Year 11 Law Bridging Work
“When starting at Dereham Sixth Form College I had a whole different career path planned. However, this all changed when I started studying Law at A Level. Throughout Year 12, I always found that Law was the lesson I enjoyed the most. This could be because the subject itself is so interesting – from murders to drinking a snail – or maybe it was due to the teachers I was blessed with. Both Mr and Mrs Elphick remained enthusiastic, supportive and encouraging throughout my first year of A Level Law and it made me excited to go to these lessons! After studying law for a year at DSFC, my goal now is to study Criminal Law and Youth Justice at university, hopefully qualifying as a Defence Lawyer specialising in Youth Justice. If I could do anything differently I would probably engage more in lessons because, at the end of the day, you are smarter than you think!” (Kezia)
Consider the following question:
“Should people be allowed to post offensive, untrue or inflammatory remarks on social networking sites?”
In order to answer this question you need to be able to differentiate between the words ‘offensive’, ‘untrue’ and ‘inflammatory’. Next you need to consider the different types of networking sites out there. Are the all the same? Some of them remain on view all the time whilst others show something and then disappear. Does this make a different to your answer?
Talk about this question with your family and friends. Try and get views from a wide variety of ages.
Now have a go at answering the question. You don’t need to know anything about the law but you might want to research what the key terms mean in order to get a better understanding. Try and give some examples in your work to back up your opinions. You could make up a scenario or discuss something that you have read in the news or a magazine.
You should complete one side of A4.
Please bring your work with you to your first law lesson.