Key Stage 5: Motion to Appeal

Motion to Appeal is suistable for students who have a good basic understanding of the procedures in law.

Students will:

  • Explore a contemporary appeal case and
  • Learn about the law and justice system
  • Be introducted to the process of appeal cases
  • Explore the roles in a courtroom
  • Prepare, dicuss and debate decisions reached in appeal cases

Choose from Appeal Themes:

Gang Violence – The appellant is appealing the length of his sentence for his part in a robbery. The defendant admitted during his trial that he knew of the plan to rob the taxi driver, but denied any further involvement.  The Court of Appeal Judges will hear the submissions from both the Appellants and Respondents before reaching their decision.

Freedom of Religion – The appellant has brought this case which was originally heard in an employment tribunal.  She claims unfair dismissal due to her employers refusal to allow her to wear a Christian cross stating that it breached their uniform policy.

Diminished Responsibility – The appellant was found guilty for murder and attempted murder. She is appealing on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but the jury found her guilty of murder.  The Court of Appeal Judges will hear the submissions from both the Appellants and Respondents before reaching their decision.

Curriculum links: Law, Citizenship, PSHE, Psychology, Sociology

Duration: Two hours
Location: Minshull Street, Crown Court
Days/Times:  Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays – Morning 10am to 12noon or Afternoon 1pm to 3pm
Costs:  £7.50 per student – Maximum of 25 students per visit