Help your students to retain knowledge about Law through role play

A study by Alison K Banikowski on ‘Strategies to Enhance Memory Based on Brain Research’ found that ‘Information that is meaningful to students and contains an emotional “hook” is more likely to be attended to and remembered’. Among these strategies of emotional learning is the role play. This technique gives students the opportunity to engage in real life experiences and provide for hands-on learning tool. You can read the full study here:

With that in mind, we have developed a photocopiable resource to support your teaching of A Level OCR Law. It includes 10 carefully crafted role plays covering each step of the legal process and one ‘ultimate role play’ following a single case from stop & search to sentencing. With full instructions for each participant, and supporting material (e.g. mock bail forms, charge sheets, etc.). Perfect for helping students retain knowledge and deepen their understanding about Law.

Independent reviewers are saying:

“This resource is fantastic; it includes a wide variety of material and is a good
way of bringing often dry subjects to life. I particularly like the well-thought out
scenarios and clear directions for all the people that are going to be involved.”
E Skinner, Subject Leader for Law

“The role plays would require very little extra by way of resources. All the work is done by
the author.
Role play exercises can help make the learning activity more enjoyable for the
student as well as for the teacher. The author obviously uses such exercises quite a lot.”

A Padfield, Law Lecturer

For more information, to preview the full resource and to order, please visit:

Available as a photocopy master with site licence (£89): also available as a printable PDF file (£89+30%+vat each) and an editable Word file (£89+50%+vat each).

Please reference WD42 when placing your order to receive free postage & packaging.

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