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... Continue Reading →
Purple Hibiscus: Low-stakes Revision Quizzing for A-level Examinations Week 1: Explain the quotation: You must include consideration of characterisation, themes, structure of the novel, context and offer one other linking quote. “I wished Amaka would keep her voice low. I was not used to this king of conversation at the table.” p.97 “She said ‘teenagers’... Continue Reading →
King Lear: 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. Week 1: Read the background of the text... Continue Reading →
A list of potential essay questions to form revision and speed planning practice: Compare the ways in which poets explore the idea of getting older in To My Nine-Year-Old Self by Helen Dunmore and one other poem of your choice from Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011. ... Continue Reading →
A 'Retrieval Challenge Grid' for the revision of our upcoming A-level Literature Mock Exam. Topics covered include 'A Streetcar Named Desire', 'Othello' and 'Poems of the Decade'
A list of potential essay questions to form revision and speed planning practice ‘Stella is the lynchpin within the play for better or for worse’ In light of this statement, explore William’s presentation of relationships in A Streetcar Named Desire. In your answer, you must consider relevant contextual factors. ‘Shame lies at the... Continue Reading →
How is Memory presented in the Anthology Poems of the Decade? Ros Barber’s ‘Material’ and Alan Jenkins ‘Effects’ both present memory through a speaker looking back on their childhood and their relationship with their parents; because each poem uses this mix of retrospection, introspection, and comparison with the present, their structure as well as... Continue Reading →
Here is a scan of our class flipchart work comparing three poems from the 'Poems of the Decade' Forward Anthology. We consider the presentation of age in three poems: Easy Passage, To My Nine-Year Old Self and A Leisure Centre is a Temple of Learning*. *Please be... Continue Reading →