Year 8 Writing HW – Due Monday 2nd October



Year 11 – Writing Homework – Due Monday 2nd October


• a clear address to an audience

• effectively linked sections

• phrases that make it clear that an audience is being addressed

• a clear sign off e.g. ‘Thank you for listening’.

Write to persuade
• formal

• the introduction and main body only include your point of view

• evidence / statistics

• present tense

• modal verbs: could / should / would / may

• phrases to add information: also / in addition / furthermore

• causal conjunctions

• the conclusion states your view again and says what should happen now

Remember TECHNICAL Accuracy:

  • Remember to paragraph your work.
  • Use full stops and capital letters.
  • Try to use ambitious vocabulary.

Year 9 and 10 Homework – Due Monday 2nd October


Write an article for a broadsheet newspaper in which you explain your point of view on this statement.

Article – What does it need?
• a clear title

• subheadings

• an introductory paragraph

• effectively sequenced paragraphs.

Write to explain
• formal

• present tense

• paragraphs start with a topic sentence

• there is a logical sequence to the explanation

• causal conjunctions: because / as a result of / despite / therefore / however / so / yet / consequently / even though

• evidence / statistics are used


  • Remember to paragraph your work.
  • Use full stops and capital letters.
  • Try to use ambitious vocabulary.

11A Spellings – Due Weds 27th Sept

The spellings this week all relate to Eva Smith/ Daisy Renton.

Adjectives you MUST use to describe Eva Smith

when writing about her.

Learn the words and the meanings – you will be tested next week.

1. Stoical – enduring pain and hardship without showing one’s feelings or complaining

2. Diligent – having or showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties

3. Righteous – morally right or justifiable

4. Audacious – showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks

5. Vulnerable – exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally

6. Weak – lacking power

7. Underprivileged – (of a person) not enjoying the same standard of living or rights as the majority of people in a society

8. Stalwart – loyal, reliable, and hard-working

9. Broken – (of a person) having given up all hope; despairing

10. Desperate – feeling or showing a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with


10BX/ 10BY and 9A Spellings – due Wednesday 27th September

The spellings this week all relate to Stave One of A Christmas Carol or the context.  Ensure that you learn the spelling but also are clear on the meaning.  This will be checked!

  1. Political Diatribe
  2. Zeitgeist
  3. Covetous
  4. Allegory
  5. Misanthropic
  6. Loneliness
  7. Tension
  8. Present Participles
  9. Analepsis
  10. Anaphora

Year 8 Reading HW – Due Monday 25th September

This homework is a reading Homework.  In this type of Homework you are expected to read an extract and answer a few questions to check your understanding.

Please complete all questions in full sentences.

See the attached document below.

If you need to please ask your teacher for a paper copy, but remember that we want to save the trees as far as possible.

Oliver Twist – Set 18th September