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WJEC Eduqas sponsors the 2018 NATE Conference


22 -24 June | Birmingham

We are pleased to be sponsoring the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) Annual Conference.

The 55th Annual Conference, 'So Many Voices, So Many Worlds', will feature keynote speakers, workshops, seminars, networking sessions, discussions, literary readings and performances.

Our English Subject Officers, will be on Stand 18 to offer practical advice and guidance to attendees.

Prize Draw
In addition, visitors to our stand who sign up to receive our email updates will be entered into a prize draw to win a Google Home Mini and textbooks.

Full terms and conditions are available here.

James Ball –  Keynote Session
We are delighted to welcome award winning journalist James Ball to the conference. Our team will be discussing with him his most recent book, the highly acclaimed Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World, his account of “the slow rise of a political, media and online infrastructure that has devalued truth”.

James has worked in political, data and investigative journalism in the US and UK for BuzzFeed, The Guardian and the Washington Post in a career spanning TV, digital, print and alternative media. His reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, the Scripps Howard Prize, the British Journalism Award for investigative reporting, The Royal Statistical Society Award and the Laurence Stern Fellowship, among others. 

Jonathan Edwards – Workshop
Join Costa award-winning poet Jonathan Edwards at the 'Teaching poetry and creative writing at KS3 and KS4' workshop.  Jonathan will be drawing on his experience as a writer and teacher to explore some exciting and enjoyable approaches to teaching poetry and creative writing at key stages 3 and 4.

Liz Cardiff – Seminar
Liz will be leading on the 'Approached to Non-Fiction Texts at GCSE' seminar. Liz will explore how writers manipulate language for effect and how students can access and appreciate their craft. Resources and strategies for teaching the reading examination skills relevant to all boards will be presented, alongside additional ideas for early preparation at key stage 3 and 4.  There will be direct reference to ways in which the development of reading skills can transfer to students’ own writing in the examination.

The full programme of events is available from the NATE website.

Further information
If you have questions about our Ofqual accredited English qualifications, contact our subject specialists. The team will also provide details of resources and additional support to help deliver the specifications.  

Kirsten Wilcock
A level English Language
029 2026 5303

Rhodri Jones
A level English Language and Literature
029 2026 5188 

Nancy Hutt
GCSE English Language
029 2026 5023

Julia Harrison
GCSE English Literature
029 2026 5374