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Exam board: OCR

For anyone who has said “It’s not fair!” or “Why do I have to?” The Law involves and touches us all!

What is it?

A Level law will encourage learners to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and areas of both private and public law within the law of England and Wales
  • Develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning as used by lawyers and the judiciary
  • Develop and apply the techniques of legal method and reasoning to analyse and offer answers to problems, based on legal principles, legislation and case law
  • Develop the ability to construct conclusions and communicate legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities
  • Develop the ability to communicate persuasive legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities
  • Be able to demonstrate critical awareness of the influence and operation of the law in society.

Who is it for?

For those who have an enquiring mind, an argumentative bent and the ability to read and interpret information logically. Also, for those who wish to pursue a legal career.

Entry requirements

In addition to the general entrance requirements, the department expects that that these must include English literature grade 5 or better. Spaces are limited so please put as top priority.

Course content

  • Legal system
  • Law making
  • Criminal law
  • Law of tort
  • Law of Contract
  • Nature of Law
  • Assessment

Content Overview

Assessment Overview

The Legal System 25/100

Criminal Law 75/100  

The legal system and criminal law 100 marks

2 hour  paper

331/3 % of total A Level

Law Making 25/100

The law of tort 75/100

Law making and the law of tort (02)

100 marks

2 hour paper

331/3 % of total A Level

The Nature of Law 25/100

Human rights law or The Law of contract 75/100

Further law (03) (including option of human rights law or law of contract)

100 marks

2 hour paper

331/3 % of total A Level

Career prospects

Students with A level law can follow a career path into the legal profession, via universities such as Nottingham, Birmingham and Kings College London, among others, although the logical approach taken lends itself to many other careers including, civil service, business, personnel, and accountancy.

For further information, contact:

Mrs A Gill, Head of Law