People should have the right to exercise autonomy over their own bodies and the law needs to respect this.At the moment, the law does not adequately respect this right, and changes are needed to better accommodate individual choice

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ASSESSMENT CRITERIA  

The marking criteria will adhere to the grading descriptors for Level 6 and as such marks will be awarded for the following:

• Demonstration of a strong knowledge and understanding of the subject 

• Clear  and  concise  use  of  English  language  including  sentences,paragraphs and appropriate vocabulary

• Identification of relevant normative issues

• A  logical  structure  (including  an  introduction,  main  body,  conclusion)  and development of the arguments

• Use of appropriate information in support of the argument

• Sophistication of argument  

•Appropriateness of reasoning (e.g. the use of logic rather than rhetoric)

• Use of personal reflection which is backed by evidence from a range of sources

• Correct use of juristic and / or philosophical language

• Engagement with various approaches

• Evidence of familiarity with the primary sources

• Evidence of familiarity with relevant secondary sources

• Reference conventions observed

Please choose an essay title for your project from one of the six below.These titles are there to guide your discussion and you are to decide how best to address the essay title you have chosen.

Please refer to the marking matrix and the information in the learning room before creating a project plan (see further information in the learning room regarding the plan).

1) People should have the right to exercise autonomy over their own bodies and the law needs to respect this.At the moment, the law does not adequately respect this right, and changes are needed to better accommodate individual choice.Critically discuss the statement above with reference to an area or areas from the syllabus. 

2) Improvements need to be made to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in order to tackle online offending and to fully protect those who may be vulnerable to sexual exploitation.Critically discuss the statement above with reference to an area or areas from the syllabus.     

2) A number of offences in The Sexual Offences Act 2003 are now outdated. It is time to amend the Act in order to properly reflect the reality of sexual offending.Critically discuss the statement above with reference to an area or areas from the syllabus.    

3) In any modern society it is inappropriate to criminalise private sexual activity. The law should not intervene where individuals are engaging in consensual S&M or in consensual sex work.Critically discuss the statement above with reference to an area or areas from the syllabus.    

4) Sections 74-76 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 provide an effective regime for addressing whether true consent has been given to sexual activity.Critically discuss this statement.   

5) We need to strengthen the law in order to tackle the threat posed to society by the proliferation of sexual images. The current offences are outdated, confusing and do not provide adequate protection for those at risk of victimisation.Critically discuss the statement above with reference to an area or areas from the syllabus.

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