Edexcel Style NEW GCSE 9-1 English Language Paper 2 PRACTICE PAPER

Edexcel Style NEW GCSE 9-1 English Language Paper 2 PRACTICE PAPER

This resource is my own version of the Edexcel 9-1 English Language Paper 2. I made a series of practice papers to help my own students as there aren't any past papers yet and only a handful of samples. I've followed their style very carefully and included a detailed mark scheme to help you assess. The topic of this paper is 'education' and includes two non-fiction articles on the theme. The whole paper is prepped and ready to print so you simply need to run off enough copies for your class. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!
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COMPLETE BUNDLE Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster GCSE 9-1 - All 15 Poems!

COMPLETE BUNDLE Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster GCSE 9-1 - All 15 Poems!

This bundle includes full lessons and resources for all 15 poems in the new Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster for the 9-1 GCSE exam. Buying them in this bundle saves over 50% compared to buying the poems separately! Poems covered include: • Half-Caste - John Agard • Catrin - Gillian Clarke • War Photographer - Carole Satyamurti • The Class Game - Mary Casey • No Problem – Benjamin Zephaniah • What Were They Like? - Denise Levertov • Belfast Confetti - Ciaran Carson • Poppies - Jane Weir • A Poison Tree William Blake • The Charge of the Light Brigade - Alfred Tennyson • Extract from The Prelude - William Wordsworth • The Man He Killed - Thomas Hardy • Cousin Kate - Christina Rossetti • Exposure - Wilfred Owen • The Destruction of Sennacherib - Lord Byron I have also included a learning mat that can be used as a homework menu to supplement their in-class learning and a RAG rated grid for in their exercise books. I would highly recommend teaching ‘Extract from the Prelude’ before ‘The Destruction of Sennacherib’ as the former covers the basics of the Romantic Poets. Likewise, I would suggest teaching ‘The Class Game’ before ‘The Man He Killed’ as the first explores the conventions of Dramatic Monologues. If you find that any of the video links don’t work, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll send you them directly.
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A Level Face Theory and Politeness Theory

A Level Face Theory and Politeness Theory

This is a lesson I put together for the end of conversation analysis - this is explaining face and politeness theory and includes a video of the second presidential debate speech for students to analyse. There is also a homework or activity task for students to identify the different outcomes.
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Edexcel Style NEW GCSE 9-1 English Language Paper 2 PRACTICE PAPER

Edexcel Style NEW GCSE 9-1 English Language Paper 2 PRACTICE PAPER

This resource is my own version of the Edexcel 9-1 English Language Paper 2. I made a series of practice papers to help my own students as there aren't any past papers yet and only a handful of samples. I've followed their style very carefully and included a detailed mark scheme to help you assess. The topic of this paper is 'education' and includes two non-fiction articles on the theme. The whole paper is prepped and ready to print so you simply need to run off enough copies for your class. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!
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COMPLETE BUNDLE Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster GCSE 9-1 - All 15 Poems!

COMPLETE BUNDLE Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster GCSE 9-1 - All 15 Poems!

This bundle includes full lessons and resources for all 15 poems in the new Edexcel Conflict Poetry Cluster for the 9-1 GCSE exam. Buying them in this bundle saves over 50% compared to buying the poems separately! Poems covered include: • Half-Caste - John Agard • Catrin - Gillian Clarke • War Photographer - Carole Satyamurti • The Class Game - Mary Casey • No Problem – Benjamin Zephaniah • What Were They Like? - Denise Levertov • Belfast Confetti - Ciaran Carson • Poppies - Jane Weir • A Poison Tree William Blake • The Charge of the Light Brigade - Alfred Tennyson • Extract from The Prelude - William Wordsworth • The Man He Killed - Thomas Hardy • Cousin Kate - Christina Rossetti • Exposure - Wilfred Owen • The Destruction of Sennacherib - Lord Byron I have also included a learning mat that can be used as a homework menu to supplement their in-class learning and a RAG rated grid for in their exercise books. I would highly recommend teaching ‘Extract from the Prelude’ before ‘The Destruction of Sennacherib’ as the former covers the basics of the Romantic Poets. Likewise, I would suggest teaching ‘The Class Game’ before ‘The Man He Killed’ as the first explores the conventions of Dramatic Monologues. If you find that any of the video links don’t work, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll send you them directly.
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MASSIVE Macbeth Crossword Puzzle for Revision - 50 Clues!

MASSIVE Macbeth Crossword Puzzle for Revision - 50 Clues!

