As part of Read Manchester campaign from the National Literacy Trust and Manchester City Council, a series of revision postcards have been created to help GCSE pupils across Manchester prepare for their English Literature exams.
Drawing on the expertise of the city's secondary school teachers, the Read Manchester team designed a series of cards that each include a quote from one of three Shakespeare plays or Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. On the reverse side of the postcard is quote analysis and room for students to make their own notes.
The cards display quotes and analysis from the Bard's famous and much-loved plays:
- Macbeth - a potential set text for pupils taking AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas, CCEA, OCR, WJEC GCSE English Literature
- Much Ado About Nothing - part of the AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas, OCR, WJEC GCSE English Literature syllabuses
- Romeo and Juliet - appears on the AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas CCEA, OCR, WJEC syllabuses
The revision cards are already having a positive impact in Manchester schools. Becky Moules, Head of English at The East Manchester Academy said:
"The pupils are loving the Romeo and Juliet postcards and we are using the PowerPoint within lessons. Thank you for the hard work which has gone into this- we really appreciate it and we are so grateful for them!"
The revision postcards are available to download in PowerPoint format below. If you're a school based in Manchester and would like physical copies of the postcards please get in touch.