Accessibility links

Law - AQA AS/A Level at East Durham College

Course description

AS Level

Unit 1A: Law making & Unit 1 B: The legal system
Assessment: Examination

Unit 2A: Criminal liability & Unit 2C: The law of contract
Assessment: Examination

A Level

Unit 3: Criminal Law—offences against the person
Assessment: Examination

Unit 4A: Criminal law—offences against property & Unit 4C: Concepts of law
Assessment: Examination

Course content


Unit 1: Law Making
•Parliamentary law making
•Delegated legislation
•Statutory interpretation
•Judicial precedent

Unit 2: The Legal System
•Civil and criminal courts
•The legal profession
•The judiciary

Unit 3: Criminal Law - Offences Against the Person

Unit 4: Criminal Law - Offences Against Property

Unit 5: Concepts of Law


Entry requirements

For a 3 A level programme you will need to have a minimum of 5 A* - C grade passes at GCSE which includes English and Mathematics.

For a 4 A level programme you will need to have a minimum of 6 A* - C grade passes at GCSE which includes English and Mathematics; it is expected that the majority of passes will be at A* - A grade.


100% exam based.

Financial information

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

Future opportunities

Law is a very useful subject which can be studied for it’s own sake or to support entry into a variety of professions. Progression routes include: Solicitor, barrister, legal executive, and politician. However, law is also useful for professions such as social work, nursing, historian, journalism, teaching and lecturing, marketing/advertising, business and finance.

Further information

Students may go on to study at University. Subjects include Law, History, Sociology, Business, Psychology and English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
Provider logo

Key information


  • More information
    • In Peterlee, the College re-located in 2009 into an exciting £36 million new build development. Needless to say, the complex is one of the most modern educational facilities in the region and one which staff, students and the public at large are justifiably proud of.

      Along with its specially designed state-of-the-art classrooms and work areas, the College also showcases a 500 seater sports arena and the area's only dedicated specialist theatre.