A lesson taking Year 11 students through the skills needed to perform successfully on Language Paper 1, Question 5.
Notes from the examiner report.
Shadows of the wind extract to annotate.
Support to help with the writing of their own pieces.
PPTs to take KS3 students through the novel study of Phillip Pullman’s, The Ruby in the Smoke. PPTs include covering:
Language analysis skills
An end of unit assessment
Mini unit on taking KS3 students through the study of the Sherlock Holmes story, The Silver Blaze. Resource includes:
8 PPTs which will take students through the story.
Thee include two lessons on the context of Sherlock Holmes and policing in Victorian England.
Full lesson that takes students through the AQA Language Paper 2, Question 4 comparison question. This lesson uses two resources which discuss the writer’s views on arming teachers in America with guns. The PPT takes students through:
Reading the source
Analysing key quotatoins
Writing an answer
Full PPT taking a mid-ability GCSE class through AQA Language Paper 2, Question 4. Designed to be delivered alongside the study of A Christmas Carol. The two resources are focused on the working conditions of Charles Dickens, compared to the workers in an Amazon warehouse.
A lesson exploring Thatcher’s policies and the impact she had upon Liverpool in the 1980s. This lesson is intended to teach students the knowledge of Thatcher’s politics ahead of their study of Blood Brothers. English Language skills are also interwoven as students are asked to produce an answer to a Language Paper 1 Question 2 focused on Thatcher’s speech.
Full lesson on Thatcher’s policies
Margaret Thatcher’s speech from the Conservative Party Conference
A sociology based context lesson on the nature vs nurture debate, in order to prepare a high ability class for the study of Blood Brothers. Includes an exploration of the debate and an opportunity to discuss the theory in relation to a real life case (James Bulger).
Information sheet on the nature vs. nurture debate
James Bulger news report
A full lesson aimed at high ability students and used to introduce the idea of social class ahead of the study of Blood Brothers. Lesson explores the different classes and looks at an excerpt from Owen Jones “Chavs”.
Full lesson on social class
Excerpt from “Chavs” by Owen Jones
A resource to help students revise key terminology, quotations and essay structure for A Christmas Carol. The resource includes:
Suggested revision activities
Vocabulary for students to learn
Quotations to memorise
An example introduction
An essay question
A detailed lesson which introduces KS4 students to the context of the novel, before the study of the book.
The lesson includes:
An introduction to the exam.
An explanation of what a top band answer looks like.
Suggested reading/ watching options for students outside of the classroom, which link to the study of LOTF.
Detailed information on William Golding and his inspiration.
A contextual article for students to respond to questions on.
A glossary of key terms, which will be useful for the study of the novel.
The lesson was originally taught to a high-ability Year 10 class, however can be adapted.
A detailed lesson preparing KS4 students to write a response to the exam question: “How does Golding present Jack’s changing character?”
The lesson contains:
A starter activity focusing on re-capping Golding’s methods.
An activity encouraging students to use Tier 2 vocabulary to describe each of the main characters.
A deconstruction of the essay question, followed by key information students could include in their essay plans.
An activity encouraging students to think about their arguments and the quotations they could use.
The opportunity for students to construct their introduction and first analysis paragraph.
A lesson originally taught to low ability Year 11, but could easily be adapted, preparing students for the AQA Language Paper 1 Question 2 exam question. The lesson uses an extract from Muhammad Khan’s"I am Thunder" and takes students through a step by step process of how to deconstruct an extract and formulate their own response to the question.
A seven week revision/ homework work booklet for Year 11 helping them revise the Macbeth and Language Paper 1 aspects of the AQA course. The tasks oscillate between Macbeth and LP1 each week and there are three developed tasks each week. Originally, given to a lower ability class but could easily be adapted to suit all abilities.