Some recent research has established that the state ‘gains ten times what it pays for graduate students’. The figures, shown in a BBC News report and based upon a study – Further, Higher? Tertiary Education and Growth in the UK’s New Economy, indicates that graduates bring in £180,000 a year to the nations economy (a degree costs £18,800 per student).
The report noted that in 2000 the UK had the third highest number of graduates among advanced industrialized nations. By 2008 it had fallen to fifteenth because competitor nations had been investing at a faster rate, the report says.
The Education Minister, Mr Gove, has warned the Leveson Inquiry that the case for more regulation needs to be very strong “before we further curtail liberty”. Read More
It seems that, in the House of Commons, there may be all-party support for the government to disobey the rule of Law. The European Court of Human Rights have ruled that some prisoners should be given a right to vote in a democracy. Despite such, the government are being encouraged to defy the European Court of Human Rights and to refuse to comply with a legal judgement that gives the UK government six months to introduce change that will allow some prisoners to vote in elections (if denied the right to vote it seems prisoners will be able to take the UK Govt to court – with a resulting compensation award).
Do NOT forget to use Planning/Writing Frames when planning exam questions.
Revision materials for AS Law G151 and G152) – Normal ‘LawsBlog Learning Materials‘ password applies.
Revision materials for A2 Criminal Law G153Paper1, G153Paper2, G153Paper3, and G154 Insanity + Insanity Additional Exam/Homework Questions. The normal ‘LawsBlog Learning Materials‘ password applies.
G153 Exam Papers and Mark Schemes (See Dr Jepson for copyright password)
Revision Materials for AS UK Politics – GOV1 and GOV2 – Normal ‘LawsBlog Learning Materials‘ password applies.
Revision Materials for A2 US Politics students – GOV3a and GOV4a – Normal ‘LawsBlog Learning Materials‘ password applies.
It seems, according to research, that taking a bottle of water into an examination and drinking some of it can help improve your grade by up to 10%.
PS. You also need to revise for the exam!
It seems that the new ‘Stop Delaying Justice’ policy – initiated by the judiciary in the magistrates’ courts – could be leading to some miscarriages of justice (see BBC news report). Indeed, some defence and CPS lawyers have reportedly expressed concerns about this new policy. Read More
It seems that many accept that the government were right to allow Sikhs a right to wear a turban. That being so, it seems strange that the government are opposing, in the European Court of Human Rights, the right of a nurse to wear a cross. Read More
Laws exam papers/questions often require a different approach/structure.
Below are links to Planning/Writing Frames/Advice for AS Law and A2 Criminal Law. Laws students are advised to make use of these ‘Planning/Writing Frames’ (and the below information) when planning answers to examination/homework questions. Logically, if you cannot plan it – you cannot answer it.
Remember: throughout your essay it is vitally important to demonstrate that you are answering the exam question/title by frequently referring back to the exact words in the title (you should at the very least do this in both your introduction and conclusion).