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 9/10/11 Writing HW – Due 16th October


Success Criteria:

  • A formal letter with all the correct features: Two addresses, correct salutations, date
  • Paragraphs – Remember TiPToP
  • Full Punctuation
  • Accurate spelling
  • Use of the Raise your game facts
  • Use of the 5 words listed:   affection; sanctuary; crusade; explicit; underlying

AO3 – Reading Homework – year 9 and 10 – Due Monday 9th October

Research interesting facts about how the Victorians celebrated Christmas, using these websites;

Answer these questions, with FULL responses:

1.What food or drink was commonly present during Victorian Christmas celebrations?

2.What did people usually do on Christmas day in the mid to late 19th century?

3.What Victorian traditions still exist in our Christmas celebrations today?

4.What presents were commonly given?

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.

Year 9/ 10 HW – Reading – Due Monday 25th September

Year 9 and 10

Please attempt these questions.  They will feel familiar as you answered similar Qs in your end of year exams last year. This homework should take you approximately 20-30 minutes.

If you need to, please request a printed copy from your teacher.

See the attached:

Great Expectations Questions for HW

Great Expectations INSERT


Year 9/10 HW – Reading and Writing – Due Wednesday 13th September

Reading Task:

Firstly read the attached powerpoint carefully.  Make notes on relevant information; this knowledge will be needed to complete the written task.

Contextual understanding A CC


Written Task: See Image above.

Imagine that you are a Victorian philanthropist (you believe in being charitable towards the poor and helping them) like Dickens.

Write a letter to Queen Victoria attempting to convince her to do more to help the situation of the poor in Victorian cities.

For additional information about conditions, watch the following clips:

Industrial revolution

Child Labour

Children in Education

Year 10 – How to answer each question for language Paper 1

Read the document thoroughly.  ensure that you pay close attention to what you do in each question and how long it should take you.

Paper 1 Overview

These are the AIC Language Papers.  Feel free to complete as many as you can.

An Inspector Calls Language Paper 1 Revision

Some of you may find it useful to learn some of these sentence stems for each question.

Language Paper 1 Sentence stems

There are some additional practice papers attached below:

The Woman in Black INSERT Paper 1 RB

The Woman in Black Paper 1 RB

AQA Paper 1 Section A To Kill a Mockingbird extract MLy