One change to the KS4 syllabus is the requirement (or, rather, possibility) to write a film review. In the last few weeks of Christmas my students watched a film, and wrote a few paragraphs trying to emulate this style of writing. For me, the key thing was for them to write with opinion and creative description, rather than simply retell the film.

As with their other work, I will use Triptico’s word magnets to encourage students to rewrite.

Year 8 2012 Film Review Paragraphs