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These resources span my career; from my period of teaching unqualified, through to an AST of English & Director of Teaching & Learning. Although my specialism is English, I have taught GCSE Citzienship, Language and Lit, Media Studies, Maths & History. I have also taught all of those at Key Stage 3, so there is an eclectic mix here. As the main trainer in my previous school, I have uploaded many insets and training session powerpoints too.

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These resources span my career; from my period of teaching unqualified, through to an AST of English & Director of Teaching & Learning. Although my specialism is English, I have taught GCSE Citzienship, Language and Lit, Media Studies, Maths & History. I have also taught all of those at Key Stage 3, so there is an eclectic mix here. As the main trainer in my previous school, I have uploaded many insets and training session powerpoints too.
Cambridge iGCSE English 2015/16 Core Paper- Prepare for iGCSE Unit Based on Actual Materials

Cambridge iGCSE English 2015/16 Core Paper- Prepare for iGCSE Unit Based on Actual Materials

This is a full unit of work, designed to use after students have sat the PPE / Mock exam that Cambridge provide free of charge on their website (although I have uploaded it with the lessons for ease). This exemplar exam is produced for the new 2015 / 2016 specification and uses the new format for the core paper. Cambridge have produced it to support schools using their exam this year. These lessons are completely new resources; produced entirely by me and not available anywhere else to purchase. The idea of the scheme is that you give the exam to the students, let the pupils sit it and then don't mark it but actually go through it with the students and teach them how it would be marked and how they should have approached it - a little bit like a 'walking talking mock style' but after the fact. "This is what you should have done". By teaching these 5 lessons you help them to understand why they receive the marks that they will and what they could have done to improve. The lessons are designed to boost pupils up to band 1, regardless of where the starting point may have been and should demonstrate ample progress and reflection time for students. Each lesson is a self contained powerpoint with the resources attached at the end of it, so that they can be printed out easily. lesson 1 starts with questions 1a to 1c and recaps vocabulary with cooperative learning techniques and a competition; helping to boost pupils understanding in preparation for lesson 2 and 3. Lesson 2 covers the techniques and ways to tackle 1c to 1f. There are pictures of student answers for students to mark and explain why the students did or did not get full marks. lesson 3 is dedicated to the tricky 1g and explains how pupils should tackle it, using the mark scheme explicitly and example answers. Lesson 4 tackles question 2, explaining how students should avoid the pitfalls that they sometimes fall into. Lesson 5 goes over the simplest way that pupils should have tackled question 3 and asks them to reflect on all that they have learnt in the week then to write to the teacher with how they could improve now and what they still need to learn. Each lesson allows pupils the opportunity of a 'redo'; with the scaffolding of the mark scheme and their original answer in front of them - hence the demonstration of progress.
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Of Mice And Men Full Scheme Lessons 1- 5

Of Mice And Men Full Scheme Lessons 1- 5

This is the first section of a whole scheme of work on Of Mice and Men, I created it this year, with attention to making sure that the Ofsted 2011 guidelines were being expemplified. The lessons structure reading the book from before reading to after and each of the early lessons covers different sectionhs of the book. They can all be taught togetether or you could choose to dip and pick as each can be adpated and can standalone. I can olny upload 20 bits to 1 resource feed, but the rest are on here.
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Shakespeare & Sonnets Scheme for Control Ass. Y10

Shakespeare & Sonnets Scheme for Control Ass. Y10

This is a full scheme of work that consists of all lessons power points and resources - similar to the one that I've added for Richard III (if you want something less conventional). It&'s for the controlled assessment that compares a Shakespeare play with his Sonnets. The focus of the question is strong feelings of love.
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AQA GCSE Drama Section C - Live Performance question Training for teachers and materials to teach

AQA GCSE Drama Section C - Live Performance question Training for teachers and materials to teach

This is a ppt. of 42 original slides that have been created to train drama teachers on the new section C of the AQA Drama GCSE. The materials, although used to train teachers were created so that they could be used to actually teach so, what you have in this ppt is a series of tasks that can be delivered to students so that they have a full overview of the scheme of assessment for the whole course, what the exam looks like, how it is marked and then how to tackle the section C question. There is a break down of the mark scheme and a suggested structure for how to answer with example answers that can be marked and used as a template. It would take approx. 3 to 4 lessons to teach to students.
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Edexcel English Language GCSE Paper 2017 - Unit of work for Paper 2

Edexcel English Language GCSE Paper 2017 - Unit of work for Paper 2

This is a full unit of work, that consists of 15 lesson powerpoints, complete with all resources. Created initially with new questions for 1,2,and 3 that have never been seen elsewhere (not SAMs) and then utilising the Edexcel SAMs, showing students how to attempt each question, allowing them to practise and using mark schemes for peer / self evaluation. There are useful techniques provided for each and every question, including time management. The unit has been taught successfully and adapted accordingly. Obviously any teacher will need to adapt lessons in line with what they manage to cover in any given lesson but each ppt. is designed for a full one hour lesson. All of the questions are fully covered and deconstructed so that the teacher can guide students through what they need to do - including the writing section. After this unit, students will be fully prepared to attempt a full paper so that you can diagnose areas for development.
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8 Lessons KS3 based on AQA Writer's Viewpoint Question. Writing scheme of work.

