Find your Voice

Welcome to your new Year 10 class.

Your first GCSE year can be daunting, learning has quite suddenly got very ‘real’ and a lot of what you do in class, and the assessments that you sit, may echo through future years in your life – but at the same time Year 10 English is a fascinating, academically challenging and mature programme of Learning.

Choosing Find Your Voice as your English programme for Year 10 means that, while you may not have achieved the best in English in Key Stage 3, you are ready to accept the challenge of the GCSE programme and step up. This programme will explore the uniqueness of your own voice, and we will look at necessity of dreams and ambition for human happiness and you will be asked to challenge yourself, take risks and show ambition.

This site will be an important resource hub for you as the year progresses and will contain everything from details of homework to examples and videos of your own good work. I recommend that you subscribe to the site so that every update is delivered to your email inbox – and that you encourage your parents to do the same as, after all, they are your greatest supporters and the more informed they are, the better they can help!

Your success this year will be determined by the small things. Determination and grit are what is called for – making progress in small increments, day by day, is the only real way to ensure your own achievement.  I will be here with you, every step of the way.

Welcome to my class, it’s going to be a great year!


Christopher Waugh

Author: Christopher Waugh

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

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