GCSE Revision Club
The English department begins a GCSE English revision programme on 24th September which will run on Mondays from 3pm - 3.45pm in A11 led by various members of the English department. Attendance will be on a voluntary basis but there are some students for whom these sessions will be compulsory.
The PPE (Pre-Public exams) for English Language are on 6th November (Paper 1) and 8th November (Paper 2) so the initial focus of the programme will be on preparing for these.
It is recommended that students purchase copies of the York Study Guides for the set texts ('Romeo and Juliet', 'Jekyll and Hyde', 'An Inspector Calls', 'Love and Relationships Poetry' and 'Unseen Poetry'). These are available from all good bookshops as well as Amazon, often in bundles. The workbooks that go with these are also very useful.
Additionally, websites such as Seneca Learning, BBC Bitesize and Mr Bruff on YouTube offer excellent revision resources. The optimal revision strategy for success in English is 'Distributed Learning' which means starting early and building knowledge/skills over time. Cramming does not help. With that in mind, please support your daughter to organise and begin her revision for English from September.
Literature Film Club
Students in Years 10-13 are invited by the English Department to take part in their Literature Film Club.
Every month, a film is selected and promoted for students to watch and discuss. The films are all based on novels and will inform their wider reading...