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Why Study Cambridge International AS & A Level Law?

The Cambridge International AS & A Level Law course encourages you to appreciate law in real-world situations through an understanding of the main principles of the law of England and Wales. You will develop analysis and problem-solving skills and learn to communicate legal argument. You will study the English legal system, criminal law, and law of contract and tort. This course builds an excellent foundation for further study of Law in higher education and/or a career within the field. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Principles and sources of English law
  • Machinery of justice
  • Elements of a crime
  • Sentencing in England and Wales
  • Law of contract
  • Law of tort

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge International AS Level Law requires about 180 hours of study, and Cambridge International A Level Law requires about 360 hours of study. These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We do not expect learners starting this course to have previously studied law. It is necessary that all A-Level students have IGCSE English Language or the equivalent at Grade C/4 or above.



Students studying AS Level Law only take two papers out of four in a single examination series.

Students studying A Level Law take all four papers.

Paper 1 Duration AS Level A Level
English Legal System 1 hour 30 minutes 50% 25%
Paper 2 Duration AS Level A Level
Criminal Law 1 hour 30 minutes 50% 25%
Paper 3 Duration AS Level A Level
Law of Contract 1 hour 30 minutes - 25%
Paper 4 Duration AS Level A Level
Law of Tort 1 hour 30 minutes - 25%

Examination Entry

All students who complete the appropriate courses at Cambridge Online Academy are eligible to sit exams like the International GCSEs or A/AS Levels through Cambridge International. But while students can do all of their learning online at home, we cannot administer exams online. To sit exams, students must travel in person to one of 10,000 Cambridge International Exam Centres located in 160 countries around the globe.

But we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with all the necessary exam codes you need to present to the exam centre, and any other pertinent information you need to know to get your child signed up correctly.

Also, as part of the initial information, we provide during the pre-enrolment process, you’ll receive contact information for all the Cambridge International Exam Centres in your area. Once you’ve ensured that the exam centre of your choice offers the specific exam level your child needs, the exam centre will arrange accommodations for your child and give you detailed information on obtaining the results.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International AS & A Level Law can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

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