ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course is designed for non-specialist teachers who are required to teach AQA A-level Law for the first time. This course will focus on criminal law, tort law and contract law and will explore strategies on how to deliver the content, what to emphasize, how to prepare students for required standards and being clear on how to raise student attainment.
Led by experienced examiner and teacher, Abi Adeboyejo, the course is designed for new and returning teachers of AQA A-level Law.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- Provide teachers of AQA A-level Law with the materials and confidence to teach the course to the appropriate level.
- Explore planning strategies and breaking down the content.
- Develop and explore teaching and learning strategies to use in the classroom.
- Gain insight into the rigors of the examination and what is required to reach high grades.
- Develop strategies for assessment and effective feedback to manage workload.
- Explore practical approaches to incorporating key themes and concepts in lessons.
|DATES & LOCATION||Online | Wednesday 16 June 2021|
|WHO SHOULD ATTEND?||
|IN-SCHOOL||You can also book this as an In-School Course|
10.00 – 10.45am
Introduction to A-level Law
- What does success look like in A-level Law?
- Consideration of the particular implications of the linear 2-year course.
- Dealing with features, issues and concepts and enabling students to become analytical thinkers.
- Ensuring understanding of the key concepts of breadth and depth
10.45 – 11.00am
Discussion: coffee break
11.00 – 12.00pm
Review of the key components (with the benefit of experience)
Suggested teaching, learning and assessment methods and references to E-learning to facilitate knowledge, understanding, analysis and evaluation for challenging topics with particular focus on:
The nature of law and the English legal system
- The rule of law
- Law and society
- Law and morality
- Law and justice
- Access to justice and funding
- Theory in criminal law
- Fatal offences against the person
- Non-fatal offences against the person
- Theory of tort law
- Occupiers’ liability
- Liability in negligence for economic loss and psychiatric injury
12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion
1.30 – 2.45pm
Bespoke Marking for Law
- Understanding the agreed marking approaches and strategies for A-level law
- Developing the relevant skills needed to use statutory and case authority effectively in answers
- Approach to assessment- holistic marking (scenario-based questions)
- Distribution of effort in answers
- How to tackle closed and open-ended substantive law questions
- Addressing the full range of issues in questions 10 and 11 (30mark questions)
2.45 – 3.00pm: Discussion: afternoon tea
The Law Exam
- Practical strategies to help students go beyond explanation of the law
- Methods to ensure students always answer the specific question set
- Essay techniques to improve the performance of struggling students
- Approaches to the entire paper – covering the content and the techniques
3.30 – 3.45pm
- Q&A and follow up to any raised questions
As an examiner and teacher Abi has extensive experience in the current and previous iterations of the AQA specifications for A-level Law. She has also been involved in writing online courses for Cambridge International A-level Law. She is a content writer for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) and writes examination questions for level 3 and level 4 Criminal law and Tort Law units. She is currently a law teacher and course leader at a large college in Birmingham.