Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 3 Legal Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. McCabe.

Recommended Prior Learning

Nil. This course is complemented by study of Level 2 Legal Studies, History and Classical Studies, but does not exclude students who have not done these.

Students will gain a broad understanding of how law develops in our society so that they can take their full place within it, as confident, informed and responsible young adults. It helps students understand their rights, roles and responsibilities as participants in a legal system within a democratic society. Students will also gain an understanding of how New Zealand government works and compare this to other governments in the world. There will be field trips that include the Justice Precinct to observe New Zealand law in action.

Students are expected to complete the four units offered below.

Not a UE approved subject.

Learning Areas:

Tikanga ā-iwi - Social Sciences

Career Pathways

Policy Analyst, Probation Officer, Quarantine Officer, Court Registry Officer, Case Manager, Elected Government Representative, Emergency Management Officer, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Corrections Officer, Judge, Foreign Policy Officer, Human Resources Adviser, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Historian, Barrister, Debt Collector, Biosecurity Officer