Law A Level (New)

The study of law will enable you to develop your analytical and critical thinking and problem-solving skills through the application of legal rules. The course covers the nature of English law and the English legal system, private law, public law, and legal skills.

This course is one of our new Gold Star A levels. Find out more about them hereThe first opportunity sit exams for this course is 2019.

Price: 

Price£625.00

Course requirements

A general education up to GCSE level or equivalent is recommended for this course. This is an online course so you will also need access to the internet.

Duration of study

It's really up to you but, as a guide, an A level course takes about 250-300 hours plus extra time for assignment work you submit to your tutor. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. Many students allow 18-24 months to complete an A level, but some complete the course within a year.

Specification

This course follows specification 7162 from the awarding organisation AQA. Full details of the specifications can be obtained from AQA's website.

Topics

Section 1 - Law-making
  • The nature of law and the rule of law
  • Parliamentary law-making
  • Delegated legislation
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Judicial precedent
  • Law reform
  • European law

Section 2 - The English legal system
  • The civil courts and alternative dispute resolution
  • Criminal courts and sentencing
  • Lay people
  • Legal personnel
  • The judiciary
  • Access to justice and funding

Section 3 - Criminal law
  • General rules of criminal law
  • Actus reus
  • Mens rea
  • Strict liability
  • Common assault and actual bodily harm
  • Grievous bodily harm and wounding

Section 4 - Tort 1
  • General rules of tort and duty of care
  • Breach of duty and causation
  • Occupiers' liability to visitors
  • Occupiers' liability to trespassers
  • Remedies

Section 5 - Crime offences against the person
  • TBC

Section 6 - Crime property offences, attempt and defences
  • TBC

Section 7 - Fault and justice
  • TBC

Section 8 - Tort 2
  • TBC

Section 9 - Morality and balancing competing interests
  • TBC

Section 10 - Human rights
  • TBC

Exams and assessment

Three exams:
  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks

Non-exam assessment (NEA):
  • None

Assignments

Assignments do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

This course has:
  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 assignments

Set texts and resources

Active e-book versions of these texts will be included free with your course:
  • AQA A-level Law for Year 1/AS, J Martin and N Price, Hodder Education 2017
  • AQA A-level Law for Year 2, J Martin and R Wortley, Hodder Education 2018

Using learn@nec

Your course is delivered online through learn@nec, so it’s important that you have access to a computer and the internet. We recommend that your computer is using one of the following operating systems and browsers to improve your experience of using learn@nec:

Operating systems:
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • Google Chrome OS
  • Android 4.4 or later, using the Chrome browser
  • iOS 6 or later, using the Safari browser

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  • Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari 6 or later
  • Internet Explorer 10 or later (excluding IE11)

learn@nec may work on other operating systems and browsers with some restrictions. You can see full details of the system requirements by clicking here.

How to enrol

There are several ways to enrol with NEC:
  • Click the ‘Enrol now’ button above.
  • Telephone us on 0800 389 2839 or +44(0)1223 400200 and speak to our course advice team.
  • Ask us to send you an enrolment form which you can complete and return by post.

Paying in instalments

It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.

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