This course will provide you with information about some of the German-speaking authors who have played a key role in the history of German literature. Each author is introduced, and ideas for further reading and listening are provided. If you work through each section, which are arranged chronologically, you will have a good overview of the figures who have contributed to German literature and culture over the last 3 centuries. The course aims to provide you with information to prepare you for Oxbridge interviews and applications, but will also prepare you for studying German at University.
This is our set book for A level German. If you miss any of our lessons this course will enable you to catch up on the essentials. Week 1 gives you an introduction to Max Frisch and his position as a Swiss writer in the years after WW2. The following weeks take you through the play scene by scene.
If you miss any of our lessons on L'étranger you will find all key materials listed chronologically here. Week 1 is background to the book, the writer and his philosophy. The following weeks guide you through the book chapter by chapter.
This course will give you an introduction to French Literature from 17 century to the modern day. It will be particularly useful for those thinking of applying to Oxbridge, or those preparing for French at university, and covers some of the key figures in French literature over the centuries. A frequent question at interview is "What have you read in French?"; it is never enough to just mention the set texts studied in class, and this course aims to take you well beyond these. You will find a document for each author with key information, suggested reading and viewing, followed by a quiz for you to check how much you have remembered. The course is designed for you to work through independently, one author per week, but you may discover a favourite and wish to dwell longer on occasion. If you would like to discuss any of these further, please contact Mrs Leuchars who will be pleased to provide further reading and organise follow-up discussions. Bonne lecture!