A Level Law

 

AS Level

MPW approach to AS study

Students are expected to read widely and to follow current affairs in the UK through the quality press. Students become familiar with the content of the AS specification but also spend a great deal of time developing their essay technique and the close reading and analytical skills required for data response questions.

AS Specification Number
AQA 1161

 

Unit 1: Law Making and the Legal System

25% of A level
Written Paper:1 hour 30 minutes
Students answer three questions from a choice of eight, one from Section A : Law Making, on Parliamentary law making, delegated legislation, statutory interpretation and judicial precedent; one from Section B: The Legal System, on civil courts and other forms of dispute  resolution, criminal courts and lay people, the legal profession and other sources of advice and funding and the judiciary; and one from either section.

Unit 2: The Concept of Liability

25% of A level
Written Paper: 1 hour 30 minutes
Students answer two compulsory multipart questions, one on Section A : Introduction to Criminal Liability, covering the underlying principles of criminal liability and the  courts; procedure and sentencing; and one on Section B: Introduction to Tort, covering liability in negligence and the courts procedure and damages. Both questions include problem solving scenarios.

Reading List

Author
TitleISBN
Price, Wortley, Smith & Currer AQA Law AS (2nd ed.)  ISBN 9781408519462
J. Martin AQA Law for AS (4th ed.) ISBN 9781444110494

 

A2 Level

MPW approach to A2 study

Students are expected to improve the skills already developed in their first year of study and to be aware of the higher standard of assessment at A2 level. It is expected that students will be able to demonstrate their breadth of legal knowledge and also their understanding of the connections between different elements of the subject. Options for Units 3 and 4 will be chosen before the beginning of the A2 course.

A2 Specification Number
AQA 2161

 

Unit 3: Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract

25% of A level
Written Paper: 1 hour 30 minutes
Students answer one three part question from a choice of two on Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) covering Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, Involuntary

Manslaughter, Non-Fatal Offences against the Person and Defences and Evaluation.

Unit 4: Concepts of Law

25% of A level
Written Paper: 2 hours
Students answer one two-part problem-solving scenario question from a choice of two on:

Criminal Law (Offences against Property)

Theft and Robbery, Burglary, Blackmail, Fraud, Making off without payment, Criminal Damage and Defences.

Or B: Law of Tort Negligence, Occupier’s Liability, Nuisance and escape of dangerous things, Vicarious Liability , Defences and Remedies AND write a longer synoptic essay from a choice of three on Concepts of Law.  Students  relate their knowledge gained in the study of the previous modules to the following concepts: Law and Morals, Law and Justice, Balance of Conflicting Interests, Fault and Judicial Creativity.

Reading List

Author
TitleISBN
Bateman, Blundell, Smith & Wilman AQA Law A2 ISBN 9780748798667
J. Martin AQA Law for A2 ISBN 9781444122800

Anastasia

Grades achieved at MPW
A*A*A*

Progressed to
University College London (Economics) 

“Honestly, I could not imagine when I joined MPW that, due to language and adaptation barriers, I would achieve top grades in my first A-level exam sittings. This view changed completely after only a few weeks in the college’s supportive and motivational environment; with teachers who aimed at finding a personal touch with each student and with my Personal Tutor who made my adjustment to the UK education system not only an easy step in my life but, more importantly, an enjoyable one.”

Julia

Grades achieved at MPW
A*AABB

Progressed to
King's College London (International Relations)

 “The teachers really helped me overcome any difficulties I came across; they always seemed willing to offer support be it inside or outside of the classroom. I could safely say my teachers inspired me to work hard and aim for the best, sometimes simply by being passionate about what they do.”

Andrew

Grades achieved at MPW
A*AA

Progressed to
University of York (Law) 

“Having a Personal Tutor to discuss ANYTHING with, from my UCAS application to organising my life in general, really did make life at the college more streamlined and in general less stressful.”

Cynthia

Grades achieved at MPW
A*A*A*A

Progressed to
University College London (Economics)

“My subject teachers and Personal Tutor have been very patient and helpful in supporting my studies and university application.”

Akmaral

Grades achieved at MPW
A*A*A*

Progressed to
University College London (Mathematics and Statistics)

“International students have many aspects to think about, such as accommodation and guardians, but MPW surprised me by having a highly organised and supportive administration. Also, because most MPW Cambridge students are local, as an ‘international’ student, I found this very useful in both improving my English and in giving me a taste of a genuinely ‘English’ college.”