8 Lessons KS3 based on AQA Writer's Viewpoint Question. Writing scheme of work.

This is a Key Stage 3 Writing scheme of work that consists of 8 full lesson PowerPoint's and culminates in a writing assessment that mirrors that AQA Language Writer's Viewpoint question for the new specification. Each lesson uses reading skills to help pupils to investigate a variety of texts and to build up an information bank on the topic of the question - which is about teenagers. There are no references to levels / assessment within this scheme so any teacher can add their own assessment model or mark with the AQA Exam criteria.
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Edexcel Language Paper 2 New Specification - Preparing Pupils for the exam - Full Scheme of Work

Edexcel Language Paper 2 New Specification - Preparing Pupils for the exam - Full Scheme of Work

For these lessons, I have created a mock up of a Paper 2 for Edexcel with its own mark scheme. The question stems and marking criteria follow those provided by the board in their SAMs. Therefore, this is a potential set of Sample Style Assessment Materials that have not been seen anywhere else. The lessons are then based on these SAMs - showing pupils, lesson by lesson how to tackle each style of question. The lessons all include activities that allow pupils to revise the techniques and then to tackle a question. Lots of cooperative learning is included with clear reference to the exam criteria at all times. These lessons target Level 3 and above (old bands) - you may need to differentiate according to the needs of your class but there are plenty of extension activities for pupils. The Lesson Objectives are: Lesson 1: To know how to begin to tackle the Edexcel Language paper. Lesson 2: To learn how to tackle Question 3 on Paper 2 Lesson 3: To use prior learning to tackle 3 exam questions! Lesson 4: To know how to evaluate a text and attempt an evaluation style question. Lesson 5: To be able to effectively critically evaluate a text. Lesson 6: To learn how to compare texts effectively.
MissRathor
2017 Edexcel GCSE Language Revsion Lesson - Walking Talking Mock Style based on Little Women Extract

2017 Edexcel GCSE Language Revsion Lesson - Walking Talking Mock Style based on Little Women Extract

This is a full lesson (but it is likely to span over two) that uses the Edexcel specimen material for the new GCSE Language (2017) with the extract for Little Women - I have uploaded the specimen material for ease with this material. You can get the students to sit the paper and then go through the lesson with them afterwards, showing them what they should have done OR use the lesson to deconstruct a first go at the paper. This is perfect in preparation for the exam as revision or to introduce the format of the exam to the students.
MissRathor
Edexcel Drama GCSE 2016 1-9 Exam Questions 9a and 9b - Lessons on how to analyse and evaluate

Edexcel Drama GCSE 2016 1-9 Exam Questions 9a and 9b - Lessons on how to analyse and evaluate

This resource is a huge ppt. consisting of 51 slides with activities and resources designed to enable a teacher to adapt the learning based on where you get to, in each lesson, by entering a new slide with a LO at the start. Alternatively, it could be taught in a whole chunk - which would probably take a full day. The materials break down which part of the exam students are focussing on, how it fits in, what the question will look like and then how to tackle it effectively. The material shows the different stages from analysis to evaluation and draw in links from English teaching to help students to write evaluatively effectively. Aiming for top band on each of the two questions, this resource will help teachers to really deconstruct how students can get the best answers in this section and offers WAGOLLs for both questions to start students off. The WAGOLLs are based on a performance of Our Town - but you can obviously adapt .
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English Functional Skills Lesson 3 Level 1 and 2

English Functional Skills Lesson 3 Level 1 and 2

English Functional Skills Lesson 3 Level 1 and 2 These are lessons that are aimed at NC level 5 /6 / GCSE D/C learners who are trying to get Level 1 / 2 in Functional Skills English. I will uploaded as many lessons as I can find. I certainly have the first 4 of this unti that encorporates a little Maths but predominantly English. These lessons look at the notion of family and marriage and whether or not marriage is still relevant.
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English Full Lesson Powerpoint on Text Types

English Full Lesson Powerpoint on Text Types

This is a full lesson Pp on differnt types of texts. You'll need some texts for the lesson, but the card sort activity is uploaded too. L/Os: To be able to identify the purpose, audience and format of a text. To be able to work in groups to analyse a text.
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An Inspector Calls AQA Lit 2017 How to Tackle The Question / Revision materials

An Inspector Calls AQA Lit 2017 How to Tackle The Question / Revision materials

This is a series of lessons to help prepare students for the AQA Lit question on An Inspector Calls (new spec 2017 exam). All lessons presume that the play has been read and studied and these are purely to help revise key themes and to detail to students exactly how they need to write a response - pitched at that is from Grade 4 to Grade 9 - there are two sets of lessons and they are differentiated. The first ppt. picks out key themes and encourages a framework for students to revise the key themes in the play on their own or by themselves. i.e they skim read looking for quotes. The other ppt.s (differentiated versions - one is 4-7; the other is 5-9) show students how to write effectively about the play whilst hitting the mark scheme. Students are given copies of the generic AQA mark scheme that they break down and use to help them to understand how to succeed. They also mark sample answers / WAGOLLs for success against the markscheme to help their understanding of how to write their own. There are example answers - never seen before, created by me with a formula for how to write responses to highest grades. Best to teach the Revision lesson, followed by the TEE lesson, then let students answer the exam style question. In the next two lessons, then reteach HOW to shape and answer and introduce MAD (Make a Difference) Time - showing and reminding students exactly what they should have done. Also included is a really useful quote sheet for AIC to help students to learn key quotes.
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Closing the Gap Training for Teachers - Full Powerpoint forInteractive Session

Closing the Gap Training for Teachers - Full Powerpoint forInteractive Session

This is the PowerPoint for a full two-hour training session that enables teachers