Applied Law - BTEC AS/A2 EDEXCEL
Why choose Applied Law?
Applied Law is an exciting course which allows you to explore Law and the Legal System in a practical setting. The BTEC Applied Law course allows you to demonstrate knowledge and understanding through the completion of assignments which will be continuously assessed. There is no final written examination so if you enjoy coursework, and perhaps are considering a career in the Law as a Legal Secretary, Legal Executive or Para Legal, this could be the course for you!
What can I expect to learn?
During the course you will be introduced to the key aspects of the English Legal System and the main areas of substantive Law within it. The modules that you will study can include:-
Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Legal System
Unit 2: Understanding Law Making
Unit 3: Aspects of Legal Liability
Unit 4: Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
Unit 5: Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
Unit 8: Aspects of the Law of Tort
How will I learn?
Law is a subject which is dependent upon your involvement. Typical learning and teaching activities will include small group work, discussion, debate, mock trials, individual research, case law analysis, problem solving and obviously assignment based work! Learning will also take place outside of the classroom with opportunities to visit local courts, to participate in a Law conference, and possibly a visit to New York City to compare the American Legal System to the English Legal System.
How will I be assessed?
During the course you will be assessed both formally and informally. Formal internal assessments will include problem questions, presentations, and extended research projects. External assessment of Law is entirely coursework based, there is no written examination at all.
What subjects combine well with Applied Law?
Law can be combined with any other subject. It could, therefore, be linked with subjects which develop similar skills, such as English, history, government and politics and sociology but could be matched equally well with subjects such as business studies, mathematics or one of the sciences.
What background, skills and achievements do I need?
It is unlikely that you will have studied Law before, but do not worry! The BTEC Applied Law course is designed as an introduction to Law and the Legal System and will therefore help to remove any feelings of uncertainty and confusion that you might experience when taking on a totally new subject.
"I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice."