A Level Law (Reformed 2017)

What is Law?

A Level Law aims to present the general principles of English Law in a way that relates theory to everyday experience and shows its relevance both to the individual and as a wider societal concept.

What sort of student does it suit and what will you get out of the course?

For those wishing to pursue a career in Law, many universities now consider it, in its A level form, to be a valuable introduction to further and more intensive study. It is also a particularly suitable choice for those considering Business, Economics and Management courses. As the course is concerned with the impact of law in society, it would also make an interesting companion to social science A Levels such as Sociology, Politics and Psychology.

Students will not be expected to have any previous knowledge of the subject although good literacy levels are essential.

AS Level

MPW approach to AS study

Wide reading of textbooks and the press is recommended. Students will complete regular homework and weekly timed assignments. The first year is based on learning key concepts to allow students to tackle problem based scenarios and ultimately synoptic elements.

AS Specification Number
AQA 7161

 

Paper 1 - 50% of AS qualification

The Nature of Law and the English Legal System
Criminal Law

Paper 2 - 50% of AS qualification

The Nature of Law and the English Legal System
Tort

Assessment: Written examinations of 1 hour 30 minutes each.
Questions: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing.

Reading list

Author Title Publisher
Jacqueline Martin and Nicholas Price AQA Law for A Level Hodder Education

 

A Level

MPW approach to A Level study

Students are expected to build upon knowledge gained in the first year and demonstrate their ability to apply it to a range of problem based scenario questions. There is an emphasis on essay-writing, especially in relation to synoptic elements. Wide reading of textbooks and the press is required. There will be regular homework and weekly timed assignments.

A Level Specification Number
AQA 7162

Paper 1 - 33% of A Level qualification

The Nature of Law and the English Legal System
Criminal Law

Paper 2 - 33% of A Level qualification

The Nature of Law and the English Legal System
Tort

Paper 3 - 33% of A Level qualification

The Nature of Law and the English Legal System
Law of Contract OR Human Rights

Assessment: Written examinations of 2 hours each. 100 marks.
Questions: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing.

Reading list

AuthorTitlePublisher
Jacqueline Martin and Nicholas Price AQA Law for A Level  Hodder Education