Everything you need for 14-16
Prepare students for GCSE (and similar exams) at the same time as providing a rich, engaging experience of English! On this page, we've gathered together just some of EMC's resources for 14-16-year-olds, including publications, online courses for teachers, blogs, videos and projects. Click the links to be taken to the particular publication, course or blog. Or click 'View all' to see more of the resources for 14-16 year olds in each category.
EMC Approaches to Worlds & Lives (Download)
A downloadable resource to support the teaching of AQA’s new Worlds and Lives cluster for AQA GCSE.
Awe and Wonder
EMC's anthology of nature writing offers some of the most interesting voices in 21st-century nature writing – plus some classic voices from the past.
EMC Full Text Study Editions
Includes the full text, divided into manageable sections and lightly-glossed to support independent reading, plus a wide-range of activities to challenge and excite! (Teachers with a UK Educator Standard (non-purchasing) account can order EMC_Free downloads. These will be added to your school account.)
Refresh and develop your approach to teaching at 14-16 with EMC's short online and full day online and in-person CPD courses.
EMC CPD Online: Top Marks at GCSE – Macbeth
Ideas, resources & strategies to help your students engage with the play. NB: This is a repeat course.
29 Feb 2024
EMC CPD Online: Teaching Writing for GCSE
14 Mar 2024
EMC CPD Online: Challenging your Higher Attainers: Approaches to Teaching Reading for GCSE Language
Cross-specification course focusing on classroom practices that best challenge higher attainers in the reading element of GCSE English Language.
20 Mar 2024
Related 14-16 Blog Posts
EMC's views, news and resources on 14-16 English and Media.
A Historical Overview of English Assessment at Age 16
14 Feb 2023
Noticing Context: Putting the Text First
25 Jan 2017
Cuttlefish Spurting Out Ink – Literary Terms and Academic Vocabulary
14 Feb 2023
Low-stakes Practicals in Media Lessons
25 May 2023
Animal Farm is not about the Russian Revolution: some thoughts on teaching historical context
19 Apr 2022
Five Brilliant Ideas For Teaching Poetry
14 May 2014
5 Revision Strategies For KS4
01 Apr 2014