I set you your first essay task this week. We discussed how to go about planning, structuring and writing the essay to move on from GCSE format through to a more mature style at AS. The task you were given was to answer the question: How does Fitzgerald establish the characters of Daisy, Nick, Tom […]
This week we have made a start on our first set text – ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F Scott Fitzgerald. We read the first chapter and started to consider the main characters – we made CVs for Nick, our narrator, and wrote in perspective from either Daisy/Tom/Jordan’s viewpoint of the scene where Tom is called […]
Dear all, if you are wanting to find out more about the course and the requirements for the year, please follow the link below which takes you to the examination board website. We are studying AQA English Literature B.At AS Level, you will be completing Unit 1 (Aspects of Narrative), taught by me and assessed […]
We came up with and debated the merits of a number of definitions of English and why we study it. For first lesson on a Tuesday morning, I think we managed to come up with some impressive ideas and began to use the skills of questioning, critiquing and evaluating opinions. All of this will stand […]
Hello Year 12 and welcome to your English blog. I will update this with information about the course, reading guidance and other useful English resources. I would really welcome your contributions as the term goes on.