English Language and Literature Combined

Adams College Transition Work
English Language and Literature

This transition work is intended to prepare you for A level study. We would like you to work through the tasks listed over the summer holidays.

You must bring your completed work with you on Wednesday 5th September, ready to demonstrate  your understanding of the transition tasks in lessons. Teachers will test your knowledge and understanding of this work in class tests, the week beginning 17th September.

Read the extracts from the following texts, showing differing depictions of Heaven. Analyse the Lovely Bones extract, commenting on the way language and syntax are used to create a sense of the character’s feeling about her Heaven.

Use the following paragraph structure to help you write analytical paragraphs about the extract:
Make a point about the depiction of Heaven in the extracts.  Find some evidence from the text.  Pick out the terminology from the quote that depicts her feelings.
Explain the images that this creates and how it makes you feel.
What is the author trying to show you about herself?
You should be able to do 5 paragraphs or 4 sides of analysis on the Lovely Bones extract.

Over the summer, write your own depiction of Heaven. You can use ideas from the other texts should you wish but try to be as original as you can. It can be as long as you like and can even be narrative if you wish.

Please find the texts here

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill

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