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EMC CPD Online: Teaching Writing for GCSE

Availability
Places available
Price
£175 per place
Location
Online
Duration
10-3.30pm
Developing confidence and independence in writers for GCSE English Language. 

Session 1 Developing a point of view (10-11.35am)

  • Unlocking students’ language resources to get them writing more purposefully in the argue/persuade genres.

Session 2: Teaching narrative (11.50-1.15pm)

  • Teaching students the difference between a story and a narrative
  • Activities to help students to use setting effectively.

Session 3: Teaching descriptive writing (2-3.30pm)

  • Adding to your students’ descriptive writing repertoire
  • Effective feedback.

NB: This is a repeat course.

Online, via Zoom. Details of how to join will be sent before the session.

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  • Course materials will be sent out in advance. 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, as well as a £10 voucher to use against any purchase on www.englishandmedia.co.uk
    • Vouchers can only be redeemed online.
    • Only one voucher can be used per purchase.
    • Vouchers expire after 6 weeks. 
  • This course will run with limited numbers.
  • On these longer EMC online courses, we try to make good use of Zoom's interactive features, such as breakout rooms and live Q&A. This requires people to unmute their microphones and, preferably, to turn on their camera. If you would like to take part but will not be able to unmute your microphone, please email Kate ([email protected]) to discuss whether the course is suitable for you.
  • As participants may be audible and visible, this course will not be recorded.
  • Please note: courses are designed to be watched by one participant only.
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Andrew McCallum

Andrew McCallum is Director of the English and Media Centre. Prior to that he ran a PGCE course in secondary English, and previously he taught for 15 years in London schools, spending most of that time at Acland Burghley School in Camden. He holds a doctorate in education, is author of Creativity and Learning in Secondary English (Routledge) and writes regularly for NATE's Teaching English magazine. If asked to name the EMC publication he's most proud of having worked on, it would be a three-way contest between Iridescent Adolescent, Diverse Shorts and Write On.

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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. Her most recent publications for EMC are KS3 Poetry Plus, Just Write and Animal Farm: An EMC Full Text Study Edition.
  • Bookings for this course close at 8am (London time) on Monday 16th September or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.
  • This course must be booked online. 
  • To book this course you must be signed into one of the following accounts (registering an account first if you need to):
    • UK Educator Admin (purchasing)
    • UK Teacher – Home Address Only
    • UK Private Individual
    • Overseas
  • If you have a UK Educator Standard account you will not be able to book the course. Sign in to your account and add it to your Wishlist. See the list of people able to book courses at your organisation by clicking ‘My Account’, then ‘Our Admin Users’.
  1. Click 'Book now’ (right-hand column).
  2. Add the number of places you need. 
  3. Fill in the names and email addresses of the people attending. To secure your place, please make sure you add the attendee details immediately and checkout within 9 minutes. Otherwise the booking will expire and you will have to begin the process again. The joining information and post-course email will be emailed to both the person booking the course and the attendee.
  4. Click submit and then Go to basket.
  5. Checkout. 
  6. Please pay by card if you can. If you need to pay by invoice, you must be signed into a UK Educator Admin User (purchasing) account. You will not be able to request an invoice if you have one of the short courses in your basket at the same time. These must be paid for in advance.
  7. Once you have booked your place, you will see a screen indicating your order has been successful. You may want to make a note of your order number. The person making the booking and the attendee will also receive an automatic acknowledgement of your booking.
  8. Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be sent out on Tuesday 17th September. Please make sure the name and email address of the person attending is included in the booking. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email us.

Cancellations and Amendments

  • We require at least five working days’ notice of cancellation, otherwise your school will be invoiced for the full amount. However, if you are not able to attend and a colleague would like to take your place, this can be arranged at any time. (Please email us with the name and email address of the teacher.)
  • If a course does have to be cancelled you will not be charged for the course and will receive a refund if you paid in advance. However, personal arrangements relating to the course which have been arranged by you or your institution are at your own risk and not refundable by us.