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.