Different English activities are currently taking up the time of the Year 12 students. The GCSE and Entry Level students are producing some written work based around the idea of child obesity.
Our starting point was to read an angry letter published in a newspaper. It blamed bad parenting for allowing children to become obese.
The GCSE students have written a reasoned response to the letter. They were asked to research the facts and then use these to produce a well-reasoned response. Students working towards the Entry Level exam have written a report on child obesity.
Other class members have started a new English topic looking at Gothic Horror. Our first task was to identify what we mean by this term. The students then looked at the origins of Gothic Horror and some of the well known pieces of text.