Y7 & Y8 – 28/04/17

Due: 02/05 (Set: 28/04)

Title: More Than This

Task: Read the extract and write one further paragraph for Paper 1 Question 2 (8 marks). How does the writer use language here to bring the sea to life?

You could include the writer’s choice of:

  • Words and phrases
  • Language features and techniques
  • Sentence forms

But the current is too strong. It allows him tantalizingly near the surface but spins him upside down before he can get there, dragging him closer to the rocks.

The waves toy with him as he tries again.

And fails.

Then, without warning, the game the sea seems to have been playing, the cruel game of keeping him just alive enough to think he might make it, that game seems to be over.

 

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Y10 – 28/04/17

Due: 03/05 (Set: 28/04)

Title: Writer’s Method

Task: Using the two warehouse sources write the framework of two paragraphs, focussing on:

  1. What is the attitude?
  2. What is the evidence?
  3. What is the Writer’s Method and how does it reveal the attitude?
  4. How is that attitude or writer’s method different in the second source?
  5. What is the evidence?
  6. What is the Writer’s Method and how does it reveal the attitude?

Y9 – 27/04/17

Due: 02/05 (Set: 27/04)

Title: Manderley

Task: Read the extract and answer Paper 1 Questions 1 (4 marks) and 2 (8 marks)

Extract – Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier (Chapter One)

Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again. It seemed to me that I was passing through the iron gates that led to the driveway. The drive was just a narrow track now, its stony surface covered with grass and weeds. Sometimes, when I thought I had lost it, it would appear again, beneath a fallen tree or beyond a muddy pool formed by the winter rains. The trees had thrown out new low branches which stretched across my way. I came to the house suddenly, and stood there with my heart beating fast and tears filling my eyes.

There was Manderley, our Manderley, secret and silent as it had always been, the grey stone shining in the moonlight of my dream. Time could not spoil the beauty of those walls, nor of the place itself, as it lay like a jewel in the hollow of a hand. The grass sloped down towards the sea, which was a sheet of silver lying calm under the moon, like a lake undisturbed by wind or storm. I turned again to the house, and I saw that the garden had run wild, just as the woods had done. Weeds were everywhere. But moonlight can play strange tricks with the imagination, even with a dreamer’[s imagination. As I stood there, I could swear that the house was not an empty shell, but lived and breathed as it had lived before. Light came from the windows, the curtains blew softly in the night air, and there, in the library, the door stood half open as we had left it, with my handkerchief on the table beside the bowl of autumn flowers.

Then a cloud came over the moon, like a dark hand across a face. The memories left me. I looked again at an empty shell, with no whisper of the past about its staring walls. Our fear and suffering were gone now. When I thought about Manderley in my waking hours I would not be bitter; I would think of it as it might have been, if I could have lived there without fear. I would remember the rose garden in summer, and the birds that sang there; tea under the trees, and the sound of the sea coming up to us from the shore below. I would think of the flowers blown from the bushes, and the Happy Valley. These things could never lose their freshness.

Paper 1 Question 1

Read the first paragraph of the extract (above)
List four things from this part of the text that describes the grounds of Manderley

[4 marks]

Paper 1 Question 2

Look in detail at the second paragraph of the extract (above).
How does the writer use language here to describe the house?
You could include the writer’s choice of:

  • Words and phrases
  • Language features and techniques
  • Sentence forms

[8 marks]

Y7, 8 and 10 – 25/04/17

Due: 28/04/17 (Issued: 25/04/17)

Task: Revise the wordclasses

 

  1. What is an abstract noun?
  2. Give three examples of abstract nouns.
  3. Explain the difference between comparative and superlative adjectives.
  4. What is a modal verb?
  5. Give three examples of modal verbs.
  6. What do you call words which join sentences together?
  7. What is a preposition?
  8. Give three examples of prepositions.
  9. What is a determiner?
  10. Which word class is ‘absolutely’?

 
Answers

1. a noun denoting an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object
2. truth, danger, happiness
3. Adjectives with two syllables can form the comparative either by adding -er or by preceeding the adjective with more. These adjectives form the superlative either by adding -est or by preceeding the adjective with most. In many cases, both forms are used, although one usage will be more common than the other.
4. an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility.
5. English modal verbs include must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might.
6. Conjunctions / connectives
7. a word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause, as in ‘the man on the platform’, ‘she arrived after dinner’, ‘what did you do it for ?’.
8. Before, after, above, below, to, at, by, beneath, through
9. a word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause, as in ‘the man on the platform’, ‘she arrived after dinner’, ‘what did you do it for ?’.
10. adverb

Y10 – 05/04/17

Due: 07/04/17 (Issued: 05/04/17)

Task: Rewrite your answer, to include 3 paragraphs of (at least) 2 quotations in each.

You need to refer to source A and source B for this question:

Both sources give details about a factory setting.

Use details from both sources to write a summary of the differences between Dickens’ blacking-warehouse and Amazon’s Swansea warehouse.

[8 marks]

Y9 – 03/04/17

Due: 07/04 (Issued: 03/04)

Title: The theme of Love

How is the theme of love expressed by the characters of Miss Havisham, Estella and Pip?

Musts

  • Create a single, unified answer which develops the negativity expressed about love, its characteristics and its effects

Quotations

1.What is suggested about Pip by the phrase:
“I slipped hopelessly back into the coarse and common boy again.” (p.200)

2.How does Pip describe his treatment in the phrase:
“she lured me on.” (p.201)

3.What is Estella’s perception of having a heart?
“I have no softness there, no – sympathy – sentiment – nonsense.” (p.202)

4.How does Miss Havisham describe “real love”?
“It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter – as I did!” (p.204)

Y8 – 03/04/17

Due: 07/04 (Issued: 03/04)

Title: Contrasting Snowball and Napoleon

Musts

  • Rewrite your existing classwork
  • Embed your quotations
  • Infer meaning – why has the writer described each in this way?

You need to refer to Snowball and Napoleon for this question:

Use details from both characters. Write a summary of the differences between Snowball and Napoleon.

  • How are Snowball and Napoleon different?
  • Use quotations
  • Infer meaning from the quotation

Sentence Starters

Snowball is presented as…
This means / suggests / shows…
However, Napoleon…
This means / suggests / shows…