ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is designed for AQA A-Level Law teachers who are seeking to ensure high-performing students fulfil their potential through the successful application of higher order skills to attain highest level grades. The course will demonstrate how to guide your most accomplished students to achieve Grades A/A* in future AQA Law examinations. It will focus on a detailed analysis of what is expected at the top levels across the three A Level papers. The course will also provide guidance on effective revision strategies and examination techniques through which high achieving students can stand out and ensure that they succeed in the final examinations.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Focused on identifying the demands of Grades A*/A and providing in-depth expertise to assist teachers in preparing students effectively
  • Emphasis on teaching approaches which are most effective with high-performing students
  • Focus on teaching approaches which stretch and challenge beyond A-level, undergraduate level preparedness
  • A comprehensive assessment of the different demands and variety of questions
  • Sample answers at Grades A*/A will be scrutinised
  • Materials will be provided that will allow teachers to cover the course in innovative and student-friendly ways that push the highest ability students
DATES & LOCATION Online | Monday 14 June 2021
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  • Heads of Law Departments
  • New/Current Teachers of A-level Law
COURSE CODE 8533
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

10.00 – 10.45am
Setting the standard, how to establish expectations for A/A* students

  • Introduction and overview of the day
  • The structure of the specification and using it to plan for success for the top end students
  • Grades A&A*: what are the subtle differences between these?
  • Initial assessment and target setting
  • The challenges of the AQA A Level Law specification
  • Exam skills A/A* students need to develop
  • Instilling students with the ability to work independently
  • Developing high end skills – scenario analysis, concise application and perceptive explanation
  • Avoiding potential hazards: what can cost a top student their A grade?

10.45 – 11.00am
Discussion: coffee break


11.00 – 12.00pm
Criminal Law – the key challenges for A/A* students in Paper 1

  • Criminal Law – key areas of challenge – what subjects do the students struggle with and why?
  • An analysis and overview of the question paper – what topics can be asked in which questions
  • Strategies/approaches for students when answering particular exam questions
  • Understanding/interpreting the questions
  • Common mistakes that students make when answering criminal law questions
  • Providing students with up to date and concise information
  • How to effectively revise case authorities
  • How to introduce complex principles and cases
  • What are the characteristics of an A* answer?
  • How to deliver the non-substantive topics in an engaging way whilst stretching more able students
  • Analysis of exemplar answers

12.00 – 1.00pm
Tort Law – the key challenges for A/A* students in Paper 2

  • Tort Law – key areas of challenge – which subjects are the most challenging and why?
  • An analysis and overview of the question paper – what topics can be asked in which questions
  • Strategies/approaches for students when answering particular exam questions
  • Structured sheets to enable engagement with questions / to ensure no content is missed
  • Understanding/interpreting the questions
  • Common mistakes that students make when answering tort law questions
  • How to use exemplar materials to stretch and challenge students
  • How to articulate effective application
  • How to deliver the non-substantive topics in an engaging way whilst stretching more able students

1.00 – 2.00pm
Lunch and informal discussion


2.00 – 2.45pm
Contract Law – the key challenges for A/A* students in Paper 3

  • Contract Law – key areas of challenge – why do students find this the most challenging topic / paper?
  • An analysis and overview of the question paper – what topics can be asked in which questions
  • How to answer 30-mark essays on contract law questions
  • Approaching the concepts of law topics – how to deliver this material effectively and link to the substantive law topics
  • Strategies/approaches for students when answering challenging exam questions
  • Understanding/interpreting the questions
  • Common mistakes that students make when answering contract law questions
  • Analysis of exemplar material

2.45 – 3.00pm: Discussion: afternoon tea


3.00 – 3.30pm
Going beyond the classroom – supporting the A/A* learner to venture outside the A Level specification

  • How to maintain student engagement with current affairs – relating your academic study to real world events
  • Key texts to guide your students toward in preparation for further study
  • How to maintain engagement with online resources – useful websites and resources
  • External competitions and opportunities
  • Beyond the A-Level, a clear pathway from the A-Level and beyond – careers, courses and speakers

3.30 – 3.45pm
Plenary

  • Q&A and follow up to any raised questions

Liz Nuttall

Liz is an experienced teacher of A-level Law, currently working as the Deputy Head of A-levels at a large and successful tertiary college in the South West. During her ten-year teaching career Liz has supported her students to achieve outstanding results alongside being an experienced A-level and BTEC examiner. More recently Liz has had articles published for the A-level Law review and other educational publishers.