A' Level Law

Students will learn about the legal system, law making, the nature of law, criminal law, the law on contract and human rights law.

Law students will develop a range of skills including the application of legal law rules and principles to present an argument, analysis and evaluation of the law, legal issues and concepts.


A' Level Law provides an introductions to law. It allows students to learn about a fascinating subject, one which covers many aspects of life. Students of A' Level Law will:

  • Develop an understanding of law and how it works
  • Learn more about society from legal perspective - both contemporary and historical
  • Learn about the interaction between law and morals, justice and society
  • Learn about the different areas of law e.g. criminal law, human rights, contract and tort
  • Make connections with business, economics, history, politics and technology
  • Develop academic skills including analysis and evalution
  • Be able to make informed decisions about future careers


Opportunities for future progression

Some students take A' Level Law because they already know that they want a career in law. The A' Level gives an excellent introduction for students who want to read law at university or start a legal apprenticeship. It demystifies the law. Universities recognise the advantages of an A' Level qualification in Law.

Students wishing to continue their legal studies after A' Level can opt for a university degree or work-based apprenticeship. Both of these routes can lead to the qualifications required to become a solicitor, barrister or legal executive. Other popular careers include the police, teaching, social work, business and accounting.

A' Level Law is not just for students who wish to enter the legal professions. It is a well-represented subject and is a welcome addition to many A' Level programmes of study. A' Level Law links well with science subjects, humanities and social subjects.

A' Level Law provides a fascinating insight into so many different disciplines. There are many benefits of studying A' Level Law. It links to all aspects of society and helps students to develop a range of transferable skills: analytical skills, attention to detail, logical thinking, research skills, essay writing skills and the ability to produce a balanced argument. The course is engaging and encourages the learner to experience the 'law in action'. Visits to the criminal and civil courts, the Houses of Parliament and other related places of interest, bring the subject to life.



The A' Level qualification consists of three exam papers, each 2 hours long and each worth 33.3% of marks. There is a variety of exam questions including essay questions and legal scenario questions.