Kenilworth School

English Preparation

Year 11 transition work for English Literature students

Thank you for choosing A level English Literature all your teachers have a passion for English and reading and the texts that we have chosen for us all to study

  1. The focus of Paper 1 is the genre of tragedy and we focus on 3 texts, 2 of which are plays: Othello and Death of a Salesman.  Below are links to a production of each play.  Please read the Powerpoint on ‘Elements of Tragedy’ and make a note of what elements of both plays you think fit the genre of tragedy and why.   There are other activities and thinking points on the ‘Elements of Tragedy’ Powerpoint so please work through these and bring your ideas and notes when we start back in September

 Death of a Salesman link to You Tube clip  

Othello link to the National Theatre production

Your access details are:

Username: 3Xn.6Rm+

Password: 5Ud.7Hh"


Above is the link to the NT online library that we have access to for free at the moment

I would like you to look at their production of Othello - there is only one - but just to put your mind at rest - it has Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear in it.


  1. Please look at the attached booklet called ‘Making the Leap’  -feel free to have a look at and complete any or all of the activities .  We would like you to focus on activities, 1,2,4, 5,6,11, 13 and 17


Elements of Tragedy.pdf

Making the Leap to AL - 24 Activities.pdf


Enjoy your preparation and please feel free to email me with any questions



Dr K Parsons


Key Stage 5 English Co ordinator and H E Co-ordinator