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After twenty years teaching English in Ireland and England, I now specialise in creating materials designed specifically for exam revision. If you're interested in my resources, please 'Follow' me to get regular updates on new products.

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After twenty years teaching English in Ireland and England, I now specialise in creating materials designed specifically for exam revision. If you're interested in my resources, please 'Follow' me to get regular updates on new products.
An Inspector Calls Exam Questions AQA

An Inspector Calls Exam Questions AQA

This superb resource contains THIRTY sample exam questions for revising THEMES (12), CHARACTERS (12) and TECHNIQUES (6) of ‘An Inspector Calls’. These questions have been carefully designed to reflect the exact format and demands of the new AQA GCSE English Literature exam paper. Also included is concise information on the AOs and Mark Scheme. Please check out my range of ‘An Inspector Calls’ resources: AQA 12 Sample Questions on Themes AQA 12 Sample Questions on Characters AQA 6 Sample Questions on Techniques Edexcel 15 Sample Questions on Themes Edexcel 15 Sample Questions on Characters Edexcel 30 Sample Questions on Themes and Characters These exam questions can be used both as class activities and as homework. They are also ideal for practice tests in the run-up to the exams. I hope these are helpful for you and instructive for your students – as always, I’d be delighted to hear any feedback you may have. I will be adding lots more GCSE revision resources to my shop so please check back regularly!
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Love and Relationships Revision: Porphyria's Lover and Neutral Tones

Love and Relationships Revision: Porphyria's Lover and Neutral Tones

This fantastic bundle contains all you need to kickstart your revision of the Love and Relationships Poetry: a sample answer with accompanying worksheets comparing Porphyria's Lover and Neutral Tones, a 32-slide presentation showing how to plan and write the best possible answer, a set of sample exam questions to practise with and a pack of fun activities to reinforce learning.
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An Inspector Calls Exam Questions AQA

An Inspector Calls Exam Questions AQA

This superb resource contains THIRTY sample exam questions for revising THEMES (12), CHARACTERS (12) and TECHNIQUES (6) of ‘An Inspector Calls’. These questions have been carefully designed to reflect the exact format and demands of the new AQA GCSE English Literature exam paper. Also included is concise information on the AOs and Mark Scheme. Please check out my range of ‘An Inspector Calls’ resources: AQA 12 Sample Questions on Themes AQA 12 Sample Questions on Characters AQA 6 Sample Questions on Techniques Edexcel 15 Sample Questions on Themes Edexcel 15 Sample Questions on Characters Edexcel 30 Sample Questions on Themes and Characters These exam questions can be used both as class activities and as homework. They are also ideal for practice tests in the run-up to the exams. I hope these are helpful for you and instructive for your students – as always, I’d be delighted to hear any feedback you may have. I will be adding lots more GCSE revision resources to my shop so please check back regularly!
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Language Analysis for AQA GCSE

Language Analysis for AQA GCSE

This excellent resource gives you everything you need to teach students how to analyse writers’ use of language for the new AQA English Language GCSE. The contents are as follows: 1. 72-slide Powerpoint presentation on Language Analysis – this presentation examines three literary extracts in detail, showing students exactly how to identify techniques, plan their answer and write a structured, comprehensive response to a Language Analysis question. It contains model answers for the first three extracts and also contains an additional three extracts for students to examine and create their own answers. It also features an indepth-examination of the AQA Mark Scheme for the Language Analysis questions, showing students exactly how to maximise their marks. 2. Student Extract Booklets – these three booklets are differentiated: Booklet 3 is for less able students and contains an annotated version of the extracts with hints as to what language features are used in each one. Booklet 2 is for more able students and each page contains hints on the language features. Booklet 1 is for the most able students and features the unannotated version of the extract without any helpful hints. 3. Teacher’s Master Copy – for your convenience, this is a more compact version of the student booklets, containing all six extracts and three model answers. This resource is also available without any AQA references – ideal for students of all exam boards. I hope these resources are helpful for you and instructive for your students – as always, I’d be delighted to hear any feedback you may have. I will be adding lots more English Language revision resources to my shop so please check back regularly!
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Power and Conflict Poetry - Sample Exam Questions - AQA GCSE New Spec

