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Module Overview

The table below shows an overview of the course, including session dates, themes and assignment due dates.

Session date Session themes Tutor Work handed out (H)/due in (D) Observations/tutorials due




Module overview, barriers to learning; reflective practice, English and maths teaching, IT induction

AS/SP Assignment 0.1 (H) (2-yr DET only)  

Session 0
2 yr DET only(15/10/14)

Principles of inclusive practice, differentiation, principles of good feedback, Minimum Core

AS/SP Assignment 0.2 (H) (2-yr DET only)

Session 0

2 yr DET only (05/11/14)



Session 1


Grammatical frameworks, phonology, word level concepts, morphology, history of English AS Assignment 0.1 (Due 05/11/13) (2-yr only) Observation 1

Session 2


Grammatical frameworks: Word class and function, syntax, coherence and cohesion in writing, teaching grammar, text analysis AS

Assignment 0.2 (Due 17/12/13) (2-yr only)
Assignment 1 (H)


Session 3


Spoken discourse theories, teaching speaking and listening skills AS   Observation 2 (Nov/Dec)

Session 4


Reading: acquisition of skills, reading theories, the teaching of reading to adults, reading strategies, miscue analysis AS

Assignment 1 (D)
Assignment 2 (H)


Session 5


Writing: acquisition of skills, writing theories, the teaching of writing to adults, analysing and teaching spelling

Current issues in the sector: RPA (raising the participation age); 16-19 study programmes; embedding maths

AS Assignment 3 (H)

Observation 3


Session 6

New Literacy Studies, learning theories, critical analysis, language and society, language and power, critical language awareness

GCSE English

AS Assignment 2 (D)

Observation 4



Session 7


Language and literacy acquisition, supporting ESOL learners, language variety and change, literacy and new technologies

GCSE English


Final deadline


Hand in portfolio/complete online portfolio of work  

Assignment 3
(Due ) PDP/Assignments