Minimum C result for semester one, Year 10 Humanities
Legal Studies focuses on the interaction between society and the law. Students study the legal system and how it aims to protect the rights of individuals, while balancing these with obligations and responsibilities.
Knowledge of the law enables students to have confidence in approaching and accessing the legal system, and provides them with an appreciation of the influences that shape our laws.
Weekly workload in hours
Beyond reasonable doubt
Criminal investigation process
Criminal trial process
Punishment and sentencing
Balance of probabilities
Civil law foundations
Negligence and the duty of care
Law, governance and change
Governance in Australia
Law reform within a dynamic society
Human rights in legal contexts
The effectiveness of international law
Human rights in Australian contexts
Schools devise assessments in Units 1 and 2 to suit their local context. In Units 3 and 4 students complete four summative assessments. The results from each of the assessments are added together to provide a subject score out of 100.
Students will also receive an overall subject result (A-E).
Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
Examination - combination response
|25%||Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): Investigation - argumentative essay||25%|
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
Investigation - inquiry report
|25%||Summative internal assessment 4 (IA4): Examination - combination response||25%|