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Law AS Level at Ashfield School

Course description

A robust legal system is the foundation of a fair society. If you feel strongly about concepts like justice and equality then Law could be the course for you. You might see yourself working within the legal profession and wish to gain a deeper understanding of what the law entails. Or, you may wish to choose Law because it is an interesting and thought provoking course which will help you to develop skills such as analysis and problem solving. The course will dispel many of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding the law.

Other subjects that go well with Law are Business, History, Sociology, Psychology and English. You do not need to study Law at A Level to study it at university, but equally having an A Level in Law will show that you are keen, enthusiastic and have a passion for the subject. It will also give you an understanding of some of the areas that you will study at university. This can only give you an advantage when applying for what is an incredibly competitive course.

Course content

UNIT 1: The Nature of Law and the English Legal System

UNIT 2: Criminal Law

UNIT 3: Tort Law

Entry requirements

5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C. You must have at least a grade 5 in GCSE English Language.


The AS qualification consists of Units 1, 2 and 3 and is examined by two examination papers (Paper 1 = the nature of law and the English Legal System and Criminal Law; Paper 2 = the nature of law and the English Legal System and Tort Law) at the end of Year 12. These papers consist of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

Future opportunities

Many students who study AQA A Level Law go on to study Law at undergraduate level at university. It also provides students with skill that transferable to the study of other subjects at university or in the workplace.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashfield School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year