Y11 – Jekyll and Hyde

ISSUE: Monday 21st January 2019
DUE: Monday 28th January 2019
TASKS:

  1. Read, revise and review all sections 1s from the knowledge organiser (2 pages):
    Knowledge Organiser – Jekyll and Hyde
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Y11 – Creative & Descriptive Writing

ISSUE: Monday 7th January 2019
DUE: Monday 14th January 2019
TASKS:

  1. Read, revise and review all sections 1s from the knowledge organiser (2 pages):
    Knowledge Organiser – Creative and Descriptive Writing
  2. Write the opening 200 words of a story:Protagonist: a person who finds themself in an environment with extreme weather
    Describe the weather and describe how it affects your protagonist (what is happening to them? Where are they going?)
    How might they have ended up there?
    Include a thought (use speech marks)
    Use descriptions from the poems to help you (Exposure and Storm on the Island are good examples).
    Be sure to use capital letters, fullstops and paragraphs

Y7 – Romantics Poetry

ISSUE: Monday 21st January 2019
DUE: Monday 18th January 2019
TASKS:

  1. Read, revise and review all sections 2s from the knowledge organiser (2 pages): Knowledge Organiser – Poetry – Romantics

Fantasy Fiction

ISSUE: Monday 3rd December 2018
DUE: Monday 10th December 2018
TASKS:

  1. Read, revise and review all sections 1s from the knowledge organiser (2 pages):Knowledge Organiser – Fantasy Fiction

Macbeth

ISSUE: Monday 21st January 2019
DUE: 28th January 2019
TASKS:

  1. Read, revise and review all sections 3s from the knowledge organiser (2 pages):
    Knowledge Organiser – Macbeth
  2. Read the article:
    Article – Subverting the Chain of Being – part 2 – Lady Macbeth
  3. Answer the questions (below) on a sheet of paper
  4. Submit the questions to your teacher (with your name) no later than the due date

QUESTIONS:

  1. What were the North Berwick “witches” allegedly famous for?
  2. What makes the Weird Sisters socially “other”?
  3. Why is Lady Macbeth considered a metaphorical witch?
  4. Why might the Weird Sisters, or Sisters of Fate, not actually be “evil”?
  5. List the ways the play would have appealed to James I.

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ISSUE: Monday 20th December 2018
DUE: 7th January 2019
TASKS:

  1. Read the article:
    Article – Subverting the Chain of Being – part 1 – witches

QUESTIONS:

  1. Why were Agnes Sampson and four others indicted and executed?
  2. According to James VI, what is the “divine purpose behind each diabolical act” of witchcraft?
  3. What is the idea, discussed in the article of a cultural “other” represented by the real-life witches and how might Lady Macbeth mirror them?
  4. What was the “pattern being knit together by the patriarchal society”?
  5. How is it possible that “a well-ordered mind be diverted to the same panic that enveloped” others?

ISSUE: Monday 3rd December 2018
DUE: Monday 10th December 2018
TASKS:

  1. Read the article:
    Article – Witch Hunts

QUESTIONS:

  1. Who was considered the most notorious “witch-hunter of all time”?
  2. When did the European witch craze spread?
  3. Whose “bloody head” was seen “dancing in the air”?
  4. What was the “dramatic event [which] deepened James’s growing obsession with magic and witchcraft”?
  5. Under what circumstances did the suspects from North Berwick confess to being witches and responsible for “raising a storm to destroy James and his new bride”?
  6. What could be suggested about the use of torture in obtaining confessions?
  7. What was the name of James’ treatise on witchcraft?
  8. What was its purpose?
  9. What “became one of the most valuable means by which James and his government could manipulate public opinion”?
  10. What did “the Witchcraft Act of 1604” stipulate?
  11. Which line from Macbeth “alluded to James’s near-death experience in 1589”?
  12. What triple shows the “stereotypical view of a witch”?
  13. Why might the fear of witchcraft have become a fear of “a conspiracy against the state”?

 

Persuasive Writing

ISSUE: Monday 3rd December 2018
DUE: Monday 10th December 2018
TASKS:

  1. Read, revise and review all sections 2s from the knowledge organiser (2 pages):
    Knowledge Organiser – Persuasive Writing

A Christmas Carol

ISSUE: Monday 7th January 2019
DUE: Monday 14th January 2019

TASKS:

  1. Read, revise and review all sections 3s from the knowledge organiser (2 pages):
    Knowledge Organiser – A Christmas Carol
  2. Read the article:
    Article – Early to Mid Victorians
  3. Answer the questions (below) on a sheet of paper
  4. Submit the questions to your teacher (with your name) no later than the due date

QUESTIONS:

  1. What inculcated the virtues of civic identity and therefore power?
  2. What were Ireland and India said to be laboratories for? Why might this have been the case?
  3. What was the Reform Act of 1832?
  4. What were Chartism and the Anti-Corn Law League?
  5. Why was the Corrupt Practices Act of 1854 introduced? What does this suggest about people in positions of power?

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TASKS:

  1. Read, revise and review all sections 2s from the knowledge organiser (2 pages):
    Knowledge Organiser – A Christmas Carol
  2. Read the article:
    Article – Modern Mirror
  3. Answer the questions (below) on a sheet of paper
  4. Submit the questions to your teacher (with your name) no later than the due date

QUESTIONS:

  1. Why does the writer believe that Christmas operates in a similar fashion to a window?
  2. How did religion foster a sense of national identity?
  3. How is it suggested the Communism and Consumerism are opposites?
  4. In your opinion, how does Christmas being a monument to atheism and Consumerism subvert Dickens’s intentions about the Christmas Spirit?
  5. Discuss how the poor’s spending at Christmas time can be explained in ritual terms.

TASK

  1. Read, revise and review all sections 1s from the knowledge organiser (2 pages):
    Knowledge Organiser – A Christmas Carol
  2. Read the article:
    Article – Historical and Social Background
  3. Answer the questions (below) on a sheet of paper
  4. Submit the questions to your teacher (with your name) no later than the due date

QUESTIONS:

  1. Summarise the effect of The Hungry Forties
  2. Who were the Chartists and what did they want?
  3. Discuss conformity in the home and family
  4. How was the novel affected by installments?
  5. What were the differences between the Romantics and the Victorians?