12LAW

NCEA Level 2 Law

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Hurst

The course aims to give students knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the New Zealand legal system so they can operate as informed, confident and responsible citizens. Level 2 Law allows students the opportunity to get a holistic insight into the different parts of the Legal System both in New Zealand and around the world. 

The course is internally assessed through Unit Standards.  The criteria the Unit Standards are assessed against are Excellence, Merit and Achieved which are able to be counted towards an endorsed Level 2 NCEA. There is no end of year examination.

Level 2 Law is also a valuable course for students who are interested in studying Law,  Criminal Justice, pursuing a career in the Police Force or working for the Justice Department.

Content/Skills:

  • Concepts of law;
  • Concepts of justice;
  • Concepts of democracy and government in a New Zealand context;
  • Litigation and dispute resolution processes;
  • Law making process; and
  • Legal rights and personal responsibility of secondary students.

There may be the potential for some Senior Social Studies Achievement Standards which will run alongside the Law Unit Standards offered. These will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding Conflict
  • Social Actions in Communities which enables rights 
  • Social Inquiry 
  • Personal involvement in Social action campaign 

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

Students will have the opportunity to construct the structure of their own course alongside the teacher. 

Please note, not all 41 credits will be offered.

This course has the potential to lead to a University Entrance approved subject depending on the pathway you select in Level 3 Law and Society.


Recommended Prior Learning

No entry requirements.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Nil.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 41 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 33 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10337 v6
NZQA Info
Describe the legal rights and personal responsibilities of secondary school students
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27836 v2
NZQA Info
Explain concepts of democracy and government in a New Zealand context
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27839 v2
NZQA Info
Explain concepts of justice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27842 v2
NZQA Info
Explain concepts of law
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27845 v2
NZQA Info
Explain litigation and dispute resolution processes
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27848 v2
NZQA Info
Explain a law making process
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91279 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of conflict(s) arising from different cultural beliefs and ideas
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91280 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 2.2 - Conduct a reflective social inquiry
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91281 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 2.3 - Describe how cultural conflict(s) can be addressed
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91282 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 2.4 - Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 41
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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.