If you excel at coursework and practical tasks, then this could be the legal course for you. The BTEC course follows a similar programme as an A level but allows you to explore the law in the real world. You will have opportunities to visit local courts, meet magistrates, solicitors and barristers and have a working knowledge of where clients can obtain advice and funding for court. Lessons will involve research activities, creating legal information films, writing reports and legal letters and debating current issues. Topics for debate will include whether community sentences are too lenient? Should life mean life for murderers? Is the compensation culture out of control?
This course has direct links with business and public services courses and will allow you to personalise your learning/interests to the area of law/business you may eventually work in.
- Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Legal System - exploring civil law and negligence
- Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
- Unit 3: Applying the law:murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter; property offences; police powers and general defences
- Unit 6: Contract Law
Unit 1: January - Online exam with pre-seen material 1.5 hours
Unit 2 & 6: Coursework - internally assessed