The English Department's Blog

Mar 12

A little while back, Jose Picardo blogged about jux, a newish site that offers a free blogging service based around pictures rather than text. It is pretty slick, quite easy to use and makes an admirable alternative to PowerPoint, especially if you want students to look at one another’s work. I used it recently with […]

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Feb 17

Nottingham High School English Department has just started using Amplify It!, a fantastic service for clipping interesting bits of writing from a website. Here I’ve pulled out some good phrases and sentences from a fascinating article on H1N1 in the Atlanta Magazine.

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Feb 10

In today’s high impact session, Mr Ruff talked about keeping a scrapbook of interesting bits of writing, as a way of preparing for GCSE English exams.  Now I’m the sort of chap who wasn’t allowed to use the proper scissors at school, and generally ended up eating more of the glue than ended up on […]

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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 27

This week sees the first of our ‘high impact’ sessions, in which we bring together all of Year 11 to look in detail at one question, focusing on what the examiners are looking for, and how to to really well in the summer examinations. English is a diverse subject, where students are required not only […]

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Sep 14

A new year for Nottingham High School’s English Department

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