New bursary launched for teachers
of A-Level Law
The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) will hold its annual Conference for Teachers of A-Level Law from 31 March to 1 April 2011 at Madingley Hall, Cambridge. 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.
Designed to bring recent developments in the law and updates in the subject area to teachers who often don’t get the time out to refresh their knowledge, the Conference should be a key date in all A-Level Law teachers’ diaries. Delegates gain exclusive access to leading academics, are able to share best practice with colleagues and ask advice on specific questions regarding topics included in the AQA and OCR syllabuses.
Since 1989, the Conference has inspired over a thousand teachers, providing access to excellent speakers from the University of Cambridge and other leading institutions, presenting in key areas such as Criminal Law, the English Legal System and Tort. There are group sessions with Chief Examiners from AQA and OCR. Exhibitors include publishers of relevant law texts with the latest editions on show. In response to feedback from our previous delegates, the programme now includes a valuable session on best practice, giving delegates the opportunity to share preferred teaching tools and methods via our online classroom. Delegates will have access to this exceptional resource after the conference for use back in the classroom.
Now in its 21st year this Conference provides professional development to teachers of A-Level Law, also A2 and AS Law teachers who use the AQA and OCR syllabuses. It will also be of interest to others working in the field, including teachers of other law courses in the further education sector.
Commenting on the annual Conference, Yvette Sexton from Tresham Institute of Further and Higher Education said, “To meet other tutors and share ideas and experiences was particularly valuable. Also – as teachers we are all so busy - having the opportunity to refresh and update our subject knowledge is absolutely crucial to our professional development. I was greatly impressed by the quality of the event.”
Applications are open for a limited number of places. Further details about the Conference and an application form can be found at: www.ice.cam.ac.uk/alevel