A Levels

A Level Law (OCR)

During the AS Level you will cover: The English Legal System; Here you will learn who works in the English Legal System - what Barristers, Solicitors and Judges actually do, as well as how they are trained. You will also look at how ordinary members of the public just like you, get to participate in the legal process. From there, you will be learning about the differences between civil and criminal law in England, by studying the different courts and looking at both criminal and civil procedures. This will include an in-depth look at what happens to an individual from the time of arrest, appearing in court and to being sentenced by the criminal courts, as well as studying what kind of matters are dealt with in the civil courts. You will also be introduced to alternatives to courts, such as tribunals and also study what kind of powers the Police has.


  • Course code:


  • Subject area:

    A levels

  • Type:

    Full / Part Time

  • Duration:

    31 weeks

  • Venue:

    St Albans Campus

  • Start dates:


  • Fees*:


  • Awarding body:

    Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations

About the course

By studying A Levels at Oaklands, you will enjoy a programme of learning designed to match your individual interests and ambitions.

You can choose from a wide range of subjects to meet your interests and career aims. You will be taught be a team of highly qualified lecturers that possess a wide range of knowledge and experience to help you to develop in your chosen subject(s).

Important information

What are the Course Requirements?

You will need a minimum of six GCSEs of grade C or above (5-9) including English Language. You should have at least a grade B (6) at GCSE English Language.

The good news is that you do not have to want to be a lawyer to study Law. AS and A2 Law are excellent subjects for career progression and anyone wishing to go onto University reading any discipline. Law is a fascinating, yet challenging subject aiding you to develop your reading, discursive and analytical skills, as well as your research and evaluative skills. Many other subjects would go well with Law - English, Psychology, History or Sociology for example.

Sources of Law; In this Unit you will learn where law comes from by examining exactly how Parliament and the Courts create and modify our laws, just like the ones you hear about on the news or come across in your daily life. You will also study other sources of law, including the ways in which judges follow past cases - 'case law', delegated legislation, European law, as well as how the law develops and changes over time.

You will sit exams for each of the two modules giving you the opportunity to gain an AS level in Law.


  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.


A Levels can lead you onto many different career paths, including university to further develop your skills in your chosen subject(s).

'Oaklands has been very different from school, it has set me up for college, the tutors have been excellent, the environment brilliant and I have walked away today with an A*, 98% overall and got into my first choice university to study Physics.' - George Milleret, Intensive Maths A Level

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