Archive for September, 2012

Gone but not forgotten

Posted: September 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

To all my students, I won’t be in next week (1st-5th October) but that doesn’t mean I won’t be keeping a close eye on your progress! Please be reminded that I expect all class and homework tasks to be completed in my absence so that when I return, everything is up to date.

On another note, a big well done to my year 10 class who completed their first piece of controlled conditions coursework this week. I’ve been thoroughly impressed with your focus and excellent conduct during lessons. I really hope you all get the results you deserve.

So I’ll see you all very soon, take care and work hard!


Up and running

Posted: September 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

As week 2 of the term begins, things are beginning to fall into place. Classes are settling nicely and our topics and themes are well underway.

Check out your year page for the latest resources to support your learning.


Getting to know you

Posted: September 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

As the first week of term draws to close I’ve had the chance to meet all my new classes. By now you should all have a good idea about the work that lies ahead. Everyone has been asked to take a look at the Blog and I look forward to hearing your feedback and ideas.

Years 8 and 9 will be completing a short writing assessment so that I can get to know you a little better. Year 10 will begin working on their first piece of GCSE coursework based on the title or line of a Shakespeare play and year 11 have started their Literature course which will lead them towards the completion of their coursework unit based on Lord of the Flies and Twelfth Night.

For years 12 and 13 we’ll be starting the AS and A2 course in earnest next week. Hopefully you’ll be purchasing your texts and carrying out the research I’ve set you on your respective authors (Oscar Wilde for AS and John Ford for A2). Take a look at the pages dedicated to you to find helpful research resources.

I’m really looking forward to teaching you all over the coming year!