Expanding Your Vocabulary through Reading

The best way to expand your vocabulary is to read. This is the advice that is always given and it can be frustrating either because a) reading is not something you enjoy or b) you already read a lot. Here are a few tips to help you whether you are a reluctant or enthusiastic reader:

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Revision Sessions for GCSE Students (Language & Literature)

Please find below the scheduled revision sessions for English Language and English Literature.

Tues 8th March: Literature Paper 1 Answering Part A Three sessions organised by target grade
Session 1 – A/A* (Miss Holmes: Lecture Theatre)
Session 2 – B/C (Mr Moss H016)
Session 3 – C/D (Miss Hogg H017)

Tues 15th March: Language Reading Workshops Workshops available by invitation only
Workshop 1 – Question 2 (Mrs Lavender H007)
Workshop 2 – Question 4 (Mr Hoskin H016)
Workshop 3 – CIE Language (Mrs Miles H014)

(Easter Holiday)

Tues 5th April: Language Writing Workshops Workshops available by invitation only
Workshop 1 – Question 5 (Miss Holmes H008)
Workshop 2 – Question 6 (Mr Moss H006)
Workshop 3 – CIE Language (Miss Hogg H017)

Tues 12th April: Literature Paper 1 Answering Part B Three sessions organised by target grade
Session 1 – A*/A (Mrs Lavender: Lecture Theatre)
Session 2 – B/C (Mr Hoskin H016)
Session 3 – C/D (Mrs Miles H014)

Tues 19th April: Language Reading Workshops These workshops will be restricted in number – students will need to sign up in advance
Session 1 – Question 2 (Mrs Lavender H007)
Session 2 – Question 4 (Mr Hoskin H016)
Session 3 – CIE Language (Mrs Miles H014)

Tues 26th April: Language Writing Workshops These workshops will be restricted in number – students will need to sign up in advance
Workshop 1 – Question 5 (Miss Holmes H008)
Workshop 2 – Question 6 (Mr Moss H006)
Workshop 3 – CIE Language (Miss Hogg H017)

Tues 3rd May: Literature Paper 2 Answering Question Part A Three sessions organised by target grade
Session 1 – A*/A (Mr Hoskin: Lecture Theatre)
Session 2 – B/C (Mrs Lavender H007)
Session 3 – C/D (Mr Taylor H018) 

Tues 10th May: Literature Paper 2 Unseen Poetry Three sessions organised by target grade
Session 1 – A*/A (Mr Moss: Lecture Theatre)
Session 2 – B/C (Miss Hogg H017)
Session 3 – C/D (Mrs Miles H014)

Spy Fiction

spies

Competition:

  1. What are the ingredients of a great spy story?
  2. Name some famous spies in literature or film that you can find.
  3. What are the four stages of a story?

A Silver Merit for the first right answers and Bronze will go to other comments with good ideas (must be different from previous comments).

Good luck!