The English Department's Blog

Feb 01

Just posted to the NHS English Scribd account is a fantastic example of writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise.  Have a read of it here. For starters, here’s a little flavour… Rule one: the school is a jungle. Keep with the herd; don¶t draw attention to yourself; at the watering hole, sit with who you know. The teachers […]

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Jan 28

Halfway through Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love – part of the ‘Aspects of Narrative’ genre of the AS Eng.Lit. course, and I remembered Borges’ ‘certain Chinese encyclopedia‘.  I wondered what would happen if Joe Rose tried to use this taxonomy to describe Jed Parry.  Answers, please, in the comments section.

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Jan 21

It’s options season yet again. On Monday we entertain prospective A-level students who will be doing the round of all manner of courses, each trying to capture their imaginations and convince them that two years spent studying that subject will guarantee them entry to an elite university and then glittering success in a lucrative career. […]

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Sep 14

A new year for Nottingham High School’s English Department

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