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Building Paragraphs 2

Powering through Prose: 1984

Learn how to write brilliant analytical paragraphs to discuss themes (and much more) in George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Watch us build two structured body paragraphs that would fit right into an extended response. The paragraphs will relate to...Show More

Theme of Poverty and Social Class

Flying through Film: Billy Elliot

Be inspired by a Northern English working-class lad who defies the odds! This lesson explores the theme of Poverty and Social Class in Stephen Daldry’s film Billy Elliot. Discover how Billy pursues his love of ballet despite his family’s...Show More

Should Parents Be Able to Edit Their Children's Genes?

Ethics in Action

Should parents be given the choice to edit the genes of their unborn children? Or should this practice remain outlawed? This video looks at the arguments for both sides, discussing the He Jiankui affair and CRISPR-Cas9 technology, and explaining...Show More

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 87–110

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

In this lesson, we’ll analyse lines 87-110 of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. We are projected into future scenarios as Prufrock speculates over the possible consequences of asking a woman his ‘overwhelming...Show More

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 111–131

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

In our final lesson on T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, we analyse lines 111-131. Find out how Prufrock resolves his dilemma and prepares himself for the future. As always, we make this challenging poem stress-free with...Show More

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 70–86

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

Join us as we continue our close analysis of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. In this lesson we’ll look at lines 70-86 which reveal Prufrock’s existential angst. This part of the poem contains some of the most famous...Show More

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 55–69

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

In this lesson, we celebrate reaching the half-way point in our analysis of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. We will recap key points from previous lessons before we move on to look at lines 55-59. We enlist the help of...Show More

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 15–36

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

In this lesson, we’ll analyse lines 15-36 of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. Enjoy this relatable and thought-provoking journey into the mind of J. Alfred Prufrock as he struggles with anxiety and indecision. Learn all...Show More

Preludes 2 and 3

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

We continue our journey through T.S. Eliot’s vivid streetscape in Preludes 2 and 3 of his quadriptych poem ‘Preludes’. Experience the morning bustle of bleary-eyed city-dwellers as light struggles to break through the darkness. We’ll...Show More

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 1–14

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

Are you ready to perfect your understanding of one of the most important poems of the 20th century? Join us for a rigorous and entertaining analysis of the epigraph and lines 1-14 of T.S. Eliot’s famous poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred...Show More

Prelude 1

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

Enjoy this detailed analysis of Prelude 1 of T.S. Eliot’s famous quadriptych poem ‘Preludes’. Grab your notes as we guide you through this opening Prelude, filled with the wintry sights and smells of a nameless city in the early 1900s.

Introduction to T.S. Eliot

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

It is our pleasure to introduce one of the most important poets of the English-speaking canon: T.S. Eliot. Learn about his background, context and how he became the ‘voice of the Lost Generation’. We’ll also discuss Modernism and some key...Show More

Prelude 4

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

Join us for the conclusion of our urban wanderings as we analyse Prelude 4 of T.S. Eliot’s ‘Preludes’. As the sun sets, there is an unexpected vision on the horizon. Is there hope for this corrupted metropolis?

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 37–54

Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot

Join us as we continue our detailed analysis of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. In this lesson, we will look at lines 37-54, examining T.S. Eliot’s use of poetic form and language to portray a man in crisis.

Should We All Be Vegetarians?

Ethics in Action

Should everyone on the planet become vegetarian, and is it even possible? Or is eating meat an essential part of human evolution? This video looks at the arguments for all sides, giving a brief history of vegetarianism, and discussing the ethical...Show More

Should All Drugs Be Legal and Regulated?

Ethics in Action

Should illicit drugs be made legal and regulated? Or do the potential risks to the public outweigh the benefits? This video looks at the arguments for both sides, discussing the dangers of addiction and historical precedent for changing the law....Show More

Hysteria and Fear

Destroying Drama: The Crucible

This lesson explores the theme of hysteria and fear in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’. Discover parallels between the witch hunts in Salem and the fear of Communism in 1950s America (Miller’s own time). Join us and learn how to analyse...Show More

Building Paragraphs 2

Destroying Drama: The Crucible

Learn how to write brilliant analytical paragraphs to discuss themes (and much more) in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’! Watch us build two structured body paragraphs that would fit right into an extended response. The paragraphs will relate...Show More

Building Paragraphs 1

Destroying Drama: The Crucible

Learn how to write brilliant analytical paragraphs to discuss themes (and much more) in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’! Watch us build two structured body paragraphs that would fit right into an extended response. The paragraphs will relate...Show More

Reputation and Integrity

Destroying Drama: The Crucible

This lesson explores the theme of reputation and integrity in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’. Unpack why some characters chose to stay true to themselves, while others lied to save their reputations. Join us and learn how to analyse...Show More

Theme of Truth, Lies, and Deceit

Destroying Drama: The Crucible

What motivated some characters to lie? Why did others tell the terrible truth? This lesson explores the theme of truth, lies and deceit in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’. Unpack the role that fear plays in spreading dangerous rumours....Show More

Individuality and Collective Power

Destroying Drama: The Crucible

Is it better to stand as an individual or join forces with the majority? This lesson explores the theme of individuality and collective power in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’. Explore what happened in Salem when the community’s rules...Show More

Theme of Religion

Destroying Drama: The Crucible

How did religion influence life in Salem? This lesson explores the theme of religion in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’. Discover the belief system that governed the town of Salem – Puritanism. Find out how the church and religious figures...Show More

Theme of Individuality and Identity

Powering through Prose: 1984

What makes you, you? This lesson explores the theme of individuality and identity in George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Learn about the precious link between Winston’s memories and his identity. Watch out for the forces that threaten Winston’s...Show More

Building Paragraphs 1

Powering through Prose: 1984

Learn how to write brilliant analytical paragraphs to discuss themes (and much more) in George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Watch us build two structured body paragraphs that would fit right into an extended response. The paragraphs will relate to two...Show More