NCEA Level 3 Law

13LAW
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
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27837 v2 Evaluate a concept of democracy and government in relation to restraint on state power
3
I
4
U.S. 27840 v2 Evaluate a concept of justice in relation to a specific situation
3
I
4
U.S. 27843 v2 Evaluate a concept of law in relation to a specific situation
3
I
4
U.S. 27846 v2 Evaluate litigation and dispute resolution processes in relation to challenging state power
3
I
4
U.S. 27849 v2 Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue
3
I
4
U.S. 27852 v2 Evaluate systems of government and their formation
3
I
4
A.S. 91597 v2 Social Studies 3.2 - Conduct a critical social inquiry
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91598 v2 Social Studies 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how ideologies shape society
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91599 v2 Social Studies 3.4 - Examine personal involvement in a social action(s) that aims to influence policy change(s)
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91600 v2 Social Studies 3.5 - Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy change(s)
3
I
4
Y
4r *
Total Credits
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.

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

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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.