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The English and Media Centre is a not-for-profit trust that provides publications and professional development on all aspects of English teaching for teachers and students of literature, language and media in the UK and abroad.

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OCR AS/A Level GCE English Language and Literature (EMC) – Accredited

We're delighted that the OCR English Language and Literature (EMC) A Level has been accredited for first teaching in 2015.

Download accredited specifications for the AS and A Level here
Details of EMC’s course on the new specification here

November 10th - December 19th

For limited time only, prices slashed on 8 popular EMC titles!
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MediaMagazine/BFI Online Sci-fi Special!

Ten articles on all aspects of sci-fi from classics to comedies and from ethical dilemmas to poster art.

… and you can still download last year’s MM/BFI Gothic Special here.

Information on curriculum reform

Links to specifications for GCSE English Language and Literature 2015 (draft and accredited)

KS3 NC English
GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature criteria
KS4 NC draft proposals

EMC responses to NC, GCSE and A Level Reforms
Click here for EMC responses to current and ongoing consultations.

At the Heart of English
A new booklet from Looking for the Heart of English offers ways to think about classroom practice which embodies the key principles of English and literacy teaching at all ages. For further information and to download the booklet, click here.

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Language Conference 2015 - Bookings now open

Thursday 12th February; repeated Friday 13th February 2015

Speakers will be the same on both days and include Professor David Crystal, David Marsh, Professor Deborah Cameron and Akala (Hip-Hop Shakespeare).

Bookings now open.

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