You will study a range of aspects of law, including criminal law and contract law. This course is suitable for those seeking an alternative to A Level Law as it is assessed though a combination of course work and one exam in both years.
This course is equivalent to one A Level.
All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.
16-19 year old students seeking an alternative to A Level Law. This course is attractive to students who prefer course work assessment as it is assessed though a combination of course work and one exam in both years.
The BTEC in Applied Law is not usually available in other local schools or colleges. This course provides a good introduction to the English legal system and a more detailed consideration of aspects of law such as negligence, criminal law, and contract law. A specialist member of staff delivers the classes and makes use of a wide range of resources. During the course students will be given the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as powers of analysis, logical thought and clear communication.
What you'll learn
- Dispute solving in the legal system
- Understanding law making and aspects of legal liability
- Criminal Law
- Law of Tort
How you'll learn and be assessed
The emphasis is on class or group discussions, case studies and problem solving activities in small groups. Students will have the opportunity to undertake court visits and mock trials and meet with visiting speakers from the legal profession.
At least four GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including English Language, Maths and a Humanities subject.