My year 11 class and I were left in the proverbial sh1t by the departing teacher. I have discovered that most controlled assessments are inadequate, wholly inappropriate task, or have not been completed in truly controlled conditions. Looking at the spreadsheet, there is a whole empty column where the Literature Shakespeare/Heritage marks should be. Upon asking the class where these assignments were, many of them said, "Oh, mine's at home", "Mine's saved on my USB". or "I was off and didn't finish it". The easiest thing is going to be to start again. The existing assignment title is on a play I don't know well enough to teach and also doesn't really fit the task bank either. I've got 3 lessons per week, they are a reasonably high ability group (targets ranging from A* - B) but lack confidence and all-round basic skills such as essay structure, although I've been working on developing this and they ARE getting there. So, can anyone help me figure out what to do in a short space to time to get this assignment done? I'll be taking time away from exam content, such as the novel for Literature, so I can really only afford a MAXIMUM of 3 or 4 weeks, including writing the assignment. I'd prefer to do Romeo and Juliet if I can because I just think it's the most accessible. So I can pick from: presentation of conflict; presentation of love; presentation of a hero; choices. I'm thinking either conflict or love. 'Romeo and Juliet': conflict in a couple of scenes, plus conflict in a selection of war poetry? Or love presented in R+J and selection of Shakespeare's sonnets? Arrrgggghhh!