Y10 English: Autumn Term

Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints & Perspectives

What is my child doing in English during this half-term?

Within their English lessons this half-term, your child is working on skills that they will need for their GCSE English Language Paper 2 which they will take at the end of Y11.

This may seem a bit early, but with so much information and preparation to cover throughout the two-year course they need to get going as quickly as possible.

We would appreciate any help you could offer in ensuring that they were familiar with the terminology and questions detailed below and you may also wish to use some of the activities outlined below to help develop their understanding of these key skills.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the work your child is doing this half-term in English, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at school.

Amanda Lawson, Head of English

How can I help my child?

Activities to try at home...

1. Test your child on their understanding of the key terminology listed above


2. Find an article at home, in a magazine or a newspaper you have, and ask your child to read it and write a list of bullet points explaining what it is about.


3. Get your child to practice their Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar skills by using the suggested websites below.


4. Buy the revision guides below to support their knowledge of the English exams and the questions they will face.

CGP GCSE AQA English Language (For the Grade 9-1 Course) - The Revision Guide

ISBN: 978 1 78294 369 3


CGP GCSE AQA English Language (For the Grade 9-1 Course) - The Workbook

ISBN: 978 1 78294 370 9