Legal Studies explores Australia’s legal heritage and the dynamic nature of the Australian legal system within a global context. Legal Studies provides students with a sound understanding of the structures of the Australian legal system and demonstrates how that system responds and contributes to social change while acknowledging tradition. By analysing the Australian legal system, students consider how diverse groups in society, including Indigenous Australians, influence and are influenced by the legal system.
Topics may include
law and society
justice and society
people, structures and processes
Students are assessed against the SACE performance standards for SACE Stage 1 Legal Studies:
knowledge and understanding
The following assessments types enable students to demonstrate their learning: