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Novel Study: Lord of the Flies


An exploration of plot, characterisation and themes within the text Lord of the Flies. This unit will prepare pupils for GCSE study as they develop foundational knowledge and comprehension of the text itself. Pupils will delve into writer’s craft and identify and understand contextual influences, making links with society today.

Unit aims:

  • Read and study the whole novel
  • Explore plot, characterisation, themes and writer’s craft within the genre
  • Make links between ideas and contextual influences
  • Develop ‘WHAT – HOW – WHY’ format as a structure for analytical responses and develop academic phrasing
  • Identify and understand big ideas and purpose
  • Develop annotation skills

Example Key Words


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.


Modelled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic


A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

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