A Level Law

What does the course aim to do?

To develop:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and English Law.
  • An awareness of contemporary issues in the English legal system.
  • The skills necessary for analysis, ordered thinking, problem solving and clear communication.


What will I be studying?

  • The English Legal System and Law Making
  • The Nature of Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Tort Law
  • Human rights


How will I be assessed? (OCR)

Paper 1 – 2 hour exam
English Legal System and Criminal Law

Paper 2 – 2 hour exam
Law making and Tort Law

Paper 3 – 2 hour exam
The Nature of Law and Human Rights Law

Am I suited to this subject?

You will need to have:

  1. An interest in general and current legal affairs.
  2. Confidence with written and reading tasks.
  3. An analytical mind able to learn, understand and organise ideas systematically.
  4. Self-motivation to study and learn independently.

Where will it lead in the future?

Law is an increasingly popular A Level which provides access onto a wide range of degree courses, including excellent grounding for a degree in Law for which it is a generally accepted entrance qualification. A knowledge of the Law is also useful in a great number of occupational areas, including business, administration, management and the police.

How will I study?

  • Class lectures
  • Discussions
  • Problem solving exercises
  • Analytical reading and thinking
  • Essay writing
  • Independent research
  • External visits


What will I need to do myself?

As much independent learning as possible through a variety of the above methods is essential for success, especially for a higher grade. Follow current affairs in the media.

Why should I come to Canon Slade to study Law?

Pass rates are consistently at 100%.. A healthy proportion of law students progress onto law degrees and into the legal professions, a situation assisted by our mini-internship scheme run with Fieldings Porter Solicitors.

Notice for Prospective Students

Confidence with written and read tasks as this subject places great emphasis on English and essay writing

Additional information from Mr M L Cripps

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