Law Students Trial their Skills

A team of Alton College students enthusiastically took part in the annual Citizenship Foundation Bar Mock Trial Competition at Guildford Crown Court this month for the tenth year in a row. The students presented fictitious cases in front of real judges, with students acting as barristers, witnesses, jury members and court personnel. A variety of students took part - first and second years, some of whom study Law, but non-law students too. All did a great job and held their own against the other college teams. This is a challenging experience that involves a lot of preparation, yet it provides an insight into criminal trials and the opportunity to meet legal professionals. The competition sees state school and college teams battle out mock criminal trials in real crown courts, and has been running for 26 years.

Bar Mock Trial is part of the Alton College Experience, a new programme for extra-curricular activities specially designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance skills and personal qualities and to give them an edge when applying for university or employment. Our New College Day and flexible timetable allows all students to work on their ACE skills alongside their A level, BTEC/Cambridge Technical and GCSE courses.

Find out more about studying Law at Alton College here