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?

A-level English Language Podcasts

A-level English Language Podcasts

A compendium of useful podcasts to stretch your understanding, explore new aspects of A-level Language beyond our curriculum, revise some of our key concepts and to see them in use. The World in Words Lingthusiasm A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. A lively, deep, language-y conversation with real linguists! [...]

Frankenstein: Key Quotations by Theme

Frankenstein: Key Quotations by Theme

Nature and Settings “these sublime and magnificent scenes afforded” “the thunder burst with frightful loudness from various quarters”, “I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed” Ch.2 “my eyes were insensible to the charms of nature”, “I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves” Ch.4 “a divine spring; and the season contributed greatly to [...]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place Analysis Breakdown

Between a Rock and a Hard Place Analysis Breakdown

A breakdown of the non-fiction text from the Edexcel English Language Non-Fiction Anthology. Exploring GAPS, title analysis and a paragraph by paragraph coverage of indicative content. Useful for supporting student revision and embedding sound understanding of linguistic features within the text. Subscriber Content Genre: Memoir of a traumatic event Audience: general audience; outdoors enthusiasts; readers [...]

Othello: Knowledge Organiser

Othello: Knowledge Organiser

Download this Othello Knowledge Organiser with critical theory, intertextuality and context, and major Biblical allusions within the text. Key quotations for characters, useful epithets and Tier 2 Vocabulary. Subscriber Content Add content here that will only be visible to your subscribers. Subscriber Content Othello: Knowledge OrganiserDownload Subscribe to get access Read more of this content [...]

Explorers of boys messing about? Either way, taxpayer gets rescue bill

Explorers of boys messing about? Either way, taxpayer gets rescue bill

Explorers of boys messing about? Either way, taxpayer gets rescue bill - Annotated Extract https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0YFIz11YH0

Romeo & Juliet: Timeline and Plot

Romeo & Juliet: Timeline and Plot

Act in R&JWhat happens:Act 1 – PrologueFind out the story in a condensed versionAct 1, Scene 1: Verona. A public place.Servants of the Montagues (Romeo) and Capulets (Juliet) start street brawl showing rivalry and tension between the families. We discover Romeo loves Rosalind.Act 1, Scene 2: A street.Paris asks Capulet if he can marry Juliet. [...]