English Literature: A level study day

Key activities

  • An introductory lecture exploring the historical and social context of the Globe Theatre
  • A guided visit to the Globe Theatre
  • A 90 minute practical workshop exploring your choice of play in relation to the playhouse for which it was written.

Lectures can also be linked to topic areas of your choice, such as the relationship between language and structure or the influence of text and historical period on performance.

Curriculum links

The GCSE Study Day is tailored to support Assessment Objectives 1-4 on the English Literature A-level specification (for all exam boards):

AO1: Articulate informed, personal and creative responses to literary texts, using associated concepts and terminology.

AO2: Analyse ways in which meanings are shaped in literary texts.

AO3: Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received.

AO4: Explore connections across literary texts.

Dates and times

A Level Study Days run from 11.00am – 3.30pm and comprise of:

11.00am – 11.30am Tour
1.30am – 12.30pm Lecture
2.00pm – 3.30pm Workshop

Location and costs

At the Globe

£18 per person (UK only – please see our International prices here).

Maximum of 35 pupils per workshop.
We can take multiple classes simultaneously.
Minimum charge of £310 if booking fewer than 19 pupils.
One free teacher place available for every ten students.
Additional adults charged at student rate.
All one-to-one support staff for pupils with SEND will be admitted for free.  

Available texts

Study Days can be delivered on any Shakespeare (or contemporaries’) play of your choice.

Information for your visit

All workshops can be tailored to cater for a range of Special Educational Needs and requirements. Detailed information can be found in our FAQs.

Please also read our FAQs for site specific information (directions, on-site food and beverage provisions etc)