About this day
For A-level students of the AQA B specification
A programme to inspire, support and entertain…..
Four expert speakers will explore the literary, social and international perspectives of this A-level option, offering comprehensive strategies for approaching set texts and providing students with invaluable insights and helpful guidance to help them achieve their very best in the examination. One more speaker and further information to be announced soon.
Programme & speakers
Tragedy in Shakespeare Nick Hutchison, Actor, Director and Lecturer
Nick Hutchison will explore interesting approaches to Shakespearian tragedy, focusing on the role of the tragic villain, the use of plots and sub-plots and the way in which language is used to heighten the sense of tragedy. He will draw on Othello, Richard II and King Lear.
About Nick Hutchison
Nick Hutchison is an actor, director and lecturer who has directed Shakespeare’s plays across the globe. He lectures for Shakespeare’s Globe and at universities worldwide and on Jacobean Theatre for LAMDA and RADA.
Comparing and Linking Texts Across Genre and Time Pamela Bickley, Lecturer, Teacher and Textbook Author
In this session, Dr Pamela Bickley will stimulate students to think about the relationship between the set drama texts and the novels or poetry texts, drawing on selected examples.
About Pamela Bickley
Dr Pamela Bickley is an English subject expert with decades of English Literature teaching experience at A-level and undergraduate level. She is the author of a number of books on Shakespeare, early modern drama and contemporary fiction. She is a trustee of the English Association.
Defining Tragedy, the Tragic Genre and Tragic Sub-genres Carol Leach, Examiner, Teacher and Textbook Author
Carol Leach will explore definitions and genres of tragedy in terms of literary style, focusing on the literary context for these tragic aspects and using a range of examples from some popular set texts.
About Carol Leach
Carol Leach is an A-level and GCSE examiner and teacher. She was Principal Examiner for AQA and OCR for 15 years and is an Ofqual specification reviewer for GCSE and A-Level English.