Cracking creative writing, text comparison and pre-20th century reading in GCSE English
This course is for
- English teachers, heads of department or second-in-charge of departments
- EAL teachers who work with or support GCSE English Language
What you will gain by attending the course
- You will be familiar with a range of strategies for making unfamiliar, complex texts easier to access
- You will consider new ways to approach the creative writing task
- You will be able to combine advanced reading and writing skills to enhance students’ creative writing abilities
- You will have additional strategies for comparative writing
- Uses exam boards’ published materials
- Draws on new materials developed in secondary schools and tertiary settings
- Pays particular attention to the needs of advanced EAL/bilingual students
Course leader and co-writer
Ann Elisabeth Jones has extensive experience of consultancy in advanced academic literacy, including GCSE English Language and the iGCSE English Language, in a range of settings. This includes secondary schools and sixth forms. She has worked as a senior Ethnic Minority Achievement consultant in Islington and Croydon, and was Head of Department of EAL in Croydon. She is currently a literacy consultant/coach at an outstanding school and a Pupil Referral Unit.
This course was developed with Grainne McNeill, English teacher at Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets.