L2LEGS

Level 2 Legal Studies

Course Description

Level 2 Legal Studies enables students to:  

• understand the need for laws and recognise the constant pressure of law in their lives and an understanding of its role in society. 

• relate and apply knowledge of the law to their own lives. 

• examine the relationships between law and the values and goals of society. 

• develop knowledge of some of their rights and obligations under criminal and civil law. 

• describe the need for the law to accommodate differing viewpoints. 


Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned NCEA Level 1.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

These students will hopefully be able to visit a prison facility, a courthouse, and a police station as part of their course. This is likely to incur a small expense.

Pathway

Legal Studies are helpful for careers such as a police officer, corrections officer, lawyer, legal clerk, etc.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 25 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. 8551 v6
NZQA Info
Describe the application of New Zealand law to personal relationships
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 8552 v6
NZQA Info
Describe legal and non-legal consequences and protections relating to family violence and child abuse
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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. 10347 v7
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the development of the New Zealand legal system
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27840 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a concept of justice in relation to a specific situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27849 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  

Costs

The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.