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Devon Curriculum Services GCSE Roadshow


The DCS GCSE English and English Literature “roadshow” has established itself as the main national training event for schools following the AQA A specification.

Each year we produce a CD ROM of related resource materials. These are available as back catalogue and can be purchased for the price of £10.00 plus postage and packaging.


The training event ran throughout the autumn term in a range of venues across the country. Once again it focused on innovative ways of approaching English teaching and provided a variety of classroom resources to support teachers in their work.

With over 400 teachers attending, the course evaluations showed 75% of delegates rating the course Very Good, 24.6% rating it Good and 0.4% rating it Satisfactory. Comments included:

  • Excellent as usual. Totally relevant, designed to bring out the best in pupils without imposing masses of extra work on teachers. Manchester
  • Brilliant! Presentation most engaging and resources fabulous - as always. Makes me excited about going back to school and trying it all out. Chorley teacher
  • Excellent. Good, practical ideas. Especially pleased because the course addressed ways of teaching lower ability kids. Plymouth teacher
  • Superb - totally relevant; innovative ideas; at times challenging ideas (but helpful in forcing critical thought about how best to address/meet AQA GCSE criteria). Tiverton teacher
  • Plenty of variety in presentation of materials - powerpoint, talk, group discussion, prepared sheets, video extracts. A very good day - interesting and packed with practical advice. Thank you. Soton teacher
  • Most useful and inspirational. Will be able to use most of this in my programmes of work. Always find your ideas very useful. London teacher

Following Nick Jones retirement after 9 years of partnering Martin Phillips on the Roadshow, we are delighted that Peter Thomas, author of many GCSE resources and former Chief Examiner for AQA A Literature, has agreed to join Martin for the 2005 events.

The 2005 Roadshow will thus run in the autumn term in the following places:

Tuesday 20th September - Newcastle
Wednesday 21st September - Leeds
Thursday 22nd September - Manchester
Thursday 29th September - Plymouth
Friday 30th September - Southampton
Thursday 13th October - Birmingham
Friday 14th October - Bristol
Thursday 20th October - London
Friday 21st October - London


£ 145 per delegate, to include lunch and a selection of classroom resources



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