Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Year 11 Easter Revision Preparation: Of Mice and Men & Lord of the Flies

You should have by now re-read both LOTF and OMAM. If you have not that is also part of your homework.

Over the holidays you need to plan an essay response to each of the following essay questions. In the first week back after Easter you will get a ‘surprise’ timed essay for one of these questions (my choice) so you need to prepare them all!


  • Does Steinbeck’s portrayal of Curley’s wife persuade you to change your opinion of her during the course of the novel?
  • How does Steinbeck’s portrayal of the friendship between George and Lennie develop during the novel?


  • What do you consider to be the importance of Piggy in Lord of the Flies and how does Golding present him?

  • How does Golding make the character of Simon so important in the novel? Remember to support your ideas with details from the novel.

Each plan should be structured roughly as follows but you can use any method which works best for you (grids/mind maps/bullet points)
  • Intro
  • P1 point + evidence
  • P2 point + evidence
  • P3 point + evidence
  • Conclusion

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Half-Term Homework (Due Thursday 6th November)

Write an essay response to the following question:

Explore the significance of 'The Beast' in Lord of the Flies.

Your answer should contain an introduction, a conclusion and 4 PEE paragraphs.

Hints for intro:

  • What does the beast represent in the novel?
  • What forms do you we find the beast presented in the novel? 
  • How is beast 'created'?

Hints for conclusion:
  • Why is the beast significant/important?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Homework Due Weds 14th

How has the context of the novel contributed to the conflict in the opening chapters?

Write a detailed paragraph using at least two of your quotations this lesson to answer this question. Remember:

  • Embedded evidence 
  • Close analysis of language 
  • Reference to how context (Great Depression) has influenced the conflict.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

David Mitchell's Soapbox Links

Make sure you watch each clip at least 3 times. Make notes about facial expression, tone, pace and gesture and ensure you are comfortable explaining how each feature creates an effect or helps make his rant persuasive.


Choose 2 detailed quotations and analyse them by:
Explaining how the language suits the purpose
Identifying a persuasive technique
Discussing how he delivers the line

Explaining what it tells us about his public persona

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Idiolect Homework - Due Weds 5th March

What is your idiolect?

A person's idiolect is their own personal language, the words they choose and any other features that characterise their speech and writing.

Write a paragraph on the blog explaining the different things that you think have influenced the way you speak (your idiolect). Give reasons for your answers.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Story Ideas

These ideas are brilliant! I can't wait to read them in their final forms.

Well done guys and girls.

Miss Wing