English Language NEA

Over Christmas, you need to be focusing energy on completing your NEA drafts.

The non-negotiable deadline for these is Thursday 5th January.

Failure to meet this deadline will result in you receiving no additional support for your NEA.

We cannot stress how important this deadline is, or how important it is that you submit work that is of the highest possible standard.

Remember: we are not allowed to give detailed feedback on drafts. For this reason, you should treat this as a final deadline so that we can make sure the feedback we do give is designed to help you tweak your work and not to rewrite it.

Hand-in details

The hand-in process involves submitting your work electronically.

To submit your work electronically, you need to click here and upload two documents:

  • Your language investigation as one Word document – including unannotated data. This must be titled Your Name – Language Investigation Draft (e.g. Nadine Coyle – Language Investigation Draft).
  • Your original writing piece and commentary as one Word document – including a link to your style model (if it’s available online) at the start. Your references section should follow your commentary. This document must be titled Your Name – Original Writing Draft (e.g. Nicola Roberts – Original Writing Draft).

At 2pm on Thursday 5th January, submissions will close, and no further drafts will be accepted.

If you require an extension for any reason, you need to apply in writing to me (see below for my email). Extensions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the NEA, email me over the holiday. For obvious reasons, you may need to wait a while for a reply – but I will ensure I get back to you within 48 hours providing you’ve emailed before the end of the 2nd January.

Remember that you can find plenty of useful material on both aspects of the NEA in our Dropbox folder.

Mr Parry-Shovlin (s.shovlin@lutterworthcollege.com)