Hi year 11. I have put together a practice paper 1 language for you to have a go at over the holiday. It’s based on Francis Hardinge’s The Lie Tree. Here’s the extract with a bit of context to help you understand it: The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge The Reverend Erasmus Sunderly is a… Continue reading Y11 – a Language paper 1 practice paper
Hi year 11 For the last revision session, I asked you to make links between these poems: With some of them, as you guessed, I tried purposely to challenge you to make links between poems that you wouldn’t normally connect. Here are the posters you produced: What to do with these? Write your own question… Continue reading Y11 Poetry revision posters
Hi Y11 Here are the revision posters for Macbeth you wanted to me to put on the blog. I’ve also tidied up the notes we made in class:
Hi Year 11 Here are the Macbeth plans you produced in our revision session today. We responded to these two questions: Macbeth’s ‘cannot taint with fear’ suggests fear is something that physically affects you (also perhaps “I have forgotten the taste of fear”). Fear is both intangible – cannot be grasped – (Banquo, for example… Continue reading Y11: Macbeth revision posters
Hi Year 11 In a lunchtime revision session today, Jennifer shared this list of key quotes from all the poems. I said that I’d put it on the blog, so you need to thank Jen for the work. Suggestion: for each of these poems, reduce the list to 3 quotes, each with three or four words… Continue reading Y11 – Power and Conflict quotes from Jennifer!
Here are the slides we used and produced in the lessons on Thursday. First the question. Alongside this is a possible way of structuring your response. It’s one way, not THE way. Some of you might find this too restrictive; others like it because it has a neat division between extract and whole: The first thing… Continue reading Y11: Macbeth revision – exam writing slides
Sometime simple ideas come to me in the process of talking to students … This week, we were talking about the importance of bringing everything back to the ideas of power and conflict – after all, that’s the cluster we’re studying. Getting our heads round these two (let’s face it rather huge) concepts, we decided to… Continue reading Y11 – poetry of power and conflict: the power of the preposition