12LST

12 Legal Studies

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Martin

The Legal Studies course is designed to enable students to:

  • Understand the role of law in society
  • Understand the basic principles and processes of the NZ Legal System
  • Understand how laws are made and amended in New Zealand
  • Identify how law impacts on the lives of individuals and groups
  • Develop an active understanding of consumer rights and responsibilities

The course content includes:
The Role of Law in Society, Law Making, Crime, Rights and Responsibilities, Contracts, Youth Justice, Consumer Law and Disputes Resolution.

Future Areas of interest and study: This course provides students with an introduction to the New Zealand legal system which can be continued on with at tertiary level.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 8545 v6
NZQA Info
Describe factors contributing to, and consequences of, crime
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 8555 v6
NZQA Info
Describe the objectives and evaluate the application of consumer law
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
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. 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.