Hi all, hope you are enjoying the summer break. Just a couple of reminders of things to have sorted before we return in the autumn:
1. Have you read the whole of The Sign of the Four and annotated it? Click the GCSE playlist tab to go to an audio version of the book. You can also access Mrs Whitehill’s looms if you look on this main page.
2. Have you read and annotated all 15 poems in the anthology? If not, again head over to the blog main page where you can access the links for 10 looms for 10 of the poems. MR Bruff on you tube has all 15 too.
3. Have you been reading some non-fiction this holiday? Maybe things on the Olympics? Maybe reviews of films of games? Maybe blogs on your favourite social media influencer? Aim for 10-15 mins every couple of days.
4. Have you started to follow us on Instagram atenglishlc? Lots of great things gets shared on here to get you thinking and support you in your studies.
Enjoy the rest of your holidays and see you in 4 weeks!
Head of English
You will be introduced to your spoken language assessment in English in the coming lessons. Use this ppt to give you guidance on how to get ready for it. The video contains example speeches and their mark. You need to decide on a topic which inspires you and something you can talk about passionately. Good luck.
This handy guide has been put together to support year 10 and 11 in their GCSE Literature essays. It takes them step by step through what to do for each question, how to structure their response and what to look for in the text. The mark schemes are also there too.
The Winter issue of our student-run magazine Sapere Aude is out!
A huge thanks, as always, to the students for writing it, and to Mrs Bennett and Miss Callaghan for overseeing.
If you’ve any suggestions for future issues, ping Mrs Bennett an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can read the issue here:
Sapere Aude – Issue 1 (2020-21)
We’re on the lookout for new recruits for 2020/21. Click on the link below to take our test. You can take the test as many times as you like, but you do need to score full marks to be accepted.