Overview of English/ Film Studies work and time scales
Teacher: Andy Smyth
- Write a review of the performance
- Try to cut the storyline down to 10 bullet points
- Rewrite the story as a comic with words and pictures
- Design a poster for a new and exciting performance of the play in a month’s time
- Write your own play about ambition or greed
Here is the link to the Globe’s premiere of ‘Macbeth’ on youtube – https://youtu.be/PFwHmgA9nno
If you would like some inspiration for a new book or some ideas for something to read together as a family, take a look at this book list.
Sir Patrick Stewart is reading one of Shakespeare’s Sonnets every day on his instagram page – search for @sirpatstew
Follow the link for some great worksheets to print at home – https://www.englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Reading-Comprehension.html
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.
- On each page, put a colour in the middle.
- Around the colour, write down 10-20 things that you associate with the colour e.g. blue – sky, sea, bubblegum, Sonic… etc.
- Around the things, write down how they make you feel e.g. blue – sky – happy, calm, content, peaceful
- Pick the most positive strand you can find from your posters and use it to write a story (aim for 2-4 sides of A4)
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.
Use BBC Bitesize to supplement the work – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Middlesbrough Reads Roald Dahl Challenges
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.
- See how many other Best Picture winners you can name.
- Check your findings (you might have a book at home with this information or you could search it online).
- Complete the list from 1928 to now.
- Choose 3 films from the list that you haven’t seen and watch them.
- Write a review of the film you enjoyed most.
Free musicals and plays you can now stream during the Coronavirus outbreak – click here