GCSE Writing Skills Paper 2 (NEW GCSE AQA)

GCSE Writing Skills Paper 2 (NEW GCSE AQA)

A resource designed with the new AQA GCSE Paper 2 Section B in mind. Reference made to the mark scheme and activities guide students through various steps of writing a response piece. Opportunities for students to plan, draft, redraft and assess their non-fiction writing skills for the top band. Enough material for 4-5 lessons.
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GCSE Unseen Poetry Revision (AQA 2017)

GCSE Unseen Poetry Revision (AQA 2017)

This is a revision lesson that shows students how to best utilize their exam time to successfully answer an unseen poetry question. The lesson is designed with new spec AQA GCSE Paper 2 in mind, but skills could be easily applied to any unseen poetry question.
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English Language Reading Skills GCSE

English Language Reading Skills GCSE

This is a scheme designed for the new 2017 GCSE spec for AQA reading paper 1. The scheme has broken down the 4 main questions in the reading section of this particular exam paper and supports students with the key skills for each question type. I have attached some extracts to help with the scheme and it makes reference to some pages from the AQA textbook. This scheme was designed with Y9 in mind or as an introduction for students starting the new GCSE course and is easily adaptable for any extracts or mock exams provided by AQA on their website. It should fill around 6 weeks worth of teaching, including an assessment at the end, depending on lesson allocation.
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Paper 1 WJEC (New Spec)

Paper 1 WJEC (New Spec)

This is a powerpoint I have made for the new spec of WJEC. Alot of the texts used come from the old WJEC text book or from past papers - they can be easily adapted to your own texts.
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Of Mice and Men Scheme of Work

Of Mice and Men Scheme of Work

This is a full scheme of work (25lessons) designed for Y9. It has been created with the new 2017 GCSE Literature in mind. The scheme details activities linked to the main themes and characters in the novel with some power points to support. There is a lesson by lesson break down, along with ample opportunities for differentiation and stretch and challenge for the more able. Lesson 7 requires the teacher to source the materials linked to context. Other lessons that don't have a power point are either assessment lessons or reading lessons. This scheme may also be useful for current Y10 studying the novel for GCSE CA and examination.
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Macbeth 2017 GCSE Scheme of Work

Macbeth 2017 GCSE Scheme of Work

Whole scheme of work designed with top set Y10 in mind, but easily adaptable. This tracks students through the key scenes of the play in around 20 lessons in ppt and Ted_ed format. The main focus of this scheme is digging deep and dissecting language and structure. Lots of opportunities for the students to discuss and explore the play independently as well as with teacher guidance. The scheme was designed with students having read the key scenes prior to each lesson in order to focus on the meaning of the play, rather than the reading. There are also 2 example mock exams based on the new spec AQA Literature Paper 1 exam; one embedded in the ppt and the other attached as a different file.
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GCSE Unseen Poetry Revision (AQA 2017)

GCSE Unseen Poetry Revision (AQA 2017)

This is a revision lesson that shows students how to best utilize their exam time to successfully answer an unseen poetry question. The lesson is designed with new spec AQA GCSE Paper 2 in mind, but skills could be easily applied to any unseen poetry question.
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AQA Macbeth Extract Question Revision

AQA Macbeth Extract Question Revision

A lesson that breaks down how to best use their time to answer the Shakespeare question in the Literature exam. There are also two examples of mock exam questions for students to practice and a simple revision task that allows students to collect and analyse quotations. The resource is based on Macbeth but can be adapted to any of the Shakespeare plays.
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Journey's End Scheme of Work

Journey's End Scheme of Work

Detailed outline for a 6 week scheme of work for the play Journey's End by RC Sheriff. Designed for IGCSE AQA but easily adaptable for other exam boards.
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GCSE English Language Paper 1 Section A (New Spec 2017)

GCSE English Language Paper 1 Section A (New Spec 2017)