Power and Conflict Poetry - Sample Exam Questions - AQA GCSE New Spec

This resource features a set of TWELVE exam questions for 'Power and Conflict' poetry. These questions have been carefully designed to reflect the exact format and demands of the new AQA GCSE English Literature exam paper. I’ve used these questions both as class activities and as homework. They are also ideal for practice tests in the run-up to the exams. Please check out my other AQA Poetry Resources: 12 Sample Exam Questions AND a fun pack of activities for revision 12 Sample Exam Questions AND Presentation and Worksheets comparing two poems Presentations on FOUR different pairs of poems Presentations and Worksheets on FOUR different pairs of poems Fun Pack of Revision Activities Comparing ‘Bayonet Charge’ and ‘Remains’ Presentation and Worksheets Comparing ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ and ‘Poppies’ Presentation and Worksheets Comparing ‘Storm on the Island’ and ‘Prelude’ Presentation and Worksheets Comparing ‘Ozymandias’ and ‘Exposure’ Presentation and Worksheets
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Romeo and Juliet Revision: 2 Sample AQA Exam Questions

Romeo and Juliet Revision: 2 Sample AQA Exam Questions

This resource contains TWO sample exam questions for revising 'Romeo and Juliet' for AQA English Literature. The topics examined are Romeo's character and the theme of attitudes towards love. These questions have been carefully designed to reflect the exact format and demands of the new AQA GCSE English Literature exam paper. Please take a moment to view the wide range of 'Romeo and Juliet' revision resources in my shop: 12 Sample Questions on the Character of Romeo 6 Sample Questions on the Character of Juliet 24 Sample Questions on Themes and Characters 12 Sample Questions on Themes 12 Sample Questions on Characters
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Power and Conflict: Sample Answer, Fun Pack and Exam Questions

Power and Conflict: Sample Answer, Fun Pack and Exam Questions

This fantastic bundle contains all you need to kickstart your revision of the Power and Conflict Poetry: a sample answer comparing Checking Out Me History and The Emigree with accompanying worksheets, a 32-slide presentation showing how to plan and write the best possible answer, a set of sample exam questions to practise with and a pack of fun activities to reinforce learning.
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A Christmas Carol - Exam Questions

A Christmas Carol - Exam Questions

This superb resource contains THIRTY sample exam questions for revising 'A Christmas Carol‘. It features 14 questions on characters, 11 on themes and 5 on techniques. These questions have been carefully designed to reflect the exact format and demands of the new AQA GCSE English Literature exam paper. These AQA ‘A Christmas Carol’ Resources can also be purchased individually: 14 ‘A Christmas Carol’ exam questions on characters 16 ‘A Christmas Carol’ exam questions on themes and techniques. These questions can be used both as class activities and as homework. They are also ideal for practice tests in the run-up to the exams. I hope these are helpful for you and instructive for your students – as always, I’d be delighted to hear any feedback you may have. I will be adding lots more GCSE revision resources to my shop so please check back regularly!
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An Inspector Calls: 2 AQA Exam Questions

An Inspector Calls: 2 AQA Exam Questions

This FREE resource contains TWO sample exam questions for revising ‘An Inspector Calls’. It also includes concise information on the AOs and Mark Scheme. These questions have been carefully designed to reflect the exact format and demands of the new AQA GCSE English Literature exam paper. Please check out my full range of ‘An Inspector Calls’ resources: AQA 30 Sample Questions on Themes, Characters and Techniques AQA 12 Sample Questions on Themes AQA 12 Sample Questions on Characters AQA 6 Sample Questions on Techniques Edexcel 30 Sample Questions on Themes and Characters Edexcel 15 Sample Questions on Themes Edexcel 15 Sample Questions on Characters These exam questions can be used both as class activities and as homework. They are also ideal for practice tests in the run-up to the exams. I hope these are helpful for you and instructive for your students – as always, I’d be delighted to hear any feedback you may have. I will be adding lots more GCSE revision resources to my shop so please check back regularly!
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GCSE Power and Conflict Poetry: Storm on the Island and Prelude

