Homework 22nd October 2019

22nd October Task A

22nd October Task B

Hi Everyone,

This week I have posted two levels of homework task, with Task A being the more challenging version.

As it is half term next week, I am also including a specimen exam paper below for English Language.

Language Paper 2

Language Paper 2 Insert

Students can have a look at the paper and attempt any questions they wish. We will mark and give feedback for any questions they attempt.

Additionally, as I talked about in a previous  blog post, wider reading is also a helpful activity in preparation for the English GCSE. Sources from the exam board have advised that the articles they include in the exam paper are often sourced from Guardian Opinion.

Their articles are free to read online here:


It maybe helpful to get into the practise of reading some of these articles regularly to get used to the style of writing.

You should also try to think about:
What is the writer trying to say?
How are they trying to persuade me?
Can I identify any techniques the writer uses to try and persuade?

I hope you have a lovely week and half term.

Mrs. McCabe