NCEA Level 2 Law

12LAW
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.

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



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Nil.


Recommended Prior Learning

No entry requirements.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10337 v5 Describe the legal rights and personal responsibilities of secondary school students
2
I
3
U.S. 27836 v2 Explain concepts of democracy and government in a New Zealand context
2
I
4
U.S. 27839 v2 Explain concepts of justice
2
I
4
U.S. 27842 v2 Explain concepts of law
2
I
4
U.S. 27845 v2 Explain litigation and dispute resolution processes
2
I
4
U.S. 27848 v2 Explain a law making process
2
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.

Pathway Tags

Urban/Regional Planner, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, Construction and Infrastructure, Secondary Tertiary Lecturer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Historian, Translator, Archivist, Conservator, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Author, Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Records Adviser, Retail and Personal Services, Airline attendant, Concierge, Cruise ship director, Recreation worker, Hotel or Restaurant Manager, Travel agent, Food and beverage director, Casino manager, Chef, Event Manager., Library Assistant


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.