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.



10A and 9C Quotations

Year 9/ 10

Quote homework: Learn the quotes for a test on 18/10/2017

1. Father is so much kinder than he used to be, that home’s like Heaven!

2. A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still.

3. There was an eager, greedy, restless motion in the eye, which showed the passion that had taken root.

4.There was a boy singing a Christmas Carol at my door last night. I should like to have given him something.

5. Hilli-ho!” cried old Fezziwig, skipping down from the high desk, with wonderful agility​.

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


Mrs Bradbury – 10A and 9C – Quotations HW

  • Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner.
  • Self contained and as solitary as an oyster
  • Tight fisted hand at the grindstone 
  • No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. 
  • Even the blind men’s dogs appeared to know him
  • Identify the technique, analyse the effect on the reader.