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How to Improve Grades When Writing for Othello »

Christine Sweeney | Tuesday February 16, 2021

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET02, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, Drama, Othello, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays

Associated Resources A Guide to Teaching Othello Click on the link below to download this resource. Othello Guide Part 2 EnglishEdu.doc Othello Guide Part 2 EnglishEdu.docx [ read full article ] »


A Guide to Love Through The Ages »

Ruth Owen | Wednesday December 16, 2020

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, Drama, Analysing Drama, A Lady of Letters, Equus, Hamlet, King Lear, Measure For Measure, Othello, Hot Entries, Poetry, Brooke, The Soldier, Eliot, The Waste Land, Graves, Symptoms of Love, Hardy, The Going, Your Last Drive, Heaney, Mid-Term Break, Lamb, The First Tooth, Letts, The Deserter, Shakespeare, Sonnet 130, Prose, Enduring Love, Great Expectations, On Chesil Beach, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation Studying For The Exam Examples From Literature About The Exam Further Reading The Examination Symptoms of Love, Graves On Chesil Beach The First Tooth, Lamb The Deserter The Soldier, Brooke A Lady of Letters Sonnet 130, Shakespeare Measure for Measure Hamlet Othello King Lear Equus Great Expectations Enduring Love Mid-Term Break, Heaney Your Last Drive The Going The Waste Land, Elliot Studying For The Exam The title of this AQA A2 Unit is Reading for Meaning – Love… [ read full article ] »


Child Language Acquisition »

Victoria Elliott | Tuesday February 04, 2020

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition

  Click here for the printable booklets Introduction Child Language Acquisition is one of most enjoyable and apparently accessible topics for students of English Language A level. However, because of the enthusiasm and the apparent accessibility it becomes all too easy for study of this topic to remain fairly superficial, with identification of features not brought into a coherent, logical analysis related to the bigger picture, a characteristic which is the key to the higher grades.… [ read full article ] »


A Student’s Guide to Analysing and Grouping Unseen Texts »

Steve Campsall | Tuesday November 12, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, Hot Entries

Click on the link immediately below to download our Text Analysis & Grouping Grid. Grouping Texts Printable PDF Unfortunately, it’s not possible to learn by rote a fixed set of categories into which a set of unseen texts can be ‘grouped’ – but there are some central linguistic ideas to have ready in your head to apply on the big day. Whichever categories you eventually choose to use on exam day (and typically, you’ll choose four different categories or… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Literature | Guide to Narrative Analysis »

Steve Campsall | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, LITA2, LITA3, LITA4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, LITB2, LITB3, LITB4, Hot Entries

Although analysing a text at the level of narrative is a direct requirement of some English Literature courses it is an analytical technique that can be quite generally applied across many texts – even non-fictional and media texts. Narrative is a central aspect of imaginative fiction such as short-stories, the novel and many poems but it also crops up in very many everyday texts. Despite this, it remains a less than easy idea to grasp and can easily prove a challenge to even the… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Literature Guide to Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey »

Victoria Elliott | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, Hot Entries, Prose, Analysing Prose, Northanger Abbey, Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

click on image to enlarge Guide Navigation Overview | Context | Form Characters | Themes | Setting | Language Candidates’ reading in the literature of love should include: prose, poetry and drama literature written by both men and women literature through time (from Chaucer to the present day) some non-fiction texts [ read full article ] »


A Level English Literature Student Guide to The Awakening »

Shirley Bierman | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB4, Hot Entries, Prose, Analysing Prose, The Awakening, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

Scheme of Work The Awakening SOW.docx A Student Guide to ‘The Awakening’ by Kate Chopin Section A: Focus on Feminism Kate Chopin, born as Catherine O’Flaherty, wrote The Awakening in 1899. Within her context, her story was not generally well received by critics who called it ‘morbid, vulgar and disagreeable’. In her short tale she deals with the themes of female independence and sexuality as well as unhappy marriages and, to a modern reader, developed ideas ahead… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Literature Study Guide to The Poems of Emily Dickinson »

