Post-16 Support: American Curriculum

Post-16 Support: American Curriculum

A compendium of useful links to help you on your journey through Post-16, applying for Universities in America and the steps you need to take. Post-16 Support: US Essay Writing Guidance Applying for Universities in America Rankings for American Universities List of Member Institutions for Coalition App Required IELTS for American Universities College Board: SATs [...]

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 [...]

Essay Writing Collection

Essay Writing Collection

A series of posts dedicated to exploring the intricacies of essay writing and how to approach them. Essays require you to do many things simultaneously as you synthesise crucial information in an evaluative and analytical way whilst offering nuance in meaning. It can be complex. Use these guides to help demystify some of these areas and develop your essay writing skills.

Essay Writing: References and Bibliography

Essay Writing: References and Bibliography

References When writing a longer essay for A-level which deals with multiple texts it is important to reference your quotations. This will help with the fluidity of your writing as you will not need to consistently re-introduce texts as you move between your sources and primary material. To do so in Microsoft Word, select the [...]

Essay Writing Guidance

Essay Writing Guidance

Essay Writing Guidance Supporting your essay writing skills in GCSE and A-level Effective opening with a tricolonTry to distil your ideas under three main umbrella headings. In your exams you are writing under timed conditions and therefore must prioritise what you will focus your time on.This will also help you evaluate and organise your ideas [...]

Frankenstein: The Importance of Procreation

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 [...]