A-Level Law

Our course code: A020

Course fee: £895 or from £67 per month

Enrol on this course

If you’re interested in a career in law, or simply want to 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.

The course covers the nature of English law and the English legal system, private law, public law, and legal skills. As well as studying the law itself, you’ll also investigate the effect it has on people and how effective different laws are, developing skills of analysis and argument as you go.

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 (work as quickly as you like)
  • Administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, 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)

  • Proactive tutors

    We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: A020
  • 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, e-books, and online quizzes.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment.

Assessment

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. Check where your closest exam centre is.

Assignments

During your course, you’ll be required to complete the following:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 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 Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Law, issued by AQA. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - A GCSE or equivalent is recommended before starting this course.

UCAS Points - 56

Course Content

1: Law-making
  • The nature of law and the rule of law
  • Parliamentary law-making
  • Delegated legislation
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Judicial precedent
  • Law reform
  • European law
2: The English legal system
  • The civil courts and alternative dispute resolution
  • Criminal courts and sentencing
  • Lay people
  • Legal personnel
  • The judiciary
  • Access to justice and funding
3: Criminal law
  • General rules of criminal law
  • Actus reus
  • Mens rea
  • Strict liability
  • Common assault and actual bodily harm
  • Grievous bodily harm and wounding
4: Tort 1
  • General rules of tort and duty of care
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation of damage
  • Occupiers’ liability to visitors
  • Occupiers’ liability to trespassers
  • Remedies
5: Crime Offences against the person
  • Criminal theory and murder
  • Voluntary manslaughter: loss of control
  • Voluntary manslaughter: diminished responsibility
  • Involuntary manslaughter
6: Crime property offences, attempt and defences
  • Theft
  • Robbery and attempt
  • Capacity defences
  • Necessity defences
7: Tort 2
  • Theory of tort and economic loss
  • Psychiatric harm
  • Nuisance and the escape of dangerous things
  • Vicarious liability, general and special defences
8: Human rights 1
  • Theory and history of human rights
  • The right to life and the right to liberty
  • Rights and restrictions under Articles 8, 10 and 11
9: Human rights 2
  • English Law and Articles 8, 10 and 11
  • Balancing the rights and enforcement
  • Criticisms and reform of human rights
10: Nature of law
  • Law and morality
  • Law and justice
  • Law and society: fault
  • Law and society: balancing competing interests
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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. 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

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

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).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.