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Welcome to my blog! On it I'm going to post all the things we cover in class (handouts, youtube vids, useful stuff in the library, revision notes....) so it'll be in one easy to find spot. If you want to ask me anything direct (and that incluldes you, parents) then don't bother emailing me at my gmail address, but do drop me a line at my school address.

Monday 16 January 2012

Language and sport

Given we're a sports college (or are we still?), I'm outraged at myself that we haven't covered the link between language and sport in too much detail. If you are thinking of completing any sport related work for your coursework (either for AS or A2) then I strongly recommend visiting the ever excellent Macmilan Dictionary blog, then scrolling down and clicking the 'Sporting English' tab on the right hand side. Alternatively, you can save yourself a calorie or two, and simply click here.

Monday 9 January 2012

Shamelessly re-blogged from the SFX site - this is quality

The blog formerly known as ...English Language @ SFX: Unfriended for grammar fails: There's a good article here on ZDNet by Charlie Osborne about grammar, spelling and punctuation on social networking sites. She takes a loo...

Wednesday 4 January 2012


You can find a fantastic article all about euphemism here, from The Economist site. Y13 kids, if you can see how the choice of words involved in constructing euphemism reveal something about the society that uses them (in terms of ideologies or beliefs), then trust me, you're onto a winner. Enjoy!

New Year Resolutions

Right then, I know I've been neglecting this of late (even though my hit counter keeps going up; I can see you all there thinking 'Does he ever do anything?'), but from here on in, I'm making a solemn promise to post at least once a week, either something I've written, or a re-post from some of the many (regularly updated) jobs that you can see to the right of this post.

If I don't, then (and this is cast in the stone of the internet, for you to screengrab at will) I'll bring biscuits to the following lesson. Fact. Double stamped. If you like, you can vote on the type of biscuits, but be aware; if you're the kind of freak that likes Custard Creams, then a long, lonely life awaits.