EMC CPD Online: Starting to Teach English Language & Literature A Level (Full day 8.9.21)

Course content

This full day course is for teachers new to the combined Language & Literature A Level and is designed to provide a grasp of the big picture as well as activities and practical resources to help you with the finer details.

What will the course cover?

  • An introduction to what’s special, different and exciting about Language & Literature.
  • Activities and resources to help you consolidate and develop your understanding of language analysis.
  • Anthology material to help students make the transition from GCSE to A level study, along with a range of approaches to help teachers teach their own anthologies.
  • Ideas and activities for approaching spoken language and creative/recreative writing.
  • Ideas for teaching Literature texts in the Lang & Lit course.

Further details

  • This course will run with limited numbers.
  • On these longer EMC online courses, we try to make good use of Zoom's interactive features, such as breakout rooms and live Q&A. This requires people to unmute their microphones and, preferably, to turn on their camera. If you would like to take part but will not be able to unmute your microphone, please email kate@englishandmedia.co.uk to discuss whether the course is suitable for you.
  • As participants may be audible and visible, this course will not be recorded.

Resources

  • Course materials will be sent out in advance. Please either print these out or have them available on screen during the session.
  • After the session you will receive the PowerPoint presentation, any resources used on the course and a £10 voucher to use against any purchase on www.englishandmedia.co.uk

Course tutors: Dan Clayton & Lucy Webster

Dan Clayton is an education consultant at the EMC and specialises in English Language work at A Level and language education across the secondary curriculum. He has been a teacher of A Level English for over 20 years, senior examiner and moderator for an awarding body and is author/editor of many books for A Level English Language, including ones for Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press & Routledge, as well as publications for the EMC and NATE. Dan has worked closely with many universities to help develop links between A Level and HE, worked as a research fellow at UCL and runs the EngLangBlog site and @EngLangBlog twitter account. He has also taught Media and Film Studies and is Associate Editor of MediaMagazine

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. Recent publications include Doing Close Reading and Language and Literature: an EMC Coursebook (both 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.

Information about booking your place and joining the course

Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Monday 6th September, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.

If someone else is booking the place on your behalf, please confirm with them that the booking has been made online and that the automated acknowledgement has been received. (These emails sometimes go into junk – they can also check the booking by logging into their account and clocking 'My orders'.)​

  • 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.
  • Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be emailed on Tuesday 7th September. Please make sure the name and email address of the person attending is included in the booking. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email Maria on admin@englishandmedia.co.uk.

Testimonials

A very pleasurable experience as ever – reinvigorating! (And I don’t just mean the sandwiches!)

Louise Dwyer, Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls on 'A Level Language & Literature'

As ever, an excellent course from EMC which was informative, creative and practical.

Janet Sampson, Aylesbury Grammar School on ‘Starting to Teach A Level Language & Literature’.

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