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Course_thumb Language Diversity and Language Discourses (AQA) Course
English and Media Centre

This course takes a look at two new AQA English Language topics for AS and A level (for first teaching in 2015) – language diversity and language discourses. You will have the chance to update your own subject knowledge as well as looking at how the topics are dealt with in the new specification. We will then consider how best to teach these topics, from helping students to understand the basics to engaging them with the latest research and key current debates.

£245.00 (no VAT on this item)
(Duration: 1 day)

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Course_thumb AL Literature: Stretch and Challenge For the Most Able  Course
English and Media Centre

Are your most able students getting as much as they could from their A Level study? Are they likely to achieve A* and, more importantly, are they being fully engaged and challenged? This course will give you the chance to explore ways of giving more to such students and expecting more of them. It will include a mixture of input and discussion, and a chance to try out strategies and discuss potential uses.... (read more)

£245.00 (no VAT on this item)
(Duration: 1 day)

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Course_thumb Studying Othello For A Level Literature or Lang/Lit Course
English and Media Centre

A cross-specification course to reinvigorate both your own reading of Othello and your teaching strategies. As well as sessions providing resources and practical strategies for teaching the text in its literary and generic context, the day will include a short lecture by Dr Eric Langley of UCL.

£275.00 (no VAT on this item)
(Duration: 1 day)

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Course_thumb Child Language and Language Change For AQA Course
English and Media Centre

This course takes a look at two new AQA English Language topics for the second year of A Level – language change and child language acquisition. You will have the chance to update your own subject knowledge and look at how the topics are dealt with in the new specification. We will then consider how best to teach these topics, from helping students to understand the basics to engaging them with the latest research and key current debates.

£245.00 (no VAT on this item)
(Duration: 1 day)

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Course_thumb Using Stylistics For A Level Lang/Lit Course
English and Media Centre

This cross-specification course will explain and explore key concepts in stylistics, with activities for students and approaches that can be used and adapted for any Lang/Lit course. We will look at how stylistics approaches can be applied to a range of different genres, including non-fiction and spoken texts. Course activities will focus on short texts to model concepts and approaches, taken from a range of different... (read more)

£255.00 (no VAT on this item)
(Duration: 1 day)

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Course_thumb Dystopia (OCR) and Science & Society (Edexcel) Course
English and Media Centre

On this course you’ll both develop your own knowledge of dystopian and speculative fiction and have the chance to try out and reflect on practical strategies for the classroom. We will look at ways of introducing students to the literary context, key ideas and concepts, as well as exploring the way the individual texts work as narratives.

£245.00 (no VAT on this item)
(Duration: 1 day)

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Course_thumb Starting to Teach A Level Literature Course
English and Media Centre

EMC has run a course for teachers new or newish to A Level Literature teaching for many years. Teachers returning for other A Level CPD often mention how much this course helped them, setting them up and starting them off in ways that have continued to be of benefit throughout the years of their A Level teaching. Dealing with key principles and ranging across genres, it provides classroom approaches and opportunities to... (read more)

£245.00 (no VAT on this item)
(Duration: 1 day)

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Course_thumb Stretching Everyone: Why Groups Work in English Course
English and Media Centre

Group work has, for many years, been seen as an essential part of an effective English classroom, providing important opportunities for talk and for developing thinking. Yet recently some teachers have been questioning its value. This course will provide an opportunity to reflect on the value of group work, when and how it works best and how to improve your own practice. You will go away with strategies and... (read more)

£245.00 (no VAT on this item)
(Duration: 1 day)

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Course_thumb A Day For NQTs: Reflect, Revitalise, Reboot! Course
English and Media Centre

You will have learned and achieved a lot in the first few months of your new job, but you might also have reached a point where you feel you have used up all of your best ideas, or recognise the need to boost your knowledge and experience of certain key areas of the curriculum. This course gives you the chance to reflect on your experiences so far with other teachers in a similar position, while also developing your... (read more)

£245.00 (no VAT on this item)
(Duration: 1 day)

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Course_thumb Teaching Unseen Texts For GCSE Course
English and Media Centre

Both English Language and English Literature GCSE (9-1) emphasise the importance of students responding to unseen texts. The English Language reading exam tasks draw solely on unseen texts, including examples from the 19th century, and the Literature specifications feature unseen poetry, with a comparative element. There is also an increased emphasis on students using appropriate linguistic and literary terminology. Responding... (read more)

£275.00 (no VAT on this item)
(Duration: 1 day)

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