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  • Strodes LANGUAGES LITERATURE AND CULTURE

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English Literature

Summer Work:

Langley College 6
Langley College 7

Year 11 Resources:

Read:

  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley 
  • Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare 
  • The Duchess of Malfi – John Webster 

If you are looking for something a bit more modern: 

  • Room – Emma Donoghue 
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khalid Hosseini 
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker 

Visit:
The British Library – Romanticism and Pre-Raphaelitism


Watch:

Productions streamed by the National Theatre – in particular Twelfth Night or Frankenstein: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw 

The Romantics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6mefXs5h9o&list=PLkyLQM5bDxoWOOr1Ol0zs_4iXcWI2779W 


Find out more about the qualifications:

English Literature Exam Board Link

GCSE English Exam Board Link

English Language

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Read:

‘A Little Book of Language’ by David Crystal 

A lovely, accessible journey around many of the issues and topics you will encounter on the English Language A-Level 


Visit (Virtually):
The National Archive 

Pick a topic – any topic or field of interest (e.g. old death certificates; government documents etc…) and look for how English has changed in the past few hundred years. It is a very dynamic thing. You might also imagine how radically it is likely to change in the future based on this evidence. 


Watch:
Click on the link below and enjoy this talk about the relative importance of language 
https://www.ted.com/talks/david_peterson_why_language_is_humanity_s_greatest_invention


Find out more about the qualifications:

English Language Exam Board Link

GCSE English Exam Board Link

English Literature and Language

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Read:

‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
It won’t take too long – it is 9 chapters long. 


Watch:
Baz Luhrmann’s film of ‘The Great Gatsby’ starring Leonardo Di Caprio 
Is it how you imagined it to be? 


Visit:
https://allthatsinteresting.com/new-york-1920s 
These old photographs will give you a real sense of the period in which the novel was set. 


Find out more about the qualifications:

English Literature and Language Exam Board Link

GCSE English Exam Board Link

French

Summer Work:

 

Year 11 Resources:

Read:

‘Dejeuner du Matin’ by Jacques Prévert (see below) 
This is a poem by French poet Jacques Prévert. It can be interpreted in a number of different ways. The vocabulary is very simple. The grammatical structure is not difficult. The meaning and message of the poem are complex and open to interpretation. 

Read and reflect:
What could this poem be about? What could these messages be? Please look up any unfamiliar vocabulary. 


Dejeuner du Matin

French


Watch:
Watch the video clips showing various interpretations and dramatisations of the above poem by following the links that you will find after reading the poem. They are all very different. Are any of them how you interpreted the poem? Are you seeing the poem differently now? If so, how? 


Research:
Using the internet: Research information about the poet and the poem. Investigate the life of the poet. Investigate the various meanings and interpretations of the poem. Summarise your findings. What have you learned about the poet and his life? What have you learned about the poem?


Study:
Please revise and study the following grammatical tenses: Present, Perfect, Imperfect & Future using your GCSE course materials. Reconsider: What have you noticed about the use of grammatical tenses in the poem? 

En Bref:
1 - LIRE: le poème: 
Que pensez-vous? 

  • Que signifie ce poème? 
  • Il s’agit de qui? 
  • Il s’agit de quoi? 

2 – REGARDER: les vidéos: 
Que pensez-vous? 

  • Que signifie ce poème? 
  • Il s’agit de qui? 
  • Il s’agit de quoi? 

3 – RECHERCHER: à l’internet: 
Faites de la recherche à l’internet: 
Que pensez-vous? 

  • Qui est Jacques Prévert? 
  • Que signifie ce poème? 
  • Il s’agit de qui? 
  • Il s’agit de quoi? 

4 – REVISER: la grammaire: 
Que pensez-vous? 

  • Reviser: le present, le passé compose, l’imparfait, le futur.
  • Quel est l’importance du temps dans ce poème? 

Find out more about the qualifications:

French Exam Board Link

Spanish

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Watch:

Choose from a variety of themes. 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL4AMMMXKxHDu3FqZV6CbQ


Read:

20 minutos each week, an online Spanish newspaper. Choose your region and compare news items. 
https://www.20minutos.es/edicion_impresa/ 


Visit:
La Sagrada Familia, virtual tour. https://sagradafamilia.org/es/visita-virtual  


Find out more about the qualifications:

Spanish Exam Board Link

Classical Civilisation

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Watch:

Who were the Greeks? BBC Documentary with Michael Scott 


Read:
‘The Odyssey’ by Homer. It is important that you read the Penguin Classics version translated by E. V. Rieu! 


Visit (Virtually):


Research:
The Greek Gods. You can make a good start here: 
https://www.theoi.com/greek-mythology/olympian-gods.html


Find out more about the qualifications:

Classical Civilisation Exam Board Link

Philosophy

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Read:
‘Philosophy: the basics byNigel Warburton 
(Contents: Introduction, God, Right and Wrong, The External World and Mind) 

This text eases you into the world of philosophy. Each chapter considers a key area of philosophy, by explaining and exploring its basic ideas and themes. 


Watch:
What is philosophy? Crash Course Philosophy #1: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A_CAkYt3GY

This video explores the historical origins of philosophy in ancient Greece, and its three main divisions: metaphysics, epistemology and ethics. It will also introduce logic, and how it is used in philosophy to evaluate positions or ideas. 


Visit:
www.philosophybites.com

Head over to this website to listen to conversational podcasts with top contemporary philosophers talking about various ideas and theories within key areas of philosophy.


Find out more about the qualifications:

Philosophy Exam Board Link

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