Year 10

Autumn Half-Term 1

Introduction to law

Meaning and definition.

Classifications of law – Private, public, civil and criminal.

Autumn Half-Term 2

Sources of Law

Parliament, case law and legal precedent. Relationship between different sources of law

Spring Half-Term 1

Criminal Courts and processes

The Magistrates and the Crown Court. Trial process and appeals.

Spring Half-Term 2

Civil Courts and Processes

The High court and County Court. Trial process and appeals process.

Summer Half-Term 1

People in the law

Magistrates, jurors, barristers, solicitors and judges. Role of.

Summer Half-Term 2

Revision and mock trials

Mock trials to aid student understanding of law covered.