Hello year 10!
Between Monday 2nd July and Thursday 12th July you’ll be completing your GCSE Speaking and Listening presentations!
Click here for our top tips post.
Click here for a folder of resources, including:
- the task sheet
- the PowerPoint you’ve seen in class
- the mark scheme
- the exemplar videos of students achieving each grade
Going to be in Year 10 in August?
Then this post is for you!
We’d like you to purchase a copy of The Sign of Four.
- Because we appreciate that the GCSE years can prove costly for parents/carers, we recommend that you use Amazon to purchase The Sign of Four. Editions of the text can be purchased for less than £2, just search for the ISBN: 1840224118.
If you have any trouble purchasing a copy, you can contact Mr Boulstridge by email over the holiday: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the break!
On 13th June, Leicester’s own Jess Green will be visiting us at Lutterworth College and running a couple of performance poetry workshops for our students in KS3 and KS4.
She’s well-known for her powerful and provocative poetry – including her thought-provoking Dear Mr Gove, which amassed more than 300,000 views on YouTube a few years ago.
If you’d like to take part in one of Jess’ workshops on the 13th June, please complete the form you’ll find here.
Places are limited, and you have until Friday 4th May to register your interest.
We’ll then allocate places on a random basis and let you know by email if you’ve got one. Good luck!
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.