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Level 3

OCR L3 A Level in Law


The qualification is designed to develop knowledge and skills for the further study of law, and related subjects, such as business.

The course will enable learners to know and understand the changing nature of law and the interaction between law, society, morals

and justice.

Topics studied include:

The legal system

• How cases progress through the

• civil and criminal courts and the role of different people in those courts.

• Funding legal help and alternative ways to get legal help.

Criminal law

• The elements of a criminal offence

• Fatal offences -; murder and manslaughter

• Non-fatal offences -; different kinds of criminal assault

• Offences against property -;

• theft, burglary and robbery

• Defences including insanity, self-defence, intoxication

• Criminal attempts

Law making

• Law making by Parliament, Europe and delegated legislation

• Law making by the courts (judicial precedent)

• The rules of statutory interpretation

• Law reform bodies

The law of tort

• The rules of negligence and occupier’;s liability

• Public and private nuisance

• Defences including consent and contributory negligence

• Calculation of damages and injunctions

The nature of law

• The difference between laws and other rules

• Law and morality -; the enforcement of moral values

• The role of law in society and as a social control mechanism

The law of contract

• Making contracts -; offer and acceptance and consideration

• The different kinds of term in a contract

• Misrepresentation and economic

• duress

• How a contract comes to an end

• The Consumer Protection Act 2015

Students will experience a range of teaching activities on the course

from class discussion to small group work. They will analyse materials and prepare answers to scenario questions. Practical activities include mooting in the second year of the course.

Subject support is available to all students.


Minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 5 in
English Language and grade 4 in Maths.

Students will need to be able to write clearly and be prepared to develop a critical approach, asking why things are the way they are and how they could be better.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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