AQA · For Pupils · literature · poetry · Uncategorized

Y11 – poetry of power and conflict: the power of the preposition

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

AQA · Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde · For Pupils · literature · Uncategorized

Y11 some key Jekyll and Hyde quotes

Here are some key quotes from Jekyll and Hyde. There is a lot I know, but we will be working with these in next Tuesday’s revision session. Can you find out what the quote refers to/who says it? Do you notice any patterns? Ape-like fury Rich lurid brown like the light of some strange conflagration… Continue reading Y11 some key Jekyll and Hyde quotes

AQA · Language Paper 2 · Uncategorized

Redhill Revision – here are the tips for paper 2 English Language

GCSE English Language: Some Exam Tips for Paper 2. I have put a PPT here – it’s the one we’re using in class  In this paper, you are asked to read two extracts of non-fiction ONE will be from the 19th century ONE will be contemporary – either 20th or 21st century  There are FOUR… Continue reading Redhill Revision – here are the tips for paper 2 English Language

AQA · English · For Pupils · Spoken language · Uncategorized · viewpoint · Writing

Spoken Language Independent Study

Year 11 – here are the slides from the lessons this week. Remember: a) choose your articles carefully; don’t just print off Wikipedia. You need to have articles that have a clear point of view on the topic. (They don’t necessarily have to be opposing viewpoints, but it might help you in your comparisons). b)… Continue reading Spoken Language Independent Study

AQA · AQA new specification · Uncategorized · viewpoint

GCSE English Language paper 1: question 4

This is the 20 mark ‘critical evaluation’ question – the one where the question seems to be longer than your answer. But don’t worry – this question is supposed to be a chance for you to really show off your ability to connect with what a writer is trying to say and the effects they are… Continue reading GCSE English Language paper 1: question 4