Thursday, 14 July 2011
Not long to go until the summer holidays!
Because of Activities Day, Wednesday was our last lesson of Y12; I feel it passed rather unceremoniously. I hope that you've enjoyed your learning in English over the last year. It is a steep learning curve from GCSE; the move from AS to A2 is another curve. I think you've all done very well and I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching you this year, which has flown by. I am very much looking forward to see you progress in Y13 and see you move into life beyond school.
It is essential that you are able to learn independently. The split should be 40% / 60%. 40% input from me; 60% input from you. You need to learn to work independently to prepare for University.
You need to have completed essays to me by next Wednesday morning. If you're going to Florence, that should be before 3am on Saturday. If you've given me a decent chunk of work, I'll get that back to you ASAP. Look at the AOs I gave you. Critical vocab from the lesson will be up as a link here as soon as possible too.
To be very clear, you are writing an essay (1200-1500 words) looking at National Trust from a Marxist critical perspective. This will be part of your coursework. It will also be useful to get to terms with writing about a text from a critical perspective.
Let me know if you've any problems.
They'll be another post with a summer reading list so do not check this in September!
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Monday, 11 July 2011
It is nearly the end of term and then we can all have a break. A reminder that this isn't the time for holidays and watching video lessons; we need to work on our A Level English until the end of term when we then have a break. I know the temptation is to sit back now, believe me, I feel that too, but we need to power through to the end! I'd also like to point out that government cuts mean that you have reduced teaching hours so every second counts...Right. Lecture over! Last week we looked at historical context, an Assessment Objective of course. The document for this are available ein the Student Shared/ Ms Caldwell/ Y12 English. You can access this via Barracuda.
Your homework is to have at least 900 words of your first draft of your essay:
An analysis of National Trust by Tony Harrison and an evaluation of how it could be related to Marxism.
Everyone should have this, even if you have been away.
Email me if you have any problems or questions.
BTW: something very weird has happened with the formatting of this post - please ignore.
Monday, 4 July 2011
|A Cornish Tin Mine|
This is a bit late - sorry.
In this week's lesson, where you were all present so no need to go over everything that we did, we did a close analysis of National Trust and considered Marxist interpretation of the poem.
We'll develop this understanding next lesson when we look in detail at the context.
For your homework then I would like you to do the same as last week: write a paragraph about an extract from the poem form a Marxist perspective. This should be much easier after last week's lesson. You do not need to sign in you can leave the comment anonymously (as long as you can prove to me that the paragraph is yours). Once you've done these homeworks you've got two excellent paragraphs for your course work. Let's get these posted ASAP!
In next lesson we will look in detail at the context. (AO4)
Let me know if you have any problems.
Happy birthday btw ES!