A2 in Law 2161


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A2 in Law 2161

Oxford College is pleased to offer our A level in Law course. This course is designed to acquire knowledge of the English Legal System, such as how laws are made, Dispute Resolution, Tort law and Criminal Law. Studying this course also helps to further develop analytical skills as well as critical thinking abilities.

Development of these skills is helpful in a wide variety of careers, including Law and you can use this course as a launching point for successful future.

The AS syllabus constitutes two separate units, which is also divided into separate topics. Each topic contains a tutor marked assignment, and provides you with the guidance to develop your own knowledge through research, activities and self-assessment questions.

You are required to complete a number of assignments for your tutor.  These will be marked by your tutor and you will receive continued support from your tutor throughout your course.

In the A2 course, you will be assessed on both criminal and civil law and you will be examined on your knowledge of substantive law and the legal system. The A2 is divided into units 3 and 4.

The A2 Units

Unit 3

Unit 3 is divided into Criminal Law and contract Law, and you can choose the exam question on one or the other. If you are fast tracking, you may just wish to study one, otherwise you may wish to study both and then specialise.

The breakdown of unit 3 is as follows:

Section A: Criminal Law

Murder and non- fatal offences against the person.

Defences for the above offences

Evaluation of offences

Section B: Contract Law

Formation of a valid contract- offer acceptance, consideration

Contract terms: Differences between warranties and conditions


How a contract comes to an end

Breach of contract

Unit 4

The breakdown of Unit 4 is as follows:

Section A: Criminal Law: Offences against property

Theft and robbery. Theft Act 1968 and other legislation

Burglary, Blackmail and Fraud

Criminal Damage. Defences

Section B: Law of Tort

Negligence, duty of care, breach of duty and damages

Occupiers Liability and Nuisance

Vicarious Liability and Defences to Torts. Remedies: How damages are assessed

Section C: Concepts of Law

You will look at the overlap between law and morality, norms and values, law and justice.

You will also look at the relationship between judicial creativity and precedent. Can judges choose which laws to follow?

You will look at fault, both civil liability and criminal liability.

You will also consider conflicting interests.


The course is assessed entirely by examination- there is no coursework.

The full A level is comprised of the AS and A2

Unit 1 carries 25% of the AS level marks and Unit 2 carries 25% respectively

The AS level combined exams constitute 50% of the total A Level Marks and the A2 exam carries the other half of the A Level marks; they are equally weighted.

A2 Law

Unit 3 - 1 hour and 30 minute exam

Answering one three part question; candidates may choose either contract or criminal law. Each part of the question is work 25 marks. 5 additional marks for QWC.

Unit 4 - 2 hour written paper

Either Criminal law or law of tort

And – Concepts of Law (essay question)

Sections A and B are worth 50 marks, section A is 30 marks, out of a total of 85 available marks. Up to 5 additional marks available for QWC.


What's Included

Online Learning Documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 1 year.

Further Information

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

January 2013 will be the last January exam period. All future exams will be held during the May - June exam period only.

In the student 'On Campus' area you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.

Materials and support provided by Oxford Learning. Oxford Learning


Course Fee


Payment by Instalments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

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