Introduction to the Subject


In the English Department, we offer a comprehensive curriculum to broaden the physical and metaphorical horizons of our students and enrich the knowledge of their literary heritage. When your child arrives with us at Key Stage 3, they will study seminal playwrights such as Shakespeare; poets such Robert Frost and William Wordsworth; and the local author D. H. Lawrence. This will equip the students with a strong foundation for their English Literature GCSE.

What We Study
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
The Nineteenth-Century Text: Either Shelley’s Frankenstein, Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or Dicken’s A Christmas Carol
J. B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls
The ‘Power and Conflict’ cluster from the Poetry Anthology
Unseen Poetry

English Literature Revision Material

English Literature revision Bitesize: https://www.bbc.com/education/examspecs/zxqncwx

 

The BBC Bitesize website has some brilliant revision resources for the following poems: ‘Poppies’, ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ and ‘Bayonet Charge’, which are accessible via the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/poetryconflict/

William Blake’s ‘London’ and Wordsworth’s ‘Prelude’ can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/poetryplace/

‘Checking Out Me History’, ‘Ozymandias’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ are available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/poetrycharactervoice/

Please also see the section for Macbeth, Frankenstein and An Inspector Calls.

 

English Literature Paper 1:

Romeo and Juliet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWoR3gMLVvw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHmCg4PaHIs

https://www.biloxischools.net/cms/lib07/MS01910473/Centricity/Domain/440/No%20Fear%20Shakespeare%20-%20Romeo%20and%20Juliet.pdf

 

19th Century Novel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OhY6RJoo0k

 

Paper 2: Modern text: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OhY6RJoo0k

Paper 2 Poetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Mo57vc104

 

Please click on the link to view the English Literature Revision Booklet: