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Applied Law (BTEC) at Somervale School

Course description

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.

Course content

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

Contract Law

Consumer Law

Aspects of the Law of Tort

Aspects of the Employment Law

Aspects of Family Law

Entry requirements

5 A*-C Grades at GCSE or equivalent.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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