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AQA Language Paper 2 Q 1 to 4 revision
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AQA Language Paper 2 Q 1 to 4 revision

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This PowerPoint presentation guides students through a practice paper for questions 1 to 4 of the Paper 2 Language examination. It explores writers' views and perspectives regarding holidays, using an article from The Guardian and a letter written by George Gissing. Presentation includes all answers. Student question/answer booklet also included.
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 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:  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.
AQA Macbeth Revision Activity: Plot Summary & Questions on Act 2
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AQA Macbeth Revision Activity: Plot Summary & Questions on Act 2

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This is a single worksheet and accompanying PowerPoint to support students revising Act 2 of the play, Macbeth. There is a ‘Revise the Plot’ activity in which students have to delete two of the three alternatives given to find the correct plot; 10 ‘Who? What? Why? When? Where? How?’ questions to further develop understanding; 5 ‘Who says?’ questions and 4 questions about parallel lines in the play. All answers are provided on the PowerPoint which can be used as a lesson in itself; allowing the teacher go through each task and then the answers with the whole class. Also suitable as a homework task. Act 1 is available as a free resource - further Acts can be purchased separately or as a bundle. These Plot Summaries are also included in the Macbeth Revision Activity Booklet which is also available for purchase.
AQA Language Paper 1: 5 Week Unit of Work
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AQA Language Paper 1: 5 Week Unit of Work

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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.
AQA Macbeth Revision Activities:  Plot Summaries & Questions on the whole play
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AQA Macbeth Revision Activities: Plot Summaries & Questions on the whole play

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There are 5 separate worksheets and accompanying PowerPoints to support students revising the play, Macbeth. There is a ‘Revise the Plot’ activity in which students have to delete two of the three alternatives given to find the correct plot; 10 ‘Who? What? Why? When? Where? How?’ questions to further develop understanding; 4 ‘Who says?’ questions and additional questions about either parallel lines or themes in the play. All answers are provided on the PowerPoints which can be used as complete revision lessons; allowing the teacher go through each task and then the answers with the whole class. Also suitable as a homework task. Act 1 is available as a free resource.
AQA Language Paper 2 Skills Booklet - memories of childhood homes
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AQA Language Paper 2 Skills Booklet - memories of childhood homes

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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.
AQA Language Paper 2:  Week 3 lessons - Qus 1 to 4
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AQA Language Paper 2: Week 3 lessons - Qus 1 to 4

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This is part 3 of a 5 week unit of work preparing students for their AQA Paper 2 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 revisit all the skills required for questions 1 to 4. The lessons include: Further development of Question 4 skills using extracts from 'Henry Mayhew visits a prison' and 'Alex Cavendish goes back to prison'; An alternative Qu4 assessment exploring childhood; Assessment of Qus 1 to 4 using Bill Bryson's travel book and Dickens' travelogue; Question by question guidance for this assessment. 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.
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.
Private Peaceful Scheme of Work and accompanying resources
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Private Peaceful Scheme of Work and accompanying resources

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This is a whole scheme of work for students reading Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful. There is a PowerPoint presentation to support with Learning Objectives for each lesson and details of tasks. The overview to the scheme gives details of the activities and is differentiated into 3 ability bands. All student worksheets are included. Suitable for Key Stage 3.
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 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.
AQA Language Paper 1:  Week 2 Lessons - Qu 3 - Analysing Structure
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AQA Language Paper 1: Week 2 Lessons - Qu 3 - Analysing Structure

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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.
AQA English Literature Macbeth Planning an Exam Question - 1
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AQA English Literature Macbeth Planning an Exam Question - 1

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This is a PowerPoint presentation and accompanying student worksheet to guide students towards planning and writing an answer in preparation for their GCSE exam. Includes an explanation of how the exam question is assessed and a step by step approach to planning an exam answer using the EASY acronym. In this unit students explore the demise of Macbeth (dagger scene) and Lady Macbeth as evil (Act 1 Scene 7). Other essay plans can be purchased separately or as a bundle.
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.
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.
Random Question Generator - GCSE English Revision
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Random Question Generator - GCSE English Revision

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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. In this sample version there are 20 revision questions for each of the following: Macbeth, An Inspector Calls, Jekyll & Hyde and Conflict Poetry. A full editable version with 100 questions for each topic is available to purchase. Questions cover key quotations, plot details and general knowledge relevant to each topic.
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 purchased separately.