Join us for a CPD day for A-level English Literature teaching focused on including art and art history skills into the syllabus to enhance your student’s learning experience. Using both visual and literary skills, the day will offer a toolkit for the new linear A-level provided by teaching specialists. The day will give you case studies and take-away resources to stimulate your students to be active learners.
10.00 Registration and coffee
10.20 Welcome from Caroline Osborne, trustee Art History in Schools
10.25 Dr Jenny Stevens, Ofqual subject expert for English: Art and the A Level English Assessment Objectives
11.10 Sarah Phillips, teacher of English Literature and Art History, author of 2017 Edexcel A level Art History specification, and Pearson subject-expert: Visual and Literary Toolboxes
11.40 Sarah Phillips: Case studies workshop on text and image – ‘Othello’ and High Renaissance Venice; Christina Rossetti’s poems and the Pre-Raphaelites; Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ and Romanticism
13.30 Julian Bell, Head of English at Godolphin and Latymer School
13.40 Sarah Dunant, novelist and broadcaster: Getting Under Their Skins: A Writer’s Journey Through Art and History into Fiction
14.30 Dr Pamela Bickley, English Association: 'The excellence of every art is its intensity' (Keats). Approaching Keats's ballad poems through Victorian painting.
15.00 Pippa Couch, Schools Programme Manager, National Portrait Gallery (title tbc)
15.30 Plenary and close