Cambridge International AS and A Level
This course aims to provide learners with an introduction to the main principles of the law as it is practised in England and Wales. As a result, learners build their knowledge and understanding of the English legal system, and develop a critical awareness of its structure, personnel and operation. The syllabus also focuses on two areas of substantive law (contract and tort), and encourages learners to develop skills of analysis and problem-solving through the application of legal rules.
*Course available from September 2020, for first exams in June 2022.
The course covers the following topics:
Year 1 - AS Level
- Source of law – including:
- Common law
- Judicial precedent
- Human rights and law reform
- Machinery of justice – including:
- Civil courts and tribunals
- Criminal course and processes
- Legal personnel
- Study skills and exam technique
- Introducing contract and tort law
Year 2 - A Level only
- Contract Law
- Formation of valid contracts
- Content of contracts
- Vitiating factors
- Remedies for breach
- Tort Law
- Negligence and occupiers liability
- Private nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher
- Revision and exam preparation
In each year there is also time for revision and trial examinations.
Activities and assessments
The course includes the following activities: readings and case examinations, quizzes, self-assessments and marked written assignments. Teachers will review and grade assignments during the course. Some assignments require peer review and collaboration. There are also unit discussions to support students with each topic.
The final examination consists of four externally-assessed papers:
- Paper 1—1 hour 30 minutes, 60% AS/30% AL, essay questions
- Paper 2—1 hour 30 minutes, 40% AS/20% AL, data response essay
- Paper 3—1 hour 30 minutes, 25% AL, essay questions and scenario-based questions
- Paper 4—1 hour 30 minutes, 25% AL, essay questions and scenario-based questions
Advice from our teachers
In order to succeed in International AS and A Level Law, we recommend students set aside ten to fifteen hours a week to study. It is important that students regularly keep up with the readings and the course activities in a timely manner. And that they contact their Pamoja teacher if they fall behind or need help with assignments.
Minimum entry requirements
To successfully study Cambridge International AS and A Level with us, students need to have attained:
- a grade C (or grade 4) and above in IGCSE English and Mathematics (or the equivalent in an internationally recognised qualification).
- No previous knowledge of Law is required, but an interest in the operations of the legal system is essential.
It is the school’s responsibility to ensure that the student has met these minimum entry requirements. Pamoja Taught courses and Pamoja teachers assume that these minimum entry requirements have been met and the student therefore has the necessary foundational knowledge and ability to work at the pace required by the course.
Benefits for students
Taking International AS and A Level Law will enable students to:
- become experienced in a wide range of technical and social tools
- develop skills like time management, communication and digital literacy
Pilot the Pamoja Online Course for up to four weeks from the day the course commences.
- Cambridge International AS and A Level Law (9084) syllabus and guide
- Hodder Education Student eTextbooks information
- Technology requirements
Hodder Education eTextbook
This course is dependent on student etextbooks provided by Hodder Education and hosted on the Dynamic Learning platform. Please ensure you check the Hodder Dynamic Learning guidance to ensure your systems are able to access this service. This service is provided as part of the Pamoja course fee - find out more.