The English Department's Blog

Jan 25

Way back in the heady early days of post-structuralism, Rolande Barthes declared that the author is dead.  Not just sleeping, or pining for the fjords, but a member of the choir immortal and an ex-author.  From now on, we would be free from the tyrannical father-figure of the author, looming over us and imposing meaning […]

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Nov 24

We like interesting new writers here at Nottingham High School, especially if they come from our own ranks.  Jack Boaden is one such, and has recently had an interview published in NG5. His interview with The James Cleaver Quintet is a cracking piece of rock journalism, and we are looking forward to plenty of free tickets […]

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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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