A Level Law


All students will have 5 hours a week study culminating in exams at the end of Year 13. These exams will cover the following areas:

The Legal System and Criminal Law: Candidates will study the civil and criminal court system, the legal professions and access to justice. This paper also provides an introduction to criminal liability through the study of offences against the person such as murder and offences against the person such as theft.

Law Making and the Law of Tort: Candidates will study law making methods and their underpinning concepts. The paper also provides an introduction to civil liability and allows candidates to focus on the rules of tort, liability in negligence and civil remedies available.

Further Law: This component, which will be studied in Year 13, allows candidates to extend their study of law by allowing them to look at how the law interacts with society, technology, morality and justice. Candidates will then have the opportunity to develop their legal knowledge further by opting to study contract law or human rights law.


It will be imperative that you are a keen independent learner and are able to write coherent arguments and essays. There is a lot to learn over the two years but it is extremely rewarding, especially as it provides the core foundation for an understanding of criminal and civil law.


Even though external assessment through a number of exam papers will only be at the end of Year 13, there will be formal, internal exams at the end of Year 12 which will provide a robust assessment of how candidates are faring and the areas that they need to focus on in Year 13.


A Level Law offers a fantastic grounding for studying Law at Degree level. If you are interested in a career in the police or legal professions, then the course provides opportunities to gain a real insight into what those professions are like and the qualifications you need to excel in them.


The minimum entry requirements for level 3 academic study apply. In addition, applicants will be required to have achieved at least Grade 5 in English. You are recommended to have at least one essay based option at GCSE e.g. History. The course is an excellent accompaniment to History, Politics, Economics and Business but also offers creative students a balance to their courses too.