In Praise of Group Work

  English and Media Centre co-director, Andrew McCallum, waxes lyrical about why group work is so important to the successful study of English. We’re huge believers at the English and Media Centre in the value of group work – by which we largely mean group talk – as a crucial part of a balanced teaching…

The importance of training media teachers

EMC has invited some well-known figures in the world of English and Media teaching to give their views on a subject about which they feel strongly by writing us a guest blog. These blogs will not necessarily represent the views of The English and Media Centre, but promise to be thought-provoking and spark debate. In…

Blogging about English: some areas for debate

Barbara Bleiman, Co-director at The English and Media Centre, considers interesting areas for debate about English as a subject The blogosphere and twittersphere are both full of impassioned arguments and discussions around education, many of them sustained by English teachers or Headteachers with a background in English teaching. English teachers have always been at the forefront…

The GCSE Draft Specifications – Some First Impressions from The English and Media Centre

As you will know by now, GCSE specifications will change next year, for first teaching in September 2015. The English and Media Centre will be running courses in the autumn term to support you in choosing a specification (further information at the bottom of the page), as well as publishing resources. In the meantime, in…