A two week (8 lesson) scheme of work introducing students to Paper 1, Section A (Explorations in Creative Reading) of the new AQA English Language GCSE. The aim is to introduce students to the format of the exam and teach them the skills needed to analyse unseen prose extracts to be able to answer questions 1-3.

The scheme of work focuses on extracts from the opening of 'Fahrenheit 451', 'From Russia With Love' and 'The Night Circus' - I have not been able to upload these due to copyright restrictions but they are available online. The James Bond extract can be found here: http://thrillers4u.com/20_ian-fleming-from-russia-with-love-dr-no-and-goldfinger_extract.html and the 'The Night Circus' extract is from the opening page of the novel.

A full scheme of work is included with detailed guidance and notes to outline the structure of each lesson.

In addition to this, each lesson is fully planned and resourced as a PowerPoint presentation - over 100 slides for the two week unit.

See part two resources here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/2017-exam-2015-aqa-english-language-paper-1-section-a-resources-part-2-11145473


  • Explorations-in-Creative-Reading-Week-2-TES.pptx
  • SOW-Year-10-1.1-TES.doc
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  • Bond-Randomiser.pptx
  • Explorations-in-Creative-Reading-Week-1-TES.pptx

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    user avatarMarkp095 months agoreport

    Colourful, detailed, eye-catching resources. Just what I was looking for. Thanks!

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    user avatard_sarfraz6 months agoreport

    Great resource! However, the Bond extract is no longer available. Is there any other way I could get it please?

    • user avatarRojoResourcesReply from Author6 months ago

      Hi, the Bond extract can be found here:


      The extract I've used begins with: "Bond’s thoughts were interrupted by the stewardess. ‘Fasten your seat-belts, please.’ As she spoke the plane dropped sickeningly and soared up again with an ugly note of strain in the scream of the jets. The sky outside was suddenly black. Rain hammered on the windows. There came a blinding flash of blue and white light and a crash as if an anti-aircraft shell had hit them, and the plane heaved and bucketed in the belly of the electric storm that had ambushed them out of the mouth of the Adriatic."

      Ending with the paragraph: "Bond climbed out of the plane with the handful of pale, silent passengers and walked across to the transit lounge and up to the bar. He ordered a tumbler of Ouzo and drank it down and chased it with a mouthful of ice water. There was a strong bite under the sickly anisette taste and Bond felt the drink light a quick, small fire down his throat and in his stomach. He put down his glass and ordered another."