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"
The School English Department has entered the ‘Descriptosaurus Challenge’ – a creative writing competition! The Task: The challenge is simple. We want you to paint a picture with words and create a piece of descriptive writing – either a story or non-fiction – without using any dialogue. Then send it in to us for a […]Read more "Creative Writing Competition: ‘The Descriptosaurus Challenge!’"
Spoken Language Unit of Work Use for revision and preparation! Mr PollardRead more "Year 9 – Download the Spoken Language Unit of Work Here!"
Now Year 11 have left people often think our GCSE work halves; not true! In Term 6 Year 9 begin their Spoken Language Unit, a 10% component of the English Language GCSE. It requires students to look at the spoken language of the world around them and to investigate an aspect of it. This Year 9 […]Read more "Year 9 – The GCSE Journey Begins!"
If you pride yourself on your love of English, if it’s by and far your best subject or even if you just enjoy our lessons: Here’s a competition for you! The theme this month is mini-poetry. This month’s competition is simple: Write a haiku that you have created yourself (no cheating!!), and tweet it to […]Read more "The English Department – May Competition!"
Taken from GCSE Bitesize (www.bbc.co.uk/revision). “Writing a controlled assessment of a set text requires planning. You need to think about themes, ideas and characters as well as identifying language techniques and presentation features – then structure your assessment before you start writing. Making a plan for your controlled assessment You should focus on the following […]Read more "Tips for Writing Your Controlled Assessment"