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BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Applied Law at Ken Stimpson Community School

Course description

Law is one of the most useful and interesting academic subjects to study as it affects nearly all aspects of our everyday life. Studying Law develops skills that are highly sought by employers e.g. analytical, research and communication skills

Course content

Year 12 Focuses on: Dispute Solving in the Legal System: Civil Courts, Criminal Courts, Judiciary, Legal Personnel as well as Lay People in the English Legal System. Aspects of the financing of advice and representation as well as the alternatives to court proceedings. Understanding Law Making: precedent, Statutory Rules, Statutory Interpretation and the European Institutions and Legislative Process. Aspects of Legal Liability: The impact of the law of negligence, the rules on damages, the elements of a crime and the aims of sentencing in the justice system.

Year 13 Focuses on: Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers: Law of murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, regulations regarding the detention of suspected offenders. Aspects of the Law of Tort: Law on liability for economic loss and negligent misstatements, Law on negligence for psychiatric harm, the law on negligence for occupier’s liability and the tort of private nuisance. Aspects of Family Law: The legal obligations of relationships, the cessation of relationships, the law relating to children and the law on maintenance.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements: 6 A*- C graded GCSE’s (to included English and Maths at a minimum C Grade)

Future opportunities

What Can I do Next? Following Completion of your qualification in Law you may wish to progress to university and from there into the legal profession. Studying Law can also be useful for careers in Public Services, Civil Service, Human Resources, Business and Banking, Teaching, Social Work and Research.

Further information

Summary Level: Level 3 Duration: 2 Years Qualification: To be Confirmed Entry Requirements: 6 A*- C graded GCSE’s (to included English and Maths at a minimum C Grade)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ken Stimpson Community School directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Sixth Form Administrator
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01733765950
    • Email address:


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    • Ken Stimpson Community School is a single site school which is endowed with superb facilities, some of which are shared with Werrington District Library and Werrington Sports & Recreation Centre. The school has access to sports facilities, multiple computer suites, drama studios, music classrooms and practice spaces, dance theatres and performance areas all of which would be less likely to be found in a more traditional school. In addition to our well equipped and resourced teaching blocks we also have a two-court, floodlit astroturf area and extensive playing fields.