AQA GCSE English Language Teaching Resources

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Unit 1 - Understanding and Producing Non-fiction Texts

Unit 1 - Understanding and Producing Non-fiction Texts: Scheme of Work

  • Scheme of work overview and lesson plans for AQA GCSE English Language Unit 1 - Understanding and Producing Non-fiction Texts.

Unit 1 - Understanding and Producing Non-fiction Texts: Teaching Resource Pack

  • Teaching resource pack of activities and worksheets to prepare students for the examination unit of AQA GCSE English Language Unit 1 - Understanding & Producing Non-fiction Texts.

Unit 2 - Speaking and Listening
Controlled Assessment

Unit 2 - Speaking and Listening: Scheme of Work

  • Scheme of work overview and lesson plans for AQA GCSE English Language Unit 2 - Speaking and Listening Controlled Assessment.

Unit 2 - Speaking and Listening: Teaching Resource Pack

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities for AQA GCSE English Language Unit 2 - Speaking and Listening. Three tasks: presenting; discussing and listening; role playing. Could be adapted for use with other awarding bodies.

Unit 3, Part a - Extended reading
The Crucible Controlled Assessment

The Crucible Controlled Assessment - Teacher Guide

  • A teacher guide providing explanation of unit weightings and mark schemes.

The Crucible Controlled Assessment - Scheme of Work

  • Scheme of work overview and lesson plans for AQA GCSE English Language Unit 3, Part (a) Extended Reading – The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

The Crucible Controlled Assessment - Student Workbook

  • Student workbook with keeping track activities for revision and refreshing knowledge.

Lesson One - Character, Themes and Language

  • A pack containing a powerpoint, worksheet and supporting extracts for exploration and understanding of the characters, themes and language of The Crucible

Lesson Two & Three - Symbols and First Impressions

  • A fun powerpoint with a variety of tasks for use in questioning the pupils’ first impressions, as well as Miller’s use of symbols.

Lesson Four - Confessions

  • An activity designed to make pupils think about confessions in relation to guilt and morality.

Lesson Five - Salem

  • A pack including a powerpoint exploring the principles of Salem as well as an activity requiring exploration of the different groups of people in the community, with the task of choosing within which group each character exists.

Lesson Six - Character Relationships

  • A fun, practical activity with reading and analytical and tasks. Pack includes required extracts and PPT activity.

Lesson Seven – Proctor & Relationships

  • An activity on Proctor’s relationship with both Elizabeth and Abigail. Also, another useful powerpoint on connectives for use in writing task of previous PPT.

Lesson Eight - Quotation Webbing

  • An informative powerpoint teaching pupils about the skill of quotation webbing: finding connotations within a quotation and going on to dissect and explain it successfully.

Lesson Nine - Speaking & Listening Assignment

  • Speaking and Listening task, Includes questions for preparation for the debate, as well as an explanation of the assessment objectives. Also includes a character sheet for assignment of roles.

Lesson Ten - Speaking & Listening AOs

  • A powerpoint testing pupil on their knowledge of the speaking and listening assessment objectives.

Lesson Eleven – Tension: Proctor and Parris

  • Interactive and written activities on the tense relationship between Proctor and Parris. Also includes an informative document on the religious context of the play.

Lesson Twelve - Comparing Proctor with Jesus

  • Pupils are required to plot both Jesus’s and Proctor’s journey before looking at similarities between both figures. Pack also includes teacher versions, and a plenary to get pupils thinking.

Lesson Thirteen / Fourteen - Miller’s Techniques

  • A powerpoint explaining the dramatic effect of Miller’s use of Latinate structures in the play’s dialogue. Also, a worksheet on Miller’s choice of Biblical names for his characters, and the way in which this affects our perception of his characters.

Lesson Fifteen – Role-playing: John Proctor

  • Speaking and Listening role-play task. Includes tips for a successful performance as well as an explanation of the speaking and listening assessment objectives. Also includes a worksheet designed for effectively questioning each speaker’s performance and role-play as John Proctor.

Lesson Sixteen (Seventeen & Eighteen) – Questioning John Proctor

  • Speaking and Listening role-play task. A worksheet designed for effectively questioning each speaker’s performance and role-play as John Proctor.

Lesson Nineteen - Confessions

  • Includes a document providing critical lines in the confession. Also includes a task on plotting the importance of each line.

