A-level Law

There are no planned changes to A-level Law for 2021 following Ofqual’s consultation

  • Teaching from: September 2017
  • Exams from: June 2019
  • Specification code: 7162
  • QAN code: 603/1009/1

We’ve worked with teachers and higher education representatives to develop our new qualifications, refreshing and modernising the content. To support you and your students, we’ve taken a fresh approach to the structure of the specifications, creating a clear and straightforward layout. AS and A-level Law students will develop a variety of transferable skills such as analysis, reasoning and problem-solving, alongside the ability to construct legal arguments.


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Key dates

  • 9 June 2021 Exam for A-level Law Paper 1 (7162/1)
    Series: June 2021
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 2h
  • 16 June 2021 Exam for A-level Law Paper 2 (7162/2)
    Series: June 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h
  • 23 June 2021 Exam for A-level Law (options A and B) (7162/3A and 3B)
    Series: June 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h

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