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Retweetd From NELFT ScHS Thurrock

Student drop-ins at lunch time today at and 🗣️👂


Just a reminder no pupils are to attend school on Monday- Inset Day


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Our year 7s loved their map skills lesson today 👍🏻🌍


We are ready for our futures evening ✅


Futures evening tonight for our year 11s 📚 5:30 until 8:30 👍🏻


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Looking forward to attending the Careers Fair at 6.30-8.30pm. Come & see what Palmer's can offer you!


Retweetd From National College

Meeting young people at and tonight talking about careers in creative industries!


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The crews return....


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achievers day winners with the ultimate prize of rowing Gloriana, The Queen’s Row Barge congratulations!


Careers event for our year 10s today 👍🏻


Just a reminder we have an inset day on Monday 9th October


Retweetd From Danielle Ledingham

Year 9s beginning their journey & today listening to Nikki King talking about women in business


Hope you enjoyed it 👍🏻


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We loved visiting your wonderful school tonight


What an amazing place this is 😍👍🏻




Some odd things going on in science tonight



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English Literature

A’ Level English Literature Reading list


Literature, Criticism, and Style: A Practical Guide to Advanced Level English Literature by Steven Croft

Beginning Theory by Peter Barry

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams


  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • The Rose Tattoo
  • Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Suddenly Last Summer
  • The Night of the Iguana
  • Summer and Smoke
  • Orpheus Descending


  • The Theatre of Tennessee Williams (Critical Companions)
  • Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire by Harold Bloom
  • Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams: A Literary Reference to his Life and Work by Alycia Smith-Howard
  • Communists, Cowboys and Queers: Politics of Masculinity in the Work of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams by David Savran
  • The Great American Playwrights by Jerry Roberts


Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth by A.C. Bradley

Shakespeare: Othello (Casebooks Series) by John Wain (Editor), or at least the essay Diabolic Intellect and the Noble Hero -A Note on Othello  by F.R. Leavis

Shakespeare's Division of Experience by Marilyn French

Victorian Poetry and Coursework texts:

Victorian Literature by Dr Beth Palmer

Gothic Literature by Sue Chaplin

The Victorians by Jeremy Paxman

Frankenstein and The Handmaid’s Tale

Teaching the Monster to Read: Mary Shelley, Education and Frankenstein by Anne McWhir (essay)

Female Gothic by Ellen Moers (essay)

Monsters in the Garden: Mary Shelley and the Bourgeois Family by Kate Ellis (essay)

Sisters of The Revolution : A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology by Ann VanderMeer

Supporting Literature:

Some Victorian fiction such as Thomas Hardy would be a good idea as it will boost awareness of Victorian context  - start with Far From the Madding Crowd or The Mayor of Casterbridge. Any Dickens (perhaps Bleak House or Hard Times) or Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell would be an excellent choice as well. All of these are freely available online.