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English GCSE and English KS3 resources by a lead practitioner. Everything I upload is tried and tested by both myself and my English Department. I always appreciate feedback, so please do leave a review if you get chance. Leave a review and choose any other single resource for free! Just get in touch at info@englishgcse.co.uk

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English GCSE and English KS3 resources by a lead practitioner. Everything I upload is tried and tested by both myself and my English Department. I always appreciate feedback, so please do leave a review if you get chance. Leave a review and choose any other single resource for free! Just get in touch at info@englishgcse.co.uk
Of Mice and Men
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Of Mice and Men

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A collection of Of Mice and Men lessons that are fully differentiated and resourced. Keep checking back as I add more and more resources to this collection. This bundle includes lessons on: Introduction and Historical Context Chapter One Chapter Two Curley Curley’s Wife Assessment Preparation Slim and Chapter Three Assessment Lesson/Review Analyzing Structure Creative Writing Women in Context Grammar and Punctuation Workshop Model Essay Escape Room Lesson Crooks in Chapter Four Curley’s Wife and Crooks in Chapter Four Lennie and Curley’s Wife Comparing Settings in Chapters One and Six The Ending We’ve also added in a Scheme of Work document that is free to download.
Greta Thunberg Climate Change Speech
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Greta Thunberg Climate Change Speech

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Greta Thunberg lesson on speech writing that looks at how to use language techniques such as repetition, pronouns, hyperbole, emotive language and more to engage an audience. Students analyse Thunberg’s recent speech to the United Nations Climate Action Summit and then produce their own speech using this as a stimulus. Useful for English Language lessons but also for KS3 as well. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Newspaper Article Writing
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Newspaper Article Writing

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AQA English Language Paper 2 lesson that looks at how to put together a newspaper article, including creating headlines, straplines, introductory paragraphs, plans, using connectives, opening and closing sentences and more. Includes models, scaffolds, differentiated activities and more. Recently revamped and updated, this is a brilliant resource to use for Language Paper 2 and for revision. A fully differentiated and resourced lesson for KS3 and KS4 students to prepare to write newspaper articles. This lesson is ideal preparation for Section B of the AQA Language Paper 2 exam paper. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Creative Writing Settings
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Creative Writing Settings

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Creative writing short story setting lesson that explores how to use vocabulary, structure and language to create an effective setting. Includes a model example, detailed teacher and student notes, engaging tasks, differentiated materials, and uses the drop, shift, zoom in, zoom out technique for creating effective descriptive writing. A useful lesson for both KS3 and GCSE English Literature and English Language students. Includes differentiated activities, source materials, engaging tasks and extensive student and teacher notes. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
AQA English Language Paper 1 - Section A Walkthrough
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AQA English Language Paper 1 - Section A Walkthrough

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Includes: 1 hr well differentiated PP, a mock exam-style paper based on GCSE English Language Paper 1 specimen papers and possible answers paper, for both the teacher and student to use in their self assessment tasks. Could do over 2 lessons, a ‘mock mock’ to aid preparation for AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Section A. The questions focus on the Birdsong extract provided in AQA’s GCSE English Language reading resource. You can find this here: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/english/AQA-87001-RSB.PDF Questions can be completed in timed conditions (with approximate times provided in the resources) to improve students’ abilities to work in exam conditions. Many more inexpensive, high quality English resources are available at my shop: Lead Practitioner’s Shop.
Unseen Poetry
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Unseen Poetry

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A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that supports students as they analyse two unseen poems and answer both unseen poetry questions (24 marks and 8 marks) in preparation for AQA English Literature Paper 2. With the exam only a few weeks away it is amazing how many schools focus so much of their energies on the anthology poetry in Power and Conflict and Love and Relationships but seem to sideline Unseen Poetry when it is worth 32 marks in total. This lesson is definitely worth getting if you want to help build students’ independence rather than them relying on you to spoon feed them all the necessary information.
Writing Speeches
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Writing Speeches

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SEVEN very detailed lessons on writing speeches, which include lessons on speech openers, structuring speeches and analysing famous speeches from Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln and more recent examples like Barack Obama and Greta Thunberg. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Travel Writing - Persuasive Articles
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Travel Writing - Persuasive Articles

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We look at persuasive articles and how a modelled example uses DAFOREST techniques to engage its readers, plus how you can begin a persuasive article in order to engage a reader. We look at the theme of travel writing through different holiday destinations and how we can persuade readers to want to visit these places. Ideal for KS3 and KS4 students preparing for AQA English Language Paper 2 Section B or Question 5. Fully differentiated throughout.
AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5
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AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5

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A collection of TWENTY English Language Paper 2 Question 5 lessons (17 x1 hour and 3x 2 hour) that cover writing to argue, writing to advise, writing to persuade, letter writing and essay writing. A great collection of differentiated activities, modelled examples, scaffolded sentences and guided peer and self reflection that enables students to learn from others and improve their non-fiction writing in preparation for AQA English Language Paper 2 Section B or Question 5. Keep checking your downloads as I will keep adding more and more to this bundle. The suggested order of lessons is as follows (although this is by no means obligatory): AQA Paper 2 Section B Speech Writing Speech Openers Churchill Speech Writing Lincoln Speech Writing Speech Structure Newspaper Writing Magazine Article Writing Writing to Persuade - Football Greta Thunberg Speech Writing Black History Month - Essay Writing Writing to Advise Letter Writing - Writing A Formal Letter Writing to Persuade - Letters of Complaint AQA English Language Exam Prep/Mock prep lesson Pack also contains: Assessment planning for writing to argue - could be used as a separate writing to argue lesson Assessment planning for letter writing - could be used as a separate letter writing lesson Paper 2 Question 5 revision pack Knowledge organiser for revision June 2018 AQA exam review lesson if you use this paper as a mock/prep Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package Or check out some Citizenship, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Writing A Formal Letter
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Writing A Formal Letter

