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.
Would you prefer to pay for your course by instalments? Please see the ‘How to enrol’ section below for details of our low cost, interest free finance available.
This course is one of our new Gold Star A levels. Find out more about them here. The first opportunity sit exams for this course is 2019.
A general education up to GCSE level or equivalent is recommended for this course.
Hours 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.
Exams and assessment
- 2 hours, 33% of marks
- 2 hours, 33% of marks
2 hours, 33% of marks
Non-exam assessment (NEA):
NEC's tutor-marked assignments:
- 1 introductory assignment
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
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How to enrol
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.
How can you pay?
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.
Amount of credit:
Duration of agreement:
Rate of interest:
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) is the trading name of the Open School Trust, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (register number 676788). Finance is provided through the Deko platform by a number of lenders. You will be offered the best rate available based on your credit history and the lenders’ credit decision policies.
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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
- General rules of tort and duty of care
- Breach of duty and causation
- Occupiers' liability to visitors
- Occupiers' liability to trespassers
Section 5 - Crime offences against the person
Section 6 - Crime property offences, attempt and defences
Section 7 - Fault and justice
Section 8 - Tort 2
Section 9 - Morality and balancing competing interests
Section 10 - Human rights
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