Creative Writing Re-Sit Emergency Package
Feb04

Creative Writing Re-Sit Emergency Package

This post includes the essential ingredients for you to use to develop your creative writing piece which you’ll start writing during class on Thursday. 1. The Question: A newspaper invites young people to write articles about film or TV adverts they love or loathe. Write the piece you would send to the newspaper.  2. Sample...

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Of Mice and Men – Character Paragraphs: Annotated Drafts
Feb13

Of Mice and Men – Character Paragraphs: Annotated Drafts

As preparation for developing a piece of extended analytical writing in relation to the novel Of Mice and Men, the students explored a range of dimensions of s self-selected character and then wrote paragraphs to express their conclusions. To follow are some drafts of these paragraphs, written by students that we annotated for improvement as a...

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Exemplar: Theme Study Presentation
Feb10

Exemplar: Theme Study Presentation

Chris Lewis presents to the class on the findings of his longitudinal Theme Investigation into Communism.

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Exemplar: Spoken Language Study
Jan06

Exemplar: Spoken Language Study

Alex’s Spoken Language study piece provides a good representation of what a student who is achieving higher grades needs to pursue to improve further. It’s also useful as a reference point for those working towards such grades. Here is his original work with teacher annotations. You can also visit his blog to see the process he underwent to achieve this...

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Mr Waugh’s Paragraph Effort: Futility by Wilfred Owen
Dec14

Mr Waugh’s Paragraph Effort: Futility by Wilfred Owen

Futility by Wilfred Owen The title, Futility, is the key to unlocking the deeper meaning of this intensely personal poem by Wilfred Owen. Owen, a young soldier who served in the trenches of World War I, writes in these seemingly simple lines of coming across a recently-dead soldier in an open field. He writes of the illogical, but somehow also profoundly understandable, impulse to move the soldier, who is still warm, into the sun to...

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Exemplar: Theme Study Written Report
Nov09

Exemplar: Theme Study Written Report

This written report by Jonas Kalvis goes well beyond the minimum requirements of this task, but as such, it also provides an excellent example of where you could take this project if you want...

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