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Digital Set-Text Sessions

High quality sessions with our experts, to build on the work you’ve done in class. Our discursive approach allows students to explore ideas in depth and encourages critical thinking.

Looking for a short, sharp dose of expertise, engagement, and enthusiasm to bridge the gap in your students’ understanding of Shakespeare at A Level?

Our Shakespeare experts can help support your classroom learning with our ‘Digital Set-Text Sessions’.

Easy to build into your A Level class schedule, our experts come to you digitally with a 45 minute video talk, and follow-up 45 minute live engagement session.

The 45 minute illustrated video talk is packed full of useful information and analysis on your set-text, covering historical, social, cultural and literary contexts, theatre interpretative choices, and critical reception which your students can process at their own speed, watch again, dissect, and reference as you progress through the play in class.

In our follow-up 45 minute live engagement sessions students get direct access to the expertise of our lecturers who will target specific interests and queries, and look in depth at a chosen extract, helping to build student confidence and give a taste of university-style discussion.

Our digital offer for A Level students has been designed as a 'two-part' blended engagement to maximise student learning and participation.

Part One: Set-Text Digital Talk

Our lively pre-recorded 45 minute illustrated talks on the set-text of your choice feature an engaging expert lecturer who will:

*discuss the play in context (historical, social, cultural, literary and theatrical)

*explore critical issues

*identify quotes to help build arguments

*focus on stagecraft and Shakespeare's craftsmanship

*leave students with questions to explore

After viewing your class will identify questions and topics they wish to pick-up and discuss further during the LIVE lecturer engagement discussion.

Part Two: LIVE Lecturer Engagement

One of our Lecturers joins your class LIVE online to respond to student questions and stimulate discussion and debate. Our experienced educators will:

*analyse and annotate an extract on screen

*inspire students to share thoughts and ideas

*support and encourage your students' opinions

*challenge your students with alternative viewpoints

*respond to student questions submitted in advance and during the session

(You can schedule the Live Lecturer Engagement for a time and date of your convenience)

These sessions can be delivered on any Shakespeare play and are suitable for all exam boards: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Pre-U, WJEC, IB.

*Bespoke sessions are welcomed, and priced upon request.

Passion and enthusiasm of lecturers was infectious. Warm and encouraging interaction.

— St Augustine's School

For more information or to make a booking please email [email protected] 


Two-Part Session: £300

Video Set-Text Talk only: £150

Live Lecturer Engagement only: £150

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