Newstead Abbey was closed on Sunday 3rd December due to adverse weather conditions. If you had pre-booked you will be able to come along another day when Newstead Abbey & Gardens are open or receive a refund.

If you booked Narnia at Newstead House Admission on Sunday, you can simply bring your ticket and we will honour it on an alternative day. If you instead booked a House Tour, Afternoon Tea or Christmas Dinner, please email us to we will be able to confirm your booking for an alternative day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

GCSE English Study Day

19th June 2024



19th June 2024

Explorations in creative writing, poetry and the world of the Romantic poets.

GCSE English Language: Explorations in Creative reading and writing- demonstrating narrative and descriptive skills in response to a written prompt, scenario or visual image.

GCSE English Literature: Love and Relationships or Power and Conflict (poems by the Romantics featured in the GCSE poetry anthology)- using understanding of writers’ social, historical and cultural contexts to inform evaluation.

Unseen poetry: analysing and comparing key features of unseen poems such as their content, theme, structure and use of language.

In this session:

  • A team of specialists will lead this interactive day of learning in the beautiful surroundings of Newstead Abbey.
  • A inspiring context for students to build their skills in creative writing, to bring alive the history and world of the Romantic poets featured within the GCSE anthologies and to develop some of the critical thinking skills needed to tackle unseen poems.

This day will provide a fantastic opportunity for students studying GCSE English Literature and Language. It is ideal for students who are currently or about to start their study of poetry in the GCSE anthologies and for those wishing to develop their own creative writing skills.

Study day time: 10am-2.35pm

Cost: £11 per student. (We have a minimum charge for group smaller than 23 pupils although we will try and match you with other groups were possible)

Key Stage: 3/4


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