Beowulf: Introduction to PETER Analysis

Beowulf: Introduction to PETER Analysis

Exemplar paragraph of analysis based on the characterisation of Grendel in Beowulf with a breakdown of Point, Evidence, Technique (or Terminology), Effect and Refer Back. Useful for an introduction to analysis and support for Key Stage 3 students and part of a wider scheme of learning on Beowulf for Year 7. Subscriber Content Download Introduction [...]

William Wordsworth: ‘Lines Written in Early Spring’

William Wordsworth: ‘Lines Written in Early Spring’

A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home learning: Lines Written in Early Spring: A Summary

An Unknown Girl

An Unknown Girl

A fully annotated copy of the poem 'An Unknown Girl' by Moniza Alvi to support the teaching of Edexcel IGCSE English Language Poetry & Prose Anthology. This can also be used to guide the teaching of this prose text as a coursework element. 'An Unknown Girl' by Moniza Alvi Fully Annotated PDFA fully annotated copy [...]

EXPLORERS OF BOYS MESSING ABOUT?: Analysis Breakdown

EXPLORERS OF BOYS MESSING ABOUT?: Analysis Breakdown

A breakdown of the non-fiction text from the Edexcel English Language Non-Fiction Anthology, 'Explorers or Boys Messing About? Either Way, the Taxpayer gets the Bill' . Exploring GAPS, title analysis and exemplar written analysis on the major techniques, purpose and tone throughout. Useful for supporting student revision and embedding sound understanding of linguistic features within [...]

Frankenstein & Never Let Me Go Comparison

Frankenstein, a gothic fiction written between the Romantic era and the Enlightenment era by Mary Shelley in 1817.  Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, a subverted dystopian novel published in 2005, is set in an alternate England in the late 1990s. The natural world is highly valued by both Ishiguro and Shelley, as they both [...]

William Blake: ‘The Sick Rose’ Experience

William Blake: ‘The Sick Rose’ Experience

A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home or distance learning for A-level Romantic Poetry: How is Nature presented in Romantic Poetry?

How is Nature presented in Romantic Poetry?

Exploring the role of Nature in the works of Romantic Poets William Blake and William Wordsworth. Nature is presented as an essential constituent within Romantic poetry, encompassing the intrinsic pastoral reverence of poets belonging to the Romantic movement. Both William Blake and William Wordsworth are avid disciples of the championing of the natural world and [...]

Romeo & Juliet: Key Context

Romeo & Juliet: Key Context

Key contextual features for Shakespeare's play 'Romeo & Juliet' to encapsulate some contemporary views and issues that are relevant to the reading of the play. Entry Level: It is generally believed that the play is based on a real Italian love story from the 3rd Century. The ‘real families’ are the Capeletti and the Montecci [...]