GCSE Power and Conflict Poetry: Storm on the Island and Prelude

AQA GCSE English Literature Power and Conflict Poetry – Exam Preparation - A Comparative Answer on Seamus Heaney’s ‘Storm on the Island’ and William Wordsworth’s ‘The Prelude (Extract)’. This presentation is designed to help you prepare your class to answer a GCSE English Literature question on AQA Power and Conflict Poetry. It is NOT intended to teach students the poems themselves – students should already be familiar with the two poems used within. It is designed for you to use later in the school year when the poetry has been fully covered and the students need to learn how to use this knowledge to write the best possible exam answers. The presentation is entitled ’ Answering AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Questions’: this 36-slide Powerpoint presentation has been carefully designed and created to help you guide your class through each part of the essay writing process. It examines each of the following elements: the AOs and the Mark Scheme, exam timing and weighting, essay structure, how to write an introduction, using ‘rough notes’ for planning, contents of the main body and how to write a conclusion. Most importantly, it features many extracts from a sample exam answer which are annotated to show the importance of using subject terminology, precise and judicious quotes and comparative links. The resource also includes a student-friendly copy of Assessment Objectives and a helpful set of Teacher’s Instructions. Other AQA Poetry Resources: 12 Sample Exam Questions AND a fun pack of activities for revision 12 Sample Exam Questions AND Presentation and Worksheets comparing two poems Presentations on FOUR different pairs of poems Presentations and Worksheets on FOUR different pairs of poems 12 Sample Exam Questions Fun Pack of Revision Activities
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Macbeth GCSE Revision Bundle

Macbeth GCSE Revision Bundle

This great bundle contains everything you need to kickstart your Macbeth revision with your GCSE class: a sample answer with accompanying worksheets focusing on Macbeth's character using an extract from 1:7, a 36-slide presentation showing how to plan and write the best possible answer, a set of 24 sample exam questions to practise with and a fun quiz to reinforce learning.
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GCSE Macbeth Revision Quiz

GCSE Macbeth Revision Quiz

This resource is a 50-question ‘Macbeth’ quiz, divided into five rounds. The rounds are: Family Ties, Places, Animals, Scotland and ‘Who said it?’. The questions range from straightforward to difficult and will be ideal for helping students to revise characters, setting, imagery, context and memorable quotes. The resource consists of: 1. Macbeth Quiz – this consists of five 10-question rounds. The quiz can be run in two ways – you can either call out the questions and have the students fill in the blank answer grids I’ve provided, or you can distribute the handouts I’ve created for each round. For your convenience, I’ve included full answer sheets for each round. These are also on the presentation so that students can correct their own work if necessary. These sheets can also be used as in-class or homework activities. 2. Powerpoint Presentation – includes answers to the fifty questions so that students can correct their own work. Please check out my range of AQA Macbeth resources: Macbeth bundle – 20 sample exam questions on the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth PLUS Presentation and Worksheets showing how to write a sample answer Themes and Characters of Macbeth – all 24 sample AQA exam questions Character of Macbeth – a Presentation and series of Worksheets showing students exactly how to answer an exam question Characters of Macbeth – 12 sample AQA exam questions My shop also features several Edexcel Macbeth resources: Character of Macbeth – 12 sample Edexcel questions Character of Lady Macbeth – 7 sample Edexcel questions Macbeth Themes and Characters – 24 sample Edexcel questions
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Storm on the Island Prelude: Power and Conflict Revision

Storm on the Island Prelude: Power and Conflict Revision

This fantastic bundle contains all you need to kickstart your revision of the Power and Conflict Poetry: a sample answer with accompanying worksheets, a 32-slide presentation showing how to plan and write the best possible answer, a set of sample exam questions to practise with and a pack of fun activities to reinforce learning.
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GCSE Revision Power and Conflict Poetry: Checking Out Me History and The Emigree

