New English A Level Programme

10.30 Welcome and Introduction
10.45 Integrated Language and Literature Approaches, Dr David Hann, Open University
11.15 Coffee
11.45 Studying Shakespeare Today, Professor Gordon McMullan, King's College London

Breakout groups

  • Teaching Shakespeare Now
  • Teaching the Unseen
  • Teaching Language
1.00 Lunch
1.45 Studying Post-2000 Literature, Professor Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway University of London

Breakout groups

  • Teaching Post-2000 Literature
  • Teaching the Unseen
  • Teaching Language
3.00 Plenary Session - an opportunity to discuss the teaching of English language and literature with colleagues from Higher Education. Representatives of the awarding bodies will also be present.
3.30 Tea and networking opportunities
4.00 Conference ends


Dr Carol Atherton (Spalding Grammar School), Dr Sean McEvoy (Varndean College) and Dr Andrea Macrae (Oxford Brookes University) will be bringing their expertise in A Level to University transition to the breakout sessions.

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