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)

Book Review: We Were Liars by e. lockhart

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Mrs Lavender recommended this book to me and I read it one weekend – I couldn’t put it down! It is a story of a privileged, rich family and the teenage cousins who summer together every year.

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The protagonist, Cadence, has suffered some kind of brain injury which means she doesn’t remember what happened to her on the island two years ago. She returns to the island aged seventeen and tries to piece together the events that have had such a huge impact on her and her family.

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It is emotional and brilliantly told. The characters felt so real and I loved them all. It is poetic and yet realistic and it took my breath away with its ending. I would definitely recommend this Young Adult book which is probably suitable from Year 9.

Favourite quotation: ‘Be a little kinder than you have to’

English Student Leaders

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Are you interested in becoming a student leader for the English department?

Becoming a English student leader can be a rewarding addition to school life, with it also being an ideal opportunity to obtain extra points for your CV when you apply for College or University. You get to take part in raising the profile of the English department in North Leamington School and can work as a team with others who wish to be involved in the English department.

During last year’s English leaders journey, we managed to organise a 500 words competition for KS3 and received over 145 entries! We even managed to give out prizes to the winners and the leaders thoroughly enjoyed being able to present prizes in assembly. We also began the organisation of a spelling bee which we plan to continue this year so we are able to hold the spelling bee!

This year, we plan to continue the spelling bee which we began last year, we hope that the new leaders can add more ideas into our event. We would also aim to organise a variety of activities , from assisting people within the department with individual events and working on input from the leaders to make any leader’s idea a reality.

If you are interested in becoming a student leader, come along to H017 lunchtimes on Thursdays at 1.20pm.

Baseline Tests for Year 7

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This week we will be carrying out baseline tests for year 7 which cover reading and writing skills as well as spelling.

These tests are nothing to be worried about; they simply allow us to ensure that you are placed in the group that will be best for you. If you have any concerns, please speak to your current English teacher or Mrs Lavender.

Final Revision Sessions

Just a reminder that you are strongly recommended to attend my revision session on Monday 1st June between 1210 and 1310. It is the day before your first language exam and would be very useful.

I will also be available to help with revision on Wednesday 3rd June 1110 and 1210 and Thursday 4th June 1210 to 1310 before your second Language exam.