GCSE Revision Power and Conflict Poetry: Checking Out Me History and The Emigree

AQA GCSE English Literature Power and Conflict Poetry – Exam Preparation - A Comparative Answer on John Agard’s ‘Checking Out Me History’ and Carol Rumens’ ‘The Emigrée’. This resource is designed to help you prepare your class to answer a GCSE English Literature question on AQA Power and Conflict Poetry. It is NOT intended to teach students the poems themselves – students should already be familiar with the two poems used within. It is designed for you to use later in the school year when the poetry has been fully covered and the students need to learn how to use this knowledge to write the best possible exam answers. There are six elements included: 1. Answering AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Questions: this 32-slide Powerpoint presentation is the core of this group of resources and has been carefully designed and created to help you guide your class through each part of the essay writing process. It examines each of the following elements: the AOs and the Mark Scheme, exam timing and weighting, essay structure, how to write an introduction, using ‘rough notes’ for planning, contents of the main body and how to write a conclusion. Most importantly, it features many extracts from the sample exam answer which are annotated to show the importance of using subject terminology, precise and judicious quotes and comparative links. 2. Power and Conflict Sample Answers – this 1000-word sample answer to the question is presented in two formats for your convenience. The first is a one-page A4 handout of the essay itself. The second is a two-page A4 handout with wider margins and more generous spacing – this allows ample space for annotation and highlighting, allowing students to completely break down the elements of the essay. I would suggest copying this onto an A3 sheet – I’ve used it very effectively with pairs of students using different colour markers to highlight the various AOs, the subject terminology, comparative terms, precise quotes etc. 3. Power and Conflict Sample Planning Grid – one-page A4 handout which shows the students how to use ‘rough notes’ to plan and structure their essay. 4. Planning Grid Template – one-page A4 handout featuring a blank Planning Grid which students can use to plan their own essays for any part of the GCSE English course. 5. Power and Conflict AOs – one-page A4 handout which explains the AOs to students in a manner that is accessible and easy to understand. 6. Teacher's Instructions. Alternatively, you can buy the presentation here or the worksheets here.
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GCSE Revision Power and Conflict: Checking Out Me History vs The Emigree

GCSE Revision Power and Conflict: Checking Out Me History vs The Emigree

This is a sample answer for the AQA Power and Conflict Poetry section with several supporting worksheets. The contents are: 1. Power and Conflict Sample Answer – this 1000-word sample answer to the question is presented in two formats for your convenience. The first is a one-page A4 handout of the essay itself. The second is a two-page A4 handout with wider margins and spacing – this allows ample space for annotation and highlighting, allowing students to completely break down the elements of the essay. I would suggest copying this onto an A3 sheet – I’ve used it very effectively with pairs of students using different colour markers to highlight the various AOs, the subject terminology, comparative terms, precise quotes etc. 2. Power and Conflict Sample Planning Grid – this is a one-page A4 handout which shows the students how to use ‘rough notes’ to plan and structure their essay. 3. Planning Grid Template – this is a one-page A4 handout featuring a blank Planning Grid which students can use to plan their own essays for any part of the GCSE English course. 4. Power and Conflict AOs – this is a one-page A4 handout which explains the AOs to students in a manner that is accessible and easy to understand. It eliminates any confusion about the Mark Scheme and shows students exactly what elements need to be included to gain maximum marks. 5. Teacher's Instructions. You can also buy the accompanying 32-slide presentation here or save money by purchasing the worksheets AND presentation here.
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Macbeth Revision: Themes and Characters Sample Exam Questions AQA GCSE New Spec - Revision

Macbeth Revision: Themes and Characters Sample Exam Questions AQA GCSE New Spec - Revision

This is a superb resource containing TWENTY-FOUR sample exam questions for revising ‘Macbeth’. These questions have been carefully designed to reflect the exact format and demands of the new AQA GCSE English Literature exam paper. Please check out my other AQA Macbeth resources: Macbeth bundle – 20 sample exam questions on the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth PLUS Presentation and Worksheets showing how to write a sample answer Character of Macbeth – a Presentation and series of Worksheets showing students exactly how to answer an exam question Character of Macbeth – 12 sample AQA exam questions Character of Lady Macbeth – 8 sample AQA exam questions The Supernatural in Macbeth – 7 sample AQA exam questions Minor characters of Macbeth – 8 sample AQA exam questions Characters of Macbeth – 12 sample AQA exam questions Themes of Macbeth – 12 sample AQA exam questions I’ve used these exam questions both as class activities and as homework. They are also ideal for practice tests in the run-up to the exams. I hope these are helpful for you and instructive for your students – as always, I’d be delighted to hear any feedback you may have. I will be adding lots more GCSE revision resources to my shop so please check back regularly!
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Poppies Charge of the Light Brigade: Power and Conflict Revision

Poppies Charge of the Light Brigade: Power and Conflict Revision

This fantastic bundle contains all you need to kickstart your revision of the Power and Conflict Poetry: a sample answer with accompanying worksheets comparing The Charge of the Light Brigade to Poppies , a 32-slide presentation showing how to plan and write the best possible answer, a set of sample exam questions to practise with and a pack of fun activities to reinforce learning.
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Love and Relationships Revision: Porphyria's Lover and Neutral Tones

Love and Relationships Revision: Porphyria's Lover and Neutral Tones

This fantastic bundle contains all you need to kickstart your revision of the Love and Relationships Poetry: a sample answer with accompanying worksheets comparing Porphyria's Lover and Neutral Tones, a 32-slide presentation showing how to plan and write the best possible answer, a set of sample exam questions to practise with and a pack of fun activities to reinforce learning.
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Bayonet Charge Remains Revision

Bayonet Charge Remains Revision

This fantastic bundle contains all you need to kickstart your revision of the Power and Conflict Poetry: a sample answer comparing Bayonet Charge and Remains with accompanying worksheets, a 32-slide presentation showing how to plan and write the best possible answer, a set of sample exam questions to practise with and a pack of fun activities to reinforce learning.
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Ozymandias and Exposure: Power and Conflict Revision

Ozymandias and Exposure: Power and Conflict Revision

This fantastic bundle contains all you need to kickstart your revision of the Power and Conflict Poetry: a sample answer comparing Ozymandias and Exposure with accompanying worksheets, a 32-slide presentation showing how to plan and write the best possible answer, a set of sample exam questions to practise with and a pack of fun activities to reinforce learning.
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GCSE Revision Power and Conflict: Checking Out Me History and The Emigree

GCSE Revision Power and Conflict: Checking Out Me History and The Emigree

This presentation is designed to help you prepare your class to answer a GCSE English Literature question on AQA Power and Conflict Poetry. It is NOT intended to teach students the poems themselves – students should already be familiar with the two poems used within. It is designed for you to use later in the school year when the poetry has been fully covered and the students need to learn how to use this knowledge to write the best possible exam answers. The presentation is entitled ' Answering AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Questions': this 32-slide Powerpoint presentation has been carefully designed and created to help you guide your class through each part of the essay writing process. It examines each of the following elements: the AOs and the Mark Scheme, exam timing and weighting, essay structure, how to write an introduction, using ‘rough notes’ for planning, contents of the main body and how to write a conclusion. Most importantly, it features many extracts from a sample exam answer which are annotated to show the importance of using subject terminology, precise and judicious quotes and comparative links. This resource also includes a set of student-friendly Assessment Objectives and some helpful Teacher Instructions. You can also buy the accompanying worksheetshere or save money by purchasing the worksheets AND presentation together here. I hope you find this resource helpful for you and instructive for your students - I'd be delighted to hear any feedback or comments you may have. I'll be adding lots more exam guides like this to my shop, so please check back regularly!
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