Specialist Literature Lectures

During Term 4, the English department paired up with the University of Kent to deliver specialist Literature lectures to our Year 11 students.

A range of lecturers from the University delivered lessons on topics such as how Priestley (the writer of ‘An Inspector Calls’) was progressive during his time; love and marriage during the patriarchal society of the 1500s (when Romeo and Juliet was set); a historian’s perspective on the influence of London within the time period of ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens.

Students found these lectures beneficial with many students using information from the lectures to further develop their contextual knowledge of the Literature texts that they have studied for their English GCSE.

The teachers also found these very interesting, even interacting with the question and answer elements themselves!