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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

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Law Applied BTEC

Applied Law BTEC

Extended Certificate

Exam board: Edexcel

Why study this subject:

There are many different career paths for those who wish to work in the legal sector such as apprenticeship opportunities within law.

The requirements of the qualification will mean that students develop many of the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly regarded by higher education and employers.

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers.

Students will develop skills gained skills in:

The ability to learn independently

The ability to research actively and methodically

Giving presentations and being active group members

Reading legal texts

Effective writing

Analytical skills

Creative development


Unit 1; Dispute solving in Civil Law - You will explore how civil disputes are resolved, both in the courts and by alternative means. You will examine the making and working of precedent and its application in the law of negligence.

Unit 2; Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System – You will research how laws are made and interpreted, who advises and decides on the outcome of criminal cases and the punishments that can be imposed if laws are broken.

Unit 3; Applying the Law – You will examine the law related to specific crimes, including homicide and offences against property. You will explore the police procedures for dealing with such offences

Unit 7; Aspects of Tort – You will explore how the law of tort protects people and the enjoyment of their property. You will examine compensation for loss, damage and injury in aspects of negligence, nuisance and occupiers’ liability cases.

How will I be assessed: 

Unit 1and Unit 3; Assessed under supervised conditions. You will be given a case study two weeks before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research.

Unit 2, Unit 7; Coursework and internally assessed

Future course and possible careers:

Most courses at degree level

Careers in the legal sector; solicitor, barrister, legal executive, paralegal, legal secretary, courts services

Careers in public sector; local government, civil service, public services, Teaching, police force,