Annual conference for teachers of A Level Law

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Make sure your knowledge of recent developments in key areas of A-Level Law, such as Criminal Law, the English Legal System, and Tort are up to date, by attending the 2011 Annual Conference for Teachers of A-Level Law. Tailored sessions will provide you with the exclusive opportunity for discussion of wider legal issues with expert lecturers from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, expert guest speakers and Chief Examiners from the AQA and OCR examination boards. Nowhere else will you get so much from ONE conference.

This year, ICE is delighted to be able to offer bursaries, significantly reducing the fees for those teaching in UK state schools or UK state FE institutions.

Since 1989, this unique conference has inspired over a thousand teachers and offers a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow A-Level Law teachers from around the UK, offering you the chance to discuss your syllabus, current issues and challenges with each other. New this year: at the request of our previous delegates, we are introducing a new session for sharing best practice giving you the opportunity to share your favourite teaching tools and methods via our online classroom and access this exceptional resource after the conference for use back in the classroom.

All of our guest speakers are experts in their field, briefed to update you on your subject to enhance your knowledge as a teacher. The discussions with Chief Examiners offer you the chance to ask important, relevant and timely questions on the examination paper for your school. All of this teaching is delivered in the idyllic setting of Madingley Hall, a 16th Century country house where you will receive excellent food, accommodation and service. Most importantly the conference gives each delegate a 'not to be missed' opportunity to network with peers plus practical information and tips to take back to school to start using the next day.

Who is it for?

The conference is essential to the professional development of the following:

  • A-Level Law teachers
  • AS and A2 Level Law teachers
  • Teachers of other law courses in further education and sixth form colleges

Previous delegates have said of this conference:

“A very well organised course – lots of time devoted to ask questions and analyse important changes in Law.”
Abdul Shahar – Nelson & Colne

 "I was able to address the problems with the A2 Law results with the exam board and gained valuable insights to new areas of law.” Andrea Tucker –Hereford  Sixth Form College

The Programme

Expert speakers for 2011 will include:

Nicky Padfield - MA DipCrim DES Senior Lecturer in Law, Cambridge and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Former Senior Examiner in Contract Law, Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations
Penny Darbyshire
- Reader in Law, Kingston University,Kingston upon Thames
Janet O'Sullivan
- Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law; Director of Studies in Law, Selwyn College

The 2011 conference programme is now available to download, please click here. Please note the conference will be taking place on Thursday 31 March - Friday 1 April 2011.

What are the fees?

Reduced rates available
Great news for teachers in the state system. If your employer is a UK state school or a UK state FE institution, then you qualify for a £280 bursary, making the conference fee £420 at the residential rate or £345 at the non-residential rate. Funding to provide these bursaries has been won by the Institute of Continuing Education from the University’s HEIF4 (Higher Education Innovation Fund Round 4) allocation.

Residential fee 
Full fee £700
Reduced fee £420
(includes all catering, conference dinner, B&B on 31 March and conference papers)

Non-residential fee
Full fee £625
Reduced fee £345
(includes all catering, conference dinner and conference papers)

Pre-conference B&B
£75 (night of 30 March only)
Conference papers
£35 (conference papers can be purchased if you cannot attend this year)


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If you are interested in this course you or your colleagues may also be interested in; our Certificate in Coaching or other courses we offer in Education, Teaching and Training.

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Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall
United Kingdom
CB23 8AQ

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Course details

Start date

31 March 2011 (10:00)

End date

1 April 2011 (16:00)

Course code



2 days


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley
United Kingdom
CB23 8AQ

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