Applied Law BTEC Subsidiary Diploma - Level 3 at Broadgreen International School
The Level 3 course is a BTEC course and is roughly equivalent to one A – Level. It is graded on a pass/merit/distinction basis and gains you UCAS points for entry into university. Whilst being a vocational course it involves a lot of activities such as designing leaflets and newsletters, report writing, presentation, design and practical skills like letter writing and legal research. It covers lots of different areas of law but in the first year you can expect to cover areas like Criminal Law, and the Law of Personal Injury. You will also study the personnel of the legal system, such as solicitors, judges, barristers, magistrates and juries. You will also learn how to understand legal cases and the different sources of law in this country.
Some of the issues covered that are really interesting include:
• Should prisoners have the right to vote?
• Should Euthanasia be made legal?
• Should you be able to use any amount of force if a burglar enters your home?
• How old should a child be before they can be convicted of a crime?
In the second year we look at police powers (such as stop and search) and offences against property, such as theft, robbery and burglary.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Broadgreen International School directly.