Collection of Texts examples

Students compile a collection of their texts in a variety of genres over time and choose two pieces to present for summative assessment. In the majority of cases, the work in the student’s collection will arise from normal classwork, as the examples below illustrate. 
 
The annotations capture insights by the student’s teacher, using the features of quality, with a view to establishing the level of achievement the text reflects. The purpose of the annotations is to make the teacher's thinking visible. The annotations were confirmed by the Quality Assurance group, consisting of practicing English teachers and representatives of the Inspectorate, the SEC and JCT. 
 
The purpose of these examples is to support teachers' professional development. They are not to be used for any other purpose. More examples will be added over time.
 
 

Critical Analysis essay

Students studied The Importance of Being Earnest and wrote essays focusing on the main characters.

Descriptive piece

Following in class discussions about memories, nostalgia and descriptive writing, students wrote about The Snow of 2010.

Diary Entries

Having studied war poetry, students responded imaginatively in writing to the texts they had explored.

Letter to an author

Having read To Kill A Mockingbird, students wrote to Harper Lee offering their personal response to the novel.

Love letters

Having studied war poetry, students responded imaginatively in writing to the texts they had explored.

Personal Essay - Emly GAA

Students read articles and a novel (Trash) and then wrote a personal essay on a place that means something to them.

Personal Essay - Smoking

Students read and discussed articles and a novel (Trash) and then wrote a personal essay on an issue they feel strongly about.

Radio Talk

This student selected the novel The Maze Runner for Book Club and then wrote a radio talk reviewing the novel.

Short story - Lost and Found

'Lost and Found' was written in response to discussions about how the authors build tension in the novel Lord of the Flies and the poem Playground Blues.

Short story - Playground Blues

Inspired by The Lord of the Flies and Playground Blues, this student wrote a short story exploring the issue of bullying