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History of English Literature and Language

The Oral Tradition

3 Lessons

History of English Literature and Language

Epic Poetry

6 Lessons

The Canterbury Tales and paired texts

The Canterbury Tales: ‘General Prologue’

8 Lessons

The Canterbury Tales and paired texts

The Refugee Tales: ‘Prologue’, ed. Anna Pincus and David Herd

4 Lessons

The Canterbury Tales and paired texts

The Canterbury Tales: ‘The Knight’s Tale’, Chaucer

12 Lessons

The Canterbury Tales and paired texts

Telling Tales, Patience Agbabi

9 Lessons

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare (Introduction and Act 1)

6 Lessons

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare (Act 2)

5 Lessons

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare (Act 3)

4 Lessons

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare (Act 4 & 5)

3 Lessons

Contemporary Short Stories (Love)

The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

4 Lessons

Contemporary Short Stories (Love)

Sweetness by Toni Morrison

6 Lessons

Introduction to poetry

8 Lessons

The sonnet through time

Introduction to the sonnet

3 Lessons

The sonnet through time

‘Sonnet 18’, Shakespeare

4 Lessons

The sonnet through time

‘Death, be not proud’, Donne

4 Lessons

The sonnet through time

‘If thou must love me’, Barrett-Browning

5 Lessons

The sonnet through time

‘If we must die’, Claude McKay

5 Lessons

The sonnet through time

‘The sonnet-ballad’, Gwendolyn Brooks

5 Lessons

Creative writing

Creative writing: short stories

4 Lessons

Creative writing

Creative writing: poetry

5 Lessons

Grammar

Recapping the basics: simple sentences, statements, paragraphs, capital letters and past simple verbs

7 Lessons

Grammar

Complex sentences, avoiding fragments and run-ons, capital letters

7 Lessons

Grammar

Past simple tense, subordinate clauses, punctuating conjunctions and lists

6 Lessons

Grammar

Writing accurate, correctly punctuated and paragraphed dialogue, using personal pronouns

6 Lessons

Grammar

Avoiding fragments, fused sentences and comma splices. Using capital letters and writing in the past tense. Using multiple subordinate clauses, punctuating lists correctly when in a complex sentence.

5 Lessons

Grammar

Paragraphing narratives for clarity, using possessive pronouns, using apostrophes accurately, structuring, writing and editing genre-specific narratives

7 Lessons