Actions and Detail Panel
New Directions in Post–16 English
Sat 12 November 2016, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Billy Clark (Middlesex University)
Following the introduction of reformed syllabuses for A level English subjects, it seems timely to bring together practitioners from post–16 and higher education to discuss good practice at the present time and to review ways forward. The conference welcomes teachers of English from all institutions, including state and independent schools, FE, sixth form colleges and universities.
The conference will focus on good practice and current opportunities for a more coherent and progressive approach to English studies in post–16 education. The invited speakers will provide the context for short presentations and discussions led by members of the NATE Post–16 Committee.
Issues to be discussed include:
Transition between GCSE and A Level and HE
Dealing with unseens and other forms of critical analysis
The role of theory and the canon
Creative and critical writing
Possibilities for integrating the subject within and across subjects