Applied Law

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Course introduction

This course gives you an introduction to the practical side of the law. If you are interested in how law is passed and then implemented in the UK and you are self-motivated and able to meet coursework deadlines, this programme could meet your needs. The qualification is suited to students who want to experience vocational education involving production of coursework based assignments, and externally assessed work, throughout the year.

Level

3

Specific course entry requirements

College entry, (Please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

Through externally assessed assignments (58%) and through coursework (42%).

What will I study?

Applied Law involves the study of four distinct units covering a range of legal topics. Students will study how law is created both by parliament and by the judiciary. They will also examine how this law is interpreted and used by personnel within the legal system.

Substantive areas of law such as Criminal Law and Tort will also be studied. Students will be asked to examine and apply the law from areas as diverse as murder, manslaughter and non-fatal offences, to civil matters such as negligence, nuisance and occupiers’ liability.

Where will this course lead me?

The course is designed to appeal to students interested in a career in Law. Progression opportunities will be into Higher Education or into employment. The study of Applied Law allows you to make an informed choice about whether a career in law is the right option, and develops essential skills for Higher Education.Law graduates go on to train as solicitors or barristers or alternatively find employment in many other areas, including: legal, local government, public sector, administration, business, personnel, banking, retail and tourism. The qualification also allows progression through employment as a paralegal or trainee legal executive as an alternative route into the legal profession.
Applied Law, Psychology, Sociology
Megan Berry
Applied Law, Psychology, Sociology
Where next?
University of Liverpool – Law with Criminology

Pre-course materials

Course activities to prepare for your SJR studies.

 

Bridging Materials

For Year 11 students who have applied and will be joining us in Year 12

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Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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