Curriculum: 6th Form

6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 13 Law
Term 1Unit 3: Applying the Law  
Learners examine the law related to specific crimes, including homicide and offences against property. They will explore the police procedures for dealing with such offences. Learning Aims covered: A - The laws relating to homicide: murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter; B - The laws relating to corporate manslaughter; C - An introduction to offences against property: theft, robbery, burglary, fraud and criminal damage; D - Introduction to general defences in criminal law; E - An overview of police powers. Crime has an enormous impact on society and particularly on those directly involved in a case. In this unit, you will be encouraged to consider the impact and consequences of crime. You will examine homicide offences, including murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. You will examine crimes against property such as theft, robbery and burglary. You will also examine the law relating to arrest, detention and searching people and property.
Assessment: This unit is assessed under supervised conditions in May of Year 13. Learners will be given information about two cases two weeks before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research. Before then, a range of formative assessments - including mock examinations - will be sat in order to ensure that all students are making at least expected progress.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2 and Term 3Unit 7: Aspects of Tort  
Learners explore how the law of tort protects people and the enjoyment of their property. They will examine compensation for loss, damage and injury in aspects of negligence, nuisance and occupiers’ liability cases. Learning Aims covered: A - Examine the principles of tort and liability in negligence for psychiatric harm; B - Explore liability for economic loss and negligent misstatements; C - Investigate the law on occupiers’ liability and vicarious liability; D - Explore liability for private nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher. A tort is a civil wrong. A person who commits a wrong is potentially liable in the law of tort to the person or property they have injured or damaged through their wrongdoing. Compensation will usually be ordered against the person who has committed the wrong. This unit adds to the negligence content of Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law but three additional specific areas of negligence are considered – economic loss, negligent misstatements and psychiatric harm.
Assessment: This unit is externally assessed under supervised conditions at different points between January and April of Year 13. Learners will be given information about a specific scenarios and cases before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research. Before then, a range of formative assessments - including mock examinations - will be sat in order to ensure that all students are making at least expected progress.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4 and Term 5Unit 3 and Unit 7: Preparation for external assessments  
Revision of Unit 3 and Unit 7 ahead of external assessments. See these units for further information.
Assessment: Unit 3 is assessed under supervised conditions. Learners will be given information about two cases two weeks before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research. Unit 7 is externally assessed under supervised conditions at different points. Learners will be given information about a specific scenarios and cases before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research.Key Words and Terms
 

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