Law A' Level (Full AS + A2) Course

Law A' Level (Full AS + A2) Course
Course Code: UCOXIGCSEA22
Enrolment Fee: £393.75  £315.00
Format: Online/Paper
Award: A Level
Accreditation: AQA
Study Time: 2 Years
Experience: No Entry Requirements

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COURSE OVERVIEW


A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an A Law (Full AS + A2) Course. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning A Level Law is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the A Level Law exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning A Level Law course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.  

Law is both a fascinating and challenging subject. It affects every aspect of our daily lives. It is an ideal subject for someone with a logical mind, who likes research and attention to detail. AS/A2 Law generally is a very popular subject with both sixth form students who may be considering a career in law and also with more mature students who want to find out more about this intriguing subject.

This course is specifically written for the GCE Law (AQA) 2160. The new format of the examinations will come into force in January 2009 for AS level and 2010 for A2. At AS level there are two units for the course and a further two units for A2 specification. The AS examination may be taken as a stand alone qualification or followed by A2 to constitute a complete A Level.

Challenges in learning Law

Law can be a challenging subject, it has its own terminology which has to be learned and new terminology is explained in a clear and logical manner throughout the course with appropriate references to the text book.

Also, learning case law can be challenging. Case law consists of cases previously decided in courts of Law. It is important that the facts of these cases are learned as they will have to be known for examinations. It is better to learn these as the course progresses.


Key TopicsWhat are the key topics?

Course Key Topics 
The A Level Law (Full AS + A2) course is divided in to four comprehensive units

The course is divided into two units as required by the AS syllabus. Each unit of the Course corresponds exactly to the requirements of the new syllabus. To ensure all required topics are covered each unit is divided into topic areas.

In each topic area there are some activities, some web based research, self assessment questions and tutor marked assignments. These are assignments you prepare and submit to your tutor for marking. There are ten assignments (10) in all for AS (Assignments A–J)

A2 Law
For A2 the syllabus specification further develops knowledge of the English Legal system and of substantive law through both criminal and civil law.

Again, the course is divided into the two required units; 3 and 4. The course is then divided into topic areas which closely follows the syllabus requirements as in the AS course.

In each topic area there are some activities, some web based research, self assessment questions and tutor marked assignments. These are assignments you prepare and submit to your tutor for marking. There are twelve assignments in all for A2 (Assignments 1 -12)

Each topic area will state the aims to be achieved and what you can expect to know at the end of the topic. For unit 3 there is a choice of Criminal Law or Contract Law. Although in the examination you are you only required to cover one area, either criminal law or contract, you might like to study both areas and then decide which to specialise in. Alternatively if you are fast tracking you may wish to cover one area.

 


 


(see full course syllabus below for more information)

Tutor SupportWhat support will I receive?

Home Study Tutor Support


You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your A Level in Law. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact a Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

Your tutor will give you various resource sites to visit and there is extra material in the Student Support Portal. In addition there are several supporting texts books for this course but again this depends on which approach you are following and which book best suits your individual needs. In addition there are several supporting texts books for this course but again this depends on which approach you are following and which book best suits your individual needs.



 

AssessmentsHow will I be assessed?

Course Assessments


AS/A2 - A level in Law. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

Format of Examination     

AS Law Examination
The method of assessment for this examination is by way of one written paper of One hour thirty minutes. The weighting for this paper is 50% of total AS or 25% of total A Level marks.

In the examination, candidates must answer three questions from eight, one from Section A - Law making, one from Section B - The Legal system, and one from either section. Each question is in three parts and the complete question must be answered. Each part of the question is worth 10 marks, totalling 30 marks for the whole question. Total marks available are 95% which include 5% for good use of vocabulary including legal terminology and presentation and quality of written communication.

For Unit 2, assessment is by way of a written paper of One hour 30 minutes.

Candidates are required to answer two multi - part questions based on problem scenarios. There is a compulsory question from Section A and the other question may be taken from either Section B or Section C. Each section has a maximum of 45 marks. There is an additional 5 marks available for quality of written communication (QWC)

A2 Law Examanation
For A2 the syllabus specification further develops knowledge of the English Legal system and of substantive law through both criminal and civil law.

