St Augustine’s Priory girls up in court! 

Posted: 28th March 2018

A Level Government and Politics.

Thursday 21st March saw the Sixth Form Politics students venture into London to explore the courts.  Mr Murphy, Director of Sixth Form, UCAS, takes up the story:

‘On 21st March, the Sixth Form Politics students spent a day immersed in the British legal system. In the morning, we visited the Supreme Court for a guided tour and a talk on the history and role of the court. We then sat in a case being heard before the Supreme Court justices. The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases, and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance affecting the whole population.

In the Supreme Court!

In the afternoon, we made our way to the Old Bailey and sat in on a number of criminal cases. We were particularly fascinated by the cross examination of a defendant in a very serious and intriguing case. The Old Bailey is the local name for the Central Criminal Court which deals with major criminal cases from within Greater London and in exceptional cases, from other parts of England and Wales.’

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