Law A Level

Course information

Studying our A Level law course will give you a well-rounded and in-depth basis of the country’s legal system.

At AS level, you’ll focus on criminal and tort law – two underlying and important aspects of law.

At A level, you will begin by studying basic but integral subjects such as the process of making laws and the legal system itself. From there, you’ll be introduced to concepts such as criminal liability and tort law, before investigating specific criminal law – offenses against both person and property.

You’ll be given a sound knowledge of a range of legal concepts, setting you up to study law at a university level, or utilise your knowledge in another degree.

This course includes 38 lessons and 15 Tutor-marked assignments and 3 practice examination papers

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Examining board and exams

Oxford Open Learning’s Law course has been specifically written to prepare candidates for the AQA Law A level qualification. The syllabus numbers are:

  • AS Law (Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Law): course code 7161
  • A-level Law (Advanced GCE in Law): course code 7162

You will take the following exams:

  • Contract law (one hour 30 minutes, 80 marks)
  • Criminal law (one hour 30 minutes, 80 marks)
  • Tort law (one hour 30 minutes, 80 marks)

What can I do with a Law A level?

The subjects studied will set you up for further education and an eventual career in law. Working in the legal system is an attractive prospect, and the journey – through university or an apprenticeship at a legal firm – can be enjoyable and rewarding, leading to well-respected roles such as barrister, judge and solicitor.

An A level in law can also provide you with transferable skills useful in other subjects, including business, politics, economics and history. Law is intertwined with practically every industry and activity, past and present, making it a subject with a diverse range of applications.

It can form the basis for white collar careers as a politician, legal executive or accountant, as well as a range of frontline careers, including social work, police and jobs within the teaching sector.

Wherever a business or organisation’s activities are impacted by laws, experts in law will always be needed, and law students learn lots of transferable skills too, including:

  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Essay writing
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Crafting arguments

How much does it cost?

Our Business A Level course fee is £475 with a £95 deposit and then eight monthly instalments of £47.50.

You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education. This support includes:

  • Marking all assignments for the course
  • Written answers to specific study problems
  • Tutor contact via phone, email or skype

When you begin this course, you will agree on an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.


Prerequisites

Usually, we would expect students to have a minimum of four good GCSEs in order to study the Law A level course, not necessarily including a GCSE in law.  Law, more than any other subject, requires a very good grasp of the English language.  Your GCSE results must include a Grade B or 6 in English Language.

If you feel you have other qualifications or experience that could be used in lieu of the required GCSEs, call one of our student advisers on 0800 0111 024 to talk about your suitability for the course.

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