Building vocabulary within the secondary curriculum

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This course

This online training involves two 90-minute sessions.

Option 1:

Session one: Wednesday 15 June 2022 15.30 – 17.00

Session two: Wednesday 22 June 2022 15.30 – 17.00

Option 2:

Session one: Tuesday 1 November 2022 15.30 – 17.00

Session two: Tuesday 8 November 2022 15.30 – 17.00

Course content

  • Explores the literacy demands of GCSE subjects
  • Develops strategies for improving reading comprehension, focusing on active reading
  • Highlights different text types for subject areas and specific writing conventions for different subjects
  • Promotes the teaching of academic language and direct vocabulary instruction
  • Examines the use of key academic writing tools such as nominalisation


  • Secondary literacy leads who are new to or developing in role
  • Secondary practitioners, who are new to or beginning to develop their understanding of disciplinary literacy.


£120 for a single ticket

£1,200 for a group session


  • For all ticketed events contact Kate Warde, Conferences and Events Manager
  • For all group or whole-school training enquiries contact Nisha Tank, Programme Manager, School Improvement

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