Again, the course is divided into the two required units; 3 and 4. The course is then divided into topic areas which closely follows the syllabus requirements as in the AS course.

In each topic area there are some activities, some web based research, self assessment questions and tutor marked assignments. These are assignments you prepare and submit to your tutor for marking. There are twelve assignments in all for A2 (Assignments 1 -12)

Each topic area will state the aims to be achieved and what you can expect to know at the end of the topic.

For unit 3 there is a choice of Criminal Law or Contract Law. Although in the examination you are you only required to cover one area, either criminal law or contract, you might like to study both areas and then decide which to specialise in. Alternatively if you are fast tracking you may wish to cover one area.

Examination – Unit 3
Assessment is by way of a written paper of One hour 30 minutes in length. Candidates have to answer one three part question on either Criminal Law or Contract law. Each part of the question is worth 25 marks. 5 additional marks are available for QWC. The weighting is 50% of total A2 or 25% of total A Level marks.

Examination – Unit 4 
Assessment is by way of a written paper of 2 hours duration. Candidates must answer one two part question on either Criminal Law or the Law of Tort, and one essay question on Concepts of Law. Sections A and B are worth 50 marks, Section C carries 30 marks. There are up to 5 additional marks available for quality of written communication. TOTAL marks 85.


 


 

Entry RequirementsDo I need previous experience?

Course Entry Requirements


The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Law and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with full tutor support.


 


 

Enrolment FeesHow much are the course fees?

Course Enrolment Fees


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the A Level Law (Full AS + A2) home study course is £393.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £315 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £78.75 and then 4 equal payments of £78.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

Payment Method
Deposit
Instalment
Total
Pay in Full (Online Version)
£315.00
N.A.
£315.00
Pay in Full (Paper Version)
£380.00
N.A.
£380.00
Instalment Plan (Online Version)
£78.75
£78.75X 4
£393.75
Instalment Plan (Paper Version)
£143.75
£78.75X 4
£458.75

Delivery Charges:

Free Delivery for UK Mainland Students
Additional £25 for students in Europe
Additional £40 for Students in Rest of the world
 
Note: Instalment Plan is not available to our International Students.

 


 

Full Course SyllabusWhat will I learn?

How is the course structured?
The A Level Critical Thinking (Full AS + A2) course is divided in to four comprehensive units

UNIT 1 - Section A

1.Introduction to law – considers what Law is, different types of law and how to study law
Assignment A
2.Parliamentary law making – looking at Acts of Parliament
3.Delegated legislation
4.Statutory interpretation – the wording of Acts of Parliament
Assignment B
5.Judicial precedent – considering how judges make law in Courts
Assignment C

Section B

6.The Civil Courts and other forms of dispute Resolution – how an action is brought in County Court
7.Criminal Courts and Lay people – looking at Magistrates and Juries
Assignment D
8.Legal profession and other sources f advice and funding. The Judiciary – considering training of solicitors, barristers and judges.
Assignment E

UNIT 2 - Section A

1.Criminal Liability – Actus Reus, mens rea and intention – what constitutes a crime?
2.Common Assault, Assault and battery, Offences against the person and strict liability
Assignment F
3.The Criminal Courts: – Magistrates Court and Crown Court, types of offences
4.Trial procedure, bail, the plea. Outline of evidence, burden of proof
5.Sentencing aims – what is the purpose of sanctions and imprisonment in criminal matters?
Assignment G

Section B

6.Introduction to Tort –negligence, duty of care, breach of duty and damages
Assignment H
7.The Civil Courts, trial procedure. The three track procedures, Alternative Dispute resolution, evidential issues
Assignment I

Section C

8.An introduction to Law of contract – formation and breach of Contract – looking at contracts which are made everyday.
Assignment J

UNIT 3 

Section A: Criminal Law
1.Murder - the mens rea and actus reus – mental intent and physical act of committing the crime
2.Voluntary Manslaughter, Involuntary manslaughter looking at these crimes
Assignment 1 – Tutor Marked Assignment
3.Non-fatal offences against the person
Assignment 2 - Tutor Marked Assignment
4.Defences for all the above offences.
5.Evaluation of offences
Assignment 3 - Tutor Marked Assignment

