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.