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Key Stage 5: Heaney & Frost Lecture Series

‘The seminar provided me with an alternative perspective to the poems and greatly
helped me with my approach to the comparison and contrast element of the exam'.

A Level student on the Heaney Frost KS5 programme.

Featuring academic staff and PhD students from both Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast, our Key Stage 5 programme focuses on aiding AS Level pupils to analyse, evaluate, compare and contrast the work of Robert Frost and Seamus Heaney.

A guided tour of the exhibition brings an opportunity to absorb the breadth and depth of Heaney’s work, as well as his inspirations. A bespoke lecture focusing on Heaney’s poems featured on the prescribed anthology follows,
and a seminar comparing and contrasting in detail a Heaney and Frost poem, allows small groups to discuss and debate their learning.

Each aspect of the programme, has been specifically devised to ensure that each of the assessment objectives are addressed:
  • Articulate informed and relevant responses that communicate effectively
  • their knowledge and understanding of poetry;
  • Analyse the poet’s use of poetic methods such as form, structure, language and tone
  • Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which poetry is written and received, by drawing on appropriate information from outside the poems, and
  • Explore connections between poems.
Visiting the HomePlace exhibition is invaluable in aiding students to:
  • Develop understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which poetry is written and received, by drawing on appropriate information from outside the poems.
Programme Dates: Cost:
Tuesday 30 January 2018 £10 per pupil which includes lecture, lunch and seminar.
Tuesday 6 February 2018 £10 per pupil which includes lecture, lunch and seminar.
Tuesday 20 February 2018 £10 per pupil which includes lecture, lunch and seminar.
Tuesday 27 February 2018 £10 per pupil which includes lecture, lunch and seminar.
Tuesday 6 March 2018 £10 per pupil which includes lecture, lunch and seminar.
Tuesday 13 March 2018 £10 per pupil which includes lecture, lunch and seminar.
Tuesday 20 March 2018 £10 per pupil which includes lecture, lunch and seminar.
For further information and to book, contact Sheila Fullerton, Education Officer
Tel: 028 7938 7444
E: [email protected]