English Podcast Now Available

Update 30 November 2023:

STM English and Media Studies Podcasts: Season 2 Launch

After the well-received Season 1 in the build up to the 2023 examinations, the English and Media Studies departments are back with a second season of revision podcasts to support student revision for their PPE papers and final examinations.

Over the next few months, a wide variety of podcasts will be released to deepen student understanding on a wide variety of topics that could come up in the examinations. In these opening episodes, GCSE English students are presented with an exploration of Tybalt’s characterisation in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, whilst A Level Media Studies students are invited to jump back in time and into the world of ‘Peaky Blinders’.

The podcasts are available through Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Google and Podbean simply by searching for ‘St Thomas More Podcast’ and the best way to keep up to date with new releases is to subscribe so that you never miss an episode.


Original article:

Continuing on from the success of our revision podcasts from several departments within school, the English Department are now glad to announce that they are also going to be recording a series of podcasts to aid revision for those students who are leading up to their GCSE examinations.

The podcast can be found on the school podcast site and will be available on Apple and Spotify.

Episode 5 – Paper 1 and Paper 2

Mrs Davies and Mr Richards give you a run down and top tips for success in the two English Language papers.

Episode 4 – Power and Conflict Poetry

Mr Richards is joined by Miss Reed and Mr Basketfield as they discuss all fifteen of the poems in the Power and Conflict collection in preparation for the English Literature Paper 2 exam on Wednesday 24th May.

Episode 3 – A Christmas Carol

Mrs Davies, Mrs Taylor-Hamblett and Mr Richards delve into the world of the Supernatural and the spirits which allow Dickens to express his key ideas within ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Episode 2 – Romeo & Juliet

Join Mrs Taylor-Hamblett, Mrs Davies and Mr Richards for a discussion of gender in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which will help with your preparations for English Literature Paper One on Wednesday 17th May 2023.

Episode 1 – An Inspector Calls

In the first episode Mr Richards is joined by Miss Hickox and Mrs Lockley to discuss the importance of Inspector Goole and how he acts as Priestley’s mouthpiece for societal issues.