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Why Does Stephen Dedalus Choose Exile from his Native Land?

Stephen chooses exile from his native land mainly because of his growing disenchantment with Irish society on many levels.  Indeed, his final decision to fly the nets which are impeding his development as an artist is achieved following a series of struggles with authority from which he ultimately decides to flee.  913 more words

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Year 11: GCSE English Literature Revision

You should have been given a Mock Exam Paper Booklet, which covers all of the GCSE English Literature texts that you have studied. If you need one, … 200 more words

An Inspector Calls - Christmas Bingo Card!

I wanted to give my Year 10 students some work to complete over the Christmas holidays but equally nothing too strenuous. I am asking my students to complete at least two of these tasks and then encouraging them to do more by giving them some prizes for a line/full house! 37 more words


Power & Conflict Poetry Anthology

Year 11, the resources below are for helping you to revise the Poetry Anthology. Download/print them, and just work through the activities. Read the PowerPoints and revise in 5 minute slots. 52 more words

GCSE English Literature

A Brief Analysis of Seamus Heaney's poem 'Death of a Naturalist'


 Death of a Naturalist

By Seamus Heaney

All year the flax-dam festered in the heart

Of the townland; green and heavy headed

Flax had rotted there, weighted down by huge sods. 1,140 more words


Year 11: Unseen Poetry

GCSE English Literature, Paper 2, Section C, 45 minutes. You will have 2 poems (both need to be read and annotated quickly). 2 questions – 1 on the main poem (24 marks, 30 minutes) and the second on the other poem, asking you to find similarities and differences (8 marks, 15 minutes). 11 more words

GCSE English Literature

Literature Paper One - Frankenstein

Use this grid to prompt your revision of key themes, ideas and features in Frankenstein.

This annotated exam script has some tips for approaching the paper:

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