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Lockdown learning in English

Students in all year groups have made impressive efforts in their home learning for English recently.  Here is just a snapshot of what they have been up to:

Year 7 students have been engaged with journey writing and learning about some of Chaucer’s characters from his renowned Canterbury Tales, while Year 8 students have been continuing their study of Romantic poetry.  Their knowledge of key Romantic ideas such as the sublime, nature and children are really helping students add depth to their analyses. In Year 9, students have been exploring a classic Dystopian novel, George Orwell’s Animal Farm, and in Year 10, students have been busy getting to grips with some of the poems from the AQA Power and Conflict anthology in readiness for part of their GCSE English literature exam next year.  Year 11 have been super busy since Christmas, preparing for and then completing a national writing task.  Many of our Key Stage 5 students in English language, English literature and film studies are well underway with some really interesting NEA work or continuing to learn about new concepts around poetry, film and spoken and written language.

The English Faculty would like to extend a really big “well done” to students and their families for such a brilliant effort.