English Literature Rocks ! is now closing – unless anyone would like to use it to post their degree studies!
English Literaure has ‘rocked’ with this ‘gang’ ! It’s been an honour and a privilege to work with this class of young people. I have ‘watched you grow’ as they say on the Year 11 ROA leaflets – and how you have grown. We have had 1439 views !!! Our ‘biggest’ month was March 2013 when we had 244 !
We have been ‘viewed’ in 1271 times in the UK, 87 in USA, 12 in INdia, 7 in Spain, 6 in Australia, 5 in Morocco, 4 in New Zealand, Ireland and Bangladesh, twice in Saudia Arabia, Canada, Hong Kong, Macedonia, Phillippines, Jersey, Tanzania and Austria and viewed once in Pakistan, Qatar, Bosnia, Taiwan, France, Jamaica, Netherlands, Nigeria, Serbia, Belgium, Korea, SIngapore and Indonesia !!
I find the idea that our work has been viewed and possibly helpful to other students all over the world both amusing and quite moving!
Even more importantly, we have read each others and whatever the final outcomes, the A2 coursework produced 100% band top work with half of our class being awarded by myself full marks! There is no doubt in my mind that working consistently, regularly and sharing each others ideas have made a huge contribution to this outstanding performance.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my Sunday evenings reading your ideas and looking at your ‘finds’ – the youtube videos, the interviews and personal research you have published and shared have expanded my knowledge and enhanced my understanding of the texts as well as your own – I only wish we could submit a link with your work to the examination board.
Above all, I hope you have learned to write for a broader audience than just ‘a teacher’. And I believe that this has been firmly behind some of the excellent blogs you have produced. As you now go on to university this will stand you in good stead as it so important for everyone to feel they have a voice – just like the authors we have studied on the course. You have been published and you have been read!
Good luck everyone ! And keep in touch – Hala le blog, mes enfants, diolch yn fawr – it’s been a blast !! 🙂