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AQA A Level Law Paper 1 7162/1 - 6 Jun 2022 [Exam Chat]

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How did the AQA A Level Law Paper 1 exam go?

hey, i saw no thread on law for aqa so was wondering how are you guys feeling about the exams?



AQA A Level Law Paper 1 7162/1 - 6 Jun 2022 [Exam Chat]


Here is the exam discussion for this exam. Talk anything from how to revise for it, specific questions or time management :ahee:

Date/Time: Monday 6th June AM
Length: 2h







:goodluck: with revision and exams :work:
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Reply 1
I feel okay about it. Especially when we have the advanced information it feels easier to prepare for it now.
Reply 2
Original post by Tsuyu
I feel okay about it. Especially when we have the advanced information it feels easier to prepare for it now.

yhh i get what yu mean. im still a bit nervous, could you explain the fault part for me cah i hv no idea what the question would ask , thank youu
Reply 3
Original post by sk__07
yhh i get what yu mean. im still a bit nervous, could you explain the fault part for me cah i hv no idea what the question would ask , thank youu

I think that's what they're going to ask for the 15 mark essay. I think the question would look something like "Examine the meaning and significance of 'fault' within criminal law..." or "Examine the meaning and significance of 'fault' in civil AND criminal law...". The essay I prepared gives examples of laws that are fault-based and not fault-based and why. We don't know if they're going to ask us about just criminal law or both criminal and civil law so you should prepare two versions of the essay.
Reply 4
Original post by Tsuyu
I think that's what they're going to ask for the 15 mark essay. I think the question would look something like "Examine the meaning and significance of 'fault' within criminal law..." or "Examine the meaning and significance of 'fault' in civil AND criminal law...". The essay I prepared gives examples of laws that are fault-based and not fault-based and why. We don't know if they're going to ask us about just criminal law or both criminal and civil law so you should prepare two versions of the essay.


do you mind sharing a model answer so i know how to structure it, thanks btw that helps!
Original post by sk__07
hey, i saw no thread on law for aqa so was wondering how are you guys feeling about the exams?


was wondering, voluntary intoxication and self induced automatism sound really similiar to me, what are the differences like how would i be able to tell if a defence is supposed to be self induced automatism or voluntary intox.
Reply 6
Original post by sk__07
do you mind sharing a model answer so i know how to structure it, thanks btw that helps!

The intro could be like "Fault is important in criminal/civil law because... " and then you can choose some laws which are fault-based and not fault-based and why For example "self-defence is fault-based because it requires honest belief to use force. So if the defendant believed they needed to use force to protect themselves they're not at fault, so they can use the defence.". When explaining why some laws aren't fault-based you can explain that it's for public policy reasons (e.g. constructive liability is not fault-based but can act as a deterrent). And you can do something similar for civil law if they ask.
What I do is to break the law down (e.g. self-defence has two parts, honest belief to use force and whether a reasonable amount of force is used) and explain how each part makes the law fault/not fault-based because I find that easier. I hope this is useful.
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i thought it was only going to ask fault in relation to criminal law since it is on paper 1, idk i may be wrong but my teacher also said the same thing
Reply 8
Original post by lizzy091003
i thought it was only going to ask fault in relation to criminal law since it is on paper 1, idk i may be wrong but my teacher also said the same thing

The advanced information says "...including the meaning and importance of fault in civil and/or criminal law.". they're probably going to ask bout either just criminal law or both criminal and civil law. I don't think they'll ask you about just tort law since it's on paper 1.
Original post by Tsuyu
The advanced information says "...including the meaning and importance of fault in civil and/or criminal law.". they're probably going to ask bout either just criminal law or both criminal and civil law. I don't think they'll ask you about just tort law since it's on paper 1.

do you know what grade boundaries are likely to be like? Is 65100 likely to be enough for an A? Im confident in paper 1 and 2, just paper 3 tat is difficult
Original post by zik04._
do you know what grade boundaries are likely to be like? Is 65100 likely to be enough for an A? Im confident in paper 1 and 2, just paper 3 tat is difficult


likely that yeah, and prolly 70+ for an A* I'm guessing.
Can anyone explain to me - specific intent?


Is it another word for intention that they just threw in there to make everything complex.
From my understanding specific intent - intention, basic intent - recklessness.
Good luck folks
Good luck!
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How are people feeling about the exam?
Original post by Mythical Pingu
How are people feeling about the exam?

unfortunately went late, exam questions were so easy but i didnt have time literally only did question 11 and 10 and rushed 9 and 8, skipped the rest. I reckon minimum of 48 marks, enough for a B u think?
Original post by zik04._
unfortunately went late, exam questions were so easy but i didnt have time literally only did question 11 and 10 and rushed 9 and 8, skipped the rest. I reckon minimum of 48 marks, enough for a B u think?


Sorry to hear you ran out of time. Hopefully you will still get the mark you need! :smile:
I feel pleased with mine - although question 10 and 11 took up most my time, more than normal!! I managed to answer all the questions and had a minute or two to check through.

I don't think it was difficult per say but I am surprised at certain things included (not sure how much I am allowed to discuss) and it felt like there was a lot of indicitative content in the 30 markers, which is perhaps both a positive and negative.

I'd rate the 30 markers a bit more difficult that previous papers but all the other questions were very easy and straight forward.
Original post by _Kestrel_
I feel pleased with mine - although question 10 and 11 took up most my time, more than normal!! I managed to answer all the questions and had a minute or two to check through.

I don't think it was difficult per say but I am surprised at certain things included (not sure how much I am allowed to discuss) and it felt like there was a lot of indicitative content in the 30 markers, which is perhaps both a positive and negative.

I'd rate the 30 markers a bit more difficult that previous papers but all the other questions were very easy and straight forward.

i agree, 30 markers were more complicated this time. Btw u think something like 48 is enough for a B?
Original post by zik04._
i agree, 30 markers were more complicated this time. Btw u think something like 48 is enough for a B?

Hey good to hear that it went well:smile:
Do I mind sharing which application u used for question 10 and 11 I think I got a bit confused.

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