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FAQs for AS & A Level Law (9084)


What support materials are available?

  • Syllabus
  • Example Candidate Responses
  • Principal Examiners’ reports to teachers
  • Past question papers and mark schemes

Can students take dictionaries into the examination?

Candidates are allowed a simple translation dictionary.

Is International A level equivalent to UK A level and how do universities regard International A level?

Yes, the International A level is equivalent to a UK A level. In general there is direct equivalence between UK A Level Law and Cambridge A Level Law.

How many hours contact time do you recommend for A level?

Over a two-year A level course approximately 5 hours per week of teaching time would be sufficient. Students will be expected to do individual work outside of this time.

Which textbooks do you suggest?

Suitable textbooks can be found here.

What are the exam papers?

The exam scheme consists of 4 papers:

Paper 1: Structure and Operation of the English Legal System (1.5 hours)
Paper 2: Data Response on the English Legal System (1.5 hours)
Paper 3: Law of Contract (1.5 hours) Paper 4: Law of Tort (1.5 hours)

Papers 1 and 2 make up the AS level. Papers 1, 2, 3 and 4 make up the A level.

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