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Law A Level at The Axe Valley Community College

Course description

A student will develop a knowledge and understanding of the legal system and an ability to evaluate its operation and performance. The specification introduces substantive law and requires simple application of aspects of criminal law and civil tort law. What crime has been committed when someone is frightened by silent telephone calls? Is compensation available if your clothing is damaged as a result of someone’s negligence? If these questions interest you, then Law may be for you.

Course content

AS: examines: parliamentary law making, delegated legislation, statutory interpretation and judicial precedent; the civil courts and other forms of dispute resolution, the criminal courts and lay people, the legal profession, and other sources of advice and funding, and the judiciary; the underlying principles of criminal liability and an outline of the courts (procedure and sentencing), and; liability in negligence and an outline of the courts (procedure and damages)

A2: examines: fatal offences against the person including murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, non-fatal offences against the person and defences, including evaluation of all of these areas; negligence, occupiers’ liability, nuisance and escape of dangerous things, vicarious liability, defences and remedies and law and morals, law and justice, judicial creativity, fault and balancing conflicting interests.

Entry requirements

The normal A* to C pass rate to study advanced Level 3 courses.


Law A Level is an exam subject. There is no coursework. Both AS and A2 Law are assessed through examinations in June.

Future opportunities

Law is a well respected A level. If you wish to have a Legal career, then Law is an ideal course for you to study. Law is completely compatible with any Law degree. It acts as proof of your interest in Law, if you wish to study it at University. Since enrolling on a Law course is extremely competitive it is essential you are able to demonstrate your interest in such a career in many different ways. Visits to courts and work experience in a Solicitors office are two sources of evidence. Studying a Law A Level is another.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Axe Valley Community College directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years