Sunday, September 18, 2011

S5S6: Lord of the Flies

Your prose fiction text for Higher is William Golding's Lord of the Flies. There are loads of resources online to support your study and I've added a list to the S5/S6 page. Here's a copy of the links (right-click to open in a new tab/window):

Sparknotes: Study notes for the entire text - Plot summaries, character analysis, themes, symbols...
BBC Bitesize Higher: Background / Characters / Key Scenes / Theme
BBC Bitesize GCSE: Context / Plot / Character / Themes
Nobel Prize Site: Lord of the Flies game
William Golding Website: Background Information
Sparknotes Video: Text Summary (which, annoyingly, calls the conch "conk")
BBC Learning Zone Video 1: Historical Context, Part 1/3
BBC Learning Zone Video 2: Historical Context, Part 2/3
BBC Learning Zone Video 3: Historical Context, Part 3/3

Now is a good time to take a first look at the Critical Essay paper from the Higher exam. One of the two essays that you write in the exam might be from Section B: Prose.
2007 Critical Essay - Higher (SQA): Essay Questions
2008 Critical Essay - Higher (SQA): Essay Questions
2009 Critical Essay - Higher (SQA): Essay Questions
2010 Critical Essay - Higher (SQA): Essay Questions

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