Law

A Level Law provides an excellent introduction to the study of law. It allows students to learn about a fascinating subject, one which covers many aspects of life. Students of A Level Law will develop an understanding of law and how it works; learn more about society from a legal perspective; learn about the interaction between law and morals, justice and society; learn about different areas of law – criminal law, contract and tort; develop academic skills, including analysis and evaluation and be able to make an informed decision about future careers.

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Exam Board

Eduqas/WJEC

Course Content

Component 1 – the Nature of Law and English Legal Systems

  • Parliamentary and European law making
  • Delegated legislation
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Judicial precedent
  • Civil court process
  • Criminal court process
  • Legal personnel
  • Access to justice and funding

Assessment:

1 hour 30 minutes written exam including short answer questions, scenario based question and 2 essays. This exam accounts for 25% of the A Level

Component 2 – Substantive Law in Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Tort Law
  • Contract Law

Assessment:

2 hours 15 minutes written exam including 3 scenario based questions – one on each of the above topics. This exam accounts for 37.5% of the A Level

 

Component 3 – Perspectives of Substantive Law

  • Criminal Law
  • Tort Law
  • Contract Law

Assessment:

2 hours 15 minutes written exam including 3 essay questions – one on each of the above topics. This exam accounts for 37.5% of the A Level