English Literature Paper 1: Wednesday 15th May PM
Between now and then, students are expected to complete an absolute minimum of 4 hours of English literature work at home.
What does that look like?
1 hour (minimum) can be spent revising the plot, characters and themes of Macbeth and Frankenstein (BBC Bitesize, knowledge organisers).
3 hours (minimum) needs to be spent with practise questions for both texts. Students should be writing responses to questions in timed conditions (50 minutes per question or 1hr 45mins for a whole exam practice).
What can you do to help?
- Remind students that they have all the resources necessary to be revising effectively over the next week.
- Ask students to list the main characters, themes or a brief summary of the plot of each text.
- Ask students to name three events in each text which present a theme they have mentioned (E.g. name three events which show guilt in Macbeth.)
Any question about your child’s English revision, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Cohen: Head of English, or their class teacher for advise.
Many thanks for your ongoing support at home!