On Wednesday 8th March 2017, students studying A Level Law visited the Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey) and Royal Courts of Justice, in London. On the A Level Law course, students study a module on the English legal system where they learn about the courts and the judiciary. This was a unique opportunity for students to contextualise, in a practical setting, their theoretical knowledge and understanding.
I found both courts we visited to be highly valuable places, each with their own history to explore. In particular, I found it very worthwhile to hear a case in the Old Bailey, as we were lucky enough to experience the review of evidence in a murder trial. Overall, it was a very useful day; putting everything I have learned in the classroom into context
Isobel Kavanagh -Year 12
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of visiting the courts. It was a great opportunity to see a criminal trial and the testimony of an expert witness at the Old Bailey. It was also very useful to go to the RCJ and have a tour to engage with the history of the English legal system and to watch a civil trial to draw comparisons
Kasia Walls -Year 13
Miss Pallan—Law Teacher