Why Study Law?

A Level Law fosters students’ interest in law and helps them develop their knowledge and skills relevant to further study of law and other subjects. Students will develop their knowledge of the law in England, and the interaction between law, morals, justice, society and technology.
Students of A Level Law will:
  • Develop an understanding of law and how it works.
  • Learn more about society from a legal perspective both contemporary and historical.
  • Learn about the interaction between law and morals, justice and society.
  • Learn about different areas of law – e.g. criminal law, human rights, contract and tort.
  • Make connections with business, economics, history, politics and technology.
  • Develop academic skills, including analysis and evaluation.
  • Be able to make an informed decision about future careers.
Law students develop a range of skills including the application of legal rules and principles to present an argument, analysis and evaluation of the law, legal issues and concepts.


Year 1
Paper One
The English Legal System including: criminal and civil courts, alternative dispute resolution, sentencing, juries, magistrates, legal personnel, judges and legal funding.
Criminal Law including: assault, battery, actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm, grievous bodily harm with
intent, murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, theft, robbery, burglary and general defences.
Paper Two
Law Making including: parliamentary law making, delegated legislation, statutory interpretation, judicial precedent and law reform. Tort including: negligence, occupiers liability, vicarious liability, remedies and defences.
Year 2
Contract Law including: formation of a contract, consumer law, misrepresentation, discharge of contract and remedies.
Legal Theory including: law and society, law and morality, law and technology and law and justice.



Paper 1 - The English Legal System and Criminal Law.
Paper 2 - Law Making and Tort.
Paper 3 - Contract Law and Legal Theory.
Three papers are sat at the end of Year 13. Each paper is 2 hours in length and are worth 33.3% of the final qualification.


Mr A Ladha: (HOD)