Education

#Maturestudent

Reflections on the first term of an MEd courseIt has been just over two months since I started studying again. While the rest of the student population across the nation seems to be heading off for a Christmas break, as an MEd student, I have this sneaking feeling that much of the festive season is…

Review: Don’t Call it Literacy!

Geoff Barton’s essential guidebook is not only easy to read but highly practicalThe Daily Telegraph’s report that students from independent schools dominate entry to many leading universities should concern anyone in state education. The gap in educational attainment between the wealthiest and the poorest seems to be growing, not receding. We face problems with literacy…

Reasons to Study English Literature: Our Spiritual Quest

Geneva Bible

The second in an occasional series for A level students which this time takes a very personal angle on the nature of literary study. Readers of Mister Pip will appreciate the transcendent power of literature: on a war torn Pacific island, the Victorian novel Great Expectations transforms a young girl. It’s a powerful illustration of how story crosses…