Theresa Sowerby | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, Hot Entries, Poetry, Dickinson, The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis

click on image to enlarge Guide Navigation Introduction and Biography | Features of Dickinson’s Style | Themes and Subject Matter | Poem by Poem Analysis | Sample Answer Contents Introduction and Biography Features of Dickinson’s Style Themes and Subject Matter Poem by Poem Analysis of 10 Poems Sample Answer Introduction and Biographical Context Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA on 10th December 1830. Her father, Edward Dickinson was a lawyer and highly… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Literature Guide to The Turn of the Screw »

Theresa Sowerby | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, Hot Entries, Prose, Analysing Prose, The Turn of the Screw, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

click on image to enlarge ‘Some Critical Readings’ The following guide offers interpretations based on genre and three areas of critical theory. Contents Source Possible Interpretations A Note on the 2 Versions of the Text A Psychoanalytical Reading A Feminist Reading A Marxist Reading Suggestions for Comparative Study at A2 1. Source James heard a similar story in 1895 from his friend, E. W. Benson, the Archbishop of Canterbury. He scribbled in his notebook the following note:… [ read full article ] »


A Level Guide to Teaching Chaucer’s The Pardoner’s Tale »

jennywebb | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET03, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT4, Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, The Pardoner’s Tale, Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

click on image to enlarge Introduction When Chaucer is to be taught, then ‘The Pardoner’s Tale’ is something a gift for an A Level student: it is short, simple and highly accessible; and yet it simultaneously offers a wealth of rich language for analysis. Themes including greed, death, betrayal and blasphemy are ripe for advanced level discussion and I have always found that, despite the 14th Century setting, the story is a universal one which students find easy to understand… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Language Guide to Gender Representation in Advertising »

Sarah Battams | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Gender, Gender Resources, Media & Non-Fiction, Analysing Media & Non-Fiction

click on image to enlarge Language and Gender is one of the ‘social contexts’ examined in question 2 of unit ENGB1: Categorising Texts - but is also a topic that is a part of other exam board English Language A level units. The AQA specification states that, ‘In preparing for this topic candidates should study how gender is represented and reproduced in the everyday texts that surround us, for example in advertising, fiction and non-fiction texts etc.’ The activity… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Literature Guide to Twelfth Night »

Steph Atkinson | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: KS4, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, Drama, Twelfth Night, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays

click on image to enlarge Twelfth Night can currently be taught as an option on many A Level English Literature syllabuses, as well as being studied as a GCSE controlled assessment / coursework text and as part of an introduction to Shakespeare at KS3. With a particular focus on Twelfth Night as a comedy this teaching guide aims to provide plenty of exemplification, through the close textual analysis of the text, looking at aspects of language, form and structure as well as context, genre and… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Language Guide to Social Varieties »

Sarah Battams | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, Hot Entries, Writing, Non-Fiction Analysis, Media Analysis

click on image to enlarge Social Varieties: Language & Power and Language & Gender Power and Gender in The Office The purpose of this activity is to consolidate the work students would have done on power and gender in preparation for ENGB1 (AQA B AS English Language). Students will need to have access to the script from episode one of series one of The Office (pp.27-32 of The Office: The Scripts) and it will also be advantageous if they watch the scenes on DVD. The students are asked to… [ read full article ] »


A Student Guide to A Level English Language ‘Text Analysis’ »

Steve Campsall | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F672, F674, OCR A Level English Language, F652, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG4, Hot Entries, Writing, Lexical Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Textual Analysis

click on image to enlarge This guide is intended to help you learn or revise for your English Language A level course. In writing it, I’ve tried to tackle the analysis of language and texts in a particularly straightforward way in the hope that it will appeal especially to you if you are feeling a bit ‘lost’ by this often complex subject, one that can so very easily, for many students, seem more different from English at GCSE than they ever imagined, and, well, none-too-easy.… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Literature Guide to T S Eliot’s Poem The Waste Land »

