Wow, how exciting – your journey into the world of literature begins. Here are all of the wonderful texts on offer to you:
- Horton Hears a Who! (2 sessions)
- The Lorax (2 sessions)
- The Magic Finger (2 sessions)
- The Twits (3 sessions)
- The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh (10 sessions)
Amazing! We are so proud of you. Well done for completing the first part of your journey. We can’t wait to see you rise to the challenge of the following texts.
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go! (2 sessions)
- Fantastic Mr Fox (3 sessions)
- George’s Marvellous Medicine (4 sessions)
- The Witches (10 sessions)
- Poetry Through the Ages
- Poetry Selection (6 sessions)
- The Iron Man (3 sessions)
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- The Little Prince, Michael Morpurgo’s translation (5 sessions)
- Charlotte’s Web (10 sessions)
Okay, so you’re really starting to get the hang of this now so why not challenge yourself by studying the same stuff as GCSE students all over the world. You’ve got this.
Fiction, Non-Fiction & Poetry from the International GCSE programme
Anthology Study (15 sessions – all of these are stand alone so you don’t have to commit to all 15)
Shakespeare. The name that strikes fear into the heart of many children. He doesn’t deserve the bad reputation – his works are absolutely wonderful. Here we want your children to fall in love with his stories prior to tackling the complexity of Early Modern English.
Adaptations by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross
- The Tempest (2 sessions)
- Macbeth (3 sessions)
- Hamlet (3 sessions)
- King Lear (3 sessions)
- Othello (3 sessions)
- Romeo and Juliet (3 sessions)
- The Taming of the Shrew (3 sessions)
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream (3 sessions)
- Twelfth Night (3 sessions)
- Much Ado About Nothing (3 sessions)
- The Merchant of Venice (3 sessions)
- Julius Caesar (3 sessions)
- Antony and Cleopatra (3 sessions)
United by their endless love for all things Potter, Sam and Julie’s procrastination ended up in them becoming the architects of Ontario’s first High School Harry Potter course. See below – you’ll wish you were back in the classroom!
The course will explore a number of key themes, including:
- Harry Potter and the Sorting Hat – social division and sorting in today’s society;
- Harry Potter and the Spooky Dormitory – the history of boarding schools, educational traditions: a world of uniforms, gowns and rituals;
- Harry Potter and the Golden Trio – friendship, camaraderie and solidarity;
- Harry Potter and the Dreaded Word Mudblood: prejudice and intolerance in the Potterverse;
- Harry Potter and the Moral Compass – Forgiveness, Atonement, Redemption;
- Harry Potter and the Rebellious Teenager: Anarchy and rebellion in the Potterverse; Citizenship and what it means to be a good citizen in the world J.K. Rowling depicts;
- Harry Potter and Toxic Masculinity: ideals of manhood, courage, chivalry and integrity;
- Harry Potter and Hollywood – The Harry Potter films and Music Scores.
- Harry Potter the Boy Who Never Dies – the recovery of enchantment, the expanding world – Pottermore, The Studio Tour, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Cursed Child, Universal Studios, Scottish Pilgrimage, fan fiction.