A Level English Literature is a wonderful hybrid of academia and creativity, of analysis and imagination. It is both a facilitating subject for leading universities and, in the words of one student, ‘the best book-club ever’. But the course also comes with a lot of pressure for the teacher: how to keep passion and motivation alive when reading some of the most challenging works of literature in English; how to teach with creativity and flair throughout the course; how to inspire a life-long love of literature that goes beyond the classroom.
This course exudes passion, creativity and flair, under the expert guidance of our inspirational trainer and expert English Literature teacher. You will be inspired and invigorated, and come away with a bank of inspirational teaching strategies, resources, wider reading programmes and revision materials that you can use with your A Level Literature class the very next day.
‘Come forth, and bring with you a heart that watches and receives’.
Introducing the English Literary Canon – practical approaches that blow students’ minds
Shakespeare and the invention of the human
Movements and contexts – further reading for breadth and beauty
Example lessons to inspire a love of literature
Approaches to poetry through time – ‘the beauteous forms of things: We murder to dissect’
Approaches to drama in action – an immersive experience to understand method
Approaches to prose in context – illuminating ideas with critical and cultural contexts
Approaches to Critical Theory – how, where and when to introduce into teaching
Developing a collective ethos and team mentality to prepare students for academia
How to draw the best ideas from the introverts
How to write imaginative and original interpretations – without bamboozling the examiners
Taking learning beyond the text and into the students’ lives
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“Dave shared lots of useful strategies and took time to answer all our questions - inspirational stuff, thank you!”Teacher , Oaklands School
“An invaluable experience which has inspired me to be a more effective teacher. Excellent activities to challenge critical thinking”Teacher , Mayfield School
“Good blend of active sessions and thought-provoking discussion. I feel inspired and there are ideas that I will actually use, which isn't always the case!”English Coordinator , Parkstone Grammar School