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Law (Applied)

Curriculum Intent

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?

Year 12

How statutory rules are made and interpreted

Legal skills

Influences on Parliament

The law-making procedure in Parliament

How statutes are interpreted by the courts

How legislation is made outside of Parliament

Delegated legislation

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.

Year 13

Marriage and civil partnership


Legal rights and obligations of marriage/civil partnership and cohabitation


Divorce and dissolution

Judicial separation

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.

Qualification information:

Our Values

We can achieve so much more than we think we can


Success doesn’t happen by mistake


Everyone deserves to feel valued and important


Honesty and doing the right thing are what really counts


Life is better with fresh starts and second chances