The knowledge organisers – GCSE Lit & Lang

These have been emailed to students and parents, and here there are too.  No excuses year 11 – we’ve helped with the reducing – now it’s time for you to get on with the memorising and practising.  (ps we know how hard many of you are working.  In fact if that’s you, stop and have a cup of tea and a laugh with someone!)

 

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Poetry Quotes – Conflict – GCSE Lit

I’ve suggested that my class only learn quotes from these 4 poems (but I know some teachers think that’s a bit risky – so do what your teacher tells you to do!!)  We only have 3 quotes from each for now, but will identify two more from each poem so will have 5 from each, or 20 in total by the real GCSEs.  Remember my class that you must be able to identify the 3 key quotes from every poem (not just these four) if you look at a blank copy of it (Mr Johnson has put blank copies here, but you have to scroll down a bit in the document for the Conflict poems: https://englishatturton.edublogs.org/2016/08/01/year-11-poetry-exam-revision-guide/)

KAMIKAZE

  • but half way there
  • flashing silver as their bellies/ swivelled towards the sun
  •  he no longer existed

OZYMANDIAS

  • Two vast and trunkless legs of stone/Stand in the desert
  • ‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:’
  • Round the decay/ Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,/ The lone and level sands stretch far away.

REMAINS

  • probably armed, possibly not.   OR    End of story, except not really.
  • sun-stunned, sand-smothered land    OR  blood-shadow
  • his bloody life in my bloody hands.

CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE

  • Cannon to right of them,/ Cannon to left of them,/ Cannon in front of them
  • All the world wonder’d:
  • Left of six hundred.

 

 

THEMES/POSSIBLE QUESTIONS

  • Female perspective – Kamikaze
  • Nature – Ozymandias
  • Anti-establishment – Ozymandias
  • Futility of war – Remains
  • Dominant leader – Ozymandias
  • Experience of battle – Charge of Light Brigade
  • Celebrating heroism – Charge of Light Brigade
  • Mental distress – Remains
  • Other cultures/identity – Kamikaze
  • Violence – Remains Patriotism – Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Loss and absence – Kamikaze
  • Memory – Remains

A Christmas Carol – someone else is reading for you!

Miss Cowell, the genius that she is, discovered this recording of ‘A Christmas Carol’.  So download it and you can listen to it on the bus, waiting for your tea or whatever.  They might be in the wrong order, or not work well from this site.  If you prefer to just download directly for yourself, the site is here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g64q4/episodes/downloads

Enjoy!

Year 11 October Half Term Homework ( Purple Ties)

Hi Guys,

You’ll find the Christmas Carol quotes here: quote-acc

Please read them and why not think about adding some of your own?

When you’ve read them you must select the following:

2 quotes to learn from the dark green table

2 quotes to learn from the orange table

2 quotes to learn from the red table

1 quote from the yellow table

The 3 highlighted in bright pink in the bright blue table ( entitled The Spirits)

1 from the lilac table ( Ignorance and Want)

2 from the light grey ( stave 4)

1 from the mint green ( Fred and Belle)

2 from the dark grey table ( poverty and wealth)

***The quotes highlighted in bright pink should be learnt by everyone.***

I appreciate that memory tasks are difficult. Why not try illustrating some of the quotes, producing flash cards or placing the quotes around your bedroom?

I hope that you’re having a restful and productive break.

Mrs Brindle

 

 

A-LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE: AMERICAN LITERATURE

unclesamOkely dokely, folks, let’s make sure that we know our context/themes. Check out the PPT that I put together: Contextual overview of American Literature

Right, now have a look at the sample paper with which the exam board have provided us: PAPER 2

Here’s my recommended structure as well as an exemplar for Section A of the exam: section-a-structure-exemplar

And here’s my recommended structure as well as an exemplar for Section B of the exam: section-b-structure-exemplar  I’ve also come up with a few exam-style questions and provided you with some possible introductions. Check those out here: possible-exam-questions 

Watch this space for our class quotes table:

It’s over to you now. I won’t wish you luck for your exams because it’s nothing to do with luck. How much you practise will determine the grade you get.

Yours as always,

Mr J