Law

At a glance

 

Course title                          Law

Level                                   AS and A2

Exam board                         AQA (www.aqa.org.uk)

Outline

The study of law helps develop the learner’s analytical ability and critical thinking. It also develops problem-solving skills through the application of legal rules. Study at A Level provides a useful background for further study of law either as the main subject or subsidiary part of a degree, foundation degree or for the many professional qualifications that have a law component.

Course overview

AS

Unit 1: Law Making and the Legal System

Section A: Law Making
Section B: The Legal System

Unit 2: The Concept of Liability

Section A: An Introduction to Criminal Liability
Section B: An Introduction to Contract Law

AS Examination

Unit 1: 50% of AS, 25% of A level - 90 minute externally assessed examination
Unit 2: 50% of AS, 25% of A level - 90 minute externally assessed examination

A2

Unit 3

Criminal Law (Fatal and non-fatal offences against the person)

Unit 4

Criminal Law (Offences against property)