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I am currently working in a secondary school with my timetable weighted towards SEN and EAL provision, and waiting for exams to restart. I am a senior examiner for two major exam boards and I use my experiences from years of examining and teaching to create my resources. I really hope you find them useful.

I am currently working in a secondary school with my timetable weighted towards SEN and EAL provision, and waiting for exams to restart. I am a senior examiner for two major exam boards and I use my experiences from years of examining and teaching to create my resources. I really hope you find them useful.
Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: Postcard from a Travel Snob/First Flight
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Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: Postcard from a Travel Snob/First Flight

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Postcard from a Travel Snob by Sophie Hannah and First Flight by U A Fanthorpe This is a colourful document in the form of a super clear grid that shows students how to compare the poems from the Edexcel GCSE Time and Place cluster. 5-6 short key quotations from each poem high-end language analysis context fully covered tight comparison This is really useful for effective revision. I created these for a student who went on to get a grade 9 just using this grid (plus other grids-see bundle) as her revision aid.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Extract Question: Edexcel GCSE
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Extract Question: Edexcel GCSE

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A super clear powerpoint (20 slides) which takes a class through the stages of tackling an extract question. The extract is from chapter 10 and the question is based on respectability and appearances. There are opportunities for short, focused activities by the students and also a ‘moving up the levels’ illustration of how to analyse language and structure closely. It finishes with a complete model answer at grade 9 standard. This is written for the Edexcel exam board but can easily be adapted for other exam boards.
Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry
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Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry

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This bundle is a series of documents in the form of super clear grids that shows students how to compare ALL the poems from the Edexcel GCSE Time and Place cluster. 5-6 short key quotations from each poem high-end language analysis context fully covered tight comparison They are really useful for effective revision. I created these for a student who went on to get a grade 9 just using these grids as her revision aids.
Eduqas Unseen Poetry
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Eduqas Unseen Poetry

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A really clear 30 slide powerpoint that takes students step-by-step through the unseen poetry questions of the Eduqas exam board. It uses two lovely, accessible poems that deal with the relationships between a child and an older person. The first half of the powerpoint tackles the single poem using ‘Follower’ by Seamus Heaney’ and includes a sample top mark answer. The second half then helps students develop the skills to compare the poems, using ‘Climbing My Grandfather’ by Andrew Waterhouse. Again, there is a sample top mark answer. I have used this powerpoint many times with my students and it works really well. With a little adaptation (just cutting down the sample comparison answer), it can easily be used for the AQA unseen poetry question. Poems not included.
Eduqas Unseen Poetry
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Eduqas Unseen Poetry

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A really clear 30 slide powerpoint that takes students step-by-step through the unseen poetry questions of the Eduqas exam board. It uses two lovely, accessible poems that deal with the relationships between a child and an older person. The first half of the powerpoint tackles the single poem using ‘Praise Song for My Mother’ by Grace Nichols and includes a sample top mark answer. The second half then helps students develop the skills to compare the poems, using ‘Mother any distance’ by Simon Armitage. There is a sample essay plan and a sample top end paragraph. I have used this powerpoint many times with my students and it works really well. It can easily be used for the AQA unseen poetry question and, with a little adaptation, for Edexcel. Poems not included.
Eduqas Unseen Poetry GCSE
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Eduqas Unseen Poetry GCSE

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A really clear 30 slide powerpoint that takes students step-by-step through the unseen poetry questions of the Eduqas exam board. It uses two lovely, accessible poems that deal with ideas of grief and death. The first half of the powerpoint tackles the single poem using ‘Do Not Stand by My Grave and Weep’ by Mary Elizabeth Frye and includes a sample top mark answer. The second half then helps students develop the skills to compare the poems, using ‘Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas. Again, there is a sample top mark answer. I have used this powerpoint many times with my students and it works really well. With a little adaptation (just cutting down the sample comparison answer), it can easily be used for the AQA unseen poetry question. Poems not included.
Eduqas English Language Component 1- Titanic paper
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Eduqas English Language Component 1- Titanic paper

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Really useful practice question paper for Eduqas English Language GCSE Component 1. Based on an exciting extract about the sinking of the Titanic, this resource includes: question paper 25 slide powerpoint The powerpoint clearly and throughly covers each question. There are sample answers or indicative content for each question with ‘do now’ tasks to help students improve their skills. Really useful for KS4 students learning or revising the skills for the exam.
Edexcel English Language Paper 2- Schools
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Edexcel English Language Paper 2- Schools

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Super useful sample paper that uses two engaging sources about schools. The 45 slide colourful powerpoint walks through the paper with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently or as a class. There are also sample answers or indicative content for all questions. This paper has worked really well with all my students.
Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan/Hurricane Hits England
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Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan/Hurricane Hits England

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Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan by Monica Alvi and Hurricane Hits England by Grace Nichols This is a colourful document in the form of a super clear grid that shows students how to compare the poems. 5-6 short key quotations from each poem high-end language analysis context fully covered tight comparison It is really useful for effective revision. I created this for a student who went on to get a grade 9 just using this (and others I have made- see bundle) as her revision aid.
Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: London/ Composed on Westminster Bridge
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Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: London/ Composed on Westminster Bridge

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London by William Blake and Composed on Westminster Bridge September 3, 1802 by William Wordsworth This is a colourful document in the form of a super clear grid that shows students how to compare the poems. 5-6 short key quotations from each poem high-end language analysis context fully covered tight comparison It is really useful for effective revision. I created this for a student who went on to get a grade 9 just using this (and others I have made- see bundle) as her revision aid.
An Inspector Calls: wealth and power
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An Inspector Calls: wealth and power

