses that are perfect for budding criminologists.

You’ll be studying with a trusted and experienced distance learning provider with outstanding support guaranteed when you enrol with us. Our award-winning learning platform and supportive, knowledgeable tutors have led to our students achieving remarkable pass rates.

You can enrol online or speak with our learning advisers for more help and advice.

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What can I do with an A-level Law qualification?

Aside from legal professions, the skills and knowledge you’ll gain will come in handy for a huge number of careers, such as policing, social work, teaching and accounting.

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What will I learn in A-level Law?

In this online A-level Law course, you’ll explore the English legal system, private law, public law and legal skills. You’ll delve into criminal law, examining how morality is balanced with justice, as well as how tort law is used to resolve civil claims. You’ll study the rules and principles of law itself and investigate the effects that various laws have on people and society in general.

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Why study A-level Law online?

This 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.

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How much do exams cost?

Many of our courses do not require exams however, A-levels, GCSEs and some other courses do require exams to complete the qualification. Exam fees are additional to the cost of the course and prices vary depending on the course and where you sit them – find out more.

Planning on studying A-levels or GCSEs with us? We can add your exams during enrolment and blend them into your monthly payment plan if you wish. If you’re not ready to book your exam(s) yet, you can book them at a later date – all of the information is available on MyOxbridge under NEAS and Exams.

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