A level Law

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A level Law

Law A level Distance Learning Course

The Law A level includes two major components – AS level and 2nd Year level (which used to be called A2).  The AS level is a qualification in its own right and may be studied with OOL as a one-year distance learning course but marks are not carried forward to the full A level.

Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.

Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions.

The course includes thirteen Tutor-marked Assignments (known as TMAs), seven in the AS course and six in the 2nd Year. There are also five practice examinations.  Full suggested answers are supplied for all assignments and practice exams.

Module One: Law Making

  • The English Legal System
  • Sources of Law
  • The Formal Legislative Process
  • Influences on Parliament
  • Delegated Legislation
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Judicial Precedent


 Module Two: The Legal System

  • The Civil Courts and Other Forms of Dispute Resolution
  • The Criminal Courts and Lay People
  •  The Legal Profession, Access to Justice and Funding
  • The Judiciary

Module Three: Introduction to Criminal Liability

  • Underlying Principles of Criminal Liability
  • The Criminal Courts: Procedure and Sentencing

Module Four: Introduction to Tort

  • Liability in Negligence
  • The Civil Courts: Procedure and Damages

2nd Year Course (provisional)

Module Five: Criminal Law

The Rules and Theory of Criminal Law

  • General Elements of Liability
  • Fatal Offences against the Person
  • Non-Fatal Offences against the Person
  • Property offences
  • Defences

Module Six: Law of Tort

  • The Rules and Theory of Tort
  • Liability in Negligence (Physical and Economic)
  • Occupiers’ Liability
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Defences
  • Remedies

Module Seven: Law of Contract

  • The Rules and Theory of Contract Law
  • Essential Requirements in Contract
  • Contract Terms (Common Law & Statute)
  • Exclusion Clauses
  • Vitiating Factors
  • Discharging a Contract
  • Remedies

This course has been designed to give you a full and thorough preparation for the AS level 7161 and/or A-level 7162 set by the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA).

AS level

Candidates are assessed through two written equally-weighted written exam papers. Each paper lasts 1 hour 30 minutes, and each is worth 50% of the final AS mark

Marks from the AS can no longer be carried over to the full A level.

A level

A-level candidates sit three equally-weighted written examination papers, each lasting 2 hours,

In all the above exams, questions are a combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

Minimum Requirement

These should include good grades in English GCSE or English IGCSE.

Students do not need to have studied Law GCSE in order to start the A level.

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