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A Level English Language Conference

A Level English Language - Student Conference

Friday 16th March 2018 – 9:30am-3:30pm

Worcester Racecourse, WR1 3EJ

We are proud to be hosting our English Language A-Level Student Conference, in conjunction with the Universities of Worcester and Birmingham, on Friday 16th March at Worcester Racecourse, running from 9:30am-3:30pm.  The day will offer a mixed programme of lectures and seminars designed to cover the English Language A-Level curriculum.  This programme has been designed to be suitable for pupils following all exam boards.  We are delighted to be welcoming the following speakers to contribute to this event:

Keynote Speakers

Dr Rachel Hatchard - Child Language Acquisition

Teaching Fellow in English Language and Linguistics at University of Birmingham

Dr Jai Mackenzie – Representation through language

Teaching Fellow in English Language at University of Birmingham

Dr Adam Schembri – Language change

Lecturer in Socio-Linguistics at University of Birmingham

Each of these talk will be followed up by a teacher-led application seminar, where students will be encouraged to focus on the practical application of the learning.

Costs and Booking

The cost per student will be £15.00 and will include morning refreshments. Lunch is not included, however students will be able to bring a packed lunch with them. Alternatively, there are restaurants and cafes within walking distance of the venue. Schools are invited to bring up to two members of staff free of charge. 

If you would like to book places on the conference, email with details of the number of students and staff attending.  Places will be strictly limited, so we would recommend early registration.

We hope that you will be able to join us for, what I hope will be, a thought provoking and simulating conference for A-Level English Language students across the West Midlands.


"Our English Language A Level students were treated to a fantastic subject conference, held at the Hive, Worcester.  Over a hundred students, from schools across the midlands, attended several engaging and informative lectures and workshops.  This event really enriched our students' knowledge and understanding of both the course content and the expectations of the exam"                            Head of English, Worcestershire