English students at Solihull Sixth Form College enjoyed a fieldtrip to London last week as they visited the Tate Britain.
15 A level English Literature students went to the William Blake exhibition at the Tate Britain to support their study of Blake’s poetry. They study ‘The Songs of Innocence and of Experience’ by William Blake as part of their course. While at the Tate Britain, the students also took the opportunity to view the rest of the artwork on exhibit.
English Teacher Mike Green commented:
“It is always helpful when the literature that our students read is brought to life through exhibitions and live performances and this trip was no different. The students enjoyed their visit, which has supported and enriched their learning.”
The A level English Literature course also sees students studying drama texts, such as ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare and ‘Death of a Salesman’ by Arthur Miller, as well as poetry by John Keats. They also focus on crime writing by studying texts such as ‘Atonement’ by Ian McEwan and ‘Brighton Rock’ by Graham Greene, and explore political and social protest writing by examining ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini and ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen.
31 October 2019