Theresa Sowerby | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL03, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT1, Hot Entries, Poetry, Eliot, The Waste Land

click on image to enlarge The following is not a detailed study guide to the whole text of The Waste Land but a number of suggestions about how to tackle this often truly exciting yet notoriously challenging text so as to enable students to answer effectively on it without becoming overwhelmed by real or preconceived difficulties. Introducing the Poem Readers will usually respond more fruitfully if they have some prior experience of Eliot’s poetry. If they are studying a range of the… [ read full article ] »


A Level Teacher’s Guide to Restoration Comedy »

Victoria Elliott | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET02, Hot Entries

click on image to enlarge Restoration Comedy is a good choice for a drama text to study alongside Shakespeare; there is a good contrast in attitudes, themes and styles, despite a gap of less than 100 years.   Restoration Comedy is a term used to describe the comedies that were staged immediately after the ‘Restoration’ of Charles II to the throne in 1660, until about 1710. The conventions established at this time continued for most of the 18th century, developing in some ways… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Guide to T. S. Eliot: Introduction and Guide to Four Early Poems »

Theresa Sowerby | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB2, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Literature, Hot Entries, Poetry, Eliot, Portrait of a Lady, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, Preludes, Rhapsody on a Windy Night, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis

click on image to enlarge Guide Navigation Introduction A Guide to Reading Four Early Poems Grouping The Poems - Key Features [ read full article ] »


A Level English Literature Guide to Jane Austen’s Novel Persuasion »

Steph Atkinson | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB2, ELLB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL02, 6EL04, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT2, Prose, Analysing Prose, Persuasion, Writing, Essays, Literary Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Prose Analysis

click on image to enlarge Persuasion is a fascinating and accessible novel with rather less typical Austen aspects, such as love lost and rediscovered, that provide students with an interesting and fascinating read; it provides also, if they are more widely read, an interesting counterpoint to her other, perhaps more famous, works. A feature of this teaching guide is to provide plenty of exemplification, through the close textual analysis of Persuasion, looking at aspects of language, form and… [ read full article ] »


A Level Teacher’s Guide to T. S. Eliot’s Poem The Waste Land »

Paul Merrell | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA1, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET01, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL03, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT1, Hot Entries, Poetry, Eliot, The Waste Land

click on image to enlarge I love teaching this text; in fact, I see it as one of the most versatile (and important) things that I deliver across all of my KS5 classes – be it A Level, Pre-U or on the IB. I know Eliot’s poetry appears in various forms across a wide range of specifications and courses, but I more often than not teach this poem as either a comparative coursework text or, more generally, as key AO4 information for any Modernist writer. I don’t know how, for… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Literature Teacher’s Guide | The Bloody Chamber »

Theresa Sowerby | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET04, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Gender, Gender Resources, Prose, The Bloody Chamber

Introduction Carter’s collection of short stories The Bloody Chamber was published in 1979 alongside her study of the work of the 18C French aristocrat and sexual libertine, the Marquis de Sade, entitled The Sadeian Women. De Sade gave his name to the word Sadism and led a dissolute life, writing lengthy pornographic novels, the most famous of which is Justine. Carter argues against de Sade’s division of sexual partners into the opposing categories of predator and prey, with only… [ read full article ] »


A level English Literature Guide to John Donne Selected Poems »

Theresa Sowerby | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA4, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F664, Hot Entries, Poetry, Donne, Selected Poems, Writing, Poetry Analysis

The following guide to Donne’s poems is designed to give examples both of close reading and of links between the poems. Contents The Sunne Rising The Apparition The Canonisation A Nocturnall upon St Lucie’s Day The Autumnall Biography and context The Metaphysical poets Approaching a Donne poem – A Valediction of Weeping Key Characteristics of Donne’s poetry Variety of Attitudes to love – connections and groupings A Closer Look at five love poems: Talking to God… [ read full article ] »


A Guide to Much Ado About Nothing »

Steph Atkinson | Saturday September 21, 2019

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, LITA4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, LITB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET02, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL3, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT4, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

