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Year 11 and 12 Legal Studies

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​Pre-requisites

Minimum C result for semester one, Year 10 Humanities

Co-requisites

N/A 

Subject Description

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

4+ hours

Structure

Unit 1
Unit 2​ Unit 3​ Unit 4

Beyond reasonable doubt 

Legal foundations

Criminal investigation process

Criminal trial process 

Punishment and sentencing

Balance of probabilities

Civil law foundations

Contractual obligations 

Negligence and the duty of care

Law, governance and change

Governance in Australia 

Law reform within a dynamic society

Human rights in legal contexts 

Human rights 

The effectiveness of international law 

Human rights in Australian contexts


Assessment

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 assessment

​Unit 3
Unit 4​
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%








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Last reviewed 25 June 2020
Last updated 25 June 2020