Y10 English: Summer Half-Term 1


What is my child doing this half-term?

Within their English lessons this half-term, your child will be studying the Shakespeare text "Macbeth". They will be focusing on grasping the plot, dramatic structure, key characters, themes and context of the play. This is to support their preparation for their GCSE English Literature Paper 2. As well as taking this as a final examination at the end of Y11, Y10 students will also face a full mock examination of this paper during the 2nd half of the summer term.

We would appreciate any help you could offer in ensuring that they were familiar with the ideas, key themes and characters presented within the text, as well as the terminology and exam information detailed below. You may also wish to use some of the activities outlined below to help develop their understanding of this text.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the work your child is doing this half-term in English, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at school.

Amanda Lawson, Head of English


Activities to try at home...

- Visit the BBC bitesize revision pages on Macbeth. You can find the link here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zwws39q

- Buy a revision guide, as detailed below, to support them in their studies.

GCSE English: Macbeth

CGP Text Guide

ISBN: 978 1 84146 116 8

PriceL £5.95