Essay applying the concept of Neo Platonic Perfection to the play Hamlet - that it is his very inaction that helps him make Denmark achieve harmony by the end of the play. Excellent for A level students wishing to apply a rarely considered philosophical approach.
Essay arguing that Offred is in fact a deeply spriritual character who finds strength in her faith in the collective human spririt - and that the novel is not in fact anti-religious - only anti those who pervert theology for their own means. Excellent for students revising The Handmaid’s Tale and wishing to say something new!
Response to the question: ‘How does Orwell present the failure of the rebellion’. WRitten in timed conditions then typed up to demonstrate to a high ability year 11 what a grade 9 looks/sounds like.
Response to the 2018 AQA GCSE Frankenstein question. Written in timed conditions - then typed up. I’ve used with high ability year 11 to demonstrate qualities of a grade 9 essay
A detailed ppt. with summary, analysis, summative knowledge tests using key quotes, Extensively covers chapters 1 - 5 Excellent to revise from or to use during teaching
Used last year on the morning of the exam to excellent effect - though could be used in their last lessons. Reminders of approaches to the exam - key points about major and minor characters, literary approaches and discourse markers to use throughout the exam. THis PowerPoint is for Lord of the Flies and Conflict poetry
Slides for a masterclass delivered to year 13 and year 12 for A level - 1984 - Orwell in context. Went down very well, and really useful for revision for OCR dystopia.
Slides from a lecture delivered on using minor characters in dystopia - specifically 1984 and THe Handmaid’s Tale. Excellent for prep for the OCR AL exam.
Response written in timed conditions to the Component 2 additional two film study, global film sample question: ‘discuss ways in which editing and mis-en-ecene present a key issue in your chosen films’ Excellent to use with year 13 as part of revision and to exemplify qualities of a top band response written in timed, exam conditions (60 Minutes) I’ve examined for the WJEC Film Studies course, and am now Head of English. My year 13 have done well emulating this essay to the other elements of film form that could be tested in the exam.
Useful scaffold/essay guide for Blade Runner, new WJEC Film Studies AS/AL. Easily adaptable.
Response written in timed conditions to the AL Film studies Question: “The Hollywood machine has always crushed any individuality in filmmaking”. Compare the extent the films you have studied display auteur individuality. I’ve used this with my current year 13 and they have found it really useful to see a handwritten, timed response whichexemplifies what one can do in an hour. They have then used this as a template to emulate regards other elements of film form they can be assessed on.
A top level response completed in timed conditions to the WJEC/Eduqas Film Studies - additional Specimen, Component 2 WJEC/Eduqas - experimental film. the question: ‘Unfamiliar approaches to narrative can be both difficult and exciting for the spectator’ Discuss this comment in relation to your film study. the focus film is Pulp Fiction.
Designed as a revision resource - print out onto card and then cut and shuffle. Students then had to arrange in the right sequence. students can challenge each other on their knowledge etc. THis has been one of my year 13s favourite resources. Also use for essay planning - they have an essay title then have to select the best cards to use and can then write up the essay.
Resource contains extract and question from 2002 Dystopic novel, Sacremento’ and a response written in timed conditions by myself ( Head of English and previous OCR examiner) with my year 13 class. Excellent to use in class with students - massively helped them understand requirements of this section (75% AO2). Useful for teachers as well, for the same reasons. Great for revision and for exam technique practice.
Four top band A level exam style responses for use with OCR Dystopia option: 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale. Excellent for use in class and as revision- all written by Head of English (myself) in timed conditions.
All written by Head of English in exam conditions with my year 11. Excellent resources to use in class , and with faculty. London/Remains/War Photographer/Emigree/Kamikazee/My Last Duchess/Light Brigade/Bayonet Charge all explored. Fantastic to revise from
Response written in timed conditions to a tweaked FM4 Documentary question (tweaked to fit new spec). Was written with students and have used it in class since o demonstrate how to approach this section: how to blend reference to ‘film theories’ of Moore and Broomfield - and was particularly excellent to demonstrate how much can be written for a 20 mark question (in half and hour).
A response completed in timed conditions to the new Wjec/Eduqas Film Studies spec AL Component 1 Paper - Hollywood 1930-1990 The response is in answer to the question “The Hollywood machine has always crushed any individuality in film making,” Compare the extent the films you have studied display auteur individuality.
Top level Film Studies (Blade Runner/Vertigo) response written in timed conditions. Response is to the specimen AS questions - though these could easily be used as AL responses. Questions are: a) compare how gender us represented in one sequence from each film’ b) ‘Films reflect aspects of the society in which they were made’ …
Designed as an intervention resource to guide students into addressing AO2 in a more convincing way. Extract is broken down into GCSE style questions - making students systematically explore the language and structure of the extract before bringing in comparison to 1984/Handmaid’s Tale. My Year 13 really engaged with this and felt empowered to then approach whole unseen extracts in the same way. The analysis they completed on this extract was confident, thoughtful and consistently excellently detailed. Extract used is from Children of Men.
Really useful for revision for year 11 - I@ve written these in timed conditions to exemplify requirements of the mark scheme. NOTE: SAMS 2 Paper 2 is responses to the whole paper, SAMS 3 paper 1 just section A - SAMS 1 Paper 2 and SAMS 2 paper 1 - questions 2 and 4.