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King Richard 111 and Looking for Richard

Engaging ‘ connections ’ between the two texts

The Evolutionary Relationship between Man and Technology

Relationship between Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

JM Barrie, Peter Pan and Finding Neverland

This unit outline deals with the significance of JM Barrie and his work to fantasy and engages students in a study of different contexts.

High Noon meets the High King: the western as genre study

This unit for Year 10 prepares students for senior work, in particular, work relating to genre and making connections between texts.

Romanticism through shades of black in Almereyda's neo-noir Hamlet

A paper analysing the ways that Almereyda uses to conventions of film noir to recall mainstrean currents of 19th century literary criticism.

Bright Star: film and poetry

How Jane Campion's film may be used in the classroom

Choosing an additional text for Area of Study: Chocolat

A scaffold for analysing a related text for the Area of Study using the film, Chocolat as a model.

Simply Not Shakespeare: contemporary film adaptations of the bard

This innovative unit of work based on the principles of the Quality Teaching model engages students in an evaluation of Shakespeare’s work in the modern era.

“This ain’t no cartoon, Ya know!” Introducing Film Noir: Who Framed Roger Rabbit ?

Critique of film noir themes and elements in the mixed cartoon and live action film 'Who saved Roger Rabbit'

Films Dealing with the Concept of Belonging

This article offers an overview of eleven films suitable for students to study for the concept of Belonging.

New Media and New Ways of Teaching Year 10 Boys Poetry in the Classroom

This unit uses the concept of montage to create activities that engage students with poetry and poetic composition via the visual nature of war.

Developing Concepts of Narrative through Film

Through the use of film this unit explores the essential constructedness of narrative and the integral role of narrative in the way we understand our lives.

Bran Nue Dae: the film

Notes and activities exploring Bran Nue Dae in terms of its historical context, narrativity and the carnivalesque


A series of activities for Year 7 based on the animated film UP exploring genre, intertextuality and representation.

'Share' the Joy: a close reading of Amy Heckerling's Clueless ten years on

A close reading of the film Clueless in terms of its appropriation of Austen's Emma. Explores the form and structure of the film as well as the role that key characters play. Compares the characters ...
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