Summer homework for incoming Year 10s

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Going to be in Year 10 in August?

Then this post is for you!

Your Tasks

  1. Write a letter to your new year 10 teacher.

    In year 10 you will possibly have a new teacher for the rest of your GCSE course. He, or she, is really looking forward to meeting you! To help them get to know you a little better, over the summer you should handwrite them an informal letter telling them a bit about yourself. This is the first piece of work your new teacher will see, so make a good impression and put in your best efforts!

    Tips and advice can be found HERE and on SMHW

    Due: Your first English lesson after the summer.

    2. We’d like you to purchase a copy of The Sign of Four.

Our Advice

  • 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 Smith by email over the holiday:

Enjoy the break!

A visit from Jess Green


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!


YR9 Poetry Competition: The Armistice 100. Prize for Schools Poetry 11/11/18

Armistice Day 1918-2018
Some 10 million soldiers were killed in ‘The Great War’ before the guns finally fell silent on Armistice Day, 11 November 1918. The Armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany in a railway carriage in the forests of Compiègne in France, agreeing to the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front and effectively ending the First World War. It took effect at eleven o’clock that morning —the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”.
Armistice Day is remembered in countries around world. In Britain a two-minute silence is observed to remember and honour the sacrifices made. Many people wear a poppy as a symbol of remembrance and hope inspired by the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, written by Canadian Doctor Colonel John McCrae in the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres. The bright red poppy is a resilient flower which continued to grow in landscapes otherwise devastated by war. In the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, Remembrance Sunday takes place on the second Sunday in November nearest to 11 November.
2018 will mark 100 years since the armistice was signed. The Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and Winner of Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, Imtiaz Dharker, are supporting the University of Lincoln in launching a poetry competition for schools in 2017/18 to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day.
The competition judges will select will select the best poems submitted by UK school pupils and college students to feature in a special anthology, ‘Armistice 100’. It will be published on 11 November 2018 with a foreword by Carol Ann Duffy.
Year 9: GET WRITING! We can’t wait to see your entries.
Please use the link to find instructions on how to submit your entry.