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Applied Law (BTEC) at Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form

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, examinations and controlled assessment tasks. 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.

The BTEC in Applied Law is designed to appeal to those who are interested in a career in law. The course is aimed at anyone who is interested discussions, asking questions and understanding the legal aspect of society.

Course content

Year 12 – Mandatory Units Dispute Solving in Civil Law Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System

Year 13 – Will be made up of one mandatory unit and one option from the following: Applying the Law (mandatory unit) Aspects of Family Law (optional unit) Consumer Law (optional unit) Contract Law (optional unit) Aspects of Tort (optional unit)

Entry requirements

5 9-4 Grades at GCSE or equivalent, including a grade 4 or higher in English Language and a grade 4 or higher in either History, Geography, English Literature or Philosophy and Belief

Future opportunities

The BTEC in Applied Law is designed to appeal to those who are interested in a career in law, criminology, social work or other related subjects requiring a high level of evidenced based judgement. You may wish to pursue a career in legal services for example as a police officer or paralegal. Alternatively it will prepare you well for a career in any of the public services, in teaching, social work, business management, journalism, the civil services or customer services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017

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