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Random Question Generator - GCSE English Revision

Random Question Generator - GCSE English Revision

This is an interactive random question generator for GCSE English students. Ideal for a starter or plenary activity, it develops students' recall skills in preparation for their Literature exams. Simply click to generate 5 questions of any of the 4 topics and then click to reveal the answers. This is the full version with 100 revision questions for each of the following: Macbeth, An Inspector Calls, Jekyll & Hyde and Conflict Poetry. You can also download the sample version for free. Questions cover key quotations, plot details and general knowledge relevant to each topic.
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AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected':  5 Week Unit of Work

AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected': 5 Week Unit of Work

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.
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AQA Language Paper 2: 5 Week Scheme of Work

AQA Language Paper 2: 5 Week Scheme of Work

This is a 5 week unit of work preparing students for their AQA Paper 2 English Language exam. A weekly PowerPoint, guiding teachers (and students) through all the activities, is included as are all the handouts of extracts and assessments referred to. Covers all the requirements of this exam. An overview of the whole Unit of Work is included in the Week 1 resources which is available as a free resource.
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AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected':  5 Week Unit of Work

AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected': 5 Week Unit of Work

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.
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AQA Macbeth Extracts from Acts 2 and 3 and Practice Questions

AQA Macbeth Extracts from Acts 2 and 3 and Practice Questions

This is a booklet of 8 key extracts and accompanying exam style questions from Acts 2 and 3 of Macbeth. For students studying AQA English Literature. Questions are: Macbeth's indecision (A2 S1); Theme of guilt (A2 S2); Lady Macbeth in control (A2 S2); Macbeth as troubled (A3 S1); Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's relationship (A3 S2); Macbeth's changing character (A3 S4); Macbeth's changing feelings (A3 S4); Theme of kingship (A3 S6).
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AQA Macbeth Extracts from Acts 4 and 5 and Practice Questions

AQA Macbeth Extracts from Acts 4 and 5 and Practice Questions

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).
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AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahls' 'Tales of the Unexpected':  Week 2 Lessons

AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahls' 'Tales of the Unexpected': Week 2 Lessons

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 the Week 2 lessons. There is a PowerPoint presentation to guide students (and teachers) through all of the activities. This week’s lessons uses Dahl’s story The Landlady and covers language analysis skills for Papers 1 & 2. A copy of the story is included. Week 1 lessons and an overview of the whole unit of work is available as a free resource. Additional weeks, along with the stories, can be purchased separately or as part of a bundle.
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AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected':  Week 5 Lessons

AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected': Week 5 Lessons

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 the Week 5 lessons. There is a PowerPoint presentation to guide students (and teachers) through all of the activities. This week’s lessons uses Dahl’s story Man from the South and covers language analysis skills for Paper 1 Question 4. A copy of the story is included as well as a collection of 9 stories (for ease of printing if you’re covering all the lessons) . Week 1 lessons and an overview of the whole unit of work is available as a free resource. Additional weeks, along with the stories, can be purchased separately or as part of a bundle.
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AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected':  Week 3 Lessons

AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected': Week 3 Lessons

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 the Week 3 lessons. There is a PowerPoint presentation to guide students (and teachers) through all of the activities. This week’s lessons uses Dahl’s story The Way up to Heaven and covers language skills for Paper 2 Questions 1 & 2. A copy of the story is included. Week 1 lessons and an overview of the whole unit of work is available as a free resource. Additional weeks, along with the stories, can be purchased separately or as part of a bundle.
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AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected':  Week 4 Lessons

AQA Language Skills Revision using Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected': Week 4 Lessons

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 the Week 4 lessons. There is a PowerPoint presentation to guide students (and teachers) through all of the activities. This week’s lessons uses Dahl’s story The Umbrella Man and covers language skills for Paper 1 Questions 3 and 5. A copy of the story is included. Week 1 lessons and an overview of the whole unit of work is available as a free resource. Additional weeks, along with the stories, can be purchased separately or as part of a bundle.
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AQA An Inspector Calls Language Paper 1 Skills Booklets

AQA An Inspector Calls Language Paper 1 Skills Booklets

A set of 10 booklets. In each 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. Each booklet takes them through every question of the Language exam with key hints. A sample booklet exploring the opening scene is available as a free resource.
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AQA Language Paper 1: Week 5 Lessons - Question 5 (Narrative Writing)

AQA Language Paper 1: Week 5 Lessons - Question 5 (Narrative Writing)

This is the final part of a 5 week unit of work preparing students for their AQA Paper 1 English Language exam. A PowerPoint guiding teachers (and students) through all the activities is included. In this week students are introduced to the skills required for the Narrative Writing question and given planning and preparation materials for writing a story about a case of Mistaken Identity. There is also a Skills Booklet using an extract from ‘The Shrunken Man’ to recap on all the Paper 1 skills. An overview of the whole Unit of Work is included in the Week 1 resources which is available as a free resource. Other weeks can be purchased separately or are available as a bundle.
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AQA Language Paper 1:  Week 2 Lessons - Qu 3 - Analysing Structure

