NCEA Level 2 Law
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.
- 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
Total Credits Available: 41 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 33 credits.
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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.