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What will my child learn in year 12?

Term 1

LAW01 - Law Making and Delegated Legislation

  • To be able to explain briefly how laws are made. To be able to explain the types of delegated legislation used in the UK (Bylaws, Statutory Instruments and Orders in Council), who makes them an why they are used.  To explain the controls used for delegated legislation and the advantages and disadvantages of its use.

Term 2

LAW01 - Statutory Interpretation and Criminal Courts and Lay People

  • To be able to explain the approaches to Statutory Interpretation in the court system (Literal rule, Golden Rule, Mischief Rule and Purposive Approach).  To be able to explain the aids to interpretation including the rules of language and internal/external aids.  To explain the advantages and disadvantages of each approach of interpretation and of each aid.   To be able to explain the criminal courts and appeals systems.  To be able to explain the role of a jury in a criminal trial including qualification and selection.  To be able to explain the role of magistrates in the legal system, including training; appointment; selection and qualification.  To be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of lay people in the criminal justice system.

Term 3

LAW02 - Criminal Liability including Actus Reus, Mens Rea, Causation, Strict Liability

  • To be able to explain the underlying principles of criminal liability including; Actus reus, Mens Rea, Causation, Strict Liability.  To be able to explain how these apply to scenarios.

Term 4

LAW02 - Criminal Liability- Offences Against the Person, Criminal Courts, Sentencing. Civil Liability (Tort) - Duty of Care, Breach of Duty

  • To be able to explain the offences of assault, batter, s.47, s.20 and s.18 of the Offences Against the Person Act.  To be able to apply these to scenarios, correctly identifying the offence, the actus reus and mens rea and the likely outcome. To be able to explain how a duty of care is owed, apply this to a scenario including the duty elements, breach of duty and causation.  To be able to explain the underlying principles of civil liability.  To be able to explain the criminal court structure and sentencing procedures including the factors courts will consider.

Term 5

LAW02- Tort -Damage, Damages and Civil Court Systems. EXAMS this term for LAW01 and LAW02

  • To be able to explain how to prove liability in tort and how to rectify a breach through compensation.  To be able to explain the three track court systems and how cases are assigned.  To be able to demonstrate understanding in examinations.

Term 6

LAW03 - Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter (Diminished Responsibility and Loss of Control), Criticisms of these areas

  • To be able to explain the common law of murder and the statutory defences of diminished responsibility and loss of control.  To be able to accurately identify these defences and apply them to a scenario in examination conditions.  To be able to identify and explain areas of concern with these laws and how they are applied.