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Year 12 English Literature Revision and Enrichment Day at University of Reading

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English Literature, The Soliloquy: Revision Enrichment Day

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Year 12 English Literature Revision and Enrichment Day

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This one-day event is designed for Year 12 students who are currently working towards their AS in English Literature. We hope to provide an environment, away from the normal school or college routine, that will allow students to think about literary forms in new ways which will, nonetheless, address the assessment criteria for the A-level curriculum. For this event, we have chosen the soliloquy: a complex literary form whose initial context (on a bare Renaissance stage) helps explain its curious conventions (someone speaking aloud about their state of mind), but which has then to be ‘repurposed’ by later adaptors of Shakespearean drama. We will use a lecture to describe some of the physical limitations of the Renaissance stage (addressing Assessment Objective 4), and then explore in a workshop environment what is so odd about the soliloquy in the context of modern dramatic conventions (AO2). Finally, we will have a two-part seminar where students can discuss what they have learned in a small-group context, with guidance from a seminar leader

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Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)


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Institution Profile:

The University of Reading offers an ever-expanding programme of free outreach events across all subject areas from Year 7 - 12. All events are intended to enthuse students whilst offering curriculum enhancement and enrichment.

The types of provision include:

Subject Days and Theme Days - hands-on activities for students based on or around a particular A Level (or equivalent) subject. Days include practical tasters which support their studies or highlight the Higher Education options available to students studying in these areas. Aside from collaborating with the central Global Recruitment Team ( UK and Outreach) on the development of outreach activities focused around particular subjects, some academic departments also run their own events for schools and colleges.

Master Classes and Technique Sessions – these events focus on a specific area, technique or skill within a subject, allowing students the chance to see 'close-up' some of the techniques used in that subject areas.

Conferences and Debates – these events are designed to challenge the way students think about real world issues and developments in technology and to encourage independent learning and the development of transferable skills, such as evidence analysis, research and communication skills.

Lectures - as well as our public lecture series which are free and open to all schools, we also have a number of other lecture events throughout the year to engage your students with the latest research and advancements in all academic discipline.

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