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Law A Level course

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Important information

Typology A Level
Methodology Distance Learning
Duration Flexible
Start Different dates available
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • A Level
  • Distance Learning
  • Duration:
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes

The Law A Level Course will give you a thorough understanding of how law is created, administered and changed. You will learn how to analyse problem situations and apply the appropriate substantive legal rules and principles. You will gain the ability to evaluate critically the appropriateness and effectiveness of particular legal rules, institutions and procedures together with an appreciation of the effects of the law and the legal system on the individual and society.

This home study course will cover the full A-Level syllabus. There is an AS Level Course available for students who don’t want to complete the full A Level which can be purchased from the AS Level section of our website.

Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions. There are seventeen Tutor-Marked Assignments (known as

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To take into account

· Requirements

We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. This should ideally include English Language GCSE at grade C or above.

· What marks this course apart?

Additional Reading: AQA A-level Law for Year 1/AS by Jacqueline Martin and Nicholas Price (ISBN: 978-1510401648) AQA A-level Law for Year 2 by Jacqueline Martin, Richard Wortley and Nicholas Price (ISBN: 978-1510401747) For the Criminal Law sections of this course you will find the following book helpful: Jonathan Herring: Criminal Law: Text, Cases and Materials (ISBN: 978-0199646258) For Tort, the following book is helpful: Emily Finch & Stefan Fafinsky: Law Express: Tort Law (Pearson, ISBN-13: 978-1408295434) AQA publishes a Resources list, full of useful supporting texts, which can be viewed on the AQA website or purchased from AQA.

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

This course is divided into the following modules:

Module One: Law Making

The following topics are covered: The English Legal System; Sources of Law; The Formal Legislative Process; Influences on Parliament; Delegated Legislation; Statutory Interpretation; and Judicial Precedent.

Module Two: The Legal System

The following topics are covered: The Civil Courts and Other Forms of Dispute Resolution; The Criminal Courts and Lay People; The Legal Profession, Access to Justice and Funding; and The Judiciary.

Module Three: Introduction To Criminal Liability

The following topics are covered: Underlying Principles of Criminal Liability; and The Criminal Courts: Procedure and Sentencing.

Module Four: Introduction To Tort

The following topics are covered: Liability in Negligence; and The Civil Courts: Procedure and Damages.

Module Five: Criminal Law

The following topics are covered: The Rules and Theory of Criminal Law; General Elements of Liability; Fatal Offences against the Person; Non-Fatal Offences against the Person; Property offences; and Defences.

Module Six: Law Of Tort

The following topics are covered: The Rules and Theory of Tort; Liability in Negligence (Physical and Economic); Occupiers’ Liability; Vicarious Liability; Defences and Remedies.

Module Seven: Law Of Contract

The following topics are covered: The Rules and Theory of Contract Law; Essential Requirements in Contracts; Contract Terms (Common Law & Statute);

Additional information

Course Format Paper Based Materials Payment Plan Option Spread the cost over 4 monthly payments. Approximate Self Study Time 700 Hours (Self Study) Initial Payment of