Frankenstein: The Importance of Procreation

Plan for thematic analysis of Procreation in Frankenstein with a comparison to The Handmaid's Tale. Creation of Life: Traditional parent and child imagery Gothic Doubling: Relationships tied together through birth and death as well as suicide Power: God and the Creator figure. Transgression of the moral, natural and social order in both texts Power: Agency [...]

Wordsworth and Keats: Exemplar Analysis

Wordsworth and Keats: Exemplar Analysis

Explore the ways change is presented in Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth and one other poem of your choice.   Both Romantic poets William Wordsworth and John Keats ruminate on the essential nature of change in our lives in their poetry through the symbolic representation of Nature in the seasons; sense of ageing and [...]

Tier 2 Vocabulary

Tier 2 Vocabulary

A compendium of all the Tier 2 vocabulary lists for English Literature, Language and ESL Blog Posts: Embedding Vocabulary into the Curriculum: Romeo and Juliet Word of the Week: Case Studies   Key Stage 3 War Horse: Tier 2 Vocabulary   GCSE: Of Mice and Men: Tier 2 Vocabulary Great Expectations: Tier 2 Vocabulary Edexcel [...]

Frankenstein: Homework Study Schedule

The majority of reading materials will be contained in your critical pack; videos and podcasts available through your A-level playlist. Tick when completed and make sure you manage your workload – do not leave it all until the last minute. Whole A-level Playlist   Week 1: Read the background of the text in your critical [...]

The Handmaid’s Tale: Homework Study Schedule

Week 1: Read the background of the text in your critical Resource Booklet Consolidate classwork on ‘Dedications and Epigraphs’. Read, highlight and annotate these pages. In your own words explain and unpack the layers of meaning in Sufi Mysticism Read the following links and add to your comparative list the real-world history which influenced events [...]

Purple Hibiscus: Tier 2 Vocabulary

  Vocabulary Definition 1 Penitent Feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds 2 Lineage Tracking of direct descent and ancestry usually for pedigree 3 Reverence A feeling of profound respect for someone or something 4 Benevolence Kind and fair with power 5 Disconsolately Grief-stricken loneliness 6 Indigenous Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native [...]

King Lear Quotations: Authority and Age

“This policy of age makes the world bitter to the best of our times, keeps our fortunes from us till our oldness cannot relish them” p118 “Tis the infirmity of his age; yet he hath ever but slenderly known himself” p115 “Such unconstant starts are we like to have from him” p115 “The King gone [...]