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 individual liberty and mutual respect of others and are able to identify how their decisions can influence decision making.

Our curriculum also enables our students to review different viewpoints from individuals 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.

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
  • Investing 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: topics include the law of negligence, occupiers liability, vicarious liability and land la
  • 50% internal assessment
  • 50% external set task
  • 4 units over 2 years

Applied Law

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What are lessons like in this subject?

Throughout the course, a variety of different teaching methods are used to support learner’s knowledge and understanding. The lessons concentrate on varied retrieval techniques and group activities. The subject is taught using legal case law and students use this knowledge to apply to scenario-based activities. Due to the nature of the subject, discussions and debates often occur. Learning is continued outside the classroom with regular visits to the local courts, and we have guest regular speakers including members of the legal profession and the National Crime Agency.

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I enjoy studying Applied Law because I think that having the ability to have more experience in what to expect in the field of where Law can take you - this is shown with solicitors’ letters and coursework activities.

Thomas Ashness, Kettlethorpe High School

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