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Legal studies

Two Unit Board Developed Course (BDC) Category A

The focus of this course is the legal system and its effectiveness in promoting a just and fair society. Students learn about legal concepts, the legal system, how law is made and reformed, how it responds to contemporary issues, and how it guides and protects individual and community rights.

Through the legal studies course students are able to develop:

  • confidence in approaching and accessing the legal system,
  • a better appreciation of the relationship between social and legal structures,
  • knowledge of their basic legal rights and responsibilities in a broad selection of contexts, and
  • the skills of critical analysis, independent research, collaboration, and effective communication.

To be successful in this course a student needs to have sound literacy skills (Naplan band 8 or higher). Legal Studies is a valuable foundation for a range of tertiary courses as well as employment and full and active participation as citizens.

Further information is available on the Legal studies syllabus website.

Year 11

Course content:

  • the legal system
  • the individual and the law
  • law in practice.

Year 12

Course content:

  • crime
  • human rights
  • workplace law
  • family law.