Lesson Twenty – Assessment Criteria

  • Two documents informing pupils of the assessment criteria for the topic, as well as some tasks in order to test their knowledge.

Lesson Twenty-one - The Proctors’ Relationship

  • An analytical task on the way in which the Proctors’ relationship develops throughout the play.

Lesson Twenty-two – Defence & Prosecution and Sample Essay Questions

  • A fun, practical activity outlining the requirements for a fair, balanced judgement. An example provided to aid understanding, as well as a template for the student’s own crime. Also three sample essay questions on the play.

Lesson Twenty-three & Twenty-four - Writing an A* Essay

  • Guidance for writing a band 5 essay. Includes model answers and targets.

Unit 3, Part a – Extended reading

Macbeth Controlled Assessment

Macbeth Controlled Assessment Task - Lesson Ideas & Activities

  • A pack of 20 lesson ideas and activities to support AQA GCSE English Language Unit 3, Part a – Extended Reading. Macbeth controlled assessment pack.

Introduction to Shakespeare

  • A PPT providing contextual information useful to support the Macbeth controlled assessment collection from TES English.

Macbeth Controlled Assessment Task - Assessment Objectives & Target Grades PPT

  • An explanation of the assessment objectives to support the Macbeth controlled assessment pack. Includes a breakdown of assessment criteria as well as target grades.

Macbeth Controlled Assessment Task - Generic & Specific Sample Controlled Assessment Tasks

  • A document with both generic and sample essay questions on: character, voice, relationships and power. Includes suggestions for foundation and higher tier.

Macbeth Controlled Assessment Task - Tableaux

  • A fun, practical activity with reading, analytical and performance tasks.

Macbeth Controlled Assessment Task - The Witches

  • A worksheet on Macbeth’s witches. Supports study of the Macbeth controlled assessment collection from TES English.

Macbeth Controlled Assessment Task - Quizzes / Comprehension Each Act

  • Quizzes on each act of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to support study of the Macbeth controlled assessment task.

Macbeth Controlled Assessment Task - Quizzes / Comprehension Themes

  • Quizzes on themes from Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Macbeth in the Classroom - Act 1, Scene 3

  • Video from Teachers TV: at Hornsey School for Girls in London, two Year 9 lessons on a Shakespeare text are explored in depth. This programme reveals how teacher Sabrina Broadbent uses drama and innovative techniques to focus pupils’ attention on language and character. The scene under consideration is Act 1 Scene 3.

Unit 3, Part b - Producing creative texts

Moving Image Film Review Controlled Assessment

Teacher Handbook

  • A teacher handbook for AQA GCSE English Language. Unit 3, Part b - Producing creative texts. Moving Image - Film Review.

Scheme of Work

  • Scheme of work overview and lesson plans for AQA GCSE English Language Unit 3, Part b - Producing creative texts. Moving image - Film Review.

Student Log

  • Student film log for AQA GCSE English Language Unit 3, Part b - Producing creative texts. Moving image - Film Review.

Lesson One - Genre

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support delivery of Lesson 1 in the Moving Image - Film Review collection from TES English. Includes starter activity genre card sort, film trailer worksheet and genre plenary.

Lesson Two - Camera Shots

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support delivery of Lesson 2 in the Moving Image - Film Review collection from TES English. Includes starter activity card sort, camera shot worksheet and PPT.

Lesson Three - Camera Shots (cont)

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support delivery of Lesson 3 in the Moving Image - Film Review collection from TES English. Includes starter activity camera shot card sort, understanding camera shots and model paragraph activity.

Lesson Five - Music in Film

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support delivery of Lesson 4 in the Moving Image - Film Review collection from TES English. Includes music card activity and film score worksheet.

Lesson Five - Characters in Film

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support delivery of Lesson 5 in the Moving Image - Film Review collection from TES English. Includes starter, development and plenary activities and worksheets on character and denotation / connotation.

Lesson Six - Technical Filmic Techniques

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support delivery of Lesson 6 in the Moving Image - Film Review collection from TES English. Includes starter, development and plenary activities and worksheets on technical filmic techniques.

Lesson Seven - Structure, Content and Language of Print-based Film Reviews

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support delivery of Lesson 7 in the Moving Image - Film Review collection from TES English. Includes starter, development and plenary activities and worksheets on the structure, content and language of film reviews.

