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#RSCLear : Literature Students Watch RSC Lear

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Sixth form students who take A Level English Literature watched a Royal Shakespeare Company live broadcast of King Lear on Thursday 9th February. They were joined by students from Year 10 who are considering taking English Literature as an option. The live broadcast supports students’ understanding of the genre of tragedy, which is one of the units studied for A Level. Students… Read more »

St. Julie’s Read at Allerton Library

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Students from 7 Elizabeth along with Mrs Bridges, Miss Stephenson and Mr Anderson have visit Allerton Library for the ‘St Julie’s Reads’ programme. The girls did an exciting treasure hunt as they tried to get to know what the library had to offer.  The session finished with some quiet reading time.  The girls chose a book that intrigued them from… Read more »

Y13 English Language do university!

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Mrs Jones, Miss Clarke, myself and the year 13 A Level class took a trip down to Liverpool Hope University to receive a lecture about English Language. The lecture gave us an insight into sexism in language, political/ courtroom language and multilingualism. What stood out to me personally was the lecture about sexism in language, that I personally feel this… Read more »

Get Caught Reading!

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Part One… This week, the Reading Ambassadors (on behalf of the English Department) have been doing some detective work around school and have found (shockingly) teachers reading in their natural habitats. This is in support of our ‘Reading for Pleasure’ drive, in which people everywhere are encouraged to pick up a book. We found Miss Roberts teaching an A-Level dance… Read more »

Why we enjoy reading by Reading Ambassadors Beth and Alice

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Reading is a crucial part of your education. Being able to read properly is a necessity when it comes to exams because if you can’t read the question, you’re never going to be able to answer it. Reading is also critical in lessons so you can learn what you need to know to answer the questions and it helps to… Read more »

Desert Island Books: Niamh, Y8

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My Desert Island Books… Which three books would you want with you if you were trapped on a desert island? Book 1: Title: Billionaire Boy Author: David Walliams Reason: Because I always read it when I was little and it would make me happy and remind me of my family. Book 2: Title: The Fault In Our Stars Author: John… Read more »

Student Book Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

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Rosie in Year 10 has reviewed Mark Haddon’s modern classic. A must-read! (Available to borrow from Miss Sarson’s class library in E1.) Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Author: Mark Haddon Date of publication: May 2003 Details: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a mystery, fictional, narrative work written by British writer… Read more »

The Times They are A-Changing: is this year’s Nobel Prize even Literature?

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Bob Dylan has controversially won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. Miss Sarson wonders what all the fuss is about… ‘Don’t Look Back’, Bob Dylan, 1967 Photograph: Everett/Rex/Shutterstock You may have heard of Bob Dylan. In fact, you may have studied his lyrics in History lessons. (Big shout out to History here – what a great way to get stuck… Read more »