KS3 English Literature
Free teacher classroom resources suitable for use in English literature lessons with secondary school children at Key Stage 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and at 3rd and 4th level in Scotland.
Curriculum Collections: English Literature / Language
Anthony Horowitz introduces clips from the BBC archive featuring famous faces including Stephen Fry, Kate Humble and Griff Rhys Jones.
Why is reading good for me?
In an era where there are so many other distractions, why do we still love to curl up with a novel and what are the benefits of doing so?
Poets in Person
A series of short films celebrating a different contemporary poem with personal insights from the poet.
Simon Armitage: Writing Poems
Over the course of six short films, Simon Armitage takes us behind the scenes of some of his most famous poems.
Why is Robert Burns' work still so popular today?
Ricky Ross explores the reasons why Robert Burns' work is still so popular over 200 years after his death.
Shakespeare in Shorts
A series of short animated versions of William Shakespeare’s classic plays set to modern music.
This series of short films explores some of the themes that span Shakespeare's plays, improving students' knowledge of his most popular works and the society in which they were written.
BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource
This online resource provides schools, colleges and universities across the UK with access to hundreds of BBC television and radio broadcasts of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and documentaries about Shakespeare.
Watch again: 500 Words 2020 - Live Lesson
Watch our very special Live Lesson for the 10th year of the 500 Words story writing competition.
Watch again: 500 Words 2019 - Live Lesson
Join 500 Words judges Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell-Boyce for an inspirational literacy lesson for pupils aged 5-13.
Watch again: 500 Words 2017 - Live Lesson
An interactive lesson for 5-13-year-olds, celebrating the launch of BBC Radio 2's 500 Words story-writing competition.
Watch again: The Somme - Live Lesson
Commemorating the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in one of the most significant battles in history, through the poetry of those who lived through it. This lesson is suitable for 11-13-year-olds.