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Performance Band descriptions Legal Studies

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6
  • analyses, synthesises and interprets information to evaluate the effectiveness of the domestic and international legal system in addressing issues
  • demonstrates extensive knowledge and understanding of the operation of the legal system and the processes involved in law reform
  • synthesises and analyses legal information from a variety of sources including relevant legislation, cases, media, international instruments and documents to support arguments in a domestic and international context
  • communicates coherent arguments on contemporary issues from differing perspectives and interpretations
  • communicates an argument using relevant legal concepts and terminology
Band 5
  • analyses and interprets information to evaluate the effectiveness of the domestic and international legal system in addressing issues
  • demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of the operation of the legal system and the processes involved in law reform
  •  uses legal information from a variety of sources including relevant legislation, cases, media, international instruments and documents to support arguments in a domestic and international context
  • presents clear arguments on contemporary issues from differing perspectives
  • communicates using relevant legal concepts and terminology
Band 4
  • provides some analysis of information and issues related to the effectiveness of the domestic and international legal system
  • demonstrates good knowledge and understanding of the operation of the legal system and the processes involved in law reform
  • uses appropriate legal information from sources including legislation, cases, media, international instruments and documents
  • uses appropriate legal concepts and terminology
Band 3
  • demonstrates some knowledge and understanding of the issues related to the domestic and /or international legal system
  • demonstrates some understanding of the operation of the legal system
  • makes reference to sources including legislation, cases, media, international instruments and documents
  • uses some legal concepts and terminology
Band 2
  • recognises some issues in the legal system
  • demonstrates a limited understanding of some aspects of the operations of the legal system
  • uses some legal terminology

Band 1

 
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