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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 12 Law
Term 1The Legal System   
This component introduces learners to the legal system. It also introduces learners to the concept of liability through an introduction to Criminal Law. This topic covers the types of court in the UK, including the County Court and High Court, pre-trial procedures and an investigation of types of dispute resolution. Students will also learn about the criminal process, including sentencing, Magistrates' Courts, lay magistrates and legal personnel. Students will then investigate government funding for civil and criminal cases and evaluate the extent to which citizens can access justice.
Assessment: Paper 1, Section A (10 mark 'describe' question assessing own knowledge, 15 mark 'discuss' question, evaluating success or failures of our legal system)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2The Legal System   
This component introduces learners to the legal system. It also introduces learners to the concept of liability through an introduction to Criminal Law. This topic covers the types of court in the UK, including the County Court and High Court, pre-trial procedures and an investigation of types of dispute resolution. Students will also learn about the criminal process, including sentencing, Magistrates' Courts, lay magistrates and legal personnel. Students will then investigate government funding for civil and criminal cases and evaluate the extent to which citizens can access justice.
Assessment: Paper 1: Section A (10 mark 'describe' question assessing own knowledge, 15 mark 'discuss' question, evaluating success or failures of our legal system)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Criminal Law   
This component introduces learners to the legal system. It also introduces learners to the concept of liability through an introduction to Criminal Law. Students will study the general elements of criminal liability, including the concepts of voluntary and involuntary causation. Students will cover the differences between fatal and non-fatal offences, and consider mental capacity and general defences. Students will also critically evaluate offences against a person or property and defences, including ideas for reform.
Assessment: Paper 1 Section A: 10 mark 'describe' question, 15 mark 'discuss' question Section B: Legal scenario and extended response questionKey Words and Terms
 
Term 4Criminal Law    
This component introduces learners to the legal system. It also introduces learners to the concept of liability through an introduction to Criminal Law. Students will study the general elements of criminal liability, including the concepts of voluntary and involuntary causation. Students will cover the differences between fatal and non-fatal offences, and consider mental capacity and general defences. Students will also critically evaluate offences against a person or property and defences, including ideas for reform.
Assessment: Paper 1 Section A: 10 mark 'describe' question, 15 mark 'discuss' question Section B: Legal scenario and extended response questionKey Words and Terms
 
Term 5Law Making   
This section focuses on law making in England and Wales as well as the European Union. Learners will study law making methods and their underpinning concepts, including the role of Parliament and the process of delegated legislation. They will develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning as used by lawyers and the judiciary, including statutory interpretation, the concept of judicial precedent and an evaluation of law reform. Students will then investigate the role of the EU, including the sources of European Union law and the impact of this in England and Wales.
Assessment: Paper 2: Section A (10 mark 'describe' question, 15 mark 'discuss' question)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Law Making   
This section focuses on law making in England and Wales as well as the European Union. Learners will study law making methods and their underpinning concepts, including the role of Parliament and the process of delegated legislation. They will develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning as used by lawyers and the judiciary, including statutory interpretation, the concept of judicial precedent and an evaluation of law reform. Students will then investigate the role of the EU, including the sources of European Union law and the impact of this in England and Wales.
Assessment: Paper 1 Section A: 10 mark 'describe' question, 15 mark 'discuss' question Section B: Legal scenario and extended response question Paper 2 Section A: 10 mark 'describe' question, 15 mark 'discuss' question Section B: Legal scenario and extended response questionKey Words and Terms
 

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