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
Unit 1 - Underlying principles of Law: Sources of Law
Nature, purpose and liability in Law
Concept of Legal Personality
Parliament and the Legislative Process
The Rules of Statutory Interpretation
The Common Law
Unit 2 - Underlying principles of law and the English Legal System
The legal profession
The role of magistrates
Law and morality
Unit 3 - Law in Action: Civil Law Liability
Capacity in contract law
Privity of Contract
Terms of a Contract: Express and Implied Terms
Implied Rights Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015
Mistake in Contract Law
Discharge of Contract
Tort of Negligence
Duty of Care
General Defences in Tort
Unit 4 - Civil Law Liability and Human Rights
Role of the European Court of Human Rights
Human Rights Expression
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Human Rights to Privacy
Occupiers Liability 1957
Occupiers Liability Act 1984
Trespass to Land
Unit 5 - Law in Action: Criminal Liability
Elements of Criminal Liability
Defence of Intoxication
Sanction and Sentencing
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.
Recognised through UCAS
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.
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 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.
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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