EMC CPD Face-to-Face: Challenging Your High-Attaining Students of English Literature A Level (Full day at EMC 19.10.22)

This one-day face-to-face course will take place at The English and Media Centre in London (see right for address and map). The course will be limited to 15 participants. 

The course will be focused on students who need to be stretched and challenged. It will explore what qualities and needs these kinds of students have and offer ideas for providing greater depth and breadth, through classroom approaches, engagement with critical material and thinking about the subject in broader terms. There will be a chance to think about how to develop exceptional writing, both at A Level and beyond. It will be relevant across all specifications rather than focused on a particular one.

NB: This is a repeat course.

How to book your place

Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Monday 17th October or when capacity (15) is reached, whichever is the sooner. 

  • This course must be booked online. If you pay by card that is a big help to us as a small, not-for-profit organisation. Please only ask to be invoiced if required by your school. If you need to pay by invoice, you must be signed into a 'School User' account. You will not be able to request an invoice if you have one of the short courses in your basket at the same time. These must be paid for in advance.
  • To book a place on this course, first sign into your account on the website, or register one if you need to.
  • Click 'Book online' (right-hand column) and fill in the name and email address of the person attending the course. The joining information and post-course email will be sent to this address.
  • If you are booking for more than one person, repeat the process.
  • Then hover over your basket (top right) and click checkout. You cannot update number of places booked from within your basket. If you want to book another place on the course, return to the course page and go through the same process.
  • Once you have booked your place, you will see a screen 'Your order was a success!' You may want to make a note of your order number. You will also receive an automatic acknowledgement of your booking.
  • Please do not book travel until you have received confirmation that this in-person course is running. You will receive this confirmation no later than one week before the course date. (For details of timing, centre address and map, see right.) 
  • Please note, if a course has to be cancelled for reasons beyond our reasonable control, you will not be charged for the course and will receive a refund if you paid in advance. However, personal arrangements including travel, accommodation or hospitality relating to the course which have been arranged by you or your institution are at your own risk and not refundable by us.

Course tutors: Barbara Bleiman & Lucy Webster

Barbara Bleiman is an education consultant at EMC, co-editor of emagazine and the author of What Matters in English Teaching. She writes blogs and articles about education and has written or co-written many EMC publications for the classroom, including several resources on poetry, novels and language study. Among these are Doing Close ReadingStudying The Handmaid’s TaleSight/Unseen PoetryKS3 Poetry Plus, as well as Curriculum Conversations: Going on an Odyssey. She takes the lead on EMC’s project on group work, ‘It’s Good to Talk’ and has a strong interest in ideas about the curriculum, developing the idea of ‘cultural conversations’ as a challenge to the notion of cultural capital. In 2019 she was awarded the NATE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of English. She is also a Fellow of the English Association. Barbara is the author of two novels, Off the Voortrekker Road and Accidents of Love, and has recently published a collection of short stories, Kremlinology of Kisses.

Lucy Webster has been an advisory teacher at EMC since 1999. She is co-editor of emagazine, runs courses and writes and edits publications, specialising in A Level English Literature. Favourite publications include Doing Close Reading (with Barbara Bleiman), Studying A Streetcar Named Desire, Studying HamletStudying King Lear and Exploring Mrs Dalloway. She edited The Literature Reader and co-edited What Matters in English Teaching.

Testimonials

One of the most valuable CPDs I have attended!

Mical Nelken St Thomas More Catholic School on ‘Challenging Your High Attaining Students: A Level English Literature’.

Always a joy. Thank you!

Helen Sharp Boothane School on ‘ Challenging Your High Attaining Students: A Level English Literature’

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