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Lord of the Flies and Language Paper 1: Creative Writing and Reading


A further and deeper look into the novel Lord of the Flies while interweaving core skills of the GCSE Language Paper 1. Pupils will develop their understanding of how writers communicate important messages through the narrative techniques of characterisation and structure and how such messages are influenced by contextual factors. Furthermore, pupils will continue to hone their creative writing skills and increase the impact of their writing techniques while exploring unseen fictional texts.

Unit aims:

  • Revisit the modern novel / taking a closer look at the writer’s craft
  • Interweave skills across language and literature
  • Use Golding style to inspire own craft
  • Explore, with greater insight, into to influence and intentions of the writer
  • Explicit teaching of essay planning and building
  • Revisiting AO6 skills, uplevelling – ambitious and sophisticated structures
  • Develop selection and retrieval skills to evidence ideas
  • Develop contextual analysis by including theories within study
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Consider, reflect and explore how key themes are presented in the novel.
  • Develop effective revision strategies
  • Introduction and practise of Language Paper 1

Example Key Words


A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.


The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.


A warning or indication of a future event.


Relating to a system of government that is centralised and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.


The process of training or accustoming a person or animal to behave in a certain way or to accept certain circumstances.


Relating to or denoting an imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice.

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