A Level

Law

A level Law invites students to learn how laws are made, interpreted, applied and reformed. The syllabus covers the English & Welsh Legal system, Contract & Torts, Crime and Jurisprudence.
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A LEVEL
OCR
100% Exam
5+ in English Language or
Literature

What is Law?

A Level Law is the study of the governing rules and legislation that regulates society, the criminal court and its enforcements for the breaking of laws. Learn about Law making, the nature of law, the law of tort and various other sub categories of law such as human rights.

Why study Law?

Study A Level Law to learn how the governing legislation of our country works, how laws are created, the criminal law or the law of contract. Develop your skills in logical and strategical thinking, learn how to construct well researched and backed up arguments, how to read law and why law is important.

A Level Law will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of law and strong academic skills, such as analysis and evaluation that can lead to a wide range of career paths or the ability to pursue law at university level.

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Law Exam Results

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A* to B

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS

I find the content in law very interesting and unique compared to the other subjects that I was taking, which really helped me connect with what I was learning.

John Torres

Law is an excellent subject which can be applied to every aspect of life and is extremely rewarding.

Jay-Ar Pablo

Studying law was very helpful especially in criminal and contract as the lectures acted more as a recap!

Ellie Holness- former student currently in first year LLB (Hons) at Exeter

Law
Course Content

Law is an engaging and thought provoking subject, take a closer look at what you will be learning during your time at St Paul’s

PAPER 1
The Legal System & Criminal Law
WEIGHT
33% (100 Marks)
LENGTH
2 Hours

Paper 1 consists of the following topics:

The Legal System

  • Civil court
  • Criminal Courts
  • Legal Personnel
  • Access to Justice

 

Criminal Law

  • Rules and Theory
  • General elements of criminal liability
  • Fatal offences against the person
  • Non-fatal offences against the person
  • Offences against property
  • Mental capacity defences
  • General defences
  • Preliminary offences
  • Critical Evaluation
PAPER 2
Law Making & The Law of Tort
WEIGHT
33% (100 marks)
LENGTH
2 Hours

Paper 2 consists of the following topics:

Law Making

  • Parliamentary law making
  • Delegated legislation
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Judicial precident
  • Law reform
  • European Union Law

 

Law of Tort

  • Rules and theory
  • Liability in negligence
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • Torts connected to land
  • Vicarious liability
  • Defences
  • Remedies
  • Evaluation
PAPER 3
The Nature of Law and (Human Rights or The Law of Contract)
WEIGHT
33% (100 marks)
LENGTH
2 Hours

Paper 3 consists of the following topics:

The Nature of Law

  • Introduction to the nature of law
  • Law and morality
  • Law and justice
  • Law and society
  • Law and technology

Human Rights Law (Choice A)

  • Rules and theory
  • Protection of the individual’s human rights and freedoms in the UK
  • Key provisions of the European Convention on the Human Rights
  • Restrictions on human rights law
  • Enforcement of human rights law
  • Evaluation

The Law of Contract (Choice B)

  • Rules and theory
  • Formation
  • Terms
  • Vitiating factors
  • Discharge
  • Remedies
  • Evaluation

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Mrs N Trumble

Mrs N Trumble

SUBJECT LEADER FOR LAW

Thank you so much for your interest in Law at A Level. As the subject leader for the subject I can confidently say that lessons are engaging, exciting, interesting and thought provoking. We strive to prepare our students for future careers in law or higher education in either law or degrees where the logical thinking skills and ability to constructively argue points are useful.

Should you have any questions at all about studying A Level Law, or the possible career paths beyond College, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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