A-Level Law includes the study of the nature of the law and the English legal system (worth 25% of the marks), one area of private law (law contract or law tort, worth 25%), one area of public law (criminal law or human rights law, worth 25%) and one further area of public or private law. This further area must come from the same list of private and public areas of law, but must be a topic which has not already been selected (law of contract, law of tort, criminal law or human rights law, worth 25%).

Typical issues which you will consider include: What is the difference between civil and criminal law? Is the law sufficiently clear for us to know whether we are breaking it? Do legally unqualified magistrates really know what they are doing? Do police exercise their powers correctly? How do you become a lawyer?