Lesson Eight - Structure, Content and Language of Web-based Film Reviews

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support delivery of Lesson 8 in the Moving Image - Film Review collection from TES English. Includes starter, development and plenary activities and worksheets on the structure, content and language of web-based film reviews.

Lesson Nine - Assessment Criteria & Target Grades

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support delivery of Lesson 9 in the Moving Image - Film Review collection from TES English. Includes starter, development and plenary activities and worksheets on the assessment criteria and target grades.

Lesson Ten - Assessment Criteria & Improving Target Grades

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support delivery of Lesson 10 in the Moving Image - Film Review collection from TES English. Includes starter, development and plenary activities and worksheets on assessment, re-writes and improving target grades.

Unit 3, Part b - Producing Creative Texts Commissions Controlled Assessment

Teacher Handbook - Commissions Controlled Assessment Task

  • A teacher handbook for AQA GCSE English Language. Unit 3, Part b: Producing creative texts - Commissions Task.

Scheme of Work - Commissions Controlled Assessment Task

  • Scheme of work overview and lesson plans for AQA GCSE English Language. Unit 3, Part b: Producing creative texts - Commissions Task.

Teaching Resource Pack - Commissions Controlled Assessment Task

  • Teaching resource pack of activities and worksheets to prepare students for the examination unit of AQA GCSE English Language. Unit 3, Part b: Producing creative texts - Commissions Task.

Unit 3, Part c - Spoken Language Study
Teaching Resources for Spoken Language Study Controlled Assessment

Spoken Language Teaching Resources 1 - 10

  • Social influences, idiolect, stereotypes, accent and dialect, standard and non-standard forms.

Spoken Language Teaching Resources 11 - 20

  • Slang, theories and specialist vocabulary, language and occupation, spoken genres and relevant articles.

Spoken Language Teaching Resources 21 - 30

  • Transcripts, power and language, multi-modal texts, and routines and speech.

Spoken Language Teaching Resources 31 - 38

  • Multi-modal texts, features of the spoken mode and relevant articles.

Persuasive Techniques and Devices: Flash Quiz

  • Stop the Clock flash quiz for use on the whiteboard and / or in computer suite. Persuasive techniques and devices used in speeches / formal letters. Has a useful ‘no timer’ option for teacher-led presentation and three difficulty levels.

Techniques and Devices used in Speeches: An Overview

  • An overview of the techniques and devices used in speeches.

Yoofspeak by Matt Hill

  • “Kids screaming with laughter around you? Then your skirt is tucked into your knickers and you’re standing right next to a LOLcano. Careful you don’t get burned, LOL.” For the staffroom more than the classroom, a selection of Matt Hill’s ‘Y More…oofspeak’ articles from the TES magazine. Some (but not all) will be of use / appropriate to support Spoken Language Study.

The Study of Spoken Language CCEA

  • Assessment objectives, what’s expected, things you need to know and a step-by-step overview of Controlled Assessment Unit 4, Task 1 - Spoken Language Study. CCEA awarding body.

Spoken Language Study Edexcel

  • Assessment objectives, what’s expected, things you need to know, what your students need to study & what you need to submit as evidence for Unit 3 - Spoken Language Study. Edexcel awarding body.

Scheme of Work: Spoken Language Study Controlled Assessment

  • Scheme of work overview and lesson plans for GCSE English Language - Unit 3(c) - Spoken Language Study Controlled Assessment. Investigate a type of public talk: Explore the ways that President Obama uses language to influence the American people. For submission in Jan 2011, June 2011, Jan 2012 & June 2012.

Spoken Language Study Controlled Assessment: Teaching Resources

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities for GCSE English Language - Unit 3(c) - Spoken Language Study Controlled Assessment. Investigate a type of public talk: Explore the ways that President Obama uses language to influence the American people. For submission in Jan 2011, June 2011, Jan 2012 & June 2012.

Functional Skills in English

Scheme of Work - Functional Skills in English Level 2

  • Scheme of work overview and lesson plans for GCSE English Language - Functional Skills in English (Level 2).

Teaching Resources - Functional Skills in English Level 2

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities for GCSE English Language - Functional Skills in English (Level 2).

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