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Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
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A Level Law


The law governs everything we do and affects everyone’s lives, including your own. We all come into contact with it every day, be it through the traffic laws that keep us safe, or the legal process of buying your first house. This course is full of interesting topics such as criminal liability for crimes such as murder, manslaughter and theft. So whether you want to become a solicitor or barrister, or just simply want to know more about the law, this course is guaranteed to spark your passion for problem solving and debate.


Course Modules

First Year

English Legal System - Topics covered here include types of Law, the court system, juries, judges and magistrates, barristers and solicitors.

Criminal Law - This includes criminal liability in relation to assault, battery, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm.

Tort Law - This provides an introduction to civil law in areas relating to physical injury to people and damage to property.

Second Year

Criminal Law (Continuation from First Year) - This includes murder, manslaughter, theft and robbery, the law of attempts and criminal defences.

Tort Law (Continuation from First Year) - This includes the study of liability for psychiatric injury, liability of occupiers of property, the law of nuisance, vicarious liability along with civil law defences.

Contract Law -This includes the study of how a contract can be formed, the various terms and clauses which can be included within a contract, how a contract can be discharged, along with remedies which can be sought in contract law.

Nature of Law (i.e Theory of Law: Fault, Law and Morality, Law and Justice, Balancing Conflicting Interests) - Students bring together their knowledge of material gained from earlier study to provide an overview of the whole subject.


Methods of Teaching and Learning

Teaching methods include lessons, case studies, discussions in large and small groups, moots (mock trials), and occasional presentations; there are also opportunities to visit the courts and hear from guest speakers. You will have a folder where all your notes are written and essay plans are created. You are expected to do some background reading, to make your own detailed notes and to write essay answers to past exam questions.


Methods of Assessment


Law can be taken with any combination of subjects. This is a 100% essay based exam course, with no coursework element.

Paper 1 assesses the English legal system, nature of law and the Criminal Law topics. The exam paper itself includes multiple choice, short answer and extended answer scenario based questions.

Paper 2 assesses the English legal system, nature of law and Tort Law topics. The exam paper itself includes multiple choice, short answer and extended answer scenario based questions.

Paper 3 assesses the English legal system, nature of law and Contract Law topics. The exam paper itself includes multiple choice, short answer and extended answer scenario based questions.



Opportunities to visit Lincoln Law Courts and a law library to learn how to research law. Guest speakers from law firms and barristers chambers often visit, and the school are invited to participate in mock trials at the University of Lincoln on their “Street Law” programme.

Additional Costs 

There are no specific charges payable in connection with this course, except for any optional visits you may wish to take part in.


The course leads to an A-level Law qualification after two years.

A-level Law is not required for entry to Law degree courses or the legal profession, but it is accepted (with other appropriate subjects) for entry to degree courses in Law and nearly all other courses of higher education. 

Students wishing to study Law at university will not be disadvantaged by studying A-level Law. The course helps them prepare for the LNat test and develops your legal skills

It is also a useful qualification for anyone looking for employment as a legal executive, legal secretary, police officer, journalist, social worker, civil servant, forensic scientist, accountant or tax adviser.