Online Law A Level course overview
The aims of the AS & A Level Law syllabus are to:
- Provide an introduction to legal concepts and rules and the machinery involved in their introduction,
application and enforcement;
- Encourage candidates to explore and understand the substantive rules of law;
- Explore and critically assess the value of legal rules, processes and institutions;
- Develop skills of communication, interpretation, reasoning and analysis.
As a result, learners build their knowledge and understanding of the English legal system, and develop a critical awareness of its structure, personnel and operation. The syllabus also focuses on two areas of substantive law (contract and tort), and encourages learners to develop skills of analysis and problem-solving through the application of legal rules.
Candidates beginning this course are not expected to have studied Law previously. A qualification in English equivalent to IGCSE would be useful.
Cambridge International A Level Law provides a suitable foundation for the study of Law or related courses in higher education. Equally it is suitable for candidates intending to pursue careers or further study in Law, or as part of a course of general education.
In the October of Year 11, 12 and 13 parents and guardians will receive an email asking which exams the learner intends to take, and where they would like to take them. Parents and guardians must inform InterHigh if they need assistance finding an exam centre by mid-October. InterHigh can support you in finding a local exam centre. It is then down to the individual to register with the centre of choice and pay the exam fees to the centre directly. As each exam centre sets their own fees we cannot provide accurate pricing, however as an example, you can see our own fees by clicking here
Physical, medical or learning support needs may be eligible for access arrangements during exams. These can include:
- Extra time of 25%*
- Extra time up to 50%*
- A reader*
- A scribe*
- Supervised rest breaks
- Separate room
- Use of a laptop
- Enlarged print exam papers
*These arrangements must be approved by the exam board. The learner will need to undertake learning assessments with an Educational Psychologist or specialist assessor in order to complete the application form. These assessments can take up to 18 months to process. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year that the learner sits exams.
There are no formal entry requirements for this subject.
However, if you’re looking to study this subject as one of four A Levels, we strongly advise you only do so if you are predicted at least a grade 7 at GCSE / IGCSE in this subject or a relevant subject.