Author Archives: Ant Heald

A ‘Glosoli’ Fairy Story

After watching the music video for Sigur Ros’s song Glosoli, my pre-GCSE students on a Child Care course at Coleg Sir Gar discussed how many aspects of the video are similar to common elements in children’s fairy tales. With that in mind … Continue reading

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Article on Language

Tom Chivers blogging in the Telegraph on prescriptivism (though he doesn’t use the word): it would be a good style model for the ENGB4 media piece, given the way it explains the linguistic arguments clearly and for a non-specialist audience. … Continue reading

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MEDIA TEXT

Just a quick reminder that you need to be thinking about producing a draft of your media text and letting us have a look at it. Remember it’s worth 30 marks and should not just be a last minute ‘add on’ Continue reading

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Don’t be coy about seeking help

A year 11 student writes (apropos  Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress'): Hi sir,   I am stuck on two questions on the homework and was wondering if you could help me please.The questons are:1) Stanza One. Identify examples of hyperbole … Continue reading

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Phoenix from the flames

This used to be my (Mr Heald’s) A-level English blog. I’ve tidied it up a bit, cleared out some of the out of date links and resources, merged the posts from my old GCSE blog, and now it’s open for … Continue reading

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The end of the investigation

Hi everyone As we approach the end of the investigation, could everyone please make sure that they bring all data and analysis to the lesson tomorrow. With the deadline for submission on TUESDAY, I would like to check that everyone is on track. I … Continue reading

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Media Text

Just a reminder that you should have an idea for your media text by now and be starting to draft it. Remember that it is worth 30 marks so it is important that we look over your draft. Please bring your draft with you on Friday. This email and any… Continue reading

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