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


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Created: Aug 19, 2015

Updated: Aug 30, 2017

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