A Level Law


The A Level Law course is meticulously crafted to develop and refine learners’ comprehension of the subject matter including law in context. Throughout the course, students are expected to exhibit an understanding of the concepts, theories, research studies, and ethical issues relevant to the legal field. By enrolling in this course, you can expect a top-notch learning experience that will not only broaden your horizons but also add great value to your CV.

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About This Course

A Level Law is a rewarding and engaging journey that offers a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and the principles that govern it. The course covers a wide range of topics, including criminal, tort, contract, and human rights law, as well as the nature of law and the English legal system.

This course not only serves as a solid foundation for further legal studies but also acts as a valuable resource for informed civic engagement and a better understanding of the legal system. In addition, A Level Law holds high esteem among universities and employers, and it can provide an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers in the legal profession, business, and public service.

Traditionally, A Level courses are spread over two years with set study times. Best in class support and flexible learning means our students have the option to complete in less time (some within a year).

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Course Benefits

This home-based course is divided into four units, each aimed at enhancing your legal knowledge and understanding. Each module is designed to establish a solid base for learning, which will help you take the initial step towards a rewarding career in the legal industry.

Whether you want to work as a lawyer, a judge, a legal consultant, or in other legal professions, the skills and understanding you’ll gain from studying A Level Law will provide you with a solid foundation of legal knowledge and theory that can easily be transferred into your chosen field.

With this course you will:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points that can be used to secure your dream university spot.
  • Be able to study on your terms, in your own time, and from the comfort of your own home.
  • Develop your skills and open your doors to a range of interesting career options.
  • Broaden your perspective on the law, its principles and practises, and its interpretation and application in real-world scenarios.
  • Receive one-to-one support from your personal tutor.
  • Have access to self-assessment exercises, mock exams, and tutor-marked study questions to prepare you for the exam.

A Level Law UCAS Points

  • A* Grade – 56 UCAS points
  • A Grade – 48 UCAS points
  • B Grade – 40 UCAS points
  • C Grade – 32 UCAS points
  • D Grade – 24 UCAS points
  • E Grade – 16 UCAS points

Course Units

Qualification Title: A Level Law

Qualification Number: 603/1009/1

UCAS Points: Up to 56

The A Level Law course consists of four units in total: three mandatory units and a choice between two optional units:

Unit 1 (mandatory): The Nature of Law and the English Legal System

1.1 Nature of Law

  •  Law and society
  •  Law and morality
  •  Law and justice

1.2 The Rule of Law

1.3 Law Making

  • Parliamentary law-making
  • Delegated legislation
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Judicial precedent
  • Law reform
  • The European Union

1.4 The Legal System

  • The civil courts and other forms of dispute resolution
  • The criminal courts and lay people
  • Legal personnel and the judiciary
  • Access to justice and funding

Unit 2 (mandatory): Criminal Law

2.1 The rules of Criminal Law

2.2 Theory in Criminal Law

2.3 General Elements of Liability

2.4 Fatal and Non-fatal Offences

2.5 Property Offences

2.6 Preliminary Offense

2.7 Defences

  • Capacity defences
  • Necessity defences

Unit 3 (mandatory): Tort

3.1 The Rules of Tort Law

3.2 Theory of Tort Law

3.3 Liability in Negligence

  • For physical injury to people and damage to property
  • For economic loss and psychiatric injury

3.4 Occupiers Liability

3.5 Nuisance and the Escape of Dangerous Things

3.6 Vicarious Liability

3.7 Defences

3.8 Remedies

Unit 4 (optional): Law of Contract

4.1 The rules of Contract Law

4.2 Theory of Contract Law

4.3 Essential Requirements of Contract

4.4 Contract Terms

  • General contract terms
  • Specified terms implied by statute law concerning consumer contracts
  • Exclusion clauses

4.5 Vitiating factors

4.6 Discharge of a Contract

4.7 Remedies

Unit 5 (optional): Human Rights

5.1 Rules in Human Rights Law

5.2 Theory in Human Rights

5.3 Human Rights in International Law

5.4 Human Rights in the United Kingdom prior to the Human Rights Act 1998

5.5 Human Rights in the United Kingdom after the Human Rights Act 1998

5.6 The European Convention on Human Rights 1953

5.7 Restrictions, Enforcement and Reform

5.8 Human Rights and English law


To earn this A Level qualification you will first complete the assessments included in your course materials.  These will be marked by your dedicated tutor and will prepare you for your exam.

You are required to complete three standard written exams:

  • Paper 1: 2 hour written exam, 33% of total marks – 23 May 2024
  • Paper 2: 2 hour written exam, 33% of total marks – 4 June 2024
  • Paper 3: 2 hour written exam, 33% of total marks – 10 June 2024

(all dates are subject to change)

There is a separate fee for the examinations, which are paid directly to the exam centre at time of booking. We’ll help you book your exams when you are ready (we advise to book well in advance to guarantee your place).

Please note: the dates shown above are the next available exam slots only (exams take place every year).

Required Knowledge

There is no entry requirement for A Level Law. 

Awarding Body

Upon completion of this qualification and passing your exams, you will receive an A Level in Law issued by the AQA.


At the Association of Learning, we understand that embarking on a new educational journey can feel daunting. But don’t worry, we are committed to providing you with all the support you need to succeed.

Our comprehensive study guides and course materials are designed to make learning as engaging and accessible as possible. Plus, our team of personal tutors and support staff are always on hand to offer valuable advice, guidance and instruction, whenever you need it.

We also understand that learning can be a challenging process, which is why we provide a range of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions. These tools are designed to help you understand and consolidate your learning, and our tutors will work tirelessly to guide and mentor you towards success.

We believe that no student should feel alone in their studies, and our team is dedicated to providing you with the support you need to reach your full potential. So, whether you have a quick question or require more detailed guidance, rest assured that our team is here to help you every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 2 years to complete this course, but can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs.

Yes, you must pass exams to gain your A Level. There is a separate fee for the examinations, which are paid directly to the exam centre at time of booking.

The only difference is you study from home, at your own pace. The exams and qualification are exactly the same.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

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