LG1000
This course requires 2 options.

Level 1 Legal Studies

Course Description

What is Legal Studies?

Legal Studies covers a broad range of topics and aims to provide an understanding of the role of law in society and the basic processes and principles of the New Zealand legal system. Legal Studies explores and evaluates the ability of the legal system to provide just outcomes for all individuals and groups, giving students a better understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities. Students will develop an appreciation of how the legal system impacts on their lives and how they can influence and change it. This subject can lead to a range of possible careers including the legal profession, business, government service or agencies.

What this course involves

In this Legal Studies course, students explore law as an integral aspect of society and find out how laws are made and applied in everyday life. Students consider why laws are developed and the characteristics of an effective law. Students are able to demonstrate an understanding of the New Zealand court system, the law making process, and how New Zealanders vote for an MMP government. Other major areas of law covered include concepts of democracy and government such as rule of law, separation of powers and civil liberties, and different concepts of justice, such as coercive power and impartiality.

Delivery Mode

This is an online course available through our Online Teaching and Learning Environment (OTLE), so access to a computer and broadband internet is essential. Read more on our website at www.tekura.school.nz


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

None specified

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry but students are expected to have a good level of Literacy

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 30 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27850 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of New Zealand's system of government and its formation and operation
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27847 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of law making processes
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27844 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of litigation and dispute resolution processes in New Zealand
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27841 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of concepts of law
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27838 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of foundational concepts of justice
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27835 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of concepts of democracy and government
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 8548 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of accessing legal assistance
2
2
2
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 1978 v9
NZQA Info
Describe basic employment rights and responsibilities, and sources of information and/or assistance
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 30
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0