OCR AS Level H015/01 The legal system and criminal law

This section focuses on the legal system, including the nature of law, the civil and criminal courts and the legal profession.

This section focuses on the legal system, including the nature of law, the civil and criminal courts and the legal profession. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the processes and people involved in the law and the changing nature of the legal system.

The OCR AS Level in Law content focuses on the English legal system and areas of both private and public law within the law of England and Wales. Learners will be required to show knowledge and understanding of the nature of law and the English legal system. This will provide learners with the foundation for the study of both private and public law. This specification will develop learners’ understanding of legal method and reasoning through the study of statutory interpretation and judicial precedent. Learners will be introduced to the concept of legal liability through the study of criminal law and the law of tort. This will enable them to develop and apply the techniques of legal method and reasoning to analyse and offer answers to legal problems, based on legal rules and principles and develop the ability to construct and communicate legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities. The English legal system is split into two sections:

• Component 01 Section A: the legal system

• Component 02 Section A: law making

Each of the two sections is worth 25% of the overall marks – the English legal system accounts for 50% of the overall qualification. The section on the legal system includes an introduction to the nature of law.

Units and Topics

The following units are part of the OCR AS Level Law H015/A Level in Law H415 from 2017 course

OCR AS Level H015/01 The legal system and criminal law

OCR AS Level H015/02 – Law making and the law of tort

OCR A Level H415/01 – The legal system and criminal law

OCR A Level H415/2 - Law making and the law of tort

OCR A Level H415/03 - Further Law