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.

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?

9A and 10BX & Y Quotations – Due Wednesday 4th October

  1. “Every idiot who goes around with Merry Xmas on his lips… should be buried with a stake of holly through his heart”
  2. “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?”
  3. “If they would rather die, they had better do it and decrease the surplus population”
  4. “It’s not my business”
  5. “A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still – Scrooge sobbed.”

Learn each quotation.  For each quotation, analyse it for language and for what it suggests about Scrooge.


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.