Year 11 Language Analysis

The process of writing a language analysis is easy enough to understand and this should help you work your way through it methodically.

We’ll be working through these steps over the next week or so. 🙂 Enjoy!

1.Read the article.

2.Determine the contention and key arguments (WHATs).

3.Consider who the audience might be – how can we tell?

4.Re-read the article, annotating for HOW the arguments are presented (language, style, tone, persuasive techniques, and literary devices).

5.Consider the image (HOW).

6.Discuss and note WHY this language, tone, style…etc was used to present these arguments to this audience.

7.Plan an introduction.

8.Plan the rest of the essay.

9.Write the analysis.

10.Evaluate and improve upon each others’ attempts.


Welcome to Year 7 History


We’ve talked a little bit about the reasons why we study history and some of the definitions that we need to know… I’ll regularly post here if I need you to access any special information or if I’m away.

Can’t wait to get started!

Love Miss C

Year 10 Exam Revision

Hey lovely year 10s!

FIND each of these things in LOTF.

  1. Example of good leadership from Ralph
  2. Example of good leadership from Jack
  3. A reason (w quote) of why Piggy would be a good leader
  4. A reason (w quote) of why Simon would be a good leader
  5. A scene (specific quote) where we see civilisation being maintained
  6. The climax of the book (turning point) why?
  7. Three examples of a motif through the text and how it develops
  8. Quote which depicts the fall of law
  9. Quote which shows the evil in human heart
  10. Quote which supports the good of humanity
  11. Scene (specific quote) where the evil of humanity is foreshadowed
  12. Scene which shows the influence of law and order on the boys
  13. Scenes/quotes which show the different types of law/order in each “tribe”

Use the ebook to help you out!

Try to find one of each and if you have time, more!

Thanks for being such an incredibly awesome class and feel free to email me with any questions tonight. I will be out most of the night but I’ll try to answer any qs sent before 10pm 🙂

Lots of love,

Miss C

6 Tips for Speaking In Public

Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline and many other fantasy novels put together a great list of public speaking tips for those of us who are a little scared of speaking in front of people… check it out. Miss C 🙂


A friend of mine wrote to me recently and wanted to know about public speaking. He was going to have to give his first ever speech, and asked if I had any advice or tips. 

This was my reply to him. And I’m posting it here because it might be of use to some of you.

Tips for speaking. Let’s see…

1) Mean it. Whatever you have to say, mean it.

2) Either write exactly what you want to say, or just make notes, and extemporise around it.

3) If you’ve never given a speech before, give it to your wife, your dog, friends, walls, cows, children, trees first. Get over the weirdness of talking aloud. Make sure it flows. Practice.

4) Have a point. Go somewhere. Start somewhere and go somewhere else.

5) Putting a joke in at the beginning is a good thing. Not something particularly funny, just something comfortable to put people at their ease. But you don’t have to worry about it – and it doesn’t have to be a joke. Just something that says that you know where you are.

6) Relax. When all’s said and done, it’s just a speech


A rebuttal is a direct argument against a point from the opposing side. It actively addresses the other side of the argument, attempting to prove their point wrong in meaningful ways.

This is often paired with reasonable and logical tone as well as evidence and statistics.

It shows the writer is confident in their argument and is willing to engage with opposing points.