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Applied Law BTEC Level 3 at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College

Course description

Year 12:

1. Dispute Solving in Civil Law.
This unit is externally assessed, under timed and controlled conditions. The aim of this unit is to give students an understanding of how civil disputes are resolved. Students will begin by looking at the civil court hierarchies, the role of judges, and alternative ways of solving legal disputes without going to court. Students will then study the tort of negligence, and how claims are dealt with in English Law. Students will explore how to claim, and what can be claimed for losses resulting from a car crash or personal injury.

2. Investigating Aspects of the Criminal Law and the Legal System This unit is internally assessed through assignments
The aim of this unit is to give students an understanding of the different ways in which laws are created and interpreted, as well as the impact of European law on the English legal system. Students will consider the roles of lawyers and lay people within the Criminal Justice System. Students will then study the non-fatal offences against the person, and advise clients of sentencing options.

Year 13
3. Applying the Law.
This unit is externally assessed, under timed and controlled conditions. This unit will focus on the impact and consequences of crime on individual victims and the wider society. Students will consider homicide laws including murder and manslaughter, and theft offences including robbery and burglary. Students will examine the law in relation to real-life offences

4. Aspects of Family Law. This unit is internally assessed through assignments.
This unit will look at how to form a valid marriage and other relationships, divorce and the ending of relationships. Students will also look at the effect of relationship breakdown, including orders relating to children and maintenance.
All units must be passed for students to gain a qualification in Applied Law, and if any task is failed, there is only one chance to re-sit that task.
Applied Law has been running at St Francis of Assisi CTC since September 2010 and has been extremely successful with the majority of students gaining the highest grades. For many students, this has provided a firm foundation for pursuing university places, further study or employment opportunities. Please note, however, that this is now a new specification and is assessed differently to previous years.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 20 March 2017
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