Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Another year almost over!

Our GCSE students have all been working exceptionally hard this year. Well done to Year 11, who have successfully survived the final exam season - we hope to see many of you back for Sixth Form next year. It's time now for Year 10 to start looking forward to Year 11, and Year 9 should be thinking about Year 10!

Current Year 9s may benefit* from reading the following over the summer break:
  • Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  • a variety of poetry
  • a good spread of non-fiction texts (articles, reviews, reports, speeches, etc)

Current Year 10s could also plan ahead* and read this list of texts:
  • An Inspector Calls - JB Priestley
  • Heroes - Robert Cormier
  • and again, a good spread of non-fiction texts.
Get in touch with your English teachers if you would like advice about revision guides or other ways of preparing, and add a little academia to your holidays!

*These are the texts currently on our syllabus for study and use in our GCSE exams.