ABOUT THIS COURSE
A level law is a common option in many Sixth Forms, but it is often taught by experienced teachers who are not Law experts. This can have a final impact on the grades which students achieve, as the key features and nuances of both the subject content and how to apply this in the exams may not be taught as well as desired.
This has been made more difficult with the additional content included in the new specification, examined for the first time in summer 2019.
This course is specifically designed to demonstrate to non-expert teachers of cognate subjects (such as History, Politics or Business Studies teachers) what they need to focus upon in their teaching to make sure that students get the best possible grades in summer 2020 and beyond.
We explore the legal principles, concepts and relevant legislation. Time will also be spent looking at the substantive law in all three papers and how to prepare the students to answer the extended questions.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- Develop your own understanding of the A -level law topics
- Develop the effectiveness of your teaching of A-level law.
- Take away practical strategies to teach the law concepts that students find most difficult
- Increase your confidence in teaching the substantive law questions
- Improve your student’s performance in the examination papers
|COURSE DATES||London | Friday 13 December 2019|
|WHO SHOULD ATTEND?||
|IN-SCHOOL||You can also book this as an In-School Course|
10.00 – 10.45am
Key information and an overview of the specification
- Common problem areas in the new specification
- Skills and strategies to share with your students
- Feedback from a law specialist in delivering the new course
- Exemplary material prepared by a law specialist
10.45 – 11.00am
Discussion: coffee break
11.00 – 12.30pm
Strategies to teach the Substantive Law topics in paper 1
- Criminal Law- Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter how best to tackle those questions
- Non -Fatal Offences-structuring student answers and strategies to apply to the scenario-based questions.
- General Defences and how to apply them effectively with appropriate authority
- Marking exercise for Criminal law questions using the mark scheme and examiners reports
- Model answers to take away and support your students
- Take away writing frames for Criminal law
12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion
1.30 – 2.45pm
Strategies to teach the Substantive Law topics in paper 2
- Tort Law- Skills in teaching liability in Negligence for Economic loss and Psychiatric injury
- Occupiers Liability and application to scenario questions
- Sharing ideas for delivery of the paper 2
- Marking exercise for the Tort scenario question, looking at student pitfalls and how to achieve band 5 answers.
- Take away writing frames for the Tort of negligence and damages
2.45 – 3.00pm
Discussion: afternoon tea
3.00 – 4.00pm
Approaches to engage students with the synoptic topics
- Law and Morality
- Law and Justice
- Law and Society- Fault
- Balancing competing interests
- Take away materials for the above topics to engage student learning.
- How to integrate teaching tasks into lesson that will build confident in E-C grades as well as A-B grade students
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.