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A Level Law

OSC1251 / OSC1308

Study A Level Law from home and earn up to 56 UCAS points. We have a 94% pass rate ** with our A Levels!

Course duration

Up to two years.

Course outcome

A Level Law qualification from AQA.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Three written exams.

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Course code: OSC1308
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Course overview

  • Gain an official A Level Law qualification from AQA.
  • Achieve up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university.
  • Nationally recognised accredited A Level qualification that is the same course offered in schools and colleges.
  • No waiting around for term to start, you can enrol today and start studying as soon as you are ready.
  • Study this online A Level from home at your own pace.
  • Benefit from the full support of your personal tutor via email.
  • Choose to include exams and save up to £400*.

Would you love to learn more about the legal system? This A Level Law course will allow you to explore the difference between types of criminal offences, how laws are made, how the legal system are structured, and the theory behind tort law. You’ll also choose between two optional units depending on what interests you the most.

Depending on the career you aspire to, the A Levels we recommend that you study alongside this course are A Level Politics, A Level Philosophy, and A Level Sociology.

A Level Law via distance learning

This A Level Law course is exactly the same as an A Level you would study at school or college, meaning you will take the same exams and get the same qualification. The only difference is that our courses are designed to be studied from home at your own pace, and you will receive full tutor support via email.

Course content

Qualification code: 7162

There are five units within this course. Units one, two, and three are mandatory, and you can then choose whether to study units four or five.

  • 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 offences 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

  • 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

Exam details

  • Type: written examination
  • Duration: two hours
  • Weighting: 33% of A Level
  • Total marks: 100 marks
  • Assessment format: a combination of multiple-choice, short answer, and extended writing questions

  • Type: written examination
  • Duration: two hours
  • Weighting: 33% of A Level
  • Total marks: 100
  • Assessment format: a combination of multiple-choice, short answer, and extended writing questions

  • Type: written examination
  • Duration: two hours
  • Weighting: 33% of A Level
  • Total marks: 100
  • Assessment format: a combination of multiple-choice, short answer, and extended writing questions

Extra information

You will have two years to complete your A Level Law course.

The only deadlines involved in studying this course are concerning the A Level exam timetables. Please see the exams and assessments section for more information on this.

To achieve your A Level Law qualification, you must complete the exams. There are three written exams for this course which will cover the topics studied on this course. A breakdown of the exam papers can be found in the following section.

When you enrol on your course, you will have the option to add your exams to your enrolment, or you can select the course-only option.

Choosing to add the exams package

If you choose to add your exams to your enrolment, all you need to do is contact us when you are ready to sit your exams, we will book and pay for them on your behalf. Please note that the A Level exam timetable typically takes place during May and June each year. You are advised to contact us well in advance of when you intend to sit your exams so that we can confirm your place with the exam board – cut-off dates apply.

Please note, our A Level exam centre locations for this course are as follows:

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Coventry
  • Doncaster
  • Bolton
  • Wimbledon
  • Taunton
  • St Neots, Cambridgeshire
  • High Wycombe
  • Romford
  • Belfast

The course-only option

If you do not add your exams to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams yourself. If you select this option, you must source and liaise with your chosen exam centre in order to book your exams, Open Study College will not be able to book your exams for you. In this instance, you are advised to contact AQA exam centres well in advance of their intended exam dates, as cut-off dates sometimes change.

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Upon successful completion of your exams, you will be awarded an A Level Law qualification issued by AQA. You will also receive UCAS points relevant to the grade you achieved to support your university application.

Degrees this subject could lead to

Students who complete this course could go to study law at university, as well as other degrees such as business, politics, criminology, or sociology.

Future career options

Beyond university, not only will the skills and knowledge gained during your A Level Law studies be useful in a career as a solicitor, legal secretary, or barrister, but also in areas including law enforcement, business, public services, and human resources.

The final grade you achieve in your A Level will be translated into UCAS points. Based on your grade, you will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the UCAS points you need to be accepted by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade from home, we recommend that you complete the tutor-marked assessments included in your course materials. These are designed to provide you with detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you sit your exam. Completing your tutor-marked assessments will also help your tutor to provide you with a predicted grade if this is required for your UCAS application.

To find out more about Open Study College, the A Levels we offer and how they work, download our A Level prospectus.

FAQs

Yes, you will study the same course, take the same exams and get the same qualification. The only difference is that our courses are designed to be studied from home at your own pace, and you will receive full tutor support via email.

There are no entry requirements to enrol on this course.

When you enrol on this A Level course with OSC, you will receive:

  • Dedicated personal tutor support with unlimited email access.
  • Dedicated learner services from our learner services team.
  • Course materials with learning activities.
  • Assignment marking and feedback from your personal tutor.
  • A predicted grade on completion of your tutor-marked assignments, if required for your university application.
  • A free CV critique service and employability guide if you’re focusing on career advancement.
  • A free Student Discounts membership to save you money on your favourite brands.
  • A study pack including a pen, study planner, and notebook*.
  • If you choose to add exams to your enrolment with an A Level package, then your exam fees will be included. We will also handle the booking on your behalf. Otherwise, you will need to book your exams yourself.

* Not included with the online study option

Yes, in order to achieve your A Level qualification, you must complete the exams required by the course’s exam board. A Level exams take place during the summer exam period which typically falls in May and June each year.

You can choose to add your exams to your enrolment with us, in which case we will book and pay for your exams for you when you are ready. Alternatively, if you choose the course-only option, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams which can be done directly with your local exam centre.

Please note: if you add on exams you will need to sit these exams in either the Birmingham, Coventry, Doncaster, Bolton, Wimbledon, Taunton, or St Neots examination centre.

If you select the course-only option when enrolling on your A Level, you will need to book directly with the exam centre and pay for your exams yourself. We highly recommend researching your options before enrolling as costs can vary between centres. However, if you choose to add the exams package to your enrolment, we will take care of booking and paying for your exams for you when you are ready.

You may want to purchase textbooks to supplement your course, but this is entirely optional.

You are still able to study our A Level courses abroad, however, you must sit your exams within the UK at an official exam centre.

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 Learner Services 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 team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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