AQA Language Paper 1: Week 2 Lessons - Qu 3 - Analysing Structure

This is part 2 of a 5 week unit of work preparing students for their AQA Paper 1 English Language exam. A PowerPoint guiding teachers (and students) through all the activities is included as are all the handouts of extracts referred to. In this week students are introduced to the requirements for question 3. The lessons include: matching key terminology exercise; identifying structural features in the openings of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Great Expectations’; development of skills using film openings; development of skills using extracts from ‘Brighton Rock’ and ‘A Sunrise on the Veld’. An overview of the whole Unit of Work is included in the Week 1 resources which is available as a free resource. Other weeks can be purchased separately or are available as a bundle.
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AQA Language Paper 1:  Week 3 Lessons - Qus 4&5

AQA Language Paper 1: Week 3 Lessons - Qus 4&5

This is part 3 of a 5 week unit of work preparing students for their AQA Paper 1 English Language exam. A PowerPoint guiding teachers (and students) through all the activities is included as are all the handouts of extracts referred to. In this week students are introduced to the requirements for questions 4&5. The lessons include: Developing Question 4 skills using extracts from ‘The Masque of the Red Death’; introduction to the requirements for Question 5; guidance for planning a descriptive piece of writing. An overview of the whole Unit of Work is included in the Week 1 resources which is available for free. Other weeks can be purchased separately or are available as a bundle.
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AQA Language Paper 1:  Week 4 Lessons - Question 5

AQA Language Paper 1: Week 4 Lessons - Question 5

This is part 4 of a 5 week unit of work preparing students for their AQA Paper 1 English Language exam. A PowerPoint guiding teachers (and students) through all the activities is included. In this week students continue to develop their descriptive writing skills focusing on effective openings and creating an extended metaphor. There are a number of photographs which can be used for extended writing for assessment purposes. An overview of the whole Unit of Work is included in the Week 1 resources which is available as a free resource. Other weeks can be purchased separately or are available as a bundle.
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AQA Language Paper 1: 5 Week Unit of Work

AQA Language Paper 1: 5 Week Unit of Work

This is a 5 week unit of work preparing students for their AQA Paper 1 English Language exam. A weekly PowerPoint, guiding teachers (and students) through all the activities, is included as are all the handouts of extracts and assessments referred to. Covers all the requirements of this exam. An overview of the whole Unit of Work is included in the Week 1 resources which is available as a free resource.
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Brain Teasers - 101 questions, logic puzzles and riddles to stimulate thinking

Brain Teasers - 101 questions, logic puzzles and riddles to stimulate thinking

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. A free version with a sample of 20 questions is also available for you to check out the format.
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AQA Language Paper 1 Qus 1 to 3 - Ian McEwan texts

AQA Language Paper 1 Qus 1 to 3 - Ian McEwan texts

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.
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AQA Language Paper 2 Question 5 Revision

AQA Language Paper 2 Question 5 Revision

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.
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AQA Language Paper 2 Skills Booklet - memories of childhood homes

AQA Language Paper 2 Skills Booklet - memories of childhood homes

This work booklet guides students through a practice paper for their AQA Language Paper 2 Examination. This booklet uses two texts: Extract from I Am Malala, a memoir by Malala Yousafzai and extract from Margaret Oliphant’s autobiography. The booklet gives students key pointers and guidance on how to achieve the highest marks. Mark scheme also included.
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AQA An Inspector Calls:  Theme of Responsibility

AQA An Inspector Calls: Theme of Responsibility

This is a worksheet to be used for students studying An Inspector Calls. The worksheet has a number of key quotations all to do with the theme of responsibility. Students need to identify which character spoke each line. There is then an accompanying worksheet for students to make notes about the theme of responsibility and how each character represents the theme. Answer sheet included.
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AQA An Inspector Calls:  Theme of Class

AQA An Inspector Calls: Theme of Class

This is a worksheet to be used for students studying An Inspector Calls. The worksheet has a number of key quotations all to do with the theme of class. Students need to identify which character spoke each line. There is then an accompanying worksheet for students to make notes about the theme of class and how each character represents the theme. Answer sheet included.
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AQA An Inspector Calls:  Theme of Age

AQA An Inspector Calls: Theme of Age

This is a worksheet to be used for students studying An Inspector Calls. The worksheet has a number of key quotations all to do with the theme of age. Students need to identify which character spoke each line. There is then an accompanying worksheet for students to make notes about the theme of age and how each character represents the theme. Answer sheet included.
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