EMC Projects

Recent projects from the English and Media Centre and other organisations

Let Them Loose! National Writing Day 2017

To celebrate National Writing Day, EMC is hosting an exhibition of ‘unguided’ writing by secondary students and their teachers. We will exhibit on our website a range of the writing we receive on the day.

An EMC exhibition of unguided writing for National Writing Day

It's Good to Talk

A self-funded project set up in 2015 by EMC, to investigate group work in English – what it has to offer, what makes it successful (or less so), what it’s good for (and conversely what it isn’t good for).

EMC's research project into group work in English

Animate – The Animated Poem!

Enjoy the results of EMC's collaboration with poet Cat Brogan and the students of Eastbury Community School: Making Sense of Me.

Making Sense of Me – The Animated Poem

EMC and Teacher Training

Course Leaders, Emma Barker and Pete Fraser introduce EMC's ITE offer for English and Media.

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MediaMag Production Awards

An opportunity for advanced level students (16-18 years) to have their creativity and technical expertise recognised, with winning and shortlisted entries being shown at the Screening and Award Ceremony, BFI Southbank.

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From Age to Age

EMC's intergenerational speaking and listening project.
The project website shares the achievements of each of the pilot projects and provides a toolkit so that any school can run their own From Age to Age project.

Project website and resources

Age to Age Report

Underachieving Boy Writers

A TDA-funded CPD project run by EMC on ‘Struggling Boy Writers’. The project report provides fascinating accounts of six teachers’ work with twelve boys and their ways of going about work with struggling writers.

Underachieving Boys and Writing Report

Language & Literature - From A Level to BA: Student Backgrounds and First Year Content

A joint report by Middlesex, Nottingham and Oxford Brookes Universities, this report investigates the relationship between English ‘lang-lit’ at A level & university.

Lang & Lit - A Level to BA report