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I have been teaching English for 12 years in the state and independent sectors in the UK and internationally. I am also an Examiner so specialise in producing high level, tactical resources with excellent knowledge content for students, especially at GCSE and A Level.

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I have been teaching English for 12 years in the state and independent sectors in the UK and internationally. I am also an Examiner so specialise in producing high level, tactical resources with excellent knowledge content for students, especially at GCSE and A Level.
Hamlet A Level Essentials
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Hamlet A Level Essentials

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Hamlet A Level exam revision essentials. Detailed essay plans, key themes with quotations matched to them from the play, key context and critics to illuminate their arguments. All they need for the exam in one place and presented as handy crib sheets.
Short story and tasks to complete
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Short story and tasks to complete

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A series of tasks based on a short story called 'The Lady and the Tiger'. Perfect cover activity or when you just need a less 'singing and dancing' lesson to give yourself a break!
The Handmaid's Tale Key Context
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The Handmaid's Tale Key Context

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Everything your students need to know about the context for the novel. Split into sections: religious fundamentalism, feminism and the New Right, literature influences and Atwood's own words. A Level Literature essential.
Punctuation Revision and Worksheets
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Punctuation Revision and Worksheets

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This 31 page booklet includes explanation and activities on: apostrophes, brackets, capital letters, colons, commas, dashes, exclamation marks, full stops, question marks, semi colons, hyphens and speech marks.
Greek Myth Scheme of Work
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Greek Myth Scheme of Work

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From Zeus and the gods on Mount Olympus to Persephone and the Underworld, via Hercules, Theseus and Odysseus, this scheme of work allows students to explore the wonderful world of Greek Mythology. Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening activities included as well as grammar activities and spellings for every lesson. A full half term’s work here. Ideal for KS3.
Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?'
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Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?'

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Everything you need to teach this sonnet! Includes an engaging PowerPoint with several lessons’ worth of activities, a poetic techniques grid and a copy of the sonnet itself. Explanations of all poetic devices included on the slides, leads pupils to completing a guided essay.
Edexcel English Language Paper 1
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Edexcel English Language Paper 1

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GCSE English Language, Edexcel Paper 1 Fiction and Imaginative Writing. An example exam paper for students to practice answering. Extract from 'Jane Eyre' with exam style questions, plus creative writing tasks for Section B.
AQA English Language Paper 2 Mock Exam Paper
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AQA English Language Paper 2 Mock Exam Paper

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AQA GCSE Language Paper 2 - includes a 21st century article on homelessness combined with a 19th century letter by Charles Dickens on the state of the London slums. All questions in the style of the exam. Includes 4 questions for Section A modelled on the specimen paper and a writing task for Section B.
John Donne Essay Plans
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John Donne Essay Plans

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Essay plans for 8 essay questions on Donne’s poetry. Ideas, arguments, references to specific poems and context all included. Ideal for A Level revision / to promote discussion in class. Could be useful as a challenge activity as well as to support students’ revision.
Logos and Slogans Advertising
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Logos and Slogans Advertising

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This PowerPoint takes pupils through logos and slogans used in advertising. Includes examples for them to analyse as well as creative tasks to produce their own.
The Great Gatsby Extracts
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The Great Gatsby Extracts

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Extracts from each chapter of the novel, ready to print for students to focus on and draw out language analysis, themes, context etc. Big time saver!
'Jane Eyre' Key Context
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'Jane Eyre' Key Context

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Detailed context for the novel including Victorian legislation, Chartism, Reform Acts and critical views on the novel including Rigby's review. Everything students need to know for context.
English Language Analysis Practice
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English Language Analysis Practice

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Extract from 'The Bluest Eye' by Toni Morrison. Great way of getting students to analyse use of language and its impact. Designed for OCR Paper 2 but versatile - can be used for any analysis practice. Also appropriate for A Level. Strategic approach to answering the question included.
A View from the Bridge Key Quotations
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A View from the Bridge Key Quotations

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Key quotations from the play for each character, neatly presented on each slide. Use with the PowerPoint which has the 'fill in the blanks' activity to check pupils have learnt them!