Soapstone Technique

Over the last few weeks I have been introducing my GCSE and A-Level students to a technique more often used in the IB or AP exams. But...

Back to School!

Spring Term 2019 Begins I just want to wish all my students a wonderful first day back at school after the Christmas holidays. Starting...

Lady Macbeth Notes

Lady Macbeth first appears when she reads the letter Macbeth sends ahead in the first Act, telling her of the witches’ prophecies and of...

Shakespearean Glossary

As part of my Halloween specials, I’m creating a resource for all my Shakespeare students who are bewitched, bothered and bewildered by...

Gothic Contexts

For the year’s on the turn and it’s All Souls’ night, When the dead can burn and the dead can smite. --Edith Wharton, All Souls (1909)...

Stabat Mater Notes

Context This is an autobiographical poem about family relationships. It seems that Hunt’s mother is much younger than his father, and so...

Entrance Exam Tips

How to make them pick you! ​ Entrance Exam Top Tips It's what you haven't seen that counts.  Most of my students shudder whenever the...