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Emily Prentice | Monday November 11, 2019


  • Resources and Blogs for NEA
  • Resources and Blogs for Child Language Aquisition
  • Resources for A Level Essay Writing Skills
  • Resources for Context

It’s NEA Time! Investigation Basics

Thinking about getting your year 13s started on Investigations? If so, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. There’s a great guide here on Edusites, written with the AQA specification’s NEA in mind, but it should help you out too if you’re an Eduqas or OCR English Language teacher. The guide has been tweaked to make sure it fits the requirements of the current specification and has an example of a nice approachable music-themed project that you could easily show to a class and work through with them, to help them get their heads around what an investigation is. That’s usually the first sticking point – they don’t know what we mean by an investigation, and if it’s your first time through with Language, you may not be too sure yourself! Read the rest of this blog here

Investigation booklets

  • English Language NEA Investigation Part 1
  • English Language NEA Investigation Part 1 New! PDF
  • English Language NEA Investigation Part 2
  • English Language NEA Investigation Part 2 New! PDF

Child Language Acquisition

Many of you will be looking to cover the topic of Child Language Acquisition (CLA) with year 13 now, perhaps with an eye to providing it as a possible Investigation topic.

Introducing CLA

Our CLA Introduction is a 24 page printable booklet which contains a comprehensive guide to the topic, covering key concepts in a range of frameworks and the central theories in some detail.

  • Child Language Acquisition Introduction New! PDF

This guide is most useful for your own information as to the scope of what to cover. What I particularly like about the comprehensive guide is that it provides some tips on gaining material to use in the classroom (including how useful the Teletubbies can be!). One update to add to this is the TV programmes ‘The Secret...

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