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Legal studies

 

Legal Studies is an Authority subject which contributes both to OP eligibility and provides 4 credits towards the QCE if a Sound level of achievement is attained at the completion of year 12.  This subject focuses on the legal issues which arise out of common social situations and community matters and also prepares students for further education, training and employment.

Year 10 Legal Studies

Refer to Daymap for unit plan.

Year 11 and 12 Legal Studies

Year 11

Semester
Unit name
Assessment
1
The Legal System
Instrument 1
Examination - short response test; supervised
(50-250 words) 1-1.5 hours  KUL, ILI
Criminal Law
Instrument 2
Extended research response; written (800-1000 words)
KUL, ILI, RL
Instrument 3
Examination - Extended response test; supervised seen stimulus (400-600 words) 1-1.5 hours  KUL, ILI, RL
2
Introduction to Civil Obligations
Instrument 4
Extended research response; Multimodal 3-5 mins
KUL, ILI, RL
Civil Wrongs (Torts) and the Law
Instrument 5
Extended response to stimulus; written 600-1000 words

Year 12

Semester
Unit name
Assessment
3
Family and the Law
Instrument 6
Examination – Extended response test; supervised; unseen question (600-800 words) 1.5 – 2 hours  KUL, ILI, RL
Instrument 7
Extended research response; written (1,000-1,500 words)
KUL, ILI, RL
Independent Inquiry Unit Plan (DOCX, 39KB)
Instrument 8
Extended research response; independent inquiry; written (1,000-1,500 words)  KUL, ILI, RL
4
Housing and the Law
Instrument 9
Examination – Extended response test; supervised (600-800 words) 1.5 - 2 hours   KUL, ILI, RL
Verification
Human Rights
Instrument 10
Extended research response; Multimodal 5-7 mins
KUL, ILI, RL