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Studying for an A Level in Law is a great starting point towards many further options. Whether you intend to study beyond the A Level qualification and progress towards a career in law, or simply want to learn more about the subject itself, our home education course is a great place to begin.

The course covers four core topics, including Law Making and the Legal System, The Concept of Liability, Criminal Law and Concepts of Law. Each core area has its own corresponding exam, which the course will fully prepare you for through home study and assignments.

Throughout your home studying, you’ll benefit from having the advice, guidance and feedback of your own tutor, ensuring you progress well throughout the course to achieve the qualification you’re working towards.

If you’re interested in studying for an AS or A Level in Law, get in touch with us today. You can use the buttons below to make an enquiry, or browse the tabs in this section to read more.


M1 Law Making and the Legal System (Unit Law 01)

  • Section A: Law Making
  • Section B: The Legal System

M2 The Concept of Liability (Unit Law 02)

  • Section A:Introduction to Criminal Liability
  • Section B: Introduction to Tort

M3 Criminal Law (Unit Law 03)

  • Section A: Criminal Law (Fatal and non-fatal offences against the person)

M4  Criminal Law (Offences against Property) and Concepts of Law (Unit Law 04)

  • Section A: Criminal Law (Offences against property)
  • Section C: Concepts of Law

The Law  A level course is assessed in May/June each year.  In 2018 (only) there are 4 examination papers which correspond to the 4 main modules of the courses.  3 exams are 1 hour 30 minutes long and the Unit 04 exam is 2 hours long.

From 2019, with the new AQA 7162 specification, there are just three equally-weighted written examination papers, each lasting 2 hours, with 100 marks available.  The three papers cover criminal law, tort and contract law within the context of the English legal system.

At AS level, there are two examination papers (90 mins, 80 marks each). Paper 1 focuses on criminal law and Paper 2 on tort but not to the same depth as in the full A level.


Law A Level and Home Education FAQs

The Law Course has been specifically written to prepare candidates for the AQA examination boards Law A level Qualification. The syllabus numbers are:

AS- 7161

A-level – 2161 (2018 only); 7162 from 2019.

When you start your course with us you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser.  Your support period is then up to this examination date.

Normally speaking we would expect students to have a minimum of 4 good GCSEs in order to start the Law A level course.  This does not have to include Law GCSE.

If you feel you have other qualifications  or experience which would enable you to start the course, please call one of our student advisers on 0800 0111 024 and we can discuss your suitability for the course.

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