Emma Pallant (Titania) and Russell Layton (Bottom) in Globe Education's 2012 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, part of Playing Shakespear with Deutsche Bank project. Photographer, Ellie Kurttz
In year 7 we aim to provide a transition from KS2 to KS3, consolidating and building on many skills, particularly reading, listening and writing. In year 8 we follow the National Literacy Strategy focusing on vocabulary, sentence structure, reading, writing, speaking and listening. Textual work includes the study of pre 20th Century prose. Year 9 sees a continued consolidation of skills with text work including the study of poetry, drama, prose, non-literary and media works, alongside work on a Shakespeare play in preparation for KS3 tests.
At GCSE all students are entered for both English Language and English Literature (two separate GCSEs)
At AS and A Level we offer English Language, English Literature and a combined English Language and Literature course of study.
How you can help
Encourage your child to read at home. In year 9 try to view a video of the Shakespeare play being studied, or if possible see a live production.
Perhaps take your family to a production at Shakespeare's Globe, tickets start from £5, please see:
To access interactive resources:
For information on Education projects and events:
The Royal Shakespeare Company tours a few plays to London each year and offers half price tickets for under 18s attending with an adult. It also offers tickets for £5 for students aged 16-25. See www.rsc.org.uk for production details and online resources.