Exam Board: OCR


This course is suitable for anyone who is good at continuous writing, being able to learn and recall factual information easily, being able ‘think logically’ ie to ‘unpick’ a situation, apply their knowledge and come to a conclusion.   It goes with any other A Level and is a good choice for anyone thinking of studying Law at university as it gives you a definite idea of whether you enjoy the subject. 


ALL universities accept A Level Law for Law degrees (contrary to myth and outdated careers advice).


Course Content:


Paper 1- Section A - English Legal System

Section B - Criminal Law

Civil courts and ADR

Criminal Courts and Lay People

Legal Personnel

Access to Justice

Rules and Theory

Criminal Liability

Fatal Offences

Non-fatal Offences

Offences and Property


Preliminary Offences



Paper 2 - Section A – Law Making

Section B – The Law of Tort

Parliamentary Law Making

Delegated Legislation

Statutory Interpretation

Judicial Precedent

Law Reform

European Union Law

Rules and theory

Liability in negligence

Occupiers’ liability

Torts and Land

Vicarious Liability





Paper 3 - Section A – Further Law

Section B – Option 2: The law of Contract

Introduction to the Nature of Law

Rules and theory

Law and Morality


Law andJustice


Law and Society

Vitiating factors

Law and Technology








The course consists of 3 x 2 hour Papers – all equally weighted – all taken at the end of Year 13.



Delivery is by a variety of methods – all designed to promote learning and enjoyment of the subject.


Career Opportunities:

Lawyer is the obvious one but A Level Law is also useful for anyone thinking about a job in a Legal Department in a business or the Police Force or Legal Secretary plus any career which requires the ability to analyse situations and come to a logical, evidence-based solution.


Entry Requirements:

Grade 6 GCSE English - in both English Language and English Literature (although students will be considered if they achieve a 6 and a 5).