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Applied Law BTEC Level 3 Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Beverley High School

Course description

You should have a genuine interest in Law and a willingness to develop an understanding of the structure, personnel and functions of the English Legal and justice system.

Course content

  • You should have a genuine interest in Law and a willingness to develop an understanding of the structure, personnel and functions of the English legal and justice system.
  • You will need to develop the skill of communicating clearly and succinctly. An ability to write well – expressed, relevant and structured responses will be required.
  • You must be able to solve problems by applying legal rules.
  • You will need to work rigidly to deadlines so you must be conscientious and able to effectively organise your work load.
  • You must be prepared to read widely and discuss your ideas with others.

Entry requirements

If you wish to study Law you need to have achieved A* to C grades in a broad range of GCSE subjects including English.


Assessment will be through assignments and may consist of:

  • Practical assignments (individual and group)
  • Presentations/demonstrations
  • Mock trials
  • Written reports
  • Project work

For each unit of study you will be allocated a grade (pass, merit or distinction).  Each grade will contribute towards your overall grade for the BTEC.




Future opportunities

Career Opportunities:

Law is a valuable subject for university entrance and may lead to a career in the legal profession, the police force, civil and public services, banking, commerce, politics and journalism.  The BTEC provides a good grounding for those wishing to follow a career in the legal profession as either a paralegal or a legal executive.

Further information

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is equivalent to an AS level and comprises of 3 units which are covered over a 1 year period:

Dispute Solving in the Legal System

Understanding Law Making

Aspects of Legal Liability

The BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to 1 A level.  It comprises of 6 units and is studied over a 2 year period.  There are three optional units in year two:

  • Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
  • Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
  • Contract Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Aspects of the Law of Tort
  • Aspects of Employment Law
  • Aspects of Family Law

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beverley High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016

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    • Beverley High School is a Group 6, five-form entry girls' comprehensive within the East Riding of Yorkshire. 816 girls are currently on roll including 120 girls in the Sixth Form. The School, founded in 1908, has developed since 1973 from a grammar school into a fully comprehensive 11-18 establishment. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary in September 2008.

      Beverley High School is long established with an excellent record and considerable achievements in academic work, music, drama, art and sport. We are particularly concerned to develop each girl's good qualities to the full. The school has a long tradition of successful education and enjoys a high reputation within the community, both at local and county level. The school features in the “Good Schools’ Guide”.

      Subject departments are housed in purpose-built rooms set amidst fine grounds. We have a dedicated Library and Sixth Form Block. A Sports Hall was opened in September 2006 and an Art/Technology Centre opened in September 2008.