This is a short scheme (6-8 lessons) that is designed to support students through the new AQA GCSE Paper 1 Section A (Reading). It focuses on 3 key assessment objectives (AO1,2&4), practising the skills of quotation selection, language and structure analysis and, evaluating a text. I have used texts from the AQA support resource booklet for source materials (available to download from the AQA website.)
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An Inspector Calls (GCSE scheme 2017)

An Inspector Calls (GCSE scheme 2017)

This is a 20 lesson scheme of work that supports the reading and analysis of AIC for GCSE. The scheme is designed with AQA Literature Paper 2 in mind but the skills are easily adaptable to other exam boards. The word document outlines the lesson by lesson set of activities with ideas and suggestions on how to vary the delivery of the task. It focuses largely on A02 (close text analysis of language and staging.) The power point supports the scheme and should line up with the order of the lessons. I have not included contextual aspects of the play as part of the scheme, but I have attached a research flip learning activity to guide students on how to explore these AO3 elements.
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English Language Reading Skills GCSE

English Language Reading Skills GCSE

This is a scheme designed for the new 2017 GCSE spec for AQA reading paper 1. The scheme has broken down the 4 main questions in the reading section of this particular exam paper and supports students with the key skills for each question type. I have attached some extracts to help with the scheme and it makes reference to some pages from the AQA textbook. This scheme was designed with Y9 in mind or as an introduction for students starting the new GCSE course and is easily adaptable for any extracts or mock exams provided by AQA on their website. It should fill around 6 weeks worth of teaching, including an assessment at the end, depending on lesson allocation.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

This is a series of 4-5 lessons that explore 3 of Shakespeare's sonnets (1 for homework) as a way to introduce Y7 to analysis for Shakespeare in a light hearted and quirky way. The scheme starts with a comparison between Shakespeare and Justin Beiber lyrics as way to explore the commonalties in language of love. It then progresses to analysing sonnets 116 and 104. The lessons finish with students working in groups to create their own sonnets, using images and words as challenge stimulus. The resource also includes a homework investigation that can be done as a lesson or as a project to then be presented in a Shakespeare market place as another lesson led by the students.
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A Level Resource for Othello

A Level Resource for Othello

This is a detailed power point resource designed to teach and analyse aspects of the play Othello. The design for the resource is based upon the new AQA A-level. It is a challenging resource set for the most able but there is also option for scaffolding within some of the tasks.
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Descriptive Writing

Descriptive Writing

Resource designed with Y7 in mind to highlight some of the basic skills required for descriptive writing for the new GCSE Paper 1 Section B. It is a series of lessons that tracks students through creating atmosphere, a wide shoot and movement to specific objects/people, using picture stimulus. It has a gothic theme that runs throughout the lessons and allows for students to draft and re-draft work to see how to change and improve their creative writing. Aimed at middle ability groups.
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Wuthering Heights A Level Scheme

Wuthering Heights A Level Scheme

This is a scheme I developed for my Y12 studying AQA Spec A for Love Through The Ages. It is designed for Paper 2 Section B of the AS examination but can easily be adapted as a single novel study for any exam board. There are around 15-16 lessons worth of activities and they have been designed with the idea that students will have read the novel before hand. I have also included some learning grids with quotations for themes and settings that are great tools for revision.
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GCSE Writing Skills Paper 2 (NEW GCSE AQA)

GCSE Writing Skills Paper 2 (NEW GCSE AQA)

A resource designed with the new AQA GCSE Paper 2 Section B in mind. Reference made to the mark scheme and activities guide students through various steps of writing a response piece. Opportunities for students to plan, draft, redraft and assess their non-fiction writing skills for the top band. Enough material for 4-5 lessons.
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GCSE Lively Article Writing

GCSE Lively Article Writing

Designed with higher ability students in mind for WJEC writing examination, but could be adapted for other boards or general writing skills for articles. There should be enough here for 5 or so lessons.
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The Raven

The Raven

Most of the lesson is on Ted_ed (link included on the power point to follow.) This is a lesson exploring the language used by Poe to present his view of death. Designed with top set Y7 in mind.
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Poetic Devices

Poetic Devices

A couple of ppts to introduce basic poetic devices and poetic language.
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