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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