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Legal Studies Awards at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

This course is for candidates who are interested in working in either Law or Business as a Legal Executive and is therefore recognised as a work-based (entry) qualification.  As such these qualifications may be “topped up” in the workplace although may also be considered for UCAS points for those wishing to attend university.  All students are registered with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CiLex) and may eventually qualify as solicitors if they continue with on-the-job training.  

Course content

Year 12 – Level 2 Outline

At Level 2, students develop a knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and some substantive aspects of Law.  They will be able to differentiate between the many tests applied to incur liability in their chosen areas of Law. They will also be able to apply their knowledge and understanding to everyday situations.

 

Year 13 – Level 3 Outline

At Level 3, students are expected to broaden and deepen their understanding of complex areas of Law. They will need to be independent learners capable of extensive research. Students will produce a number of lengthy assignments evidencing their chosen specialisms.  All work must be to a very high standard, including English grammar and punctuation. 

Entry requirements

At Level 2 we require a minimum Grade C in English and Maths, a good working knowledge of Word, and an interest in the Law.  At Level 3 we require our students to have successfully completed the Level 2 qualification although students with equivalent qualifications are welcome to apply. 

The Legal Studies courses are fun but challenging. Students need to be committed to developing excellent work-based skills as evidenced in their Portfolio of Achievement. Students will be expected to conduct themselves at all times in a work-like manner and be punctual to lessons. We expect our students to work independently in their research tasks and to participate in any opportunities for work experience. 

Assessment

Students are assessed on the basis of one external examination relating to the substantive law at Level 2 (none at Level 3) and the production of assignments requiring extensive legal research and demonstration of independent learning skills. The coursework element of both Level 2 and Level 3 consists of several individual awards in selected areas of Law. At Level 2 this may be Criminal Law, the Law of Torts and Contract law.  However, at Level 3 we specialise in Equality and Diversity as well as Consumer Law. The choice of topics (Awards) selected will depend on the chosen specialisation of the students and as such the courses are quite flexible being able to meet individual circumstances and a student’s preferred areas of interest. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbrook Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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