A level law is an interesting, immersive and far-reaching topic, in which students learn information that links to all aspects of society. Law can help students to develop a range of transferrable skills such as analytical and research skills, logical thinking and how to craft and produce a fair and balanced argument – qualities vital to higher education, future careers and life in general.

This course offers students boundless possibilities to cover all manner of controversial, thought-provoking and inspiring topics from murder to parliamentary law making. Teaching methods utilise real-life case studies such as the Rylands v Fletcher case which enables the subject to be brought to life and for students to witness the information they learn in practice.

Why study law?

A Level Law will be of particular value to those students who may wish to pursue careers in the legal world. It can also be a valuable qualification for others too due to the vast amount of transferrable skills it can offer.


A level Law

Awarding body


Entry requirements

Pass in English and maths, 5 or more grades at 5+ (this can include English and maths), grade 6 in two writing-based subjects such as English, History or RS.

Year 12

Nature of Law and the English Legal System

Criminal Law

Tort Law 1 – Negligence, Occupiers Liability and Civil Defences

Year 13

Tort Law 2

Contract Law

Law and Relationships with Morality and Justice

Competing Interests in Law


A level law is assessed through three written examination papers taken at the end of the course of study. Each paper is externally assessed. Papers 1, 2 and 3 each account for 33.33% of the overall grade awarded and offer a maximum of 100 marks per paper.

There are endless possibilities to explore controversial topics such as murder and negligence.
Year 13 student