Challenging Your Most Able – English Literature A Level

Why should you attend?

Are your most able students getting as much as they could from their English Literature A Level study at KS5? 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. This course is suitable for those teaching English Literature for A Level, IB or Pre-U.

What will the course cover?

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

NB.This course will draw substantially on previous Challenging Your Most Able – English Literature A Level and Stretch and Challenge – English Literature A Level courses. 


Fantastic day with outstanding speakers and resources.

Alix Amrane, Redland Green School on Challenging Your Most Able at KS5’.

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