A 6 - 8 week scheme of work on The Gothic for Year 9. A genre based study that explores a range of extracts from the Gothic, including Frankenstein, Dracula and Wuthering Heights. There is an extended section on Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven and a look a some complex concepts like the uncanny, the liminal and the sublime. Can be used alongside a reading of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, but it could also work with other short Gothic novels. There is a reading and writing assessment included.
A 4 - 5 week scheme of work using famous speeches to explore Aristotle’s three lines of argument: ethos, logos and pathos. Speeches are taken from a range of famous figures, from Martin Luther King and Barack Obama to Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai. A variety of rhetorical devices are taught each week, moving this scheme away from ‘AFOREST’ to more advanced rhetorical techniques and how they can be used effectively in writing to argue and persuade. The scheme leads towards a writing assessment where students write their own speeches. A powerpoint and student workbook are included.
KS3 Scheme of work exploring the influence of Medieval Romance on Victorian Poetry. The scheme looks at the stories of King Arthur and goes on to study The Lady of Shalott and La Belle Dames Sans Merci in detail. 4 - 6 weeks of lessons.
Roots of Drama Scheme of Work looking at the influence of Greek Drama on modern theatre and modern stories. Greek Theatre is explored along with the story of Oedipus and key themes such as hubris, fate and tragedy. 3 - 4 weeks of lessons. Aimed at KS3.