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Further Progression

Course Overview

The International Advanced Law qualification consists of a linear structure with two main sections - Underlying Principles of Law and the English Legal System and The Law in Action. The qualification is available in International Advanced Level (IAL) award only.

Students will learn to:

  • Develop a sound understanding of the nature of law and appreciate the role of law in society
  • Understand the importance of legal institutions and their relationship to other institutions in society
  • Understand the various branches of law in order to give a fuller picture of the role of law
  • Develop knowledge of the sources of law, in particular statutes and cases, and of how these are applied to the determination of disputes
  • Develop an analytical and critical approach to the application of legal principles
  • Understand the appropriateness of dealing with certain aspects of behaviour within the law.
A Level Law Overview

Exam Overview

This qualification consists of two compulsory externally examined papers.

Candidates must complete both assessments in the same examination series.


Paper 1: 3 hours Paper 2: 3 hours


Paper 1: 100 marks Paper 2: 100 marks


External assessment offered once a year for each of the two papers.

Progression and Prerequisites