Course Title: BTEC Applied Law
Features of civil law, structure and jurisdiction of the English civil courts, alternatives to the courts in civil dispute resolution, legal skills, sources of advice, sources of funding, the cost of taking legal action, precedent, duty of care, breach of duty, damage, burden of proof and res ipsa loquitur
Influences on Parliament, The law-making procedure in Parliament, how statutes are interpreted by the courts, delegated legislation, the European legislative process and its institutions, the legal profession, financing advice and representation in a criminal trial, lay people, judiciary, non-fatal offences, aims of sentencing, factors involved in sentencing
Murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, corporate manslaughter, theft, robbery, burglary, fraud by false representation, criminal damage, duress, intoxication, self-defence, insanity and automatism, stop and search, arrest, detention, interviews, searches and samples
Marriage and civil partnership, cohabitation, legal rights and obligations of marriage/civil partnership and cohabitation, nullity, divorce and dissolution, judicial separation, financial orders available to the court on divorce/dissolution, factors the court will take into account when deciding what order to make, orders for children, parenthood and parental responsibility, children’s rights, disputes over children
60% of final grade. Two 1.30 hr exams marked by the exam board. Based on content from Unit 1 and 3.
One exam in year 12 and one in year 13
40% of final grade. Two pieces of coursework from Unit 2 and 4 which are marked internally.
One piece completed in year 12 and one in year 13
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