10BX Quotations – Due Wednesday 22nd November

For each quotation, analyse the language, learn it and be clear on who it is referring to and what is the intention.

  1. “The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached.”
  2. Scrooge feared the silent shape so much that his legs trembled beneath him.”
  3. “I fear you more than any spectre I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good,”
  4. “Spirit,” said Scrooge, shuddering from head to foot. “I see, I see. The case of this unhappy man might be my own. My life tends that way, now.”
  5. “Still the Ghost pointed downward to the grave by which it stood.”



10BX and 10BY – Quotations – Due Wednesday 8th November

Learn quotes paying particular attention to who they refer to and their meaning i.e what is being implied?

  1. “A jolly giant who bore a glowing torch with a cheery voice and a joyful air”
  2. “Spirit,” said Scrooge submissively, “conduct me where you will.”
  3. “If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, none other of my race,” returned the Ghost, “will find him here. What then? If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”
  4. “Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be in the sight of heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man’s child”
  5. “They are Man’s. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware for I see that written which is Doom.”


Year 9, 10 and 11 Writing Homework – Due 6th November



Success Criteria:

Use the Raise your game facts. You could also use the ‘Prison, me – no way!’ talk from a couple of years ago.

Ensure that it is a Speech
• 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 9/10 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.



9A and 10BX Quotations – Due TUESDAY 17th October

Please note that these are due on Tuesday, due to speaking exams next week on Monday and Wednesday.

Homework: For each quotation, learn the quotation and analyse what language is there and how you might link to relevant aspects of context. 

  1. It was a strange figure – like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man
  2. Clear jet of light
  3. A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still
  4. School – poorly furnished, cold and vast
  5. I should like to have given him something: that’s all
  6. No more work tonight. Christmas Eve, Dick. Christmas, Ebeneezer.