Hamlet  - Neo Platonic PerfectionQuick View
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Hamlet - Neo Platonic Perfection

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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.
The Handmaid's Tale - Offred as a spiritual characterQuick View
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The Handmaid's Tale - Offred as a spiritual character

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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!
Animal Farm - Grade 9 Exemplar EssayQuick View
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Animal Farm - Grade 9 Exemplar Essay

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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.
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Exemplar response - Frankenstein

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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
Film Studies AL Response - Editing Mis En Scene - Pan's Labyrinth And City Of GodQuick View
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Film Studies AL Response - Editing Mis En Scene - Pan's Labyrinth And City Of God

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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.
AL Film Studies Response - Vertigo and Blade RunnerQuick View
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AL Film Studies Response - Vertigo and Blade Runner

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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.
AL Film Studies Component 2 Response - Pulp FictionQuick View
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AL Film Studies Component 2 Response - Pulp Fiction

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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.
1984 Whole Plot With analysis sequencing flashcardsQuick View
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1984 Whole Plot With analysis sequencing flashcards

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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.
A Level Exemplar - OCR Dystopia - Section AQuick View
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A Level Exemplar - OCR Dystopia - Section A

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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.
Exemplar for AL Documentary - WJEC - Stories We Tell,  Film StudiesQuick View
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Exemplar for AL Documentary - WJEC - Stories We Tell, Film Studies

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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 level Film Studies Response exemplar - Blade Runner VertigoQuick View
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A level Film Studies Response exemplar - Blade Runner Vertigo

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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.
Exemplar Response to New Film Studies Spec - Eduqas Blade Runner VertigoQuick View
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Exemplar Response to New Film Studies Spec - Eduqas Blade Runner Vertigo

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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’ …
Structured New Section A A Level Dystopia Question OCR Excellent RevisionQuick View
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Structured New Section A A Level Dystopia Question OCR Excellent Revision

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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.