L3LEGS

Level 3 Legal Studies

Course Description

Level 3 Legal Studies develops and encourages forming opinions, debate, and political consciousness.  The course .enables students to: 

• gain informed respect for the law that enables them to operate as confident and responsible citizens in a diverse society. 

• sharpen their capacity to evaluate the concepts, principles, systems, and processes of the New Zealand  Legal System; the history of law; and the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi. 


Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned NCEA Level 2.

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: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27837 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a concept of democracy and government in relation to restraint on state power
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
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. 27846 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate litigation and dispute resolution processes in relation to challenging state power
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27852 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate systems of government and their formation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 28099 v3
NZQA Info
Evaluate credit options and select debt management strategies to manage personal finances
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
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.