EMC CPD Online: Teaching Unseen Non-Fiction for GCSE – Inspiring Strategies (Twilight 9.2.22)

Course content

This webinar will explore ways of approaching unseen non-fiction texts, with a particular focus on the language and comparison questions. As this is a cross-specification course it will not go into the detail of the mark schemes, but will offer tried-and-tested ways to build students’ skills for this aspect of the exam whether teaching remotely or face-to-face.

NB: This is a repeat course.

Further details

This course will be recorded but participants will not be audible or visible.

Resources

  • If relevant, course materials will be sent the day before the course in the email with your joining instructions. 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.
  • A recording of the session will be available for 7 days after the event.

Course tutors: Lucy Hinchliffe & Kate Oliver

Kate Oliver taught for 14 years in Inner London in various roles. She now works as an education consultant for The English and Media Centre, specialising in KS3 and KS4. Her favourite aspects of English teaching are creative writing and poetry. She also has a particular interest in the wider implications of the subject such as getting students reading for pleasure and engaging teachers of other subjects with language across the curriculum. She is taking the lead on EMC’s involvement with Cheltenham Literature Festival’s ‘Reading Teachers=Reading Pupils’ programme. Her most recent publications for EMC are KS3 Poetry PlusJust Write and Animal Farm: An EMC Full Text Study Edition.

Lucy Hinchliffe works as an education consultant at the English and Media Centre, specialising in KS3 & KS4 courses. She has recently developed her first EMC publication, an EMC Teaching Novels pack for The Bone Sparrow. Lucy is also an English teacher, Key Stage 3 Coordinator and Professional Development Leader in a secondary school. She has recently qualified as a Lead Practitioner, using her EMC novel project work as the basis for researching writing across the curriculum. She is particularly interested in English curriculum design at Key Stage 3.

How to book your place

Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Monday 7th February, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.

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  • Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be sent out on Tuesday 8th February. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email courses@englishandmedia.co.uk.
  • This course must be booked and paid for online. Payment by invoice is not available for this session. Please note: your fee is non-refundable.

Testimonials

Excellent structure, range of resources and opportunities to discuss.

Hanna Gray, St Mary's Newcastle on Teaching Unseen Non-Fiction for GCSE – Inspiring Strategies, March 2021

I have already applied what I learnt! Really good approach, nice and focused - calm and well paced and lovely presenters too!

Vanessa West, All Saints CE Academy Weymouth on Teaching Unseen Non-Fiction for GCSE – Inspiring Strategies, March 2021

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