English on the London Curriculum

London Curriculum: English

London Curriculum’s English programme covers the literature of one of the most written about cities in the world and explore London’s exciting theatre scene.

London Curriculum: English units

The following units are available for schools who register with the London Curriculum:

  • Mysterious Metropolis: from the Gothic novel to a modern day mystery: the darker side of the city and its literature. Authors include Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker and Siobhan Dowd.
  • The London Limelight: exploring the stories and excitement of the London theatre scene.
  • Tales of the River

Free sample unit

An English sample unit called Tales of the River is now available to download. This unit looks at the River Thames in writing, as a metaphor for writers’ hopes and fears and the city itself.

Featured writers include:

  • Joseph Conrad
  • Charles Dickens
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Samuel Selvon
  • Carol Ann Duffy

Register your school

Register your school to access the full suite of free key stage 3 teaching resources, or find out more about the London Curriculum.