Year 11 PPEs

Year 11 will sit an English Literature PPE in December.

ALL exams are closed book meaning you will NOT have access to the texts.  You will be given an extract from Macbeth and one pre-printed Anthology poem.

Create Flashcards and use the PIXL LIT APP to learn quotations.

Paper 1

Macbeth

Shakespeare question ONLY.

Read the extract and link to the whole text.

Skills required: Reading ladder (all tiers) Using terminology. Analysing specific choices of words, literature techniques and sentence structures. Commenting on audience reaction and specific dramatic effects. Links to context (James I/Witchcraft/Machiavellian characteristics).

 

Paper 2

An Inspector Calls

Read the question and structure an answer linked to the whole text.

Skills required: Reading ladder (all tiers) Using terminology. Analysing specific choices of words, Literature techniques and sentence structures. Commenting on audience reaction and specific dramatic effects. Links to context (Socialism and capitalism. Women’s rights. Social responsibility. Events in 1912 and 1945. Greek Unities and Freytags’ narrative structure)

SPAG marks.

Section B

One question on your chosen Poetry Anthology.  Comparing two poems.

One question on an unseen poem

One question comparing two unseen poems.

Skills required: Reading ladder (all tiers) Using terminology. Analysing specific choices of words, poetic techniques and sentence structures. Commenting on reader reaction and specific feelings and thoughts. Comparing.

 

Find revision materials here

Work on it Wednesday

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Meet in the English area every Wednesday lunch for English advice and support.

Please come equipped with an area for development.

It could be:

  • SPAG work.
  • Using the reading ladder.
  • Understanding plot and themes.
  • Writing tools.

Open to all Year groups.

Stealing the show

We hope Year 6 enjoyed their visit to South Holderness.

The suspect who stole the guitar *drum roll*

Brett Power

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He just couldn’t cope with being a roadie- he aspired to be in a band and in the end jealousy drove him to commit the crime.

Well done if you solved the mystery!

 

January Writing Challenge Winner

Keavy Day Year 8:

I will attempt to actually keep any resolution I make, so I don’t have to throw this list away with the previous hopes and dreams of years before, including to-do lists and never-gonna’-happen projects, which I’d much sooner forget about than actually do.

I will try to be a better person to other people, so nobody has to feel upset because of anything I’ve said, so hopefully my voice will be associated with positivity, and people will see me as nice instead of a grumpy person who doesn’t get along with most of humanity.

I will carry on being happy, no matter what may happen, and try to miss people in a less negative way, so I don’t forget about those that I love, but I don’t have to be upset them by upsetting myself.

I will pursue my hobbies, (less philosophical than the last two, I know) so I can finally draw hands, and actually learn to play an instrument, so I can stop drawing people on intricate hand-hiding poses, or violently “strumming” an un-tuned guitar until it sounds somewhat decent.

I will actually get things I’ve wanted to do done, which probably contradicts previous resolutions, but alas, I can dream.

I will, in conclusion, make sure that 2016 is a better year than the last, and make sure that I avoid most bad things, like eating terribly so I end up at the doctors office with acid problems, or doing homework the night before and making a piece of garbage, and most importantly of all, I will actually get some flipping sleep.

Monthly Writing Challenge

Every month the English department will challenge you to a writing task.

Winners will be published on this very site.

At the end of the year all winning pieces will be published within our very own SHTC book of writing stars.

Here’s the first challenge Jan 2016

Deadline: 1st Feb 2016

Submit: Via email to your English teacher.

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