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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Language Paper 2: 5 Week Scheme of Work
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AQA Language Paper 2: 5 Week Scheme of Work

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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.
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 included. Each one supports students revising each Act 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; 4 'Who says?' questions and additional questions about either parallel lines or themes in the play. All answers are provided on separate sheets. Suitable as a revision activity in a lesson or as a homework task. Act 1 is available as a free resource.
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 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 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 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 Literature: Power & Conflict Poetry 8 Week Unit of Work - Week 1 lessons
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AQA Literature: Power & Conflict Poetry 8 Week Unit of Work - Week 1 lessons

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This is part 1 of an 8 week unit of work preparing students for their AQA Paper 2 English Literature exam. This scheme of work assumes that students have already been introduced to all the poems (presentation on each poem also available separately). A PowerPoint guiding teachers (and students) through all the activities is included as are all the handouts and worksheets referred to. In this week students are introduced to the requirements of the poetry exam question and they then follow activities to develop a deeper understanding of the poem ‘Remains’. The lessons/activities include: overview of the format of the exam question; linking the theme activity; introduction to SLIME as a structure to poetry analysis; prompt questions about structure in the poem; prompt questions about language and imagery in the poem; planning and writing a paragraph; revision flashcard and a homework sheet to develop higher level thinking. An overview of the whole Unit of Work is included. Week 1 is a free resource and subsequent weeks can be purchased separately or are available as a bundle.
AQA Language Paper 1: Week 1 Lessons - Qus 1 & 2
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AQA Language Paper 1: Week 1 Lessons - Qus 1 & 2

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This is part 1 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 1 and 2. The lessons include: a brief introduction to the exam; Development of Question 1 skills using extracts from ‘King of the Castle’, and 'Old Mali and the Boy; Development of Question 2 skills including a Language Features ‘card sort’ activity and analysis of language using extracts from ‘King of the Castle’ and ‘The Insult’; An overview of the whole Unit of Work is included. Week 1 is a free resource and subsequent weeks can be purchased separately or are available as a bundle.
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 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 Power and Conflict Poetry - Kamikaze
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AQA Power and Conflict Poetry - Kamikaze

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This PowerPoint presentation guides students through a line by line analysis of the Beatrice Garland poem. There are further notes on linking the poem to Remains (exploring the theme of memories) and a revision summary slide.