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This is a super clear powerpoint consisting of 21 slides that guides the class through the theme of wealth and power in ‘An Inspector Calls’. There are lots of activities for the students with answers on separate slides. Additionally, there are also some ideas for top-level context and exploring the text in different ways which helps students reach the highest grades. It finishes with an extract-based exam paper suitable for Eduqas students. This includes detailed slides showing how to annotate, how to plan and, really usefully, an example of a top level answer. Although it suits the Eduqas exam format, the ideas in the essay are very helpful for all GCSE and IGCSE students.
Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: Adlestrop/First Flight
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Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: Adlestrop/First Flight

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Adlestrop - Edward Thomas and First Flight - U. A. Fanthorpe This is a colourful document in the form of a super clear grid that shows students how to compare the poems. 5-6 short key quotations from each poem high-end language analysis context fully covered tight comparison It is really useful for effective revision. I created this for a student who went on to get a grade 9 just using this (and others I have made- see bundle) as her revision aid.
Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: To Autumn /Home Thoughts from Abroad
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Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: To Autumn /Home Thoughts from Abroad

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To Autumn by John Keats and Home Thoughts from Abroad by Robert Browning This is a colourful document in the form of a super clear grid that shows students how to compare the poems. 5-6 short key quotations from each poem high-end language analysis context fully covered tight comparison It is really useful for effective revision. I created this for a student who went on to get a grade 9 just using this (and others I have made- see bundle) as her revision aid.
Edexcel GCSE Time and Place: In Romney Marsh/ Nothing's Changed
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Edexcel GCSE Time and Place: In Romney Marsh/ Nothing's Changed

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In Romney Marsh - John Davidson and Nothing’s Changed - Tatamkhulu Afrika This is a colourful document in the form of a super clear grid that shows students how to compare the poems. 5-6 short key quotations from each poem high-end language analysis context fully covered tight comparison It is really useful for effective revision. I created this for a student who went on to get a grade 9 just using this (and others I have made- see bundle) as her revision aid.
Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: Where the Picnic Was/Absence
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Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: Where the Picnic Was/Absence

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Where the Picnic Was by Thomas Hardy and Absence by Elizabeth Jennings This is a colourful document in the form of a super clear grid that shows students how to compare the poems. 5-6 short key quotations from each poem high-end language analysis context fully covered tight comparison It is really useful for effective revision. I created this for a student who went on to get a grade 9 just using this (and others I have made- see bundle) as her revision aid.
Romeo and Juliet extract question: Eduqas GCSE
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Romeo and Juliet extract question: Eduqas GCSE

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A super clear powerpoint which takes a class through the stages of tackling an extract question. The extract is the Prince’s first speech. There are plenty of opportunities for short, focused activities by the students and also a ‘moving up the bands’ illustration of how to analyse language closely. It finishes with a complete model answer. This is suitable for the Eduqas exam board but can be adapted for other exam boards.
Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: I started early- took my dog/ Stewart Island
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Edexcel GCSE Time and Place Poetry: I started early- took my dog/ Stewart Island

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I started early-took my dog by Emily Dickinson and Stewart Island by Fleur Adcock This is a colourful document in the form of a super clear grid that shows students how to compare the poems. 5-6 short key quotations from each poem high-end language analysis context fully covered tight comparison It is really useful for effective revision. I created this for a student who went on to get a grade 9 just using this (and others I have made- see bundle) as her revision aid.
Women in 'An Inspector Calls'
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Women in 'An Inspector Calls'

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This is a super clear powerpoint consisting of 16 slides that guides the class through the presentation of women in ‘An Inspector Calls’. There are activities for the students with answers on separate slides. Additionally, there are also some ideas for exploring the text in different ways which help students reach the highest grades. It finishes with an extract-based exam paper suitable for Eduqas students. This includes detailed slides showing how to annotate, how to plan and, really usefully, an example of a very detailed essay plan. Although it suits the Eduqas exam format, the ideas in the essay are very helpful for all GCSE and IGCSE students. Please leave a review if you found this resource useful!
Off with their heads! Argumentative writing: debate on whether to keep the monarchy KS2/KS3
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Off with their heads! Argumentative writing: debate on whether to keep the monarchy KS2/KS3

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This is a colourful, detailed powerpoint (41 slides) that takes a class through preparing and then writing a speech to either keep or abolish the British monarchy. If all the activities (2 games, a quiz, watching videos, structured pre-writing tasks) are used, the whole powerpoint including the writing takes 2-3 hours. There is a game of punctuation bingo included on a word document that needs to be printed off for the class to play. There are also slides with statement and evidence cards that can either be printed off or used by the class from the slides if photocopying isn’t easy. The work is differentiated throughout with writing frames and there are worksheets for early EAL learners/ students with SEN. It is suitable for years 6-9. My classes have produced fabulous pieces of writing from these lessons and some of the students enjoyed reading them out at the end with background music of the National Anthem or Les Miserables, depending on their stance! Please leave a review if you find this useful :-)
Literacy Game: Synonym Spoons
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Literacy Game: Synonym Spoons

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This game is really popular with all classes. It’s designed for KS2 and KS3 but I have seen GCSE classes enjoy it too at the end of term. The game is good fun and is really helpful for expanding vocabulary. The rules are on a powerpoint that can be used with the class. A word document also has the rules and suggestions for the teacher and also has a set of synonyms. The set provided is for six players. For a larger class of thirty, you will just need to replicate the set five times. The sheets need be printed on card and cut up. I laminate mine for durability and this also means they can be wiped clean easily. Of course, you can change the words to suit the topic or text you are studying. I make a new set quite regularly- it’s a quick job. Once the children know how to play, the game can be used as a starter or a game at the end of the lesson if they’ve finished their work. Hope you and your classes enjoy! Please leave a review if you found this resource useful :-)