thoughttree Writing Courses for Teachers

Provider: thoughttree writing courses
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Description Teaching Creative Writing at KS5/Advanced Level This course is suitable for teachers who are new to, or who already teach Creative Writing at A level, A level Language and Literature and A level Literature Delegates will explore author techniques at an advanced level, and reflect on their own skills as writers. The course offers practical advice on helping students maximise their potential in coursework responses.
Duration . All courses run over three days which includes 2 nights accommodation.

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Categories Higher, Teaching and Learning, Further education, 14-19, English / Literacy, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Personal Development, Behaviour for Learning, Gifted and Talented, Personalised Learning, Subject Knowledge, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Close focus on author technique will enhance participants skills of literary analysis, and increase confidence in stretching and challenging potential A grade students.

Evidence underpinning this approach

Taking an approach to textual analysis grounded in author technique, rather than the more traditional model of literary exploration, has particular potential in stretching students to achieve higher grades at A level;  style modelling has been shown to encourage students to write creatively at a more sophisticated level, with a resulting 'knock on' effect of higher grades achieved in student commentaries.

How users/participants can evaluate success The provider has not supplied this information
Follow-up activities and support

During their time with thoughttree, course participants are given the opportunity to benefit from individual mentoring from experienced tutors, who are published authors, writers and teachers themselves, and who can provide follow-up support and professional collaboration where appropriate. 


thoughttree Writing Courses typically run over three days; delegates arrive in time for late afternoon workshops/discussion groups. The current focus is the Gothic Tradition, where delegates will engage in close textual analysis of writing skills in a variety of texts:

Tutors will lead groups in an exploration of Gothic Literature, focusing on works by writers such as Mary Shelley, Jane Austen and Edgar Allan Poe but will also explore Gothic elements in a variety of works by contemporary writers such as Brett Easton-Ellis and Angela Carter.

Throughout the course, participants may choose from a number of small-group workshops where they may explore their own writing skills as teachers; tutors will lead group members through the process of close textual analysis and creative style modelling.

Participants are encouraged to develop their own skills and confidence as writers - time will be available for delegates to reflect on their own work as both teacher and writer, and prepare resources with support from individual tutors.




This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.