Discover inspiring new ways of teaching Shakespeare and progress your work with RSC rehearsal room approaches on the Intermediate level of our Certificate Course.
Familiar with our rehearsal room approaches and pedagogies? Then our Intermediate Certificate course offers you an opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge to the next level.
Upcoming Course Dates
14 – 15 February 2025 plus 23 May 2025
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- £700.00 standard rate
- £450.00 state school discount
- £300.00 ECTs (Early Career Teachers)
To confirm eligibility for our two discounted bursary rates (state school teachers and ECTs), please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To attend one of our Intermediate Certificate courses, you must have completed at least three days of training with the RSC within the last five years. This could include:
- Foundation Certificate course
- Three INSET days in your school with the RSC
- Three days of training through our Associate Schools programme
- Three days of training through our Teacher Research Network
Our Certificate courses are designed for primary and secondary school teachers, although are open to any educator or support staff who work with Shakespeare.
In addition to supporting research-informed and evidence-based professional development through an enjoyable and interactive day at the RSC exploring Shakespeare, teachers on our Certificate courses work towards specific professional outcomes.
Completing our Intermediate Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare course will support you to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to…
- teach the form and structure of essential elements of Shakespeare’s language such as verse (including iambic pentameter), dramatic prose, and rhetoric.
- teach your students to understand how metaphor, antithesis, imagery and other literary and dramatic devices shape key aspects of Shakespeare’s plays, including character, setting, themes and action.
- examine the social and historical context of Shakespeare’s texts and how they inform contemporary understanding whilst recognising and challenging the 400-year-old cultural attitudes present, including racism and sexism.
- edit Shakespeare’s text for developmentally appropriate learning contexts to design accessible and impactful lessons.
- incorporate effective challenge and progression in your lessons on Shakespeare’s plays, particularly for higher attaining students.
- enable students to make evaluative choices that combine evidence in the text with their own creative interpretations.
Day 1, 10am - 4.30pm This day includes an evening performance in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Day 2, 9am - 3.30pm
A gap for course participants to apply some of the techniques covered in their classrooms. This includes a reflective task on applying RSC rehearsal room approaches.
Day 3, 10am - 4.30pm
N.B. Course content and structure are subject to change. Full details of each course will be confirmed after booking.
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