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A-Level Law Course – AQA

This A-Level Law Course covers the brand new specification introduced in 2017.

Private candidates can learn online or select a hard copy of the Law course materials to be posted out to them.

Enrolments are taken 365 days a year.

Exams are taken in May/June of each year.

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

There are 5 units within this course: Units 1-3 are mandatory and you have the choice of whether to study unit 4 OR unit 5.

UNIT 1: THE NATURE OF LAW AND ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM
  • Nature of law
  • Nature of law: law and society
  • Nature of law: law and morality
  • Nature of law: law and justice
  • The rule of law
  • Law making: delegated legislation
  • Law making: statutory interpretation
  • Law making: judicial present
  • Law making: law reform
  • Law making: the European union
  • The legal system: the civil courts and other forms of dispute resolution
  • The legal system: the criminal courts and lay people
  • The legal system: legal personnel and the judiciary
  • The legal system: access to justice and funding
UNIT 2: CRIMINAL LAW
  • The rules of criminal law
  • Theory in criminal law
  • General elements of liability
  • Fatal offenses against the person
  • Non-fatal offences against the person
  • Property offences
  • Preliminary offence
  • Defences: Capacity defences
  • Defences: Necessity defences
UNIT 3: TORT
  • The rules of tort law
  • Theory of tort law
  • Liability in negligence for physical injury to people and damage to property
  • Liability in negligence for economic loss and psychiatric injury
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • Nuisance and the escape of dangerous things
  • Vicarious liability
  • Defences
  • Remedies

Optional Units

UNIT 4: LAW OF CONTRACT
  • The rules of contract law
  • Theory of contract law
  • Essential requirements of contract
  • Contract terms: general
  • Contract terms: specific terms implied by statute law in relation to consumer contracts
  • Contract terms: exclusion clauses
  • Vitiating factors
  • Discharge of a contract
  • Remedies
UNIT 5: HUMAN RIGHTS
  • Rules in Human Rights law
  • Theory in Human Rights
  • Human Rights in international law
  • Human Rights in the United Kingdom prior to the Human Rights Act 1998
  • The European Convention on Human Rights 1953: Article 2
  • The European Convention on Human Rights 1953: Article 5
  • The European Convention on Human Rights 1953: Article 8
  • The European Convention on Human Rights 1953: Article 10
  • The European Convention on Human Rights 1953: Article 11
  • Restrictions
  • Enforcement
  • Human Rights and English law
  • Reform

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

Course Duration

This course comes with 24 months of support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 360 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 700 Hours

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

Assessment

To achieve the full Law A-Level you will be assessed across 3 written exams. A detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1: The Nature of Law and the English Legal System (25%) & Criminal Law (75%)
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours
Assessment format: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

Paper 2: The Nature of Law and the English Legal System (25%) & Tort Law (75%)
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours
Assessment format: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

Paper 3: The Nature of Law and the English Legal System (25%) & your additional chosen unit (75%)
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours
Assessment format: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

Examination Fees

As a private candidate, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College.

This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed.

Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of the area. (It’s worth it)
You can view a list of official AQA approved examination centres here 

The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (8 months minimum recommended)

Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 days cooling off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest-free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditions. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

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Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

*Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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