Starting to Teach A Level Language & Literature (Summer 2020)

Why should you attend?

This cross-specification course will explore what makes Lang/Lit a distinctive subject and show how to teach it in exciting and stimulating ways. We will look at key concepts and approaches, with classroom strategies (illustrated on shorts texts taken from a range of different specifications) that you can use and adapt. You will go away with a set of tools for analysis, resources to use or adapt, and greater confidence for teaching the subject.

What will the course cover?

  • What makes Lang/Lit a distinctive subject? Developing your own subject knowledge.
  • Set texts, anthologies and unseen texts – key skills for students and classroom strategies.
  • Creative and transformative writing to improve analysis.
  • An introduction to stylistics approaches.
  • Classroom strategies to explore and analyse a wide range of texts: literary, non-fiction and spoken.

NB. This is a repeat course.


All so interesting and practical and immediately applicable.

Karin Fox, Fortismere School, on ‘Starting to Teach A Level Language & Literature’.

Questions about EMC courses? Check our FAQs or email