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I am a teacher of English at a secondary school in West Yorkshire. I have been teaching for over 20 years.

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I am a teacher of English at a secondary school in West Yorkshire. I have been teaching for over 20 years.
AQA Power and Conflict Poetry - answering the questions
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AQA Power and Conflict Poetry - answering the questions

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PowerPoint presentation to support teaching students how to link the poems together in response to themed questions. Teaches students how to structure an exam answer. Each slide then serves as a revision guide for two poems - notes on form and structure; language and feelings and attitudes. Student handouts also included. Poems and themes are: Reality of conflict (Bayonet Charge and Exposure); Negative feelings (London and Checking Out Me History; Effects of conflict (Poppies and War Photographer); Power of nature (The Prelude and Storm on the Island); Memories (Remains and Kamikaze); Power of humans (My Last Duchess and Tissue).
AQA Language Paper 2 Question 2
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AQA Language Paper 2 Question 2

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A PowerPoint and extracts to support students in preparing for the synthesis question for the Paper 2 examination. They compare the experiences of prisons using Source A Newgate Gaol and Source B Diary of a modern prisoner. They then go on to compare experiences of shopping using Source A London Labour and the London Poor and Source B Inside the supermarkets' dark stores.
AQA Language Paper 2 Question 5 Revision
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AQA Language Paper 2 Question 5 Revision

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A PowerPoint presentation which covers the key elements for Section B of the Paper 2 examination. Students have a number of timed activities to encourage a speedy response. Covers a variety of different techniques and possible topics/questions.
AQA Macbeth Revision Notes
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AQA Macbeth Revision Notes

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A PowerPoint presentation of 34 slides covering all the key aspects of the play to support teachers and students in their revision of the play for the AQA Literature examination. Covers the context of the play, plot summary for each Act and notes on all the key characters and themes. Also includes the key quotations for students to learn.
AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected':  5 Week Unit of Work
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AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected': 5 Week Unit of Work

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I wrote this 5 week scheme of work for my GCSE English group. They were struggling with narrative writing and so I wanted to inspire with them with some effective short story writing. So who better than the master of the macabre - Roald Dahl? In this series of lessons students read a range of his stories and many of the tasks are linked to revising key skills that will be used in their Language exams. Included here are all the weeks’ lessons. There is a PowerPoint presentation to guide students (and teachers) through all of the activities. All stories are included - in Week 5 there is a collection of 9 stories for ease of printing. Week 1 lessons and an overview of the whole unit of work is available as a free resource.
AQA Language Paper 1 Question 4 - Tokyo
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AQA Language Paper 1 Question 4 - Tokyo

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This PowerPoint presentation guides students through a number of activities designed to help them create an answer for the question 4 part of the examination. Uses Tokyo by Graham Marks. Extract included for students to annotate.
AQA Language Paper 1 Qus 1 to 3 - Ian McEwan texts
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AQA Language Paper 1 Qus 1 to 3 - Ian McEwan texts

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PowerPoint presentation and two sample examination papers for preparing students for the first 3 questions of Section A part of their English Language exam. The first paper uses Ian McEwan's A Child in Time to guide students through the requirements for questions 1 to 3. The second paper uses Enduring Love.
AQA Power and Conflict Poetry - Poppies
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AQA Power and Conflict Poetry - Poppies

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This PowerPoint presentation guides students through a line by line analysis of the Jane Weir poem. There are further notes on linking the poem to War Photographer (exploring the effects of conflict) and a revision summary slide.
AQA Language Paper 2 Question 4
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AQA Language Paper 2 Question 4

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A PowerPoint presentation and accompanying extracts to support students in preparing for the comparison question for the Paper 2 examination. Students look at how to compare different extracts and then annotate their copies. Focuses on comparing how writers' perspectives of war are presented using A Soldier's Declaration and Guns in the Distance. Also explores the different experiences of prison using Henry Mayhew visits a prison and Alex Cavendish goes back to prison. There is a final assessment comparing different views of childhood using Why we shouldn't wrap our children in cotton wool and London Labour and the Labour Poor.
AQA Macbeth Extracts from Acts 4 and 5 and Practice Questions
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AQA Macbeth Extracts from Acts 4 and 5 and Practice Questions

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This is a booklet of 5 key extracts and accompanying exam style questions from Acts 4 and 5 of Macbeth. For students studying AQA English Literature. Questions are: Theme of supernatural (A4 S1); Malcolm (A4 S3); Lady Macbeth's feelings (A5 S1); Macbeth feeling protected (A5 S8) and Malcolm (A5 S8).
AQA Unseen Poetry Practice Questions
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AQA Unseen Poetry Practice Questions

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This PowerPoint presentation helps to prepare students for the Unseen Poetry questions in the English Literature exam. Students should first watch Mr Bruff's videos (available on YouTube) - summary of what he says and copies of Nettles and Brothers provided. Further prompt questions to help students analyse My Parents, which they then compare to Tich Miller. Also practice assessments looking at Visiting Hour and Evans as well as Sparrow and Terrorist. Student booklet with copies of all the poems and practice questions included.
Brain Teasers - 20 questions, logic puzzles and riddles to stimulate thinking
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Brain Teasers - 20 questions, logic puzzles and riddles to stimulate thinking

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In this Power Point there are a variety of questions, logic puzzles and riddles to encourage student to think. Ideal as a starter/bell activity or as a registration activity. Each question should get students thinking and even stimulate further discussion. This version is free. If you like the format, you can purchase the full version with 101 different questions and activities.
AQA An Inspector Calls - Language Paper 1 Skills Booklet
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AQA An Inspector Calls - Language Paper 1 Skills Booklet

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In this Skills Booklet students interleave Language and Literature skills. Students revise a key scene and theme from An Inspector Calls whilst practising the skills required for Language Paper 1. In this booklet the focus is on the opening scene and how The Birling family is presented. This booklet is a free resource. An editable version, along with 9 other booklets can be pruchased separately.
AQA Language Paper 1:  Q1 to 4 using Life of Pi extract
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AQA Language Paper 1: Q1 to 4 using Life of Pi extract

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This is a PowerPoint presentation which guides students through the exam requirements for answering questions 1 to 4 of the Paper 1 Language exam. There are prompt questions, annotated extracts and sample answers provided. Uses an extract from The Life of Pi. Student question and answer booklet also included.
Random Question Generator /  Quiz Template
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Random Question Generator / Quiz Template

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This is an interactive random question generator that can be loaded with questions for any subject. Ideal for a starter or plenary activity, it develops students' recall skills in preparation for their exams. Simply click to generate 5 questions of any 4 topics of your choice and then click to reveal the answers. Have a look at my free sample version, uploaded with English Literature questions to see how it works. Image shown is for the English version - not the generic.
AQA Power and Conflict Poetry - Storm on the Island
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AQA Power and Conflict Poetry - Storm on the Island

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This PowerPoint presentation guides students through a line by line analysis of the Seamus Heaney poem. Additional slides include: Context; Summary of the poem; Form, structure and language; Linking the poems; Comparison grid linking to The Prelude (exploring the power of nature) and a Revision Summary slide.
AQA Language Paper 2 Question 3
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AQA Language Paper 2 Question 3

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A PowerPoint presentation and accompanying extracts to support students in preparing for the language question for the Paper 2 examination. Students revise language features and then annotate the extracts. Extracts are The Girl of the Period, A visit to Newgate Prison and Florence Nightingale's Diary. They should learn the skills to develop a top level answer. A final assessment is based on an extract from George Graham Vest's speech to the jury.