Easter holiday homework 11g2a

March 27th, 2013

11g2a Homework task:  Deadline Monday 15th April


TASK:  Explore how Patten conveys his thoughts and
feelings in the poem ‘Song for Last year’s Wife’. (24 marks)

Extension task:  Revise and make notes on all of the ‘Relationships’
poems we have studied so far in the Anthology

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EXPERT INFORMATION (Spoken language Study)

February 6th, 2013

Hi, For those of you who wanted it, here are the expert information sheets we used in our groups as preparation for the CA next week!  Hope you find them helpful. . .


Mrs Latham ;)

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11g2a homework set 31st January

January 30th, 2013

This homework is due next Thursday-it will be collected in after our poetry lesson.

Independent writing task:  “How does Shakespeare use imagery, structure and form to present ideas about relationships in Sonnet 116?”

(At least one full side of A4)

If you need help with this task, go to the BBC Bitesize website where you will finds lots of helpful revision material:  Link attached

Sonnet 116 revision guide

Good luck with it -this will be excellent practice for the exam

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11g2a Homework wk beg 14th January

January 16th, 2013


As per your ‘big picture’ sheets, this week’s homework is to create an ‘aide memoire’ for what needs to go into your CA Analysing Spoken Language response.  You should use the mark scheme provided as well as your ‘Skills bank’ sheet to help you to create your own checklist.  (You could do this as a prompt sheet, using questions, e.g. Have I explained the purpose of the converstaion?  Have I discussed the context in which the conversations are taking place and shown how this affects language choices?  Have I used precise terminology? etc.) 

Here is a copy of the ‘Skills bank sheet’ in case you have lost yours.skills-bank-words-and-questions

Here is a copy of the mark scheme too (just in case!)assessment-criteria-for-spoken-language-study-task1

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11g2a homework 7.1.13

January 8th, 2013

Welcome back to the new term!  This week’s homework is to record yourself speaking (on any topic-*see below) for approx 30 seconds and then have a go at transcribing your speech, using the conventions you have learned.  Remember - no punctuation other than capitals for prpoer nouns and apostrophes for possession or contraction, pauses (.), (4.0) and both verbal fillers (you know, like) and non-verbal fillers (um, er) are to be shown.  Non-verbal sounds like (laughing) and (coughing) also to be shown.

*(Describe how to get from your house to the academy/the bus station in detail.  Explain what you did over the Christmas break.  Describe what your favourite film/book/tv programme is and why you think it’s so good. .  talk about any reasonable topic of your choosing!)

This term’s BIG PLAN is ready and you should stick these into your books.  This will show you what we will be doing for CA and for exam this term (Spoken Language and Poetry)!  17 teaching weeks to go folks so let’s make the most of them. . .

Mrs Latham :)

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11g2a homework -Streetcar

November 13th, 2012

A choice for you this time!  Either:

a.  Write a 300-400 word plot synopsis of A Streetcar Named Desire

b.  Complete a storyboard of between 9-12 frames, showing the main plot developments in A Streetcar Named Desire.

(You can use internet guides such as http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/streetcar/summary.html to help you as well as what you learned about the play from watching the 1951 film version.)

DUE THURSDAY 15th November please :)

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11g2a homework week beginning 5th November

November 6th, 2012

autumn-2-sla-11g2a1 (Click for a copy of our BIG PICTURE for this half term)

Welcome back to Autumn term part 2!  We’ll be focusing on ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and continuing with the poetry this half term. 

First homework is to read the review of a recent stage production of ‘Streetcar’.  Go to : http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/aug/02/streetcar-named-desire-review/print

Answer the following questions on paper ready to hand in on Monday 12th November (you get an extra few days as you’ve been busy with Maths revision this week)

1.  What did the reviewer think was so successfulabout this production?

2.  What does this review tell you about the characters of a.) Blanche, b.) Stanley and c.)Mitch?

3.  How does this production use setting and staging for effect?  Find two specific examples.

4.  What do you think is suggested by the key line referred to at the end (”I don’t want realism, I want magic.”) and how does this fit with our learning so far?

If you’d like to check our ‘BIG PICTURE’ from home, you can find it at the top of this post!

Any questions, let me know

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Y11 Monday 8th October

October 7th, 2012

Homework this week is to make sure your notes sheet for the CA is fully complete.  We will be working on these in lessons on Monday and Tuesday.  You will need to have this with you on WEDNESDAY rather than THURSDAY this week as you will need it for the CA.

Reminder that the question is in your books and the focus is on making comparisons and explaining links between the original text and the ‘Retold’ version, and on explaining how language, structure and form contribute to the presentation of character, themes, ideas and meanings..

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Homework sheet Y11

October 7th, 2012

Just in case anyone has lost their copy of the one given out in class -see attached.

Mrs L :)

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Year 12 Private study task

September 26th, 2012
1.  BRING IN A POTENTIAL STYLE MODEL FOR ‘WRITING TO ENTERTAIN’.  This can be an extract from a novel, short story, radio/tv script, a magazine feature article, or anything else which seems to be primarily written to entertain.
2.  Spend approx. 45 mins analysing Tom Leonard’s poem ‘Unrelated Incidents’.
Use the following questions to guide you:
1. How does this poem work on the page and when read aloud? Do we need both to see and hear it to  get a full understanding?
2. How does the poem challenge social attitudes and prejudices about language?  
3.  Is this poem serious or funny or both? Say why.
4.  How does the poet explore the relationship between accent, public speaking and truth?
5.  What do you think is the point of the last two words of the poem?

Any queries, reply via the blog or e-mail me!


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