Subject focus: English Language and Literature
For the last few weeks, Year 9 has been concentrating on grammar, spelling and punctuation, in preparation for the upcoming Checkpoint exams and next week’s unit test. We’ve also been learning how to write different text types such as persuasive speeches and diary entries; as well as improving our reading comprehension skills. We all want to improve our accuracy!
Year 7 has been working on exploring elements of biographies and autobiographies. We looked at various examples - Nelson Mandela, Katharine Coleman Johnson, and others. The students made timelines based on what they read. This helped them understand how biographies are typically written. They then wrote their own autobiographies from the perspective of being seventy-five.
Now we are working on the elements of fairy tales. They will write and illustrate their own stories.
Year 8 just finished a magazine project where they made seven different pieces: cover, editorial, letter to the editor, main article, special feature, ads, and a pictorial page. We did debates as well, and now we are starting a school newspaper project
27 March: Applied ICT AS practical
29 March: Applied ICT A level practical
April 17-21: Year 9 Checkpoint
May 2 - June 9: IGCSE, AS and A level examinations.
Deputy Principal (Secondary School)