Stage 2 in 2021 | Assessment Type 3: Examination (1)

Legal Studies Stage 2 in 2021
Assessment Type 3: Examination

Exam External assessment Weighting: 30%

The Legal Studies examination is an e-exam that is assessed externally. See the calendar for the date of the examination [date not available yet].

Students undertake a 130-minute external examination that is divided into two parts:

  • Part A: Sources Analysis (60 minutes)
  • Part B: Extended Response (60 minutes).

Part A consists of a number of sources, and/or case studies. Students respond by answering set questions.

Part B requires students to answer one essay question from a selection of four. The questions will be related to each focus or option area.

The following specific features of the assessment design criteria for this subject are assessed in the examination:

  • understanding and application – UA1, UA2, UA3
  • analysis and evaluation — AE1, AE2
  • communication — C1

Student work should be their own. See Supervision and verification of student work.

Preparing for the exam

There are many ways to prepare for an exam. Resources specifically for Legal Studies are available below.

Past exams

Content in past exams may not be reflective of content in future exams.

Stage 2 in 2021 | Assessment Type 3: Examination (2)

Sample exams

Sample exams better reflect the types of questions students may be asked in future electronic exams. Questions may include media types which have not been possible in a paper exam (e.g. watching a video and responding).

Sample exams may not be provided for each year. They are only published when there is a significant change to the exam, like a new question type or new functionality.

This sample examination shows the format of the Legal Studies examination from November 2021.