Why do an Easter Revision course in English Literature at Ashbourne?
The English Literature Easter Revision course at Ashbourne will be taught by Arabella Bridge. Arabella completed a BA in English Literature and then went on to pursue postgraduate studies at NYU. She gained a PGCE from the University of Sussex and has over twenty years experience of teaching. Arabella Bridge has led a successful English Department at Ashbourne for nearly ten years. Students will benefit from her vast experience in the subject as well as the individual attention that is a key feature of the Ashbourne Easter Revision programme.
There will be revision of the following units:
Poetry and Drama
The poems studied are selected from ‘Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011’.
The set play is ‘A Streetcare Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams.
The AS Prose Component taught at Ashbourne revolves around the theme ‘Colonisation and its Aftermath’.
The set texts are ‘Heart of Darkness’ by Joseph Conrad and ‘A Passage to India’ by E M Forster.
Revision will focus on essay techniques and students will practise past exam papers in timed conditions, both on set texts and unseen questions.