Law plays a vital and wide-ranging role in society. Its functions include protecting the public, regulating relationships, the construction of agreements and the resolution of disputes.

An aspect of A-level Law students particularly enjoy is the 'case study' approach, in which legal principles are applied to real-life cases. For example, Fagan v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [1969], where a police officer’s foot was accidentally driven over and parked upon, or the negligence case of Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] involving the infamous snail in the ginger beer. It is the combination of human stories raising real and relevant issues that makes A-level Law an engaging, yet challenging subject to study.

Research carried out by AQA shows that university Law faculties welcome applications from students who have taken A-level Law.