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Teaching intertextualityfree16 October 2019

It is generally recognised that the term intertextuality was coined by the Bulgarian-French writer, philosopher and psychoanalyst, Julia Kristeva in the 1960s. Thinking of literary texts as 'a mosaic... more

Perspectivefree12 October 2019

Perspective is one of 7 concepts that underpin teaching and learning in the English A: Literature Course. Linking to the 3 areas of exploration, these ideas allow students to make points of connection... more

Assessment 27 September 2019

The table below gives an overview of the assessment components for both the Standard and Higher Level Literature courses. While there are familiar elements for those who have taught the previous iterations... more

Higher Level Essay23 September 2019

It is clear from the guidance on the Higher Level essay that this assignment should be set up and conducted as an independent inquiry, with students developing ideas from their learner portfolio into... more

The first few lessons6 September 2019

The first time you meet any class is an exciting (and sometimes slightly daunting!) experience but of course a very important one. The 'approaches to learning' that teachers adopt might be very varied:... more

My reading history...6 September 2019

Another way to get to know your students when you first them is to ask for a piece of writing that they will (hopefully) not find too challenging to write, but will give you information about them and... more

Introducing the Concepts: an activity6 September 2019

It is important to introduce students to the seven concepts early on in the course so that they become familiar with them and begin the process of exploring, discussing and connecting them in the context... more

Identity 26 August 2019

Identity is one of 7 concepts that underpin teaching and learning in the English A: Literature Course. Linking to the 3 areas of exploration, these ideas allow students to make points of connection and... more

Time and space18 August 2019

Time and Space is an Area of Exploration that invites consideration of the many and varied ways in which texts are written and read in particular times and places, and - more generally - the relationship... more

Intertextuality: connecting texts18 August 2019

Intertextuality: connecting texts invites exploration of the connections that exist between literary works, as well as the significance attached to comparison of them. It attacks directly the points... more