Applied Law (BTEC) at Somervale School
The BTEC Level 3 in Applied Law offers students the opportunity to understand the civil and criminal court structure, the ways in which laws are enacted and key aspects of offences and negligence. This qualification is equivalent to one A Level and enables students to display their knowledge and understanding through assignments which are continually assessed. This course will help students to understand the practical impact of legal rules and will involve guest speakers as well as a visit to the Houses of Parliament and the Law Courts.
Why do we have laws? Who decides what our laws are? Is the law always fair? What is a crime? Why is some behaviour criminal? How does our justice system work? These are the sorts of questions you will consider in BTEC Law. Societies are shaped by laws and an understanding of law will help you to understand the world around you.
Year 12 – Mandatory Units
Dispute Solving in the Legal System
Understanding Law Making
Aspects of Legal Liability
Year 13 – Will be made up of three of the following options
Unlawful homicide and Police Powers
Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
Aspects of the Law of Tort
Aspects of the Employment Law
Aspects of Family Law
5 A*-C Grades at GCSE or equivalent.
The BTEC in Applied Law is designed to appeal to those who are interested in a career in law, the public services, teaching, social work, business management, journalism, civil servant, insurance broker or customer services.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Somervale School directly.