A Level Law

Course codes: OSC1251 / OSC1308
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Study A Level Law from the comfort of your own home and choose when to take your exams. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Official AQA Law A Level
  • Learn the varying types of law and how they are practised
  • Full course materials
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam fees can be included - we'll book your exams for you when you're ready!
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Course Overview

As well as your A Level course materials and tutor support, this course can include the examination fees needed to successfully gain your A Level Law qualification and those all-important UCAS points. 

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level. If you add on the exams, when you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies. 

This course can be completed without taking the A Level exam.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

You will receive your AQA A Level in Law (you must take the A Level exams to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

3 written exams.

Course Content

There are 5 units within this course: Units 1-3 are mandatory, and you have the choice of whether to study unit 4 OR unit 5.

  • Nature of law
  • Nature of law: law and society
  • Nature of law: law and morality
  • Nature of law: law and justice
  • The rule of law
  • Law making: delegated legislation
  • Law making: statutory interpretation
  • Law making: judicial present
  • Law making: law reform
  • Law making: the European union
  • The legal system: the civil courts and other forms of dispute resolution
  • The legal system: the criminal courts and lay people
  • The legal system: legal personnel and the judiciary
  • The legal system: access to justice and funding
  • The rules of criminal law
  • Theory in criminal law
  • General elements of liability
  • Fatal offenses against the person
  • Non-fatal offences against the person
  • Property offences
  • Preliminary offence
  • Defences: Capacity defences
  • Defences: Necessity defences
  • The rules of tort law
  • Theory of tort law
  • Liability in negligence for physical injury to people and damage to property
  • Liability in negligence for economic loss and psychiatric injury
  • Occupiers' liability
  • Nuisance and the escape of dangerous things
  • Vicarious liability
  • Defences
  • Remedies
  • Optional Units
  • The rules of contract law
  • Theory of contract law
  • Essential requirements of contract
  • Contract terms: general
  • Contract terms: specific terms implied by statute law in relation to consumer contracts
  • Contract terms: exclusion clauses
  • Vitiating factors
  • Discharge of a contract
  • Remedies
  • Rules in Human Rights law
  • Theory in Human Rights
  • Human Rights in international law
  • Human Rights in the United Kingdom prior to the Human Rights Act 1998
  • The European Convention on Human Rights 1953: Article 2
  • The European Convention on Human Rights 1953: Article 5
  • The European Convention on Human Rights 1953: Article 8
  • The European Convention on Human Rights 1953: Article 10
  • The European Convention on Human Rights 1953: Article 11
  • Restrictions
  • Enforcement
  • Human Rights and English law
  • Reform
Extra Info

Assessment

To achieve the full Law A Level you will be assessed across 3 written exams. A detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

Course Duration

You will have up to 2 years to complete the full A Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines. Your only deadlines are the A Level examinations. If you add on your exams with us, the examinations for this course will need to be taken at a centre in Birmingham or Macclesfield; we will book these for you when you feel you are ready. Additional exam centres in various locations will soon become available.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in Law by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of your exams, you will receive an A Level in Law issued by AQA. All examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A Level.

Thinking of Going to University?

Open Study College are proud to partner with QA Higher Education, providing students with the unique opportunity to progress into higher education. This partnership aims to support our students in finding and securing a university place at one of QA Higher Education’s conveniently located teaching centres across the UK.

Exam details

Paper 1: The Nature of Law and the English Legal System (25%) & Criminal Law (75%)
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 100 marks
  • Assessment format: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions
Paper 2: The Nature of Law and the English Legal System (25%) & Tort Law (75%)
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessment format: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions
Paper 3: The Nature of Law and the English Legal System (25%) & your additional chosen unit (75%)
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessment format: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions
Q&As

Yes! You study the same coursework, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.

There are no entry requirements to enrol onto this course.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE TOTUM student discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College study pack

* Not included with the online study option

Yes, you will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course; we will book these exams for you. 

Please note: if you add on your exams with us, you will need to sit these exams in either the Birmingham or Macclesfield examination centre.

No, all costs are included within the price! If you don’t add on the exams, you will need to book and pay for these separately. You may want to purchase textbooks to supplement your course, but this is entirely optional.

You are still able to study this A Level course but must take the examinations within the UK as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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