Paper 1 PPE feedback

In your lessons you have gone through each paper in detail. You should have identified your WWW and your EBI. Your teacher has also identified key skills you need to work on. Here on the PowerPoint you can see example answers of some of the questions. You can also see what the feedback was to all students. Spend some time re reading the areas which need improvement.

PPE feedback lesson 1

Year 11 had their results today. This is the first time they have taken both papers to know what their overall achievement in all of these areas is. In lessons they have reflected on these papers and completed a visual representation of their progress. This allows students to see immediately where their areas for development are across the 5 questions on each paper. All students have been given individualised targets on 2 reading question and the writing questions on both papers.

Moving on, students know exactly what they need to do to improve their skills. This will in turn, improve their grades. Students have identified their next steps and now need to take ownership of these and start to improve those skills.

Are you ready for a promotion?

Grammar Police Link

The promotions test will be open until the 7th February. Score full marks on your first attempt and you’ll automatically be accepted into our privileged ranks.

You don’t already need to have joined the Grammar Police to take part!

Good luck!

And the latest issue of Sapere Aude is here!

Sapere Aude Cover

And the December issue of our student-run magazine Sapere Aude is here!

It’s our biggest issue yet, with 26 pages of articles, pictures and poetry.

A huge thank you to Mrs Bennett, Editor in Chief, for coordinating an outstanding team of students, including: Eleanor Pilkington, Oliver Woolley, Heather Elliot, Lucy McDonagh, Jamie Sanderson, Jacob Grage, Billy Watson, Molly McDermott, Freya Buckley and Albert Keller.

If you’ve any suggestions for future issues, ping Mrs Bennett an email (

You can read the issue here:

Sapere Aude – December 2019

Sapere Aude – June Issue

Sapere Aude Cover

Click on the link below to read the final issue of Sapere Aude for the 2018/19 academic year.

Sapere Aude – Issue 3

It’s a brilliant issue, as always – and massive thanks to all of the students involved, and to Mrs Downie for overseeing them. The next issue will be out in the summer term. If you’ve got any suggestions for content, please email our student editor, Eleanor Pilkington:


The Eggcellent Easter Revision Timetable

Year 11! You asked for it (well, you didn’t) – and here it is.

A day-by-day plan for revising for your English Literature GCSE, with plenty of activities to help prepare you for both the real final literature exams, which are all too soon.

The Eggcellent Easter Revision Timetable for GCSE English Literature 2019

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(Click on the hyperlink above for a higher resolution version.)

If you’re aiming for a grade 9, why not check out this amazing blog with example essays for everything as well as these cheeky essays on every poem!

You can find our GCSE Language Revision Folders by clicking on the link at the top of this page. Don’t forget all of the useful audio you’ll find too by clicking on GCSE Playlists. You should know the password. If not: email Mr Smith (