This NEW course in A- level Law will demonstrate how to guide your best students to achieve Grades A & A* in future Law examinations. Led by our highly respected and successful presenter Anne King the course will demonstrate teaching and learning ideas for all Law papers which will stretch and challenge able students and develop their higher level skills. Using feedback from 2019’s first year of examinations on the new specifications, the course will outline what is expected of high ability students and explore ways to build your teaching practice around this.


  • Focused on identifying the demands of Grades A & A* and providing materials to help teachers prepare students effectively
  • A detailed look at the different demands of questions across the papers
  • Mark schemes will be analysed to identify and clarify the requirements of the highest levels.
  • Sample answers at Grades A & A* will be discussed and marked
  • Materials will be provided that will allow teachers to cover the content effectively in innovative and student-friendly ways that push the highest ability students
COURSE DATES London | Wednesday 4 December 2019
  • Current Teachers of Law
  • Current Heads of Law
  • New teachers of Law
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • 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
Grades A and A*: what do they involve?

  • Structure of the new specification A-Level Law exams and what they require of the best students
  • Feedback and grading analysis from the 2019 papers and what this tells us about the standards which top students are expected to meet
  • Analysis of mark schemes – what are the examiners looking for?
  • Grades A & A*: what are the differences between these?
  • Key attributes of Grade A & A* students in the classroom
  • Avoiding potential hazards: what can cost a top student their A grade?

10.45 – 11.05am
Discussion: coffee break

11.05 – 12.30pm
Teaching The Nature of Law and the English Legal System: key challenges for Grade A/A* students

  • Analysing the Law and Morals questions: where is an A/A* achieved or lost?
  • Tackling the challenging element of synopticity
  • Building vocabulary and developing skills for learning key terminology
  • Tackling the toughest sentences: developing the skills to answer synoptic and substantive law questions
  • Stretching top students with your choice of verse unseen questions and short marker questions
  • Approaches for the extended questions
  • Revision tips to ensure top level students succeed in the exams

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.20pm
Teaching Criminal and Tort Law: stretching and challenging able students

  • Moving on from GCSE approaches – how to make able students into independent readers
  • Using wider reading to prepare for and complement the set topics
  • Deep examination of context – using who? /what? /when?/why? questions to push students
  • Different approaches to discussing and writing about style
  • What makes a strong A-Level commentary? How can we build up to this?
  • Working up to full essay questions, and using them to stretch students
  • Graded questions on all three papers

2.20 – 2.35pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2.35 – 3.15pm
A Level Law: tactics for achieving the highest grades

  • The shorter questions: what are the potential pitfalls?
  • Focus on the 15-mark questions and essays: what does a grade A/A* candidate need to do?
  • Varying commentary practice to stretch the most able
  • Revision ideas to help students produce high grade essays
  • Working to the standard: reviewing and marking

Anne King

Anne has 20 years teaching experience in Law and has consistently outstanding results. She is an Assistant Head teacher and Head of Sixth Form recently graded outstanding in all areas. She is an experienced Law examiner and her subject achieves Grade 1 on ALPS.

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