Students can feel a little lost when it comes to the English Language exam papers given they are skills-based and don't focus on memorising characters, quotations, plots and so on, as is the case with the English Literature papers. So how can you help them feel best utilise their revision time before the all important exams?
As teachers we can sometimes get so focussed on every other aspect of teaching that we sometimes forget to see the classroom environments we create for our students to learn within. However, put yourself into your students’ shoes: Is the classroom you are working in inviting and settling? Are your displays interesting, engaging and interactive? Would the walls around put you in the right frame of mind for some serious learning?
The newest Macbeth film is the latest in a long line of film and TV adaptations of one of Shakespeare's darkest and most haunting plays, but it offers a clarity of vision and purpose that will prove invaluable to both teachers and students.