‘Much Ado about Nothing’ in context: ‘Comedy’ vs. ‘Tragedy’ Much Ado About Nothing is technically considered to be a Shakespearean ‘comedy’ of the classical kind; indeed, it’s even frequently taught at KS3 owing to its frequent comic tone. The witty and entertaining exchanges between the main protagonists Beatrice and Benedick have been the subject of much literary criticism and are often considered to be the most engaging and enjoyable… [ read full article ] »


A Student’s Guide to ’Much Ado About Nothing’ »

mandy_lloyd | Friday September 20, 2019

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, LITA4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, LITB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET02, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL3, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT4, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Associated Resources Much Ado About Nothing - Student’s Guide.doc This brief study guide focuses on the themes, language and issues of the play relevant to the current A-Level Literature specification AO2 requirement of form, structure and language: ‘demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in literary texts’. The guide also explores some areas of the historical context of the play which will assist… [ read full article ] »


Child Language Acquisition - Tackling The Exam Transcript Using Frameworks »

Steve Campsall | Tuesday July 02, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB3, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision

Your task when presented with any text is to dig out its subtleties. This guide offers a way to dig deep, one that can help to reveal a text’s subtlest aspects; and subtlety is what gains most marks, every time. Analysing Children’s Language Whenever you analyse a text, your first job is to work out its ‘big-picture’. After all, the words you’ll find on the exam paper will be a pretty poor representation of the original ideas, thoughts and feelings that led to… [ read full article ] »


Child Language Revision »

Beth Kemp | Saturday January 12, 2019

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision

Click on the links below to download the resources. ENGA1 Child Lang Essays - Last Min Revision.doc Child Lang Revision Groupwork.doc Eng Lang Child Language Revision Pack.doc Prompts for Child Language Data Analysis.doc [ read full article ] »


An English Literature Guide to The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde »

Chris Curtis | Monday December 03, 2018

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, Hot Entries, Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

click on image to enlarge The Really Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde For readers today The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, is far from being a shocking story that induces both fear and terror into our beating hearts. It’s a story whose effects have been diluted by modern graphic media content, constant repetition and simplified interpretations over the years since it was first published in1888. We know the story so well that it even features in popular cartoons like… [ read full article ] »


OCR A2 Unit F663 Guide to John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ »

Sarah Knightley | Friday June 27, 2014

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, Drama, Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson One, Two and Three Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Four, Five and Six Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Seven, Eight and Nine Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Ten, Eleven and Twelve Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Thirteen, Fourteen and Fifteen Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Sixteen, Seventeen and Eighteen Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Nineteen, Twenty and Twenty One Associated Resources OCR A Level English Literature Specification.pdf Exemplar… [ read full article ] »


AQA AS Eng Lit Guide LITA 1b World War One Literature »

jrichardson | Tuesday April 29, 2014

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, Drama, Journey’s End, Black’ell and Survivors, Hot Entries, Poetry, Kipling, My Boy Jack, Larkin, MCMXIV, Sassoon, Suicide in the Trenches , World War One, Writing, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis

click on image to enlarge Associated Resources World War One Literature Scheme of Work.docx Extract From Black’ell and Survivors.pdf Group Task One WWI What I Know.docx Resources for Exploring Wider Reading This resource is designed to expose students to a wide range of WW1 Literature, intending to give them a broad and useful understanding and appreciation of the texts and their context. The texts selected in this scheme of work focus on the Poetry and Drama wider reading requirements of… [ read full article ] »


A Level English Language Guide to Language Investigation »

Theresa Sowerby | Thursday April 03, 2014

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN04, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Language, F654, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language, LG3, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Comparing & Contrasting, Language Investigations, Textual Analysis

click on image to enlarge How to introduce the AQA English Language B A2 Investigation to enable students to handle their own chosen material with confidence. This guide focuses on the second section of the AQA A2 English Language unit ENGB4. Teachers of other examination board units will, however, hopefully find the guide easily adaptable to their own requirements, for example the Language Investigation parts of WJEC Unit LG3, Edexcel Unit 4, and OCR Unit F654. Most students need support and… [ read full article ] »


