St John’s Inspire Programme for Years 10 & 11: Class 2

It’s now time to move on to Class 2 of our Inspire Programme for Years 10 & 11: you’ll find the new class at the Year 11 webpage. In the previous class, we learned about evolution as a driver of biological change. But other kinds of change function in quite similar ways, and today we will use the metaphor of evolution to consider changes in human communication over time. We will look at how English has evolved over the past several centuries, and how it is still evolving today in our increasingly digital world. We will also consider how books and novels have evolved through different formats, styles and practices that reflect the societies producing them.


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We’ll see you again in March! If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Inspire team at