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Mock Trial

The Mock Trials are a simulation of legal practice and argument in a real Crown Court. Students present prosecution and defence cases in front of a practising judge, and take on a wide variety of roles, from barrister to usher. Students (many of whom aspire towards a career in law) develop their confidence, articulation, self-motivation, resilience, and perceptive skills, as well as an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system. We enter teams at KS3, KS4 and KS5.

Events/competitions

  • Bar Mock Trials local competition - Guildford Crown Court - November 2018.
  • Mock Trials local competition - Guildford Crown Court- March 2019.
  • Mock Trials regional competition – Reading Crown Court – May 2019.

Recent successes

Our KS3 team came 2nd in the Mock Trial regional competition in 2016-17. These students then competed in the Bar Mock Trials in 2017-18 and received high scores.