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Teaching the Secondary Curriculum in English with Confidence and Creativity

Practical strategies to ensure success for all students

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This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: Secondary English teachers, key stage co-ordinators and heads of department who want to ensure a coherent response to English curriculum reform.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8221WW

Much ink has been spilled on the changes to National Curriculum teaching, learning and assessment. This practical course will cut successfully through the hype and completely prepare you for what these changes actually mean in terms of secondary English teaching. In particular, subject leaders with responsibility for English will benefit from understanding how to respond to national changes and develop the English curriculum with confidence and creativity. You will gain a clear understanding of the big picture and how to translate National Curriculum expectations into practical strategies that work in the classroom.

  • Examine the key expectations of the revised English curriculum
  • Consider the ingredients of an exciting and engaging English curriculum
  • Explore approaches to reviewing and developing the curriculum
  • Consider strategies for planning for progression between key stages
  • Consider models for effective assessment of pupil progress


Preparing the ground
  • Setting the scene: the national context
  • Key changes to the curriculum and assessment at Key Stages 3 and 4
  • How to use your current strengths to approach the challenges of the curriculum
Creativity and learning
  • Developing an ambitious vision for English in your school
  • The key ingredients of an innovative and progressive curriculum
  • Practical and creative approaches to teaching key skills in English
Reviewing and developing your English curriculum
  • Evolution or revolution: approaches to curriculum development
  • Key considerations when building a successful curriculum
  • How to build effective progression across key stages
  • Assessment for learning v Assessment of learning
  • The key principles of effective AfL
  • Approaches to effective marking and feedback in English
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