Overview of English/ Film Studies work and time scales
Teacher: Andy Smyth
J.K. Rowling has launched a ‘Harry Potter at home’ webpage which has different activities/ puzzles/ games/ reading passages etc – https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home
Key Stage 3 (Secondary)
We suggest that you spend 2-3 hours a week on English. Work through the packs sent home first and keep an eye on the school website as more work will be appearing there. Supplement the packs with reading exercises and story time, sharing a book you and your child love.
Write a story with the name ‘The Magic Coat’. Remember to invent some interesting characters and places.
We suggest that you spend 3-4 hours a week working on English Language. Try to maintain an equal balance of non-fiction and fiction, reading and writing. Have a look at the past papers and example examination papers as they show the types of question and, also, the level of text that is appropriate.
Write a narrative with the title ‘The Broken Mirror’. You should aim to write between 2 and 3 sides of A4.
Use BBC Bitesize to supplement the work – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
GCSE Film Studies
We suggest that you spend 3-4 hours a week working on Film Studies. Some of this time can be used to watch relevant films but it is also important to consider the theory element of the course. Work through the packs sent home first and then keep checking the website for further information. If you have access to a camera or other digital recording equipment, footage for the practical element of the course can be filmed.
Do some research into a famous director (if you can’t think of another one, use Steven Spielberg) and create a PowerPoint about their life and work. Remember to use images and words – if you can, add short video clips too.
Free musicals and plays you can now stream during the Coronavirus outbreak – click here