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Exceeding your GCSE English targets through knowledge rich teaching

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Inspiration Trust Curriculum Centre

256 Hall Road

Norwich

NR1 2PW

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About the course

We know that teaching a knowledge-rich curriculum is central to an excellent education, but what does this mean in the context of preparing pupils for their English Language and Literature GCSEs?

In this course, we will explore how to design and deliver schemes of work which put knowledge at the centre of KS4 English.

Through practical examples of curriculum design and resourced lessons, we will demonstrate how a knowledge-rich curriculum can not only meet the demands of the GCSE but exceed them; allowing pupils to build the level of substantive knowledge which enables them to achieve the highest grades and prepares them for the challenges of studying English at A-Level and beyond.

Who should attend?

This course is for all secondary English teachers who want to break away from the limits of current approaches to GCSE teaching and would like practical advice on how to fully resource and deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum.

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Dr Anthony Radice read literature at Manchester University, achieving first class honours, before going on to study for a master’s degree at Leeds, followed by a doctoral thesis on American poetry. While completing his thesis, he trained as a teacher through the forerunner to SCITT, the Graduate Teacher Programme. He has worked in a wide range of schools, both state and independent. As head of English at an independent school in London, he pioneered a rigorous, chronological approach to teaching English. Through his blog, ‘The Traditional Teacher’, he has made a strong case for the emancipatory power of a coherent, knowledge-rich curriculum delivered through high-quality didactic teaching. He firmly believes that it is through these means that all pupils, of every background, can achieve success.

Summer Turner is subject specialist leader for English at the Inspiration Trust. She has spent the last eight years teaching in state comprehensive schools in London where she has held positions as Head of English and Director of Teaching and Learning. Summer recently published a book on curriculum and assessment design with Bloomsbury, and is a renowned speaker and blogger on curriculum, assessment, CPD and leadership.

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Staff at schools in Norfolk and north Suffolk can claim a 50% discount on course costs - simply use the ANGLIA promotional code when booking.

Inspiration Teaching School Alliance partners qualify for priority booking and a 70% discount on course costs; please contact your school for your promotional code.

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256 Hall Road

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