Aspects of Narrative | A Guide to Narrative »

Steve Campsall | Tuesday October 09, 2012

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, Hot Entries, Narrative, Analysing Narrative, Aspects of Narrative, Narrative Techniques, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis

Guide Navigation Introduction A Critical Vocabulary Tips for Improving Exam Grades Guide to Narrative: Narrative Frameworks Guide to Narrative: Narrative Concepts Focalisation and Diegesis Mimesis Narrative Forms and Structures Help with Exam Revision Analysis of Cousin Kate, poem by Christina Rossetti Introduction Storytelling is often associated with childhood or novels – and yet, as a means of communicating thoughts, ideas and feelings, it has been a feature of human society perhaps… [ read full article ] »


AQA A ENGA3 & ENGA4 Language Change within Language Explorations Guide »

Alan Thomas | Monday April 30, 2012

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA3, ENGA4, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Language Change & Variation, An Introduction to Language Change & Variation, Linguistics Theory & Study, Linguistic Theory, Writing, Analytical Writing, Linguistic Analysis

Click on the link below to download Alan Thomas’s AQA A ENGA3 / ENGA4 Language Change within Language Explorations Guide. Language Change within Language Explorations Guide.docx This 110-page editable guide, written by a very experienced A Level English Language teacher, should prove helpful. It’s in Word (.docx) format, if you can only open Word (.doc) format files use the link below to convert it. Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats… [ read full article ] »


A Guide to 1984 »

Steph Atkinson | Tuesday April 17, 2012

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, Hot Entries, Prose, Nineteen Eighty Four, Writing, Prose Analysis

1984 Film Artwork by Shepard Fairey Love and Relationships in 1984 1984 is commonly studied at A Level and is often cited as a fine modern example of dystopian fiction. At the heart of the narrative lies a relationship between two characters: the protagonist, Winston Smith and his girlfriend and accomplice, known simply as Julia: this has both thematic and symbolic significance. In addition, Winston’s relationship with his mother, his colleagues, and O’Brien, and the relationship… [ read full article ] »


A Guide to Thomas Hardy’s Poems | Aspects of Narrative »

Jonathan Peel | Monday October 03, 2011

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, Hot Entries, Poetry, Hardy, Writing, Poetry Analysis

The following guide would be useful for AQA LITB1, Aspects of Narrative but also for many other A level (and GCSE) units, where Hardy’s poems might be studied. Neutral Tones The Darkling Thrush ­At Castle Boterel ­The Voice ­Drummer Hodge ­In Church ­The Oxen To many, Hardy is a genius, worthy of the highest respect as a technician in his poetry: a poet able to move his readers deeply often by his portrayal of ordinary people and events, both rendered special by the… [ read full article ] »


Duffy -First Love »

Beth Kemp | Tuesday March 29, 2011

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, Poetry, Duffy

This poem is not included as a taught poem in the scheme of work, nor is it mentioned on the student handout.  It could be recommended to more able students for the theme of love and romance. The speaker describes waking to a dream about their first love.  The memory is bittersweet. Read here Links to Plath/Larkin: love and romance (Larkin) Lang-Lit points: similes and metaphors, address, use of tense, lexical choices associated with love/romance (lipstick, flowers) [ read full article ] »


AQA A ENGA3 Language Change »

Alan Thomas | Thursday January 20, 2011

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA3, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Language Change & Variation, An Introduction to Language Change & Variation

Click on the link below to download Alan Thomas’s AQA A ENGA3 Language Change Guide. ENGA3 Language Change.pdf This 46-page guide, written by a very experienced A Level English Language teacher, should prove very helpful.   [ read full article ] »


Hamlet Scheme of Work LITB2 »

Steph Atkinson | Sunday October 17, 2010

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, Drama, Hamlet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays

Click on the link below to download the resource. Hamlet Scheme of Work LITB2.doc [ read full article ] »