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Students look at letter writing features in terms of language, structure and layout and use their notes to write their own formal letter. This incredibly detailed lesson includes models, scaffolds, differentiated activities and helpful self-assessment success criteria to ensure all students succeed in creating a detailed and accurate formal letter. Useful for both KS3 and KS4 students and for AQA English Language Paper 2 Section B or Question 5. Fully differentiated throughout.
Narrative and Descriptive Writing
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Narrative and Descriptive Writing

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Descriptive writing and narrative writing bundle that includes the following lessons: Descriptive writing introduction Improving descriptive writing Punctuation Descriptive writing practice lesson with differentiated worksheets Language techniques for descriptive writing Creating a character Narrative writing introduction Structure and narrative writing Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
A Christmas Carol Stave 3
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A Christmas Carol Stave 3

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As we study A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, we explore the visits The Ghost of Christmas Present makes AFTER Scrooge sees The Cratchits, including visits to a miner’s family, a lighthouse, a ship and of course nephew Fred’s friends and family. Additionally, we explore the symbols of Ignorance and Want that critique Victorian attitudes towards Christmas. A detailed, engaging and fully differentiated lesson on Stave Three of A Christmas Carol.
Unseen Poetry Knowledge Organiser
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Unseen Poetry Knowledge Organiser

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A fantastically detailed unseen poetry knowledge organiser / revision mat that includes a step by step approach to both AQA English Literature Paper 2 unseen poetry questions, language analysis, structure and form analysis, and key content information, as well as detailed info on meter, language, rhyme, scaffolded answers and more. Fantastic revision materials for GCSE students for AQA English Literature Paper 2 students. The resource includes an editable PowerPoint AND a PDF file to make things easier to print out onto A3 paper. UPDATE: Now includes a four page A4 version for ease of printing and could be used for revision flash cards, too! Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package
Creative Writing - Past and Present Tenses
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Creative Writing - Past and Present Tenses

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AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5. Tenses can be quite a dry and dull topic to teach, but it’s something many students struggle with, so this lesson is designed to make the topic interesting and engaging for the reader! A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that assists students in focusing on past and present tenses. Easily adaptable for both KS3 and KS4. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Travel Writing - Travel Blogs
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Travel Writing - Travel Blogs

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A very detailed travel writing lesson on travel blogs that looks at specific examples from Michael Palin’s travel programmes before moving on to support students to write their own travel blogs. Includes differentiated activities, detailed models, scaffolds, success criteria, planning sheets and more! A really useful lesson for both KS3 and KS4 students preparing for AQA English Language Paper 2 Section B or Question 5.
English Quiz
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English Quiz

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English Back to School Quiz for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students that includes over 60 questions on the following rounds: Language features Shakespeare Poetry Name that writer Structure Name that book Students recap and revise key English Language and English Literaure areas they have learnt about over the course of the year, including techniques like metaphors, similies and rhetorical questions, key poetry techniques like assonance and rhyming couplets, different structural techniques and how they are used, famous writers, famous texts and more. A really engaging, detailed and FUN way of starting the term AND providing a quiz that is challenging, entertaining and relevant. Perfect for the back to school period. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Unseen Poetry
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Unseen Poetry

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Revamped unseen poetry introduction that takes students through the requirements of both AQA English Literature Paper 2 questions, provides them with model answers and supports them with engaging activities to help them analyse and compare two unseen poems. A fully differentiated 1 hour lesson to help students prepare and revise for Section B and C of AQA English Language Paper 2. Includes analysis of AOs, analytical paragraph models and more. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package
Jekyll and Hyde
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Jekyll and Hyde

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20 fully differentiated lessons and revision guides to help prepare GCSE students analysing the text for new spec GCSEs. Ideal preparation for those studying The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for AQA English Literature Paper 1. Includes Jekyll and Hyde Escape Room too. Revamped recently and all resources are now twice as detailed. Don't forget to leave a review! :)
An Inspector Calls Sheila Birling
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An Inspector Calls Sheila Birling

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An Inspector Calls - Sheila Birling. A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that looks at Sheila Birling and her interview with the Inspector - focussing on the theme of responsibility. Ideal preparation for KS3 and KS4 students preparing for English Literature GCSEs. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package Or check out some Citizenship, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Reading Comprehension : Environment
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Reading Comprehension : Environment

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An easy to use reading comprehension pack with three sections of differentiated questions. This activity focuses on urgent environmental issues . It can be used in form time as part of literacy focus, or in an English lesson for KS3/4 GCSE comprehension training. It is interesting, useful, very easy to use and good to raise awareness of envirornmental issues. For everything English GCSE and KS3, free and inexpensive, check out my Tes Award nominated shop: Lead Practioner's English Store