At the Mandeville School, Applied Law aims to develop students’ objective thinking in order that they will leave school and enter the wider world with an understanding of the principles of social justice, fairness and one’s social and legal responsibility to have one’s neighbour in mind at all times. Students will come to respect and appreciate the law and its workings as they come to understand that its aim is to maintain and uphold civic freedoms rather than to inhibit them. Our aim is to develop citizenship within all of our students based on understanding and respect, thus promoting responsible adults.
Students will see that the law is not an unmovable object but a breathing part of the overall apparatus upon which society is based. Our students are encouraged to consider how laws have changed in order to both direct and reflect the constantly changing society in which we live.
Finally, Applied Law offers a wide-angle careers guide to this area of the labour market, which is designed to inform today’s students about further study and career opportunities that they might not otherwise be privy to.
Our intent is to instil a lifelong interest in the way in which society operates and serves its people.
Our Curriculum is designed to establish a kind community where everyone perseveres, achieves and flourishes; where we enable all to experience life to the full.
Links to the whole-school curriculum intent
The Applied Law curriculum is aligned to the whole-school curriculum. The Applied Law curriculum is designed to establish a kind community where everyone perseveres, achieves and flourishes; where we enable all the experience life to the full. In the Applied Law department, we maintain the Mandeville School Curriculum Principles:
A kind community through a curriculum that respects the diversity of our school, valuing our rich knowledge, history and experiences.
Perseverance and achievement through a curriculum that is well sequenced, developing understanding, building retention and leading to academic achievement. Firm foundations in a three-year Key Stage 3 provide grounding for success in Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and beyond.
Flourishing through a curriculum that nourishes personal development by giving students opportunities to explore their identity and grow their character. Students are equipped with knowledge of how to be healthy, sustain positive relationships and maintain wellbeing so as to have the information needed to be able to make an effective contribution to society.
Enabling students to experience life to the full through a curriculum that inspires and enriches them with meaningful knowledge and cultural capital. High aspirations mean students study a broad range of subjects in Key Stage 3 and have a variety of routes through Key Stage 4 and 5 which are challenging and aspirational.
Applied Law Curriculum Map 2022-23