This is a massive Macbeth Crossword Puzzle for revision and consolidation - it is full of key quotes, characters, plot points and motifs. It should take a considerable amount of time (and probably some research) to complete it, so would be perfect to set for homework or while you are working 1:1 with students. Also includes a complete answer key so that you can check answers with ease. It is also part of my growing Macbeth bundle - purchase it at the current price and get access to all new uploads for free!
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MACBETH Character Revision - Who Am I? Flyswatter Review Game

MACBETH Character Revision - Who Am I? Flyswatter Review Game

This is a fun and exciting review game for Macbeth which comprises of 50 character clues. Instructions for play: Stick the character names to the wall or board. Split the class into teams (two works best, but you can rotate players if you need more) and have them nominate a ‘swatter’ to begin. You will need something they can use to hit the character answer – a flyswat or paper plate works well. As you read out each clue, the players race to find the correct character name on the board and be the first to hit it. This works wonderfully for an end of study review, or for revision before an exam. I hope it brings as much enthusiasm to your classroom as it does to mine – happy playing!
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MASSIVE Christmas Carol Revision Crossword! 50 Clues!

MASSIVE Christmas Carol Revision Crossword! 50 Clues!

This is a massive 'A Christmas Carol' Crossword Puzzle for revision and consolidation - it is full of key quotes, characters, plot points and motifs. It should take a considerable amount of time (and probably some research) to complete it, so would be perfect to set for homework or while you are working 1:1 with students. Also includes a complete answer key so that you can check answers with ease.
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Macbeth Cloze Word Fill Worksheets for Every Act and Scene of Shakespeare's Play

Macbeth Cloze Word Fill Worksheets for Every Act and Scene of Shakespeare's Play

This is a set of 8 Cloze gap-fill worksheets for every act of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Wordbanks are printed at the bottom of each sheet and serve as a perfect way to revise the plot. You could use it to recap the events of each act as you study it and then keep it to refer back to before exams. I often give a competitive edge to proceedings by giving a time limit and assigning points to each correct word. Enjoy!
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Word Birds Word of the Week Year 6 High-Level Vocabulary Builder: 40 Lessons!

Word Birds Word of the Week Year 6 High-Level Vocabulary Builder: 40 Lessons!

Welcome to Word Birds, a weekly lesson and resources to build higher-level vocabulary in your Year 6 students. These weekly lessons include the following: • a single word plus definition as a PDF designed to be printed as a poster and displayed in your room • a PowerPoint slide to accompany the poster, with an example of how to use the word in a sentence • 6 entertaining task cards to get your students using the word in a variety of ways including my trademark comic strip! • a Word Bird helpsheet explaining the differences between verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs. • a record sheet to go in student exercise books to help them keep track of the words they have learnt. Most school years run for 38 weeks, but I’ve included 40 words in case you don’t fancy using any of them or you want to use them on other occasions too. Package includes: 40 slides PowerPoint 40-page PDF of words plus definitions for student handouts or posters 6 mini task cards 1 record sheet 1 help sheet to be used as a student handout. ALL RESOURCES ARE INCLUDED WITH US AND UK SPELLINGS.
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Word Birds Word of the Week Vocabulary Builder: 6th-12th Grade GROWING BUNDLE!

Word Birds Word of the Week Vocabulary Builder: 6th-12th Grade GROWING BUNDLE!

Welcome to Word Birds, a weekly lesson and resources to build higher-level vocabulary in your students. These weekly lessons include the following: • a single word plus definition as a PDF designed to be printed as a poster and displayed in your room • a PowerPoint slide to accompany the poster, with an example of how to use the word in a sentence • 6 entertaining task cards to get your students using the word in a variety of ways including my trademark comic strip! • a Word Bird helpsheet explaining the differences between verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs. • a record sheet to go in student exercise books to help them keep track of the words they have learned. Most school years run for 38 weeks, but I’ve included 40 words in case you don’t fancy using any of them or you want to use them on other occasions too. Each grade package includes: 40 slides in PowerPoint in both US and British English (80 slides total) 40-page PDF of words plus definitions for student handouts or posters (again in both US and British English) 6 mini task cards 1 record sheet 1 help sheet to be used as a student handout. Take a closer look by clicking the “Preview” button above. NOTE: This set will shortly include Word Birds for Year 11 and 12. This product is for personal and classroom use. It is NOT for resale or any other commercial purposes.
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Word Birds Word of the Week 11th Grade High-Level Vocabulary Builder:40 Lessons!

Word Birds Word of the Week 11th Grade High-Level Vocabulary Builder:40 Lessons!

