Year 11 English Language and Literature Bridging Work
Your English Language and Literature bridging work relates to the different themes covered in the exam papers.
Views and Voices / Imagined Worlds / Genre Research
- Read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Vintage Classics, published 1996. ISBN: 9780099740919).
- Produce a poster/knowledge organiser detailing key plot points and character. Please refer to the examples at the bottom of the page (although bear in mind these are not from our core texts).
People and Places / Remembered Places / Paris
- Research the history surrounding Paris/France since the French Revolution. Look into famous sites of history and/or culture. You could consider the layout of the city by looking at a map.
- Produce a timeline of key historical events for France, detailing the key information about the event(s) and outcomes.
Dramatic Encounters / Othello
- Watch a production of Othello or read the play. Research the contextual information surrounding the play.
- Produce a poster/knowledge organiser detailing key plot points, character and context. Please refer to the examples at the bottom of the page (although bear in mind these are not from our core texts).
Writing About Society / The Great Gatsby
- Research the 1920s/1930s. This could include: the Jazz Age; the changing role of women; legacy of the First World War; advertising and mass marketing; immigration; crime; the American Dream; slang/colloquialisms of the time, etc.
- Produce a poster or timeline of information showcasing your research.
Please endeavour to present these as beautifully as you can!
Examples of posters/knowledge organisers: