KS5 Law

KS5 Law

Course Title: BTEC Applied Law

Grading: D*-Pass

Course Overview:

Unit 1: Dispute solving in Civil 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

Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System

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

Unit 3: Applying the Law

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

Unit 4: Aspects of Family Law

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

External Assessment:

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

Internal Assessment:

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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