Theme Study Presentation: The Human Soul
Nov19

Theme Study Presentation: The Human Soul

Mark presented the findings of his Theme Investigation into the human soul to a select group of students and parents.

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Practice Examination Series. Week 1, Question 1
Nov14

Practice Examination Series. Week 1, Question 1

Every week we will be posting a single examination question for you to answer. Your performance in the practice examination on December 2 depends on your being fluent with the examination game – which for many of you means understanding WHAT the question is asking of you. This week’s homework question is a READING question. This means that it is trying to determine how well you understand the CONTENT of what you read. Your...

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Theme Study Presentation Evening
Nov11

Theme Study Presentation Evening

2013 Year 11 Theme Study Letter

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PODCAST: Emma Smith from Oxford University on Titus Andronicus
Sep26

PODCAST: Emma Smith from Oxford University on Titus Andronicus

Focusing in detail on one particular scene, and on critical responses to it, this sixth Approaching Shakespeare lecture on Titus Andronicus deals with violence, rhetoric, and the nature of dramatic sensationalism....

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Titus Andronicus: Historical Context
Sep24

Titus Andronicus: Historical Context

As part of our exploration of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus the class is engaging in some research about the Elizabethan times and the context from which the play arose. Included here is a short video where I try to give the students some cues to the lines of inquiry they might wish to pursue and also, attached below, is the research questions with the students committing to following these attached. Ultimately the outcomes of...

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The Gift of the Gab
Sep09

The Gift of the Gab

In preparation for your presentation of your Theme Study in two weeks, we’re looking at the key features of great speaking. This presentation outlines three key aspects of the content or text of your presentation that will make it more powerful when you present it to your audience. You should try to deliberately include devices like these in your own Theme Study presentation....

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