English Twilight Programme

English Twilight Programme Overview

Supporting GCSE levels 7, 8, 9 and preparing students for A-level

The programme of short twilight sessions is perfect for GCSE teachers that want to extend their knowledge and skills so that students are well prepared for A-level English courses. We aim to develop teacher confidence in delivering high level content and extension material in order to challenge top end students and increase higher grades. The twilights will help support your own results at GCSE as well as preparing students for the next stage in their studies.

Course Aims

    • To develop ideas for stretch and challenge in GCSE English.
    • To identify and develop key skills that will ensure a greater level of independent thinking, literary analysis, linguistic understanding and overall attainment.
    • To offer advice on teaching complex concepts to English teachers working outside their specialism.
    • To develop teacher understanding of key areas of student weakness in the transition from GCSE to A-level.
    • To develop teacher subject knowledge with specific content from A-level which links to content at GCSE.


Course Guide

Please download the attached Course Guide for further information HERE

Course Dates

The 2019 programme consists of six twilight session which will be delivered at New College Pontefract, Park Lane, WF8 4QR from 4:30pm to 6:00pm on:

Date Content
22 January Using linguistic levels to analyse texts
12 February Introducing more challenging literary terminology
19 March Exploring texts through analysis of generic conventions
30 April Encouraging evaluative approaches to writing
21 May Exploring different critical approaches to texts
18 June Introducing language change concepts to compare texts from different periods

Cost & Delivery

The programme of six sessions costs £99 per teacher and is delivered by New College Pontefract on behalf of the New Collaborative Teaching School Alliance. The programme builds on a course delivered for Doncaster schools in 2016/17, with outstanding feedback.


To book your place, please complete the CPD Registration Form HERE.

Alternatively, email cpd@nctsa.uk for more information.

Places are only guaranteed once full payment is received.  Places are limited so book early!