A level Law is a popular subject in many Sixth Forms, but to achieve the higher grades it has become more difficult with the increased content in the new specification. This NEW course will review the issues that have arisen in the first two years of the new A level Law course and will help with the best approaches to meeting the challenges. The course will draw on course leader Anne King’s extensive experience in A level Law in order to identify the potential pitfalls, and focus on exactly what is required to excel in Papers One and Two

This course will also revisit the feedback from the examination in 2019 to consider effective forward planning for 2020. We will consider strategies to promote student performance and achievement predominately in Crime and Tort but with an overview of the synoptic topics.


  • Gain greater confidence in how you’re delivering the content
  • Develop your understanding of the key challenges from the 2019 examination
  • Learn more about tackling the challenges in teaching the new specification
  • Take away strategies to raise the achievement of weaker students as well as supporting able students
  • Take away teaching approaches for The Substantive Law Topics
COURSE DATE London | Tuesday 12 November 2019
  • Heads of Humanities
  • Heads of Law
  • Teachers of A level
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 – 11.00am
The New Exam – Reflections and Approaches

  • Feedback and discussion on the first exam in A- level Law
  • Content challenges – How to engage students in the increased content in the course and how to maximise their focus on what brings the most reward in the examinations
  • Reflections on the mark scheme to develop understanding of its wording and meanings
  • Looking back and discussing the examiners feedback

11.00 – 11.20am
Discussion: coffee break

11.20 – 12.30pm
Extended Essay Writing in the new examination in all three papers

  • Addressing questions and question types: why do students write such mediocre essays, and how can we help them to improve?
  • Teaching techniques to build your students skills in extended essay writing to show clear, logical and sustained lines of reasoning
  • Preparing students to write full essay questions and developing students’ skills
  • Examples of student’s responses
  • Marking exercise on student 30-mark essays using the mark scheme

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.20pm
Specification Essentials: The Substantive Law Topics in Paper 1 or the Nature of Law and the English Legal System

  • How to help your students structure answers on Fatal and Non-Fatal Offences
  • Teaching methods to help students understanding in tackling the question 9
  • Tackling the toughest section- Improving Results in A- level Law
  • Approaches to exam technique in answering the questions that require knowledge of both substantive and non-substantive law
  • Teaching strategies to develop their skills for answering the substantive area, such as the scenario-based questions with defences
  • Fulfilling the needs of the 10 mark /15-mark questions

2.20 – 3.15pm
Substantive Topics Paper 2- Tort (Negligence for economic loss and psychiatric injury, Nuisance, Vicarious liability)

  • Deep examination of context in Tort law
  • Different approaches to discussing and writing about questions in both areas of substantive and non -substantive law.
  • Approaches to defences for tort problems using past exam questions
  • New approaches and strategies to scenario questions

3.15 – 3.45pm
The Synoptic Topics – Law and morality, Law and society including balancing conflicting interests and fault, Law and Justice

  • Examples of student responses
  • Looking at some exemplary materials

Anne King

Anne has been teaching Law for 20 years and departmental OFSTED inspections have all been outstanding. Last year under the present framework as a Head of Sixth form outstanding in all areas. Grade 1 Law department on the ALPS. Anne has delivered school revision sessions to boost student subject knowledge and examination technique.

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