Year 9/10 Reading Task – Half Term – Due Tuesday 31st October

Hopefully you all have bought a copy of the text now.  However if you don’t a link to an online copy is below.


  • Read Stave 3 of A Christmas Carol.
  • You will be tested on your understanding of this after half term.

To help you, here is a link to an online revision guide.



Year 11 – Reading Task Half Term – Due Tuesday 31st October

Your task is to re-read An Inspector Calls. You will be tested on your knowledge of this after half term in preparation for your mock examinations in November.

If you do not have your own copy of the text, we strongly advise you to get one.  However there is a copy here:



  • Themes
  • Plot
  • Character
  • Context

Spoken English Preparation over the weekend – Year 11A, B and C

Speaking and listening topics

Spoken Language – Lessons for scheme

Please make sure that you are ready for your appointment on either Monday or Wednesday.

If you are not sure when your appointment is, please ask your English teacher.

Remember that you should speak for 3-4 minutes and then answer questions for 3-4 minutes.

The mark scheme is on the attached powerpoint.

11D and 11E will complete their appointment after half term.


Mrs Cullis Classes HW – Due Weds 18th October

Mrs. Cullis’s Classes Learning Homework for Wednesday 18th October

YEAR 11 Learn these quotations which all link to witches and their language.

  1. ‘Thrice the brindled cat hath mew’d’
  2. ‘Cool it with a baboon’s blood
  3. Then the charm is firm and good.’
  4. ‘’By the pricking of my thumbs,
  5. Something evil this way comes;’
  6. ‘You secret, black and midnight hags’


YEARS 9 and 10:

Learn the following quotations which are from Stave Three and about the Spirit of Christmas Present:

  1. ’The walls and ceiling were so hung with living green’.
  2. ‘A mighty blaze went roaring up the chimney’.
  3. ‘A glowing torch, not unlike Plenty’s horn.’
  4. ‘It was clothed in one simple green robe…bordered with white fur’.
  5. ‘Its capacious breast was bare’.
  6. ‘Its feet…were also bare.’
  7. ‘Its dark brown curls were long and free’.
  8. ‘ its genial face, its sparkling eyes, its open hand, its cheery voice, its unconstrained demeanour, and its joyful air’
  9. ‘in easy state upon this couch there sat a jolly giant’ 



YEAR 8BX Learn these spellings (and their meanings) from ‘Animal Farm’.

  1. Unanimously
  2. Prance
  3. Relentless
  4. Political
  5. Determined
  6. Blithely
  7. Ambush
  8. Compelled
  9. Appetite
  10. Triumph




  1. Coincide
  2. Increasingly
  3. Ignorant
  4. Lieutenant
  5. Dismissively
  6. Preferred
  7. Opportunity
  8. Opposite
  9. Incumbent
  10. Criticized

9D and 10D Quotations – Due Wednesday 18th October

  1. ‘Would you so soon put out, with worldly hands, the light I give?’
  2. ‘A solitary child, neglected by his friends’
  3. ‘I wish… but it’s too late now.’
  4. ‘The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.’
  5. ‘I should like to be able to say a word or two to be clerk just now!’

11C Quotations – Due Wednesday 18th

  1. ‘bullets smacking the belly out of the air’
  2. ‘His blood shadow stays on the street’
  3. ‘my stomach busy making tucks, darts, pleats’
  4. ‘of running children in a nightmare heat’
  5. ‘might fly our lives like paper kites’
  6. ‘They accuse me… They accuse me’
  7. ‘Dem tell me what they want to tell me’
  8. ‘which had been the better way to die’


Learn these, know which poem they’re from and be able to tell me about their meanings.

11A Quotations – Ozymandias – Due Tuesday 17th October

Ozymandias – Percy Shelley
NO. Quotation Explanation L R
1 ‘Two vast and trunkless legs of stone/ Stand in the desert’      
2 ‘Half sunk, a shattered visage lies’      
3 ‘Wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command’      
4 ‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’      
5 ‘Nothing beside remains’      
6 ‘Colossal wreck, boundless and bare’      
7 ‘The lone and level sands stretch far away’      
MQs ‘sneer’   ‘shattered’   ‘wreck’     ‘mocked’   ‘decay’     ‘lone’     ‘antique’     ‘lifeless’