Easter English Examiner Masterclasses

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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 examiners.

Mr Shovlin will be running sessions on An Inspector Calls and The Sign of Four, and guest examiner Miss Bent will be running sessions on Romeo & Juliet, the love and relationships poetry cluster, and the unseen poetry section of Paper 2.

Here’s when each session is running:

Tuesday 11th April

Session 1: 9.00am to 10.30am

Romeo and Juliet in L1

The Sign of Four in L1A

Session 2: 11.00am to 12.30pm

Romeo and Juliet in L1

The Sign of Four in L1A

Session 3: 1.00pm to 2.30pm

Love and Relationships Poetry in L1

The Sign of Four in L1A

Wednesday 12th April

Session 1: 9.00am to 10.30am

Love and Relationships Poetry in L1

An Inspector Calls in L1A

Session 2: 11.00am to 12.30pm

Approaching the Unseen Poetry Question in L1

An Inspector Calls in L1A

Session 3: 1.00pm to 2.30pm

Approaching the Unseen Poetry Question in L1

An Inspector Calls in L1A

To book your spot, you’ll need to use the online booking system here. Each session costs £7.50, and you’ll need to use Parent Pay. There are only 26 spaces available for each session, and places will be given on a first come, first served basis – so get your skates on.

The final deadline for bookings is 2nd April.

Any questions? Ask Mr Shovlin in L1A or email him on s.shovlin@lutterworthcollege.com.

 

Year 10: Writing with a viewpoint assessment

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Right then, Year 10!

In your English lessons on Tuesday 21st 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 health and fitness.

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.

– Watch this BBC News report on healthy eating.

– Do some of your own research about health and fitness. Should we be worried about what we eat? Why is fitness important?

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.

Good luck!

My Revision Notes – Writing with a Viewpoint