Welcome to Word Birds, a weekly lesson and resources to build higher-level vocabulary in your 11th Grade students. These weekly lessons include the following: • a single word plus definition as a PDF designed to be printed as a poster and displayed in your room • a PowerPoint slide to accompany the poster, with an example of how to use the word in a sentence • 6 entertaining task cards to get your students using the word in a variety of ways including my trademark comic strip! • a Word Bird helpsheet explaining the differences between verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs. • a record sheet to go in student exercise books to help them keep track of the words they have learnt. Most school years run for 38 weeks, but I’ve included 40 words in case you don’t fancy using any of them or you want to use them on other occasions too. Package includes: 40 slides in PowerPoint in both US and British English (80 slides total) 40-page PDF of words plus definitions for student handouts or posters (again in both US and British English) 6 mini task cards 1 record sheet 1 help sheet to be used as a student handout. Take a closer look by clicking the “Preview” button above.
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Conflict Poetry Homework Menu

Conflict Poetry Homework Menu

This is a homework menu that may help students with researching poems surrounding the Conflict cluster as part of the Edexcel exam board, and giving some creative choices for further study.
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BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE - Print and Go Worksheets for Analysis of Michael Moore's Documentary

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE - Print and Go Worksheets for Analysis of Michael Moore's Documentary

The Columbine tragedy affected the world. It was the first in a wave of school shootings and people have fought to understand why and how it could have happened. Michael Moore's award-winning documentary seeks to unearth the background to America's gun crimes and questions everything from causes to culpability. This two-page worksheet is a comprehensive way to ensure that students are watching the 'Bowling for Columbine' documentary with purpose. This information can then be used for informative or persuasive writing outcomes - I like to create a debate model with students for and against gun ownership. Entirely print and go - no preparation needed! -NOTE- This documentary is 'R' rated in the US and '15' in the UK. Prior-viewing is advised. There are some incidents of bad language and some graphic footage, but I strongly believe that the importance of this documentary outweighs any potential concerns.
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Shakespeare's Macbeth Key Scene Worksheets - 13 Pages of Rigorous Questions!

Shakespeare's Macbeth Key Scene Worksheets - 13 Pages of Rigorous Questions!

Study Shakespeare's Macbeth using these high-interest, rigorous worksheets on key scenes! Packed full of tasks to inspire and engage both creatively and analytically, focusing on characters, plot, language and themes. The sheets include focus on the following sections: -The Witches -Act 1 Scene 2 -Act 1 Scene 3-5 (two pages) -Act 1 Scene 7 -Act 2 Scene 2 (two pages) -Act 3 Scene 4 -Act 4 Scene 3 -Act 5 Scene 1 -Act 5 Scene 8 and 9 PLUS Two pages of literary terminology and questions relating to their use in the play. Enjoy using these resources for grabbing your students attention when studying the remarkable Scottish Play!
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MACBETH GROWING BUNDLE - Full of Worksheets, Activities and Engaging Tasks!

MACBETH GROWING BUNDLE - Full of Worksheets, Activities and Engaging Tasks!

Fill your boots with a range of innovative, inspiring and creative activities to take the pain out of Shakespeare! This bundle currently includes three of my Macbeth resources, and will continue to be updated with new resources. Grab it now at this price and cash in on all future updates! Currently included are the following: Macbeth Cloze Gap-Fill Worksheets Macbeth Key Scene Worksheets MASSIVE Macbeth Crossword Puzzle Psychoanalysis of Lady Macbeth Activity (Added April 2017) Macbeth Character Revision - Who Am I? (Added May 2017) Keep checking back for more updates - I will update this list when new resources have been added. Enjoy, and I hope it takes a little of the stress out of Shakespeare!
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Lord of the Flies Activity Bundle

Lord of the Flies Activity Bundle

This bundle is chock-full of my bestselling Lord of the Flies activities, including graphic organisers, homework menus, vocabulary quizzes and fun activities. Use it to consolidate knowledge or build research skills outside of class. Great for teaching boys!
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Edgar Allan Poe Paper Doll - Cut Out & Keep Everyone's Favourite Gothic Writer!

Edgar Allan Poe Paper Doll - Cut Out & Keep Everyone's Favourite Gothic Writer!

Why is a raven like a writing desk? Because Poe wrote on both! This is a cut-out-and-keep traditional paper doll of Edgar Allan Poe. See Poe in his pants, then dress him in his sombre suit. Poe comes with a selection of accessories, including: -A raven -The Black Cat -A realistic heart -A skull -A jester's hat -A stack of his most popular books -A speech bubble proclaiming 'Nevermore'. The options with this product are limited only by your imagination. Have some fun with it while learning all about the strange and mysterious Poe.
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