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.
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.
500 Words 2018 - Live Lesson
This lesson is brimming with top story-telling tips for children aged 5-13.
The Somme - Live Lesson
The story of the Battle of the Somme through the poetry of those who lived through it presented by Ben Shires, Lucy Siegle and Dan Snow. This lesson is suitable for 11-13-year-olds.
Comedy Classroom - Live Lesson
A lesson for 13-15-year-olds introducing some of the key literacy themes required in comedy writing.