A-level Law

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.
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A-level Law Edexcel online course

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 will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Underlying principles of Law: Sources of Law

    • Nature, purpose and liability in Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Civil Law
    • Concept of Legal Personality
    • Parliament and the Legislative Process
    • The Rules of Statutory Interpretation
    • Delegated Legislation
    • The Common Law
    • EU Law
  2. Unit 2 - Underlying principles of law and the English Legal System

    • Civil courts
    • Tribunals
    • The judiciary
    • The legal profession
    • Lay people
    • The role of magistrates
    • Law and morality
  3. Unit 3 - Law in Action: Civil Law Liability

    • Contract formation
    • Capacity in contract law
    • Legal intention
    • Privity of Contract
    • Terms of a Contract: Express and Implied Terms
    • Implied Rights Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015
    • Exclusion Clauses
    • Misrepresentation
    • Mistake in Contract Law
    • Discharge of Contract
    • Tort of Negligence
    • Duty of Care
    • General Defences in Tort
  4. Unit 4 - Civil Law Liability and Human Rights

    • Human Rights
    • Role of the European Court of Human Rights
    • Human Rights Expression
    • Defamation
    • Freedom of Information Act 2000
    • Human Rights to Privacy
    • Occupiers Liability 1957
    • Occupiers Liability Act 1984
    • Trespass to Land
  5. Unit 5 - Law in Action: Criminal Liability

    • Elements of Criminal Liability
    • Non-Fatal Offences
    • Theft
    • Robbery
    • Burglary
    • Blackmail
    • Fraud/Making Off
    • Criminal Damage
    • Duress
    • Defence of Intoxication
    • Sanction and Sentencing

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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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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’ll be required to sit two standard Edexcel A-level written exams at one of our dedicated exam centres. Please note, this may not necessarily be your local school or college, so you may need to travel.

  • 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. Speak to one of our learning advisers if you have any queries.

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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