LGS7

Legal Studies - NCEA Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Whaea L. Green

Empower yourself, your friends, and family with a practical understanding of many key legal concepts. This course will provide you with skills and practical knowledge of the New Zealand Legal System and how to apply law in everyday life.

The course covers:
- Law in Society
- Justice System and how it works
- Crime and consequences
- Contract law
- Youth Justice
- Students legal rights and responsibilities
- Consumer rights
- Marriage, civil union and de-facto relationship law

This course also cover other useful legal issues and terminology relevant in everyday life.

Course Overview

Term 1
This term we will be learning about the elements and categories of crime, the different factors that may contribute to criminal offending, the non-legal consequences of crime, the aims of criminal sanctions and the distinctive features of criminal sanctions.

Later in the term we will be learning about students' legal rights, forms of discipline, the suspension process, students' personal responsibilities and the relationship between students' legal rights and personal responsibilities.

Term 2
This term we will be learning about the six different types of justice. These include:
- Retributive justice
- Restorative justice
- Marae Justice
- Utilitarian justice
- Distributive justice
- Social Justice

Term 3
This term we will be learning about New Zealand law in relation to marriage, civil unions and defacto relationships.

Term 4
This term we will be learning about factors contributing to crime as well as the consequences of crime.

Recommended Prior Learning

Must have Level 1 Literacy or approval of teacher in charge of Legal Studies.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 2

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8

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

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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