How we mark your Key Stage 3 Examination
Feb02

How we mark your Key Stage 3 Examination

It’s going to take us at least a week to get through it – but it might interest you to see the marking rubric for the Year 9 Examination you have just completed: Download (PDF,...

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Treading the Boards: Act I, Scene 1
Sep17

Treading the Boards: Act I, Scene 1

This period we look at Romeo and Juliet as a play – examining the features of the text that are typical of what you’d expect from a play text – intended to be viewed rather than read. The attached presentation explores these features, provides a guide to annotation and contains an excerpt of a filmed interpretation to demonstrate how much of a play’s interpretation is left to the actors and director.  Your...

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Iambic Pentameter
Sep13

Iambic Pentameter

In today’s lesson we explored the notion of meter. We discovered that there is an underlying rhythm to a great deal of Shakespeare’s drama. A quick gallop around the room on our virtual Iambic horses lead us to discover that the “unstress/stress” pattern can be applied to the whole of the prologue to Romeo and Juliet. In future we will examine the presence of this meter and what effect it may have in great detail – but currently it is...

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Homework: “Two Households…”
Sep10

Homework: “Two Households…”

Romeo & Juliet: The Prologue Today we spent some time exploring the metre of the prologue to Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. The next step is the decode the language of the lines you were assigned so we can build the whole picture together. Lines 1,2: Nick and Nehemiah Lines 3,4: Thabit and Amjad Lines 5,6: Tobi and Jeremiah Lines 7,8: Ronnie, Harry T, Lethaniel and Anas Lines 9,10 Teddy and Cisqo Lines 11,12...

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