The Partial Defences

A Level Guide to the new reforms Essential Update!

The latest information and analysis on partial defences, written specifically for A Level students. Thorough coverage of Diminished Responsibility and Loss of Control.

  • Exercises throughout: for students to test and apply their understanding
  • Specially selected cases: to decomonstrate the application of the old and new laws
  • Practice exam questions: essay, problem & dilemma questions, with detailed mark schemes – all in the context of partial defences

  • The new law has been interpreted according to advice from the Law Commission

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'All resources produced by ZigZag have high levels of accurate and interesting content. It has great ideas for activities which can target all levels of student ability.' F Enright, Head of Law and ZigZag Education Customer

'Very useful to add clarity and new cases to this recently reformed area. Very clearly set out with useful explanations of how the old case law can be utilised in essays, revision and exam planning exercises!' S Parker, Head of Law and ZigZag Education Customer

'The user (student and tutor) friendly layout of the material, exercises/exam information and practice questions PLUS ANSWERS is invaluable and is critically time-saving.' S Parker, Head of Law and ZigZag Education Customer

Excellent! Makes lessons more interesting." A King, A Level Curriculum Manager and ZigZag Customer

Excellent – beneficial to learners and staff without being overly complex for A Level. My students found it very helpful and the high grade students liked how it mirrors unlocking criminal law as well." — A Christie, Law Lecturer & Examiner, Independent Reviewer

A very well-written resource which will be invaluable for examination revision... It is useful to see the new defence applied to old cases to demonstrate application of knowledge... I like the flow diagrams which would help with application type questions." — S Evans, Law Teacher & Independent Reviewer

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