Mrs Cullis’ Year 9s, 10s and 11s

Mrs. Cullis’ classes Yr 9, 10 and 11 for Wednesday  6th. December

  1. ‘Tell me what man that was..’
  2. ‘The spirits have done it all in one night’.
  3. (Scrooge)’…chuckled ’till he cried’
  4. ‘He went to church…’
  5. ‘Not a farthing less. A great many backpayments are included in it.’

Year 9 and 10 Reading Homework

Task – Read the extract carefully

Question: How does Will Crooks use language to try to convey his disgust at the conditions of the workhouse? (12 marks)

You would need to look for:

  • specific language techniques
  • the impact of individual words and phrases
  • Sentences only if relevant

The main thing to think about in each paragraph is: What (What language), How (quotation), Why (Effect on reader and the writer’s intention).

Paper 2 non-fic workhouse ACC – Reading Homework – Lang2 Q3

Top Tips from the Exam Board:

  • You must analyse the effects of the language.  Without this, you will gain very few marks.
  • The clear message is that the subject terms can only ever enhance the language analysis and cannot replace it. The best responses explore in detail the effect of specific words and phrases.
  • Only analyse at a sentence level if you are sure they have something pertinent to say.
  • When analysing the impact of individual words, make sure your analysis is in context e.g analysing the word in terms of its relevance in the quote

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

Mrs Cullis’ Classes – Quotations

Yr. 11D English Quotations for Learning Homework for 2nd. October

Learn the following quotations and be able to say which theme they relate to:

  1. Witches: ‘Fair is foul and foul is fair’. 1.1
  2. Macbeth: ‘Stars hide your fires/let not light see my black and deep desires. 1.4
  3. Lady Macbeth: ‘Come you spirits…unsex me here’ 1.5
  4. Macbeth: ‘Is this a dagger I see before me?’ 2.1
  5. Lady Macbeth: ‘My hands are of your colour but I shame to wear a heart so white. ‘ 2.2
  6. Macbeth ‘To be thus is nothing but to be safely thus’. 3.1


Yr. 10D and 9B Quotations for Homework for 2nd October

  1. ‘He was a tight-fisted hand to the grind stone’
  2. ..’a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, clutching, covetous old sinner!’
  3. ‘It was cold, bleak biting weather’.
  4. ‘He was all aglow; his face was ruddy and handsome; his eyes sparkled, and his breath smoked again’.
  5. ‘It is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt and Abundance rejoices’.
  6. ‘Foggier yet, and colder, piercing, biting cold.’

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