1Course Overview

A Level Law inc Exams

Course code: OSC1308

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  • Official AQA Law A Level
  • Full Course Materials
  • Full Tutor Support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam Fees Included - we'll book your exams for you when you're ready!

Study A Level Law from the comfort of your own home - without the stress of booking exams!

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

Our A Level courses are always updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content. 

On this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn the varying types of law and how they are practised
  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with

Studying A Levels with us lets you choose when you take your exams, so that you are always fully prepared.

When you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies - a convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A-Level.

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2Course 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.

Unit 1: The Nature of Law and English Legal System
  • 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
Unit 2: Criminal Law
  • 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
Unit 3: Tort
  • 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

Unit 4: Law of contract
  • 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
Unit 5: Human Rights
  • 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
3Other Information
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:

  • 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
Course Duration

You will have 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, which you will be able to take in May/June 2019 at the earliest.

The examinations for this course will be taken at a centre in Birmingham; 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 Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an A Level in Law issued by AQA. All examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A Level. The first opportunity to take these exams are in 2019.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

Is this the same qualification as an A Level from a school or college?

Yes! You study the same course materials, 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.

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

There are no entry requirements to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Examination fees
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College study pack
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  • *Not included with the online study option
Do I have to sit an exam?

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. The first available examination date for this syllabus is in May/June 2019.

Please note: you will need to sit these exams in the Birmingham examination centre. 

Are there any additional costs?

You may want to purchase textbooks to supplement your course, but this is entirely optional. Everything else is included within the price of the course. 

What if I live outside the UK?

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.

 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

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.

What if I still have questions?

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 Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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