Specification: OCR

Why study Law?

Students will learn about the legal system, law making, the nature of law, criminal law, the law of tort and human rights law, or the law of contract.  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.

Why is A Level Law important?

A Level law provides an introduction to law. It allows students to learn about a fascinating subject, one which covers many aspects of life.  Students will learn more about society from a legal perspective.  This will include learning about the interaction between law and morals, justice and society.

What will I study?

You will be studying the legal system, law making, and the nature of law. Your study will involve academic skills, including analysis and evaluation.  Your study will help you make an informed decision about a future career in the legal profession.

How will I be assessed?

AS and A Level law are assessed by written examination.  The AS qualification consists of two exam papers, each 1 hour 30 mins which are both worth 50% of the marks.  The A Level qualification consists of three exam papers each 2 hours long.  There is a variety of exam questions including essay questions and legal scenario questions.


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