Available to study at:
Extended Certificate (1 A-Level Equivalent)
Subject Intent: Why Applied Law?
Law provides a grounding and basis for students to become an informed citizen. Our curriculum helps to develop the Fundamental British Values of students by reviewing the rule of law and how key cases have helped to shape the English legal system and their impact on society. Through studying Law students also develop an awareness of individual liberty and mutual respect for others, and are able to identify how their decisions can influence decision making. Our curriculum also enables our students to review different viewpoints and make informed decisions based on evidence, leading to many careers within the field of law such as legal clerks, barristers or becoming a judge.
Why should I study this subject?
The BTEC Nationals in Applied Law offers an exciting insight into the English Legal System. It provides an excellent introduction into law and develops the necessary skills needed to progress to Higher education and employment. Law is both an interesting and challenging subject to undertake. The areas that you will study in the Applied Law course have direct relevance to many aspects of everyday life.
What will I study?
• Dispute solving in the English legal system: civil dispute resolution, enforcement of civil law, how precedent works, application of the law of negligence, damages
• Investigating aspects of criminal law: statutory interpretation, legislation, delegated legislation, law reform, European law, legal profession, advice and funding, lay people, elements of a crime, non-fatal offences and sentencing
• Applying the law: fatal offences, property offences, general defences, police powers Aspects of tort law: law of negligence, occupier’s liability, vicarious liability and land law
What are the entry requirements?
“The thing I liked the most about Law is the practical approach, we get taught. Our teacher from our first lesson taught us how to think and analyse important information about clients as well as how to think like solicitors/lawyers.”
Viliam Reis – St Benedict’s Sixth Form