13LAW

NCEA Level 3 Law

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Hurst

The course aims to give students an in-depth knowledge, understanding and appreciation of New Zealand's Legal System so they can participate and contribute to society as informed and responsible citizens.

This course is valuable for students who wish to study Law or Criminal Justice at the tertiary level or have a career which is linked to the Legal System. E.g the Police or Ministry of Justice. Students do not need to have studied Level 2 Law (although it is an advantage) in order to study Level 3 Law. 

The Unit Standards offered are assessed offering Achieved, Merit and Excellence grades which can be counted towards an endorsed Level 3 NCEA qualification.

Content/Skills:

  • Evaluate a concept of democracy;
  • Evaluate a concept of justice;
  • Evaluate a concept of law (negligence);
  • Evaluate litigation and dispute resolution; and
  • Evaluate a law making process.

There is no end of year external examination for the Unit Standards offered.

Also offered in 2021 will be 4 Senior Social Studies Achievement Standards which will run alongside the Law Unit Standards offered. These will cover the follow topics:

  • How Ideologies Shape Society
  • Social Actions which influence policy change
  • Social Inquiry 
  • Social action campaign 

There is an end of year external examination for then Achievement Standards offered. 

Students will have the opportunity to construct the structure of their own course alongside the teacher. Should the student select to take all of the Social Studies Achievement standards they will qualify for University Entrance and a subject endorsement. 

This course is not a University Entrance approved subject if you select the Unit Standards.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Nil.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Law is of benefit but not essential.

No entry requirements.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 44 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 40 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27837 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a concept of democracy and government in relation to restraint on state power
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27840 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a concept of justice in relation to a specific situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27843 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a concept of law in relation to a specific situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27846 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate litigation and dispute resolution processes in relation to challenging state power
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27849 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27852 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate systems of government and their formation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91597 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.2 - Conduct a critical social inquiry

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91598 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how ideologies shape society

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91599 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.4 - Examine personal involvement in a social action(s) that aims to influence policy change(s)

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91600 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.5 - Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy change(s)

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 44
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 10
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.