Good luck!

Folks, good luck tomorrow! You’re gonna be grand. I’ll be in hopefully in time for you finishing, so come see me – will no doubt be in Mrs Sharp’s room, drinking copious amounts of coffee.

Get a good night’s sleep, and no panicking – you’ve got this.


The Kite Runner – timed critical essay

In tomorrow’s lesson, you will write a timed critical essay under FULL exam conditions. The essay question will be one of the four you should have planned for today’s lesson, and which I’ve included gain below. Ensure you use tonight to revise these plans and come prepared tomorrow.

  1. Choose a novel or short story in which the method of narration is important.

Outline briefly the writer’s method of narration and explain why you feel this method makes such a major contribution to your understanding of the text as a whole.

2. Choose a novel or short story which deals with the complexities or breakdown of a relationship.

Briefly explain the circumstances surrounding the complexities or breakdown and discuss how the characters’ feelings and/or reactions enhance your appreciation of the text as a whole.

3. Choose a novel or short story which has a satisfying ending.

Discuss to what extent the ending provides a successful conclusion to the text as a whole.

4. Choose a novel or short story in which symbolism is a significant feature.

Discuss how the writer’s use of this feature enhances your understanding of character and/or theme in the text as a whole