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"Perseverance produces character;
and character, hope." (Romans 5:4)

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Why choose this subject?

Law is more than just the courtroom. It is a living, breathing instrument of our society that is a part of our daily  lives, whether we realise it or not.
On this course you will study the fundamentals of our legal system; from how we make a law to how that law can be applied in a practical setting. You will gain insight into both the legislation and cases that govern our society, and the people and human stories that shape the development of the law. You will see the law in action in a wide range of settings; from Parliament to the street corner, from family law, to negligence, to the most serious crimes in our society.
This is a dynamic course that will give you a real insight into the modern English legal system; one of the cornerstones of our society, and yet one that has often been neglected as people believe it is only for the elites.
This is an accessible qualification that gives you the chance to access the law in a way that allows you to learn, and place yourself at the heart of modern Britain.

What will you study?

Year 12

  • Dispute Solving in Civil Law Investigating
  • Aspects of the Criminal Law and the Legal System.

Year 13

  • Aspects of Criminal Law and Police Powers
  • Aspects of Family Law.

How is this course assessed?

This course is assessed through a combination of unit assessments, controlled assessments and coursework.

Law Curriculum Intent

Law at Immanuel College aims to provide a broad understanding of key legal concepts and their application in the context of the BTEC Applied Law syllabus whilst building independent research skills, developing academic reading, and writing. Its purpose is to prepare students for the next stage in their education and their lives, ensuring they are able to become active and informed citizens1. This will allow them to have positive choices and to embrace life as they grow and develop.

 The law curriculum aims to support Immanuel College’s Christian vision of perseverance, character and hope, and promoting British values by:

  •  Promoting the rule of law through an understanding of an operation of the English and Welsh legal system, the British constitution and how it is upheld both in theory and practice.
  • Fostering an awareness of the breadth of the law and its application in a range of situations in both the criminal and civil spheres.
  • Developing students’ independent thought and judgement by providing information in a range of academic fashions, including leading judgements, academic articles and the application of the law to a variety of scenarios, both real-life and contrived.
  • Develop analytical skills and evaluative skills through application and analysis of the existing law and proposals for reform.
  • Develop skills of communication through extended writing and in-class opportunities to develop oral communication through encouraging precise and accurate language to express complex and detailed legal principles and their application to different situations.
  • Students are encouraged to stretch and challenge themselves, both in application of the law, but also in exploring moral and spiritual issues surrounding how the law is made and how it can be applied, by approaching where unfairness may lie and develop an understanding of issues facing the law2. This is done through encouraging extra-curricular reading beyond the specification.
  • Developing a world class curriculum that opens up horizons of hope and aspirations. Teaching is used to encourage confidence once students progress to university or work, aiming to increase social mobility.

 The overall aim is for excellence in education and outstanding outcomes for students who can achieve their fullest potential4

 1 Mark 10:45 – Jesus said, ‘For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.’

2 Psalm 24:1– ‘The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it’

3 Philippians 4:8 – ‘whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.’

4 John 10:10 – Jesus said, ‘I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.’

Curriculum Plans

Year 12 Law

Year 13 Law

What next?

BTEC National Applied Law opens up a wide range of routes; from university to higher level apprenticeships. Its content lends itself to those wishing to look into our justice system at university, whether studying law or criminology. It also opens up routes into policing, politics, social work, mediation and a whole range of other careers that require knowledge of our society or analytical skills.


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