Category: GCSE English Literature

Year 11 Easter Exam Masterclasses

Year 11!

Thinking about your Easter revision schedule?

Fancy getting some advice from the very people that mark your exam papers?

You’ve come to the right place!

We’re running 90-minute Exam Masterclasses in the Easter holiday, and these will be led by two experienced WJEC examiners.

There are two sessions you can sign up for:

  • GCSE English Language Exam Masterclass
  • GCSE English Literature Exam Masterclass

Both sessions will run three times each on Thursday 7th April.

Session times are as follows:

Session 1: 9.00am to 10.30am.

Session 2: 11.00am to 12.30pm

Session 3: 1.00pm to 2.30pm

To book your spot, you’ll need to use the online booking system here. Each session costs £5, and you’ll need to use Parent Pay. Places are first come, first served – so be quick!

The final deadline for bookings is 16th March.

Any questions? Ask Mr Shovlin in L1A or email him on





Studying Lord of the Flies?

Shakespeare and poetry controlled assessment intervention

On Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th December, we’ll be running two days of off-timetable intervention for students who failed to complete the CA on Shakespeare/poetry last year, or who missed their target by 2 grades or more.

Your English teacher will let you know if you’re on the list, and will give you a letter to show your parents/carers. It’s critical that you attend both days and arrive on time.

You should come to L1A at the start of the day on Tuesday 15th, where Mr Shovlin and Mrs Dalby will be working with you to ensure the CA is completed to the best possible standard.

Prior to the intervention days, you should make sure you’re familiar with the story of Romeo and Juliet.

Here’s the most recent film adaptation:

If you’re shorter on time, you can watch the animated version below. (It’s not going to give anyone at Disney sleepless nights.)

If you have any questions about the assessment, see Mr Shovlin in L1A. (Alternatively, click on the Contact your teachers tab at the top of this page for his email address/Twitter username.)

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 15th!