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Emma Pallant (Titania) and Russell Layton (Bottom) in Globe Education's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, part of Playing Shakespear with Deutsche Bank project.

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. 

Please click here for a suggested reading list.

The list has been compiled primarily to promote reading for pleasure among KS3 students. Most of the books listed are available in the school library and at local Redbridge libraries. Please encourage your child to make use of these facilities and read during their spare time.

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:

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/

To access interactive resources:

http://www.playingshakespeare.org.uk/

For information on Education projects and events:

http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/education

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.

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