Test 1: Unit 3 Area of Study 1
Principles of the Australian parliamentary system. The structure of Commonwealth Parliament and roles played by the Crown and Houses of Parliament in law-making.
Test 2: Unit 3 Area of Study 1
The reasons why laws may need to change. The role of the Victorian Law Reform Commission. The means by which individuals and groups influence legislative change. The legislative process. Strengths and weaknesses of parliament as a law-making body.
Test 3: Unit 3 Area of Study 2
The division of powers. Restrictions imposed by the Constitution. Referendum. Role of the High Court in interpreting the Constitution. Significance of High Court cases and their impact. Referral of law-making power.
Test 4: Unit 3 Area of Study 2
Constitutional protection of rights. High Court case on Constitutional protection. Comparison with the approach adopted for the constitutional protection of democratic and human rights.
Test 5: Unit 3 Area of Study 3
Role of the courts as law-makers. The doctrine of precedent. Statutory interpretation. Strengths and weaknesses of law-making through the courts. Relationship between courts and parliament in law making.
Test 6: Unit 3 Exam
All of Unit 3.
Test 7: Unit 4 Area of Study 1
Reasons for a court hierarchy. Jurisdictions of Victorian courts. Dispute resolution methods used by courts. Evaluation of courts to resolve disputes.
Test 8: Unit 4 Area of Study 1
The role of VCAT. Dispute resolution methods used by VCAT. Evaluation of VCAT to resolve disputes.
Test 9: Unit 4 Area of Study 2
Effective operation of the legal system. Adversary system of trial – features, evaluation, comparison with inquisitorial system, reforms. Criminal pre-trial procedure and criminal sanctions.
Test 10: Unit 4 Area of Study 2
Civil pre-trial procedure and civil remedies.
Juries – role, composition, evaluation, reforms and alternatives. Problems and difficulties faced by individuals in using the legal system. Changes in the legal system to enhance its effective operation.
Test 11: Unit 4 Exam
All of Unit 4.
Test 12: Unit 3 & 4 Practice Exam
All of Unit 3 and 4.
Test 13: Detachable examination
All of Unit 3 and 4.
Graduated difficulty – the text is divided into tests that gradually increase in length, content and difficulty. Use it throughout the year, not just before the exam
Tests have been written to allow 2 minutes per mark in terms of time allocation
No teacher or student preparation is required – students write into the book
An end of Unit 3 test and an end of Unit 4 test have been provided to allow teachers to expose students to tests that cover all the content of each unit
Bonus detachable exam included – produced on perforated paper, it allows for easy tear-out and can be used as a formal assessment task.