International A Level Law Course

International A Level Law Course enables students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. It will also develop problem solving skills through the application of legal rules, together with an understanding of legal method and reasoning. These skills provide excellent preparation for those students who wish to progress to degree level study or pursue a wide range of careers.  Our A-level Law course is designed to encourage and engage students to sustain their interest and enjoyment in law. This course does not depend upon knowledge gained from a GCSE course.

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Course Description

This International A Level Law Distance Learning is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

International A Level Law CIE exams can be taken in June and November.

International A Level Law Edexcel exams can be taken in June and October.


Our courses at Home Study Zone allow our students to work at their own pace and we work to ensure all our student’s needs are met. Our resources will cover the requirements of the course making sure you stay on track with the subject you choose.


The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.



AS Level

Candidates for the Cambridge International AS Level in Law study the following topics:-


Sources of law


Nature and classification of law

Common Law and Equity

Doctrine of precedent


Statutory interpretation

Delegated legislation

Human rights

Law reform


Machinery of justice


Civil courts

Alternative methods of dispute resolution

Criminal process

Criminal courts

Sentencing principles and sanctions of courts


Legal personnel


Barristers and solicitors


Crown Prosecution Service

Role of lay personnel

Lord Chancellor

The AS level consists of two examinations papers.


Full A’ Level

Candidates for the Cambridge International A’ Level in Law study the ABOVE AS Level topics and the following:-


Formation of valid contracts


Nature of contract

Offer and acceptance





Contents of contracts


Types of term

Status of terms

Control of exemption clauses


Vitiating factors


Vitiating factors



Passing of title under void and voidable contracts


Remedies for breach


Common Law



Negligence and occupier’s liability


Liability in negligence

Duty of care

Breach of duty


Occupier’s liability



Private nuisance and Rylands v. Fletcher


Private nuisance

Rylands v. Fletcher




Trespass to land

Trespass to the person




Common Law


The A’ level consists of four examinations papers.


Full A’ Level

Candidates for the Edexcel International A’ Level Law study the following: –


Paper 1: Underlying Principles of Law and the English Legal System


The nature and purpose of law.

Legal theories are introduced which help develop an understanding of the role, function and benefits of law in society.

Concepts of justice and morality are compared with law both in England and elsewhere.

Parliamentary and judicial law making.

How legal disputes are resolved by a range of people involved in that process.

The effectiveness, impact and costs of the law.


Paper 2: The Law in Action


The overlap between civil and criminal outcomes from the same event.

Separate legal consequences of activities.

The application of legal principles.

Outcomes in dispute resolution in decided cases and statutes.

The contrast in the use of law is explored through different contexts

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. 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 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • Two years tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at [email protected] in order that we can advise you further.

Do I have to pay for delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 300 and 350 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Will I gain UCAS points?

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams.  A UCAS points table can be found by clicking here.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

A’ Level Law CIE: 9084

A’ Level Law: YLA1

Awarding Organisation


Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.



Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels.

In the UK, Edexcel work with more than 5,000 secondary schools, 450 further education colleges, 70 higher education institutions and more than 700 employers and training providers. As the company responsible for marking the national Key Stage 2 and 3 tests, they are also now working with 20,000 junior schools. Internationally, Edexcel operate in 112 countries and every year more than four million people trust their respected learning programmes and qualifications.



knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:


  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Help with UCAS application if attending University.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.


Course Cost and Advantages of Studying with Home Study Zone Pay in Full
One-off Payment
Access to Online Portal
Access to Study Materials
Access to Student Resources
Unlocked Printable Version
Tutor SupportUnlimited for 2 years
Assignment SubmissionsUnlimited

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