Section B: Contract Law

1.Formation of a valid contract, offer, acceptance consideration
2.Contract Terms - the difference between warranties and conditions
Assignment 4 - Tutor Marked Assignment
3.Vitiating Factors – and misrepresentation
4.Other matters affecting enforceability of contract.
5.Introduction to consumer law
Assignment 5 - Tutor Marked Assignment
6.Discharge of contract – how a contract comes to an end.
7.Remedies - if there is a breach of contract, what compensation can be obtained. Evaluation of contracts
Assignment 6 - Tutor Marked Assignment

Unit 4

Section A: Criminal Law – offences against property

1.Theft and robbery, looking at the Theft Act 1968 and subsequent legislation
2.Burglary, Blackmail – looking at the elements of these crimes.
3.Fraud
Assignment 7 - Tutor Marked Assignment
4.Making off without payment – evasion of paying a restaurant bill, or taxi fare!
5.Criminal damage- damage caused to someone else’s property.
6.Defences – when these can be pleaded – looking at cases.
Assignment 8 - Tutor Marked Assignment

Section B: Law of Tort

7.Negligence, duty of care, breach of duty and damages
8.Occupiers liability – every property owner has a duty to keep premises safe
Assignment 9 - Tutor Marked Assignment
9.Nuisance and escape of dangerous things – the case of Rylands v Fletcher
10.Vicarious liability – the liability of an employer for actions committed by an employee.
11.Defences to torts- contributory negligence
12.Remedies in the Courts – how damages are assessed
Assignment 10 - Tutor Marked Assignment

Section C: Concepts of Law

13.Law and Morals - Is there an overlap?
14.Law and Justice
Assignment 11- Tutor Marked Assignment
15.Judicial Creativity – can judges choose which court precedents to follow
16.Fault –criminal and civil liability
17.Balancing conflicting interests.
Assignment 12 - Tutor Marked Assignment


 


QualificationsWhat qualifications will I receive?


 AS/A2 - A level in Law

Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

Specification: AQA (Full A Level) 2160, AQA (AS) 1161 and AQA (A2) 2161



 

What's IncludedWhat do I get when I enrol?

Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Law home study course and earn your A Level:


1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning
2. A full range of student services, including:

  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
  • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  • Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
  • Guide to Effective Study Techniques
  • How to approach exams without fear

3. An accredited award upon successful course completion directly from the awarding body AQA
4. 24 month's educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone
5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students 



 

Home Study ExplainedHow does home study work and is it right for me?

Distance Learning Explained


Distance Learning is a term used to describe a method of learning where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our programmes as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our learning programmes have been written and prepared in such a way that it enables you to take control over these decisions.  We also have a varied range of e-learning courses available to complement our full portfolio of distance learning courses.
 
Distance Learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your distance learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the programme, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your timetable.
 
Although our distance learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of distance learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful distance learner you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 
Online Learning Explained

Online learning descends from computer-based training, interactive multimedia and integrated learning centers and is the delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means.  With the internet boom in the mid '90s, the concept of online learning has spread broadly. 
 
Online learning or e-learning (electronic learning) is a term used to describe learning materials that are not physically provided to you, but are accessible online where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these online learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our online courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our online learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Online learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your online course and you feel you know your way around the program, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your online course study timetable.
 
Home Study Explained

Home Study Courses are a type of learning material in the form of manuals, CD Roms, Online courses etc. where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our home study courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our home learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Home study courses allow you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your home learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the course, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your home study timetable.
 
Although our home learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of home learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful home study course learner, you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 

 


 

Student PortalHow can I interact with other students?

Student Community


We understand that studying from home may be a new experience for you. You could even be excused for feeling a little daunted since you will not be studying in a traditional "classroom environment". To help our students overcome these concerns we have developed a friendly online student community. The Student Community encourages a high level of interaction with your tutor and other like-minded students.

