Year 13 English Language Students

It’s what you’ve been waiting for…the marked first draft of the Original Writing NEA. It will be available on the VLE, the A Level English Language Page, under Miss Eales’s name in a folder from Monday 20th February 2017.

There is a document to download first and take a read of in conjunction with the marked first draft. Click here..

Also, the Year 13 group which I would see this Wednesday during P1 – your lesson will be taken by Miss Eales so she can give you feedback on the first drafts. Our second lesson will be on Friday P4. On Monday, please bring your Investigation stuff to the lesson as we will be in a computer room.


A reminder that the deadline for the final draft of the Language Investigation is on Wednesday 22nd February 2017. You MUST:

  1. Format it properly: size 12 font size, double spaced, front page – title, contents page, aims/hypothesis, methodology, analysis, conclusion, bibliography and appendices. Remember each section on an individual page. Name/student number and college name needs to be in the Header, page numbers on the Footer.
  2. Should be hole punched and treasury tagged. NOTHING stapled please
  3. You must include a clean and an annotated copy of your data
  4. This has to be the PERFECT version – check thoroughly for errors. Read each other’s. Can you spot any errors which need rectifying before the deadline?
  5. Hand In will be from 12-12.30 in C0.10. Please only submit it during this time, and remember that a copy needs to be uploaded to the VLE – Final Investigation Folder. When submitting your paper copy, you will receive a receipt.
  6. Last day to email me for any help is Monday by lunchtime. After this, anything you’ve left till the last minute is your responsibility.

Year 13: Language Investigation Draft (NEA Component) Deadline

Year 13 Language students: You should be in the process of completing the first draft of the Language Investigation (NEA component)

The non-negotiable deadline for these is Wednesday 11th January.

Failure to meet this deadline will result in you receiving no additional support for your NEA.

We cannot stress how important this deadline is, or how important it is that you submit work that is of the highest possible standard.

Remember: we are not allowed to give detailed feedback on drafts. For this reason, you should treat this as a final deadline so that we can make sure the feedback we do give is designed to help you tweak your work and not to rewrite it.

Hand-in details

The hand-in process involves submitting your work electronically and on paper, in person.

To submit your work electronically, you need to click here and upload the Investigation:

  • Your language investigation as one Word document – including unannotated data. This must be titled Your Name – Language Investigation Draft (e.g. David Crystal– Language Investigation Draft).

You may only submit your paper copies after submitting online.

To submit your paper copies, you need to come to C0.10 during the time specified:


You will be given a receipt for your work which will need to be kept safe in your folder.

You must hand in the following documents in order:

  • Language investigation draft – treasury tagged together, no plastic wallets, and no staples. Make sure it’s in the order specified here, and formatted according to the directions.

At 12.45 on Wednesday 11th January, submissions will close, and no further drafts will be accepted.

If you are ill on the day of the deadline, you must contact me to let me know, and arrange to submit the work on paper as soon as you are back in. The work must still be submitted electronically by the deadline.

Any issues, email: