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Welcome. I have been teaching English for 30 years - and I'm still going! My resources include CPD self-study units for teachers which include generic units as well as units specifically designed for English teachers. These units have also been professionally published as on-line apps for Pearsons. Resources also include units for teaching AQA Step Up to English which have been written for my own Year 10, units for teaching Functional Skills and other English units and resources.

Welcome. I have been teaching English for 30 years - and I'm still going! My resources include CPD self-study units for teachers which include generic units as well as units specifically designed for English teachers. These units have also been professionally published as on-line apps for Pearsons. Resources also include units for teaching AQA Step Up to English which have been written for my own Year 10, units for teaching Functional Skills and other English units and resources.
AQA Step Up  to English: Component 1 DETECTIVES Unit
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 DETECTIVES Unit

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This is a unit of work for the AQA Step Up to English Gold Award - Detectives. It is designed to last up to a half-term and involves students in preparing for the speaking assessments, exploring text types, engaging with the Step Up style of questions and writing in the report genre, all direct preparation for the AQA assessments. As well as the PPT which includes engaging and practical lesson ideas for discussion and activities related to texts, all resources are included in word format and there are a set of teacher’s notes to accompany them. Please note that all assessment resources and mark schemes are available free of charge from the eAQA secure website which also includes key information about the course. This unit has also been bundled with other units to form a whole Step Up course
AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 HEROISM Unit
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 HEROISM Unit

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This half-termly unit is designed to prepare students for their AQA Step Up to English Component 2 Creative Reading and Writing HEROISM assessment. It is aimed mainly at Gold award candidates however it is also applicable to those doing the Silver award if, like me, you have candidates doing both awards in the same class. It is a 41 slide PPT with lots of engaging activities and texts to ensure students develop the skills to complete the assessment tasks for reading and writing. All 11 resources are included as well as a detailed set of teacher’s notes. I have prepared this PPT for my own Year 10 /11 Step Up group who need careful guidance, lots of reassurance and reminders of basic skills. Thanks for looking and don’t hesitate to contact if I can be of any help. Please note all assessments and mark schemes are available for free on the eAQA website which I recommend as well as a very useful FAQs.
AQA Step Up to English: Component 1  LEISURE Unit  *NEW*
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 LEISURE Unit *NEW*

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This half-termly unit is designed to prepare students for their AQA Step Up to English LEISURE assessment. It is aimed mainly at Gold award candidates however I have referenced Silver award tasks in case, like me, you have candidates doing both awards in the same class. It is a 51 slide PPT with lots of engaging activities to ensure students develop the skills to complete the assessment tasks for speaking and listening (group discussion/meeting and individual presentation), reading and writing. All resources are included as well as a detailed set of teacher’s notes. I have prepared this PPT for my own Year 10 Step Up group. Thanks for looking and don’t hesitate to contact if I can be of any help. Please note all assessments and mark schemes are available for free on the eAQA website which I recommend as well as a very useful FAQs.
AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 HOBBIES Unit with NEW Digital Activities
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 HOBBIES Unit with NEW Digital Activities

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This Step Up to English unit of work is designed to prepare students for the Component 1 Literacy topics Hobbies unit. It supports students to engage with relevant text types, develop some of the key skills and practice the style of assessment questions before they tackle the actual AQA assessment papers. It is designed to last around 4-5 weeks depending on the number of English lessons you have. I have not broken it down into individual lessons as all classes are different and some will need longer on some activities than others. It is designed in a way that classes can practice how to answer the Step Up style of questions thus building confidence before completing the AQA assessments. It includes a 56 slide PPT and all 12 resources plus a set of detailed teacher’s notes explaining how the unit can be delivered. I have also added pdf resources with fillable text boxes for home learning. (Please note all assessments papers and mark schemes plus a helpful FAQs are available free of charge on the eAQA secure website)
AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 GOTHIC HORROR Unit *NEW*
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 GOTHIC HORROR Unit *NEW*

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This updated half-termly unit is designed to prepare students for their AQA Step Up to English Component 2 Creative Reading and Writing GOTHIC HORROR assessment. It is aimed mainly at Gold award candidates however it is also applicable to those doing the Silver award if, like me, you have candidates doing both awards in the same class. It is a 48 slide PPT with lots of engaging activities and texts to ensure students develop the skills to complete the assessment tasks for reading and writing. All 12 resources are included in word and pdf formats as well as a detailed set of teacher’s notes. I have prepared this PPT for my own Year 10 /11 Step Up group who need careful guidance, lots of reassurance and reminders of basic skills. Thanks for looking and don’t hesitate to contact if I can be of any help. Please note all assessments and mark schemes are available for free of charge on the eAQA website which I recommend as well as a very useful FAQs.
AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 THE NEXT STEP Unit
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 THE NEXT STEP Unit

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This scheme of work prepares students for the Step Up Gold and Silver assessments - Component 1 Literacy topics The Next Step. It guides students through the skills required for the speaking and listening assessment (group work task and individual interview) as well as preparing them for the reading and writing assessments with lots of opportunities for discussion and engaging activities. I designed it as a half-termly unit for my own year 10 Step Up class and linked it with preparation for their work placements. All eleven resources used in the scheme are in word and pdf formats and come with the main teaching PPT and detailed teacher’s notes. The assessments themselves and mark schemes are available on the eAQA site. Thanks for looking.
AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 SPORT Unit REVISED and UPDATED
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 SPORT Unit REVISED and UPDATED

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This unit of work is designed to help build the key skills required for AQA’s Step Up to English Gold Award Component 2 Creative Reading and Writing: SPORT. It also gives students practice in tackling the types of question in the assessment and can be taught across a half-term or adapted for a shorter course. It is ideal for Year 10 or Year 11 students who are entered for this award. There is a 54 slide teaching PPT plus all 9 resources in both word and pdf formats. There is also a set of teacher’s notes to accompany the resources based on my experience of delivering it.
AQA Step Up to English: Component 1  MUSIC Unit
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 MUSIC Unit

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This updated unit of work is designed to prepare students for the AQA Step Up to English Component 1 Literacy topics Music unit. It supports students to engage with relevant text types, develop some of the key skills and practice the style of assessment questions before they tackle the actual AQA assessment papers. It is designed to last around 4-5 weeks depending on the number of English lessons you have… It includes a 58 slide teaching PPT and all ten resources in word and pdf formats plus a detailed set of teacher’s notes explaining how the unit can be delivered. (Please note all assessments papers and mark schemes are available free of charge on the eAQA secure website) If anyone who purchased this unit previously wants this updated version please just e-mail me - see review page. Best wishes and I hope the teaching goes well.
AQA Step Up to English: Component 1  MEDIA CAMPAIGNS Unit
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 1 MEDIA CAMPAIGNS Unit

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This half-termly unit is designed to prepare students for their AQA Step Up to English Gold Award MEDIA CAMPAIGNS unit. It is a 38 slide PPT with lots of engaging activities to ensure students develop the skills to complete the assessment tasks for speaking and listening (group discussion/meeting and individual presentation), reading and writing. All resources are included as well as a set of teacher’s notes. I have prepared this PPT for my own Year 10 Step Up group. Thanks for looking and don’t hesitate to contact if I can be of any help. Please note all assessments and mark schemes are available for free on the eAQA website which I recommend as well as a useful FAQs.
AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 EXPLORING Unit
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AQA Step Up to English: Component 2 EXPLORING Unit

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This half-termly unit is designed to prepare students for their AQA Step Up to English Component 2 Creative Reading and Writing EXPLORING assessment. It is aimed mainly at Gold award candidates however it is also applicable to those doing the Silver award if, like me, you have candidates doing both awards in the same class. It is a 48 slide PPT with lots of engaging activities and texts to ensure students develop the skills to complete the assessment tasks for reading and writing. All 14 resources are included in word and pdf formats as well as a detailed set of teacher’s notes. I have prepared this PPT for my own Year 10 /11 Step Up group who need careful guidance, lots of reassurance and reminders of basic skills. Thanks for looking and don’t hesitate to contact if I can be of any help. Please note all assessments and mark schemes are available for free on the eAQA website which I recommend as well as a very useful FAQs.
AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 2 Unit - Taking the Next Step
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AQA Functional Skills in English: Level 2 Unit - Taking the Next Step

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This highly engaging and carefully designed unit of work is designed to teach some of the key skills required for tacking the AQA Functional Skills Level 2 English exam paper. It is built around the idea of preparing for the world of college or work. There are three sections: Speaking and Listening – preparation for the discussion and presentation task Reading section – exploration of three different non-fiction texts Writing section – covers writing a personal statement and a formal e-mail - culminates in a assessed piece of work This includes a 73 slide teaching PPT as well as a detailed set of detailed teacher’s notes and all 15 resources in both word and pdf formats. Tasks, activities and non-fiction texts are relevant and engaging and ideal preparation for the Level 2 exam. I hope you and your students enjoy the unit. Also available AQA Functional Skills English: Level 1 and 2 Speaking and Listening Unit AQA Functional Skills English: Level 1 Unit - Leisure AQA Functional Skills English: Level 2 Unit - Leisure AQA Functional Skills English: Level 1 Unit - The Next Step
Edexcel International GCSE English Language: Imaginative Writing Unit
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Edexcel International GCSE English Language: Imaginative Writing Unit

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This half-termly unit of work is designed to help prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE First Language English with particular focus on imaginative writing in Components 2 and 3. It supports students in actively exploring and enjoying both descriptive and narrative writing, looking at excellent and varied models of texts and identifying successful features before moving to students composing their own creative responses. These can be completed as practice assessments for Component 2 or for the coursework portfolio. The 59 slide teaching PPT is included as well as a detailed set of teacher’s notes with suggested teaching approaches and all eleven classroom resources in both Word and PDF formats. I hope you enjoy teaching the unit.
Making Effective Use of Teaching Assistants - Training Session for Teachers
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Making Effective Use of Teaching Assistants - Training Session for Teachers

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This PPT is designed as for colleagues who are delivering training to teaching staff on how to make effective use of their teaching assistants. It would be useful for trainees as well as staff in schools who wish to consider how to deploy TAs more effectively within the classroom. The unit is underpinned by recent research and allows for interaction and discussion as well as the sharing of existing good practice. It could easily form one or two training sessions with teaching colleagues and includes some ‘gap’ tasks to move colleagues forward.
AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course  (Leisure, Detectives and Horror Units)
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AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Leisure, Detectives and Horror Units)

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This bundle includes all you need to teach the full AQA Step Up to English course. It contains one practice unit (Volunteering) plus two component 1 units (Leisure and Detectives) plus one component 2 topic (Gothic Horror). Each unit contains a teaching PPT, all resources in word and pdf formats and a set of detailed teacher’s notes. The bundle also includes four self-study CPD units on how to teach entry level English. These include units on how to teach speaking and listening, creative writing, non-fiction writing and reading skills and are full of practical teaching strategies.
Teaching English: Guide to Teaching  Imaginative Writing
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Teaching English: Guide to Teaching Imaginative Writing

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This unit is aimed at English teachers and departments who wish to develop their practice in relation to teaching narrative and descriptive writing. It is a self study unit which includes lots of practical ideas for the secondary or upper primary classroom as well as opportunities for reflection and activities to help translate what you have learned into practice. The unit covers approaches to teaching key elements of narrative and descriptive writing including planning, structure, sentences and vocabulary as well as specific techniques such as ‘show not tell’. It is an ideal unit for an English teacher preparing to teach creative writing to a Key Stage 3 or GCSE class.
OCR English Language GCSE: Writing Imaginatively and Creatively Unit
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OCR English Language GCSE: Writing Imaginatively and Creatively Unit

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This unit of work is designed to help prepare students for the OCR GCSE English Language with particular focus on Component 2 Section B: Writing Imaginatively and Creatively. This exam requires an original piece of creative writing such as a short story or autobiographical piece – this unit focuses particularly on the skill of narrative writing. It was written for my own higher ability group and explores descriptive and narrative techniques, looking at good models of texts and identifying successful features before students are asked to compose their own creative pieces with a view to achieving deliberate effects. A 61 slide teaching PPT is included together with 12 resources in pdf and word format. These include planning frames, alternative tasks and self assessment resources.
AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Sport, The Next Step and Media Campaigns Units)
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AQA Step Up to English: Complete Course (Sport, The Next Step and Media Campaigns Units)

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This bundle includes everything you need to teach the full AQA Step Up to English course. It contains one practice unit (Volunteering) plus two component 1 units (The Next Step and Media Campaigns) plus one component 2 topic (Sport). Each of the three units contains a teaching PPT, all resources in word and pdf formats and a set of detailed teacher’s notes. The bundle also includes four self-study CPD units on how to teach entry level English. These include units on how to teach speaking and listening, creative writing, non-fiction writing and reading skills and are full of practical teaching strategies.
AQA Step Up to English: Creative Writing tasks
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AQA Step Up to English: Creative Writing tasks

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This resource is a series of titles linked to pictures in the style of AQA’s Step Up to English Paper 2 Section B Creative Writing questions. The images are my own and you are very welcome to use them as practice questions. **I have uploaded a free practice Step Up unit called Volunteering and other Component 1 and 2 units including Next Steps, Heroism, Exploring, Hobbies, Detectives, Sport, Leisure and Media which are available in my shop. These come with a teaching PPT, detailed teacher notes and all resources for students. I have also bundled together units to form complete courses which also come with CPD units on teaching Entry level English. ** I hope your teaching of Step Up goes well.
Edexcel English Language GCSE Paper 1: Imaginative Writing Tasks
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Edexcel English Language GCSE Paper 1: Imaginative Writing Tasks

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This resource is a series of titles linked to pictures in the style of Edexcel’s English Language GCSE Paper 1 Imaginative Writing questions. The images are my own and you are very welcome to use them as practice questions. I have also uploaded an Imaginative Writing unit for Edexcel with a 62 slide teaching PPT, detailed teacher notes and all resources for students in both word and pdf formats including engaging extracts and planning frames. It is called 'Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper 1: Imaginative Writing Unit’
OCR English Language GCSE: Paper 2 Creative Writing tasks
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OCR English Language GCSE: Paper 2 Creative Writing tasks

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This resource is a series of titles in the style of OCR’s English Language GCSE Paper 2 Writing Imaginatively and Creatively questions. The images are my own and you are very welcome to use them as practice questions. I have also uploaded an Imaginative Writing unit for OCR with a teaching PPT, teacher notes and all student resources. The title is ‘OCR GCSE English Language: Writing Imaginatively and Creatively Unit’. I hope you enjoy using this resource.