It is our intent for students to have knowledge of the key areas of English Law: dispute solving in civil law; investigating aspects of criminal law and the legal system and applying the law. Students will develop the academic skills of application, analysis, evaluation and research. Students will practice employability skills including: cognitive and problem solving skills; intrapersonal skills and interpersonal skills. Students will have the skills to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the legal sector.
The course will be taught using a wide range of case studies and legal texts and students will discover the rich history of our legal system which underpins British Values. The course will inspire students to use the law to prevent injustice, inequality and discrimination and make a positive contribution within society.
Subject: Applied Law
Term 2.1 (Jan - Feb)
This term, we are studying…
Why this? Why now?
How statutory rules are made and interpreted
Influences on Parliament
The law-making procedure in Parliament
How statutes are interpreted by the courts
How legislation is made outside of Parliament
The European legislative process and its institutions
After your January exam we will be working on Unit 2. This is a coursework unit where you will develop the skills to investigate and research how different laws are made both inside and outside Parliament and then interpreted in courts. You will use these research skills to investigate the way in which the law is developed and applied.
Marriage and civil partnership
Legal rights and obligations of marriage/civil partnership and cohabitation
Divorce and dissolution
After your January exam we will be working on Unit 4. This is a coursework unit which will enable you to understand the distinction between marriage and cohabitation and their legal consequences. You will examine the key requirements for the formation of a valid marriage and civil partnership and how these relationships may become either void or voidable. You will investigate how individuals may terminate their adult relationships and the financial consequences of a relationship breakdown.