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Glasgow G1 4DF

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AOK organises study visits to Scotland. Please click on the link for more information.




Barbara van der Meulen, course tutor, was a full-time Teacher of English for 11 years before taking a break. She is currently ‘going rogue’ and working freelance in teacher education (currently with the University of Glasgow) and other employers such as Heriot Watt University, Argyll College and Argyll and Bute Council. Barbara has a particular interest in initial and continuous teacher education, having undertaken the Chartered Teacher programme, and is delighted to be offering this CPD opportunity for colleagues working on Advanced Higher English.


Advanced Higher English: Textual Paralysis?

Thursday 9th November 2017

This course is for teachers of English who could do with a boost in their understanding and confidence about approaches to teaching Unit 2: Textual Analysis at Advanced Higher. Recently elevated to a compulsory element of Advanced Higher, its demands on pupils are significant.
This one-day course will present you with extracts from drama, poetry, prose fiction and prose non-fiction as we work with annotations, questions and activities with accompanying detailed, suggested exam-type responses that we can take away and work on with our pupils in school. For each extract there are specific learning points you can chose to study in with your classes.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Be more confident about teaching Textual Analysis
  • Have learned various new approaches to tackling texts in the initial stages of study
  • Have experienced how to approach assessment activities
  • Have a better understanding of the standard required and the form a good response takes
  • No longer experience paralysis about textual analysis!

Courses available to all teachers:

NEW - Supporting Young People with ASD and ADHD in the Classroom - Monday 30th October

EXTRA DATE - Managing your department/faculty - Tuesday 21st November

NEW - An Introduction to Cyber Security - Thursday 23rd November & Tuesday 28th November

RESCHEDULED DATE - Preparing for Senior Management - Monday 27th November

EXTRA DATE - An Introduction to Mindfulness for Teachers - Wednesday 6th December