Access to Poetry Notes for GCSE
I used Fronter to put online the notes the class had done for GCSE English Literature examination. The students were then able to access these at their leisure for revision purposes and catch up any notes that were missing. Alongside this, I put links to video clips so that they could hear the poems being spoken, often by the poet themselves, to enable the students to think also about how the poem is to be read and what feelings are being presented. This was a good technique as it enabled some of the less organised students access to the poetry notes come revision time, if they had, for example, lost their anthologies. I also used Fronter's hand-in folder as an opportunity to give students exam practice questions during holidays and study leave - the students would submit it and I would mark and return via Fronter with comments and targets for improvement. I also use the sticky function as a way of getting students to contact me for help with their work should they need it. Finally, I have used Fronter as a cloud for resources for my A Level Media Studies students - they can access all the resources, links, etc., that they need to complete their coursework - also linking the homepage to the St. Anne's Media Studies blog hub allowed students to easily access previous students' coursework and old examination responses and see how to lay out their blogs for the highest grades.
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St. Anne's Catholic High School for Girls, Enfield