Challenging Your High Attainers: A Level English Literature

Why should you attend?

Are your high attaining students getting as much as they could from their English Literature A Level study? Are they likely to achieve top grades and, as 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. You will go away with practical ideas and ways of re-inflecting your thinking and teaching approaches. 

What will the course cover?

  • Ways of analysing the needs of high attaining students, so as to challenge them to the utmost.
  • Ways of using critical and contextual material, to develop students’ critical responses and ability to read criticism independently.
  • How to develop the writing of your high attaining students, so that they both achieve top grades and go beyond the limits of the exam.
  • How to provide stretch and challenge for high attaining students in the context of whole class teaching.

NB. This is a repeat course.


Really engaging sessions addressing many of the questions I had for how to get the best out of my A Level students.

Sam Taylor, Great Marlow School on ‘Challenging Your Most Able: English Literature A Level’.

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