Year 10: Writing with a viewpoint assessment

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Right then, Year 10!

In your English lesson on Tuesday 27th February, you’ll be completing a 45-minute exam-style assessment in which you give your point of view on a contentious statement.

The statement will be provocative – something designed to get you thinking – and you’ll be asked to write one of the following types of text:

– A formal letter

– A speech

– An article

– Text for a leaflet

– An essay

While we can’t tell you the specific task you’ll be completing – as that would be cheating, of course – we will tell you that the topic will be related to education and school holidays.

Over half term, we recommend completing the following tasks to ensure you are fully prepared for the assessment:

– Read the section on Writing with a viewpoint in your My Revision Notes study guides. (You can buy these from the library; details here.)

– Read and make notes on this presentation.

– Read this BBC News report.

– Do some of your own research about school holidays. What do you think about their length? Their purpose?

Remember: your piece of writing will be marked out of 40, with 24 marks for AO5 (content) and 16 marks for AO6 (accuracy). To that end, you might find it useful to complete some of the sections on Using effective punctuation and Improving sentences and grammar in your My Revision Notes books.

Any questions? See your English teacher.

Good luck!

My Revision Notes – Writing with a Viewpoint

YR 11 Christmas Revision



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The A Team!


We pity the fool that doesn’t want to join our English A Team. (See what we did there? No? Never mind.)

What is the English A Team?

The English A Team is a group for students in Years 9, 10 and 11 who are aiming for grades 7, 8 and 9 in their English GCSE exams.

What does it involve?

Members of the A Team will have access to a series of after-school sessions designed to enrich their experiences of English, and improve their chances of securing the top grades.

Do I have to attend all of these sessions?

No, you don’t – but the more you attend, the better we think you’ll do. And we will have to remove any students from the A Team who don’t turn up to at least one of the first three sessions, in order to make room for other students.

Who can join?

Anyone in Year 9, 10 or Year 11 who wants to achieve a grade 7, 8 or 9 in English.

How do I sign up?

To join the A Team, you need to get a parent/carer to complete the form here.

You can then see which sessions are coming up on our dedicated A Team page – the link is at the top of this page.

When’s the first session?

November 1st, just after half term. The date, time and location can be found on our A Team calendar – click on the A Team link at the top of this page.

Do I need to sign up for each session?

Yep. There will be a sign up sheet for each session outside the English staff room in L Block. It will be up two weeks before each session, and places are first come, first served.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

Mrs Wesley is our English Enrichment Coordinator. You can email her on, or pop into to L9 to see her.

We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

Mrs Wesley and Mr Ford