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A-Level Law: Increased Results for Lower Performing Students

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This course is aimed at teachers working with mixed ability and lower attaining students who are looking to maximise their potential in the upcoming A-Level Law exams. The course covers a range of effective teaching and assessment strategies, monitoring, early intervention and exam technique and approaches that improve confidence, effort and achievement. The course provides a comprehensive toolkit that adds value and will help learners excel in their Summer exam performance.


  • Utilise techniques to quickly identify underperformance and implement effective support strategies for success in the exams
  • Increased understanding of how to motivate underachieving learners and improve exam performance
  • How to teach challenging topics
  • Techniques for tackling synoptic questions with confidence
  • Develop effective teaching and learning techniques to help lower ability learners to retain knowledge and better understand concepts
  • How to prepare your students for different question types


Effective techniques to embed subject knowledge, develop skills and assess work so that lower ability learners thrive. How to get students thinking synoptically

10.00 – 11.35am
  • Implementing classroom techniques to ensure that lower ability learners understand key concepts.
  • Develop effective techniques to help lower ability learners to retain knowledge, understand concepts and develop skills.
  • Exploring Active Learning to develop skills and retain knowledge
  • Lesson strategies that address difficult concepts where students experience difficulties.


Discussion: coffee break

11.35 – 11.50am

Monitoring & early intervention strategies that positively impact on student performance

11.50 – 12.50pm
  • Techniques to quickly identify underperforming students and implement strategies to effectively support them.
  • Using a range of monitoring tools to track performance, recognise underachievement and motivate learners.
  • Explore early intervention strategies that engage learners and develop independent learning skills
  • Implementing mastery tests to identify students who haven’t grasped the fundamental concepts
  • Driving student progress through marking and feedback.


Lunch and informal discussion

12.50 – 1.50pm

Interpreting questions and applying appropriate knowledge –key techniques and approaches.

1.50 – 2.50pm
  • Effective strategies, methods and techniques to support your students in interpreting questions and applying knowledge appropriately.
  • Common pitfalls in weakness areas and different strategies for dealing with each weakness areas.
  • Practical approaches to enhance student learning.



2.50 – 2.55pm

Embedding Exam techniques into Your Teaching to Accelerate Progress and Attainment

2.55 – 3.30pm
  • Embed exam technique into your teaching to enhance the performance of lower ability students
  • Explore assessment strategies to help learners identify where they need to improve and how to achieve this.
  • How to effectively use feedback.
  • Methods to help students understand how the exam are marked and ways to help students use this knowledge
  • How to tackle the different question types.


London | Thursday 09 November 2023

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London | Thursday 09 November 2023

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Gemma Shepherd-Etchells is a non-practising solicitor, Gemma has been teaching to legal professionals, undergraduates and A-Level Law students for 14 years. She also examines and works developing professional legal qualifications and course materials for law graduates


  • A Level Law teachers
  • Heads of Law


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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