Last week, a small group of Year 10 students pushed their literary knowledge to the limits by attending Tranby’s first ‘Target 9 English Session’. This is an opportunity for students to further their understanding of texts studied in lesson by listening to university style lectures which explore complex ideas which go beyond the GCSE syllabus.
In this session, students considered Stevenson’s use of liminal space in the novella ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ and considered the concept of Locus Horribilis. The students showed unwavering resilience and enthusiasm throughout and conducted insightful and critical discussions and debates around Stevenson’s use of setting. It is clear that this group have well and truly adopted the School’s ethos of thriving from academic ‘floors rather than ceilings’ and have already shown great promise for their GCSE examinations next year.
Target 9 English sessions will run on a Friday lunchtime at 1:30pm and all are welcome to attend.