A level Law

Law A level Distance Learning Course

The Law A level includes two major components – AS level and A2 (2nd Year) level.  The AS level is a qualification in its own right and may be studied with OOL as a one-year distance learning course.

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 ten Tutor-marked Assignments (known as TMAs), six in the AS course and four in the A2.

Information for Law A level for last exams in 2018

The Law A level includes two major components – AS level and 2nd Year (A2) level.  The AS level is a qualification in its own right and may be studied for on a one-year distance learning course but AS results no longer contribute towards the full A level result.

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 ten Tutor-marked Assignments (known as TMAs), six in the AS course and four in the 2nd Year.

Course Content

AS level

  • Law Making and the Legal System
  • Law Making
  • The Legal System
  • The Concept of Liability
  • Introduction to Criminal Liability
  • Introduction to Tort

2nd Year (A2 level)

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law (fatal and non-fatal offences against the person)
  • Criminal Law (offences against property)
  • Concepts of Law

This course prepares candidates for the AQA Law A level syllabus 2160 for examination in 2018 (only) and the AQA 7162 specification in 2019 and later years. Some candidates will take the AS 7161 examinations although AS results no longer count towards the full A level. But all the AS content is relevant to the full A level examinations. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the most suited to distance learning.

 

 


In 2018, A level assessment is by four written papers, two at AS and two at A2. There is no coursework.

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.

 


Students wishing to study the A level Law course need a minimum of 4 GCSEs or equivalent.  This should include good grades in English GCSE or English IGCSE.  Students need not have studied Law GCSE.

 


Information for Law A level for first exams in 2019

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

Students will be able to take the AS exam for the first time in June 2018.

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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