Summer homework for incoming Year 11s

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Going to be in Year 11 in August?

Then this post is for you!

Before your first lesson back after the summer holiday, you need to have completed the following tasks. Bring your completed work with you to your first English lesson.

1. Complete the revision tests on An Inspector Calls and The Sign of Four.

They are both 75 questions long, and test your knowledge of each text’s story and key quotations.

(Note: you cannot save your progress in either test, so make sure you set aside plenty of time to complete them.)

When you’ve submitted your answers, you will be emailed your results. (Make sure you enter your email address very carefully as a mistake will result in your score not being recorded.)

The pass mark for each test is 80%. If you fail to achieve this mark, you’ll need to do some revision of the text before having another go.

Make sure you print off your results emails to show to your English teacher. (If you don’t have a printer, you’ll need to print the emails off at school when you come back.)

You’ll find the links to the tests below:

An Inspector Calls revision test

The Sign of Four revision test

2. Find definitions for the Top 40 Poetic Terms you’ll find below.

The Top 40 Poetic Terms

You can present these definitions however works best for you.

A sample definition for you to give you the idea of what we’re after:

  • Alliteration: When words that are close together start with the same sound. For example, Two wrongs don’t make a right.

If you get stuck, we recommend that you:

  • Check the glossary at the back of the CGP Love and Relationships Poetry Guide many of you have already bought from the library. (It’s available online here.)
  • Search for the term online. (On Google, typing ‘define [term]’ will give you an accessible definition, as below.)

Define Alliteration

If you have any questions about any of this work, you can get in touch with us on Twitter, or by email (

Enjoy the holidays!

The English Faculty




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