Today Year 10 had their Environments AOI Day on the Montserrat volcano, or “The Monster Rat Volcano” as they insisted on calling it! After a successful day here are members of 10L celebrating!Read more "AOI Day Photos"
The following is an example of a piece of narrative writing based around the death of Simon in Lord of the Flies. You can use this as an example of a Band 1 piece of work. Remember! You CANNOT copy this for your coursework but can use it for inspiration.
Mr PollardRead more "English Language iGCSE – Coursework Assignment 2, Narrative Writing"
GCSEs. A word with which comes much anguish, responsibility and the balance of your future. However, these are your first initial thoughts of GCSEs, which may seem daunting, but in year 10 it is all about practising key skills that will ensure you reach the highest grades possible. Recently in English we have been studying […]Read more "Alice Fry, Student Blogger – My Experiences of GCSE So Far…"
GCSE experience so far… This term seems to have gone by really quickly, it has been difficult settling in to a year ten environment and adjusting to the higher expectations of work and home learning. As well as the core subjects that I have to do I have taken geography, resistant materials and physical education; […]Read more "Elysia Packwood – GCSE Experience So Far…"
As your journey continues from Year 9 to Year 10, one can’t help but stress. GCSE’s are upon you. But never fear as if one does the right things, there is nothing to worry about. For me, GCSE lessons are no different to any other. But what is different is responsibility. Take care of your […]Read more "Luke Essigman, Student Blogger – Term 1, Year 10"
At the end of last year, three students were chosen to become student bloggers for the English department blog. This role will allow them to explain what they’re currently doing in English, what aspects they’re enjoying or finding difficult and will also be an outlet for them to share creative writing of their own or […]Read more "Student Bloggers"
Macbeth The endless river of eternity flows, Carries the days of future past, We set sail the blue horizon always jumping back, The wind is our guide, The events I see on the shores of time, Are but ripples on the water, Someone is to blame; the ripple doesn’t form itself, Who threw the stone? […]Read more "Mini-Monologue – Luke Essigman"
James Taylor, ‘Snowflake Slaughter’ A multitude of snowflakes slowly and silently slaying the whistling wind like a pestilence, but withering their afternoon age in the wind. Martin Streeter, ‘Snowflakes’ A beauty, but still, Falling like Leaves. The wind silently whispering, They wandered all afternoon. Slowly dropping, silently slain, Thickly the Snowflakes lay. All on […]Read more "Creative Writing – James Taylor & Martin Streeter"
The following was written by Zac Anderson and is a terrific example of a ‘mini-monologue’. Well done Zac, best of luck in the competition! Mr Pollard The Men With The False Confession (Moses Akatugba) I was a son, I was a student, Just a boy, Content and carefree. And then they came. Men bearing guns, […]Read more "Mini-Monologue – Moses Akatugba"
Year 9BC (TP) have begun to to analyse and create non-fiction texts in preparation for their GCSE work which will focus on this area in great detail. Their project this term is to create their own offline blog that shows they have a good awareness of what language and content is required for a successful […]Read more "Year 9 Bloggers"