I have a difficult year 11 class retaking GCSE English language in November in order to improve the B & C grades they all ready have. This is not their choice and they are very unhappy about it. The start has been difficult; there is a significant element of boys presenting challenging behaviour and I am managing at the moment by being draconian. They're staying in their seats and doing the minimum, but if they are to actually improve their grades in 8 weeks time I need to get them engaging quickly. Does anyone have any ideas for activities that would engage this group and also focus on A grade responses to the papers. We're doing WJEC, but it's similar to other GCSEs.