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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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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Lesson 2 Imaginative Writing : Introduction to Genre - Science Fiction, Dystopia, Horror and Fantasy

Lesson 2 Imaginative Writing : Introduction to Genre - Science Fiction, Dystopia, Horror and Fantasy

This is a lesson plan plus PowerPoint to guide students through an introduction to genre, focusing on sci-fi, dystopia, horror and fantasy. The unit that this comes from focuses mostly on Sci-Fi and Dystopias so there is more content on this, including an interactive activity where students predict what the future will look like. This is part of a scheme of work which you will find bundled in my store to save you both time and money!
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Imaginative Writing SOW - The Supernatural, Sinister and the Downright Scary Unit - 20 Lessons!

Imaginative Writing SOW - The Supernatural, Sinister and the Downright Scary Unit - 20 Lessons!

This is a 20-lesson unit on imaginative writing, originally designed for Year 9 students. It contains a full Scheme of Work, plus homework menu and accompanying anthology of short stories. Each lesson is complete with PowerPoint and any necessary resources. This is a highly differentiated and organised resource with focus on extending the links between reading and writing. There are two assessment points (baseline and final) plus various extended writing opportunities throughout. This has been incredibly successful at my school and has achieved fantastic results in improving students' writing. I hope you enjoy teaching it as much as I enjoyed making it!
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Lesson 7 Imaginative Writing: Setting - The Hobbit

Lesson 7 Imaginative Writing: Setting - The Hobbit

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This lesson explores settings, with a particular focus on an extract from 'The Hobbit'. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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Lesson 11 Imaginative Writing: The Veldt - Writing

Lesson 11 Imaginative Writing: The Veldt - Writing

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This lesson follows on from the previous which introduces and guides students through a close reading of 'The Veldt' by Ray Bradbury. This time, students are given an extended writing task to complete based around their idea of a perfect house that goes wrong. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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Lesson 18 Imaginative Writing: 1984 by George Orwell

Lesson 18 Imaginative Writing: 1984 by George Orwell

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This lesson leads on from the previous about Room 101 by introducing students to an extract from 1984. Students are introduced to the assessment task and have to analytically explore how fear is created by Orwell. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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Lesson 14 Imaginative Writing: Tension and Sentence Types

Lesson 14 Imaginative Writing: Tension and Sentence Types

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This lesson guides students through the seven types of tension with examples and video clips to spark their interest. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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Lesson 19 Imaginative Writing: Assessment

Lesson 19 Imaginative Writing: Assessment

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This is the assessment task for this unit. It includes a checklist to focus on that covers all of the learning from the SOW. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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Lesson 9 Imaginative Writing: The Home of the Future

Lesson 9 Imaginative Writing: The Home of the Future

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This lesson explores the notion of future technology and students design their own perfect home of the future to be used in future writing assignments. It looks at the idea of personification and how to apply it to their own work. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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Lesson 17 Imaginative Writing: Room 101 Persuasive Speeches

Lesson 17 Imaginative Writing: Room 101 Persuasive Speeches

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This is an engaging lesson in which students present their own idea for Room 101. This is a lighthearted introduction before the very sinister truth next lesson when they read an extract from Orwell's '1984'. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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Lesson 20 Imaginative Writing: Supertoys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss

Lesson 20 Imaginative Writing: Supertoys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This lesson guides students through a reading of Supertoys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss. I usually complete this unit with a viewing of A.I. by Steven Spielberg. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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Lesson 4 Imaginative Writing: Subversion using The Hypnotist

Lesson 4 Imaginative Writing: Subversion using The Hypnotist

This lesson focuses on subversion as a literary device and uses an extract from the brilliant Young Adult novel 'The Hypnotist'. There is a descriptive writing task and a peer assessment opportunity. Please note: You will need to download a copy of my free short story anthology to use with this lesson.
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Lesson 6 Imaginative Writing: Baseline

Lesson 6 Imaginative Writing: Baseline

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This is a baseline test based on the previous lesson's work on Unreliable Narrators. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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Lesson 10 Imaginative Writing: The Veldt - Reading

Lesson 10 Imaginative Writing: The Veldt - Reading

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This is a full lesson guiding students through a close reading of Ray Bradbury's short story, 'The Veldt'. It is fully interactive and engaging with a detailed lesson plan. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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Lesson 15 Imaginative Writing: Marionettes Inc. - Ray Bradbury

Lesson 15 Imaginative Writing: Marionettes Inc. - Ray Bradbury

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This lesson guides students through a piece of imaginative writing based on their reading of Bradbury's 'Marionettes Inc.' There is an interactive element where students are presented with recent scientific discoveries and discuss the moral and ethical implications of them. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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Lesson 13 Imaginative Writing: Conan Doyle's 'The Brazilian Cat' - Reading

Lesson 13 Imaginative Writing: Conan Doyle's 'The Brazilian Cat' - Reading

This lesson is part of an Imaginative Writing Scheme of Work focused on Science-Fiction and Dystopian short stories. This lesson guides students through a reading of Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Brazilian Cat'. There is a character study and focused questions. This is also an excellent example of a 19th Century text to prepare students for the GCSE requirement. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download my FREE short story anthology for use with this lesson.
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