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Subscriber comments

  • 19 Sep Amanda Bird
    Hello, I am also looking for the headlines activity and keep getting redirected to the main page. Thanks for any guidance you can provide. Amanda
  • 19 Sep Steve Brittain
    Bodies of work
    Hi Tim, Do I understand that TV shows count as non-literary texts - as in we could use Blackadder Goes Forth in conjunction with teaching Wilfred Owen's war poetry? Thanks, Steve
  • 19 Sep John Richardson
    Concepts (2021 exams)
    I thought I read somewhere, perhaps in my training, that we have to cover every concept for every text or body or work. Is that true?
  • 19 Sep Saba Nizami
    Thanks for the feedback, David. It's reassuring! Of course, I'd be going beyond these non-literary units for teaching various text types and the skills of paper 1. As you said, these units would be more for assessment purposes.
  • 19 Sep Alexandra Mazarakis
    Hi Tim, Thanks so much for your response. This is very helpful as we continue to delve into the new oral. Cheers.
  • 19 Sep David McIntyre
    Your choices are just fine, Saba. Keep in mind two tings (although I think you already get this): (i) The notion of authorship is important. For example, the letters you choose, to be considered a body of work, must be written by the same...
  • 19 Sep David McIntyre
    Course Outlines
    Hi Bridget, There are, obviously, a wide range of themes that you could connect to other works. You could find links here. I wouldn't (only) think in these terms. It is very possible that the Paper 2 questions (of a general literary nature)...
  • Hi, Just found out that Tagore is in the PRL for Bangla literature. Can't use his essays then. Regards, Swapna
  • Hi Tim, Me again! Will Rabindranath Tagore's Selected Essays qualify as a non-lit text? Want to use a few from the book as BOW. Thanks. Swapna
  • Thanks Tim. Now I need to check if there is enough substance in these worth exploring. Best regards, Swapna
  • 19 Sep Saba Nizami
    Sorry, Wilfred Owen is British.
  • 19 Sep Saba Nizami
    Dear David, Thank you for your pains! How does the following list look to you for HL? Please, give your honest opinion. Many thanks. Saba literary texts: 1. Persepolis: the story of a childhood and the story of return by Marjane Satrapi (Graphic...