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From Charles Dickens, to Arthur Conan Doyle and Neil Gaiman, Portsmouth is a city with a rich literary tradition.
Our GCSE and A level curriculum resources below have been created to support your students in their English revision. We explore written works shaped by history, looking beyond the words, to study the art, culture and context in which they've been written.
Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Join Doctor Christopher Pittard to explore Thomas Hardy’s iconic text, its depictions of masculinity and femininity, and the changes which the titular character undertakes throughout the novel.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol remains one of Charles Dickens’ best known works, so why does it’s legacy endure nearly 180 years after it was first published?
In this session, Doctor Christopher Pittard introduces the novella, analyses the opening paragraphs, and explores the character and description of the Ghost of Christmas Present.
From mechanical engineering to criminology and languages, your students can discover what studying at university is like at one of our subject specific events
Writing has the power to transport readers and listeners to an entirely different time and place. Tailor your studies to suit your goals, and graduate with the knowledge and skills find your dream career.