Workshop for teachers new to English A: Language and Literature
online | € 400 | 6 hours of training (4 x 90 minutes) | 19-21-26-28 September 2023, 16:00-17:30 (Berlin)
As you read the guide, you realise there's a lot to juggle, such as global issues, concepts and areas of exploration. How does one design a syllabus that's meaningful for students? Start with the end in mind. Let's plan backwards from the Paper 1 exam. The best way learn is by doing. This 90-minute, hands-on session walks you through the Paper 1 and explores the core skills of the Language A: Language and Literature course.
Again, we start from the end. What does the Paper 2 exam look like and how can we best prepare students for success? This 90-minute session explores the nuts-and-bolts of Paper 2, the reading requirements and possible course outlines.
The individual oral (IO) is internally assessed, meaning you (the teacher) are administering this. No pressure, you got this! In this 90-minute session, you'll hear a model performance, discuss non-lit Bodies of Work (BOWs), explore IO outlines, and write a 'global issue'. We'll see where the IO fits into a coherent course outline and discuss how they can best be administered.
At Higher Level, students write a 1,200- to 1,500-word essay (HLE). How do we guide students, as they decide on a work and a line of inquiry? Can they write more than one essay? What is the teacher's role? This session answers these questions and concludes with a discussion on course planning and outlines.