Holding Absence A-Level GCSE

HoLdiNg AbSeNcE: OpeNiNgS

We love that Lucas so clearly wants his music to take us on a journey. And maybe you won't even realise how significant Holding Absence's starting point is unt... Read More...
Holding Absence A-Level GCSE

HoLdiNg AbSeNcE: sTrUcTuRe

Some of our course writers have also employed the dark/light structure that Lucas makes such powerful use of. Oscar Wilde knew the darkness well. Victorian 'morality' made sure of it. Can you think of moments - in the texts you're studying - d... Read More...
Holding Absence A-Level GCSE

HoLdiNg AbSeNcE: FoRm

So we've heard a bit about why the rock song structure fitted Holding Absence’s needs PERFECTLY. Now, it's time to think about how Lucas Woodland's ideas serve... Read More...


English Teacher & Music Journalist

Favourite artists: Kim Petras, Architects, Trophy Eyes, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears
Favourite album: Blind Melon: Blind Melon
Favourite song: The Used: Taste of Ink
Best gig: 30 Seconds To Mars @ Main Square Festival, July 2013
Lyric worth remembering: Live right now, just be yourself; it doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else
Most likely to feel: Inspired and determined
Favourite month and why: June – the start of festival season