All of our students receive access to the Student Community. You will be able to use the student community for the following:

  1. Access the student forum which allows you to share ideas and chat with other students.
  2. View your tutor's feedback on your marked assignments.
  3. View optional reading lists for your course (where available).
  4. Access free online games, for when you need a break from studying.
  5. View the study guide with plenty of useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your course.

Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills, Job Interview Skills, The Effective Learner, Goal Setting and Time Management, Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper


VISIT THE STUDENT COMMUNITY


 

Related CoursesI am not sure this is for me. Are there similar courses?

Related Courses
Below you will find a list of courses that previous students have taken to complement their course. We hope that this list will give you some idea of the types of progression courses we offer, or alternative course options that may be of interest to you.

 
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Further InformationWhat else do I need to know?

COURSE RESOURCES


Recommended Reading

You will need a text book to assist you throughout the course. The recommended text book for AS is AS Law by Bobby Vanstone, Mary Charman and Liz Sherratt published by Willan. At the time of writing there is not a specific book published for the new format of the examinations but no doubt these will be available later. The text book is an essential part of this course and will be referred to throughout the course. The text book contains useful activities and specimen papers

For the contract module, the recommended text book is Unlocking Contract Law by Chris Turner Published by Hodder Arnold. This book also has a complimentary web site. For further details visit www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk or Contract Law by Mary Charman published by Willan Publishing.

Textbooks – A2 Recommended text books for unit 3 and 4

AQA Law for A2 – Jacqueline Martin, published by Hodder Arnold 2007
Criminal Law for A2 Jacqueline Martin, published by Hodder Arnold
Key Facts: Criminal Law Chris Turner, published by Hodder Arnold
For Contract Law – Unlocking Contract Law (second edition) – Chris Turner, published by Hodder Arnold or
Contract Law (fourth edition) Mary Charman – Willan Publishing.

Useful Links

A Level Explained

Link to AQA Website

Exams Timetable

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.


For Windows:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course.  We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.



 

How to EnrolHow do I enrol?


      

Step One 
It's simple - Choose from our list of 100s Accredited Courses. Click on the enrol now button to select your enrolment option

Step Two
After you enrol, Course Material will be delivered to you within 7 working days (Normally 48 Hours).

Step Three
A personal tutor and a Dedicated Support advisor will be allocated to you throughout the course.

Step four
On successful completion of the course, You will be given a Recognised Qualification towards a successful career.


 


 

FAQsWhat are the most frequent questions?

Course Frequently Asked Questions 


Q. How does distance learning work?
To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.
 
Q. When can I start the course?
The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.
 
Q. How long do the courses take?
This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.
 
Q. Do the courses have tutorial support?
Yes, You will be allocated an experienced tutor who will guide you through the course, mark your assignments and generally help you with any problems you may have. Your tutors can be contacted via email and post.
 
Q. If I fail an assignment can I retake it?
Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you support as to where you could improve.
 
Q. How do I get help with my course work?
You can get help 7 days a week by email, or post from your dedicated tutor, you just email your assignments for marking. You have to send your assignments one at a time so the tutor can mark one and give you the feedback.
 
Q. Will I get a qualification at the end?
Yes, for all our courses, you will receive a diploma or a recognised qualification from the awarding body of your course.
 
Q. Is the course work done online or sent via the internet?
No, the course work can be done offline using your PC or for paper based courses working through your course folder. 
 
Q. Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
We do like you to complete the course within the tutor support period but we can extend this for a small charge (currently £40 for 12 months). If you follow the recommended study hours, this will give you a good guide to complete the course withim the specified time period. 
 
Q. Will I have to sit an examination?
Most of our paper based courses do not require you to sit examinations, only continual assessments. Where there are examinations required, you will receive all the information you need to make your own exam arrangements. Please note exam fees are not included in your course fee, unless otherwise stated.
 
Q. How quickly will I receive my course material?
Once your payment has been received and cleared your enrolment should be processed within two days and your course materials delivered within 5 days, for customers who choose to pay in instalments this can take longer as we need a signed agreement back from you before we send the course materials.
 
Q. Do I have to buy any other materials?
Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.
 
Q. I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?
Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.
 
Q. Why choose UK Learning College?
The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.
 
Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.
 

 


 

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