Conflict in The Crucible

One of the central themes of The Crucible is conflict.

Old conflicts fuel new conflicts on both an individual and a community-wide scale.

Salem finds itself in conflict as fear begins to spread about new sects of Christianity penetrating its traditional beliefs. When combined with their genuine fear of the Devil, Salem falls into panic as it tries to cling on to its traditional ideals.

Old rivalries re-emerge as old foes try to settle old scores under the cover of accusations and false confessions of Devil worship, while other’s struggle with a conflict within  themselves.

The tasks below seek to develop your ability to analyse language alongside theme, while also getting you more familiar with getting ‘hands on’ with the text.

Conflict and The Crucible

Example Poem Summary

Below you can find an example poem summary.

Over the next few weeks, you will need to complete poem summaries for each of the poems within the Conflict Cluster of the AQA Moon on the Tides Poetry Anthology.

This will run alongside our in class analysis of the poetry.

Your first poem summary will be due on Thursday 29th January and should summarise John Agard’s Flag.

Example Poem Summary

Literature Controlled Assessment: Exceptional Essay Planning

If you are finding it hard to plan your controlled assessment, take a look at this plan from Sam.

It is not perfect, but this level of detail in his thinking will serve Sam well when it comes to writing his controlled assessment.

NB: Everyone plans in different ways. Don’t panic if your plan looks completely different to this example.

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See Sam’s full plan here: Sam’s Online Journal


IGCSE Coursework and AQA English Literature Controlled Assessement

Below you will find all of the information you need over the winter break to complete your holiday homework. You will need to have completed:

A) 2 IGCSE coursework pieces

B) 1 plan for your AQA controlled assessment

These will be due the first lesson back after the winter break. Your work should be submitted via your edutronic blog.


Christmas Task Booklet Instructions Tempest and Frankesntein Controlled Assessment Transformation TaskBare-Vexed

Volume 2, Chapter 8: William’s Murder – The Creation’s Demands

The second half of Volume 2, Chapter 8 turns its attention to the events surrounding the death of William. The creation is intent on seeking revenge after his rejection by the family in the woods. However when he arrives in Geneva, he is confronted not by Frankenstein, but by his young brother. The mysterious events surrounding William’s death are finally laid bare. As if this wasn’t enough for Frankenstein, the creation has come to grant him an ultimatum.


While the events of William’s death are violent and horrific, to what extent does our understanding of the morality of the creation change?

William’s Murder-The Creation’s Demands

Homework: Caliban’s End

Due: Monday 13th September

After our in class discussions and written exploration, your homework is to finish writing your response to the question:

How does the ending of the play affect our lasting understanding of Caliban?

Your answer should contain:

  • A through-line that articulates your interpretation of Caliban;
  • Three paragraphs that make three connecting points;
  • A quotation for each point made;
  • Analysis of a named language feature;
  • Some contextual information that has informed your interpretation of Caliban.

You may need to do some research into the wider historical context in which Shakespeare wrote The Tempest if this was not completed in the lesson.