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Published: 20/09/2019
KS3 KS4 | Prose | Reading | Writing
36 pages

The island - Cultural capital project

Originally used as a case study at the AQA training hubs, this creative KS3 resource prepares students for studying Lord of the Flies at GCSE. The lessons introduce them to the text Coral Island, the idea of dystopia and role-play tasks based on being stranded on a remote island without adults. Would also work well as a stand-alone set of lessons.

There are handouts and teaching notes to accompany a series of PowerPoint lessons. The blog post explains the thinking behind the scheme and shows how this approach can enrich students' cultural capital without starting the GCSE text in KS3.  

Many thanks to the teachers/writers Emma Granton and Simon Briggs.

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See other resources: AQA | Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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Johanna Mackin
Johanna Mackin
This project is a joy to teach! Especially useful at this time to help displace and explore feelings of anger and loss when it feels we are all stranded on islands.
Posted on 15th May 2020
Georgina Dollard
Georgina Dollard
I tutor permanently excluded KS 3 and 4 students, online as from tomorrow. All of these resources are amazing and are helping these vulnerable youngsters. Thank you.
Posted on 22nd March 2020

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