To start off the year in English, the year 12 mainstream cohort completed their creative interpretations on Tessa Hadley’s “Bad dreams and Other stories”, whilst the literature class compared Bram stoker’s “Dracula” to Francis Ford Coppula’s film adaptation. In order to adapt Hadley’s original work, the English boys were required to simultaneously mimic the author’s writing style and thematic choices. On the other hand, literature students had to first analyse the authorial intentions behind Dracula, to then compare how the medium of film and directorial choices change meaning. Nevertheless, students from both cohorts have utilised English help to hone their skills, supported by the expertise of the English department, and spurred on by the iconic humour of Mr Andrews.
Year 12 English Student