This PowerPoint contains twenty four one-hour well-structured lessons (over 300 slides) that focus on GCSE English Language Paper 2, Questions 1-4 (reading non-fiction; writers’ viewpoints and perspectives). All tasks are written according to new GCSE numerical grades and are designed for the New Specification AQA English Language Paper 2 qualification (exams from 2017 onward).
There are a wide range of tasks that focus on building the skills needed for AO1, AO2 and AO3 - including practice questions, original model responses, extension tasks and text extracts. The PowerPoint includes a baseline assessment and end of unit assessment questions that are modelled on the AQA exam; additionally, there are weekly 30 minute homework tasks for students to complete. There are also two extra exam-based questions that could be used as cover work or as extra questions for revision.
Each lesson follows a set structure including starter activities, lesson outcomes and objectives, model answers, self and peer assessment activities and plenaries.
I tried to make the papers about topics that I know my students will be interested in. Many of the topics lend themselves to key PSHE issues that make for interesting debates in the classroom should you want to improve their oracy skills or base the ‘Spoken Language’ endorsement around these topics. All extracts are from the 19th, 20th and 21st century.
Paper 1: Bank Robberies
Paper 2: Fires of London
Paper 3: Mad Scientists
Paper 4: Emmett Till and Racism
Paper 5: Sexting
Paper 6: Slavery
Paper 7: Prisons
Paper 8: Mental Health
Paper 9: Gangs
Paper 10: Death Row
Paper 11: Thieves
Additional tasks include Immigration, Donald Trump and Poisoned Sweets.
A copy of the English Language Paper 2, Section A section of the mark scheme has been included in Word format - this works as a self (or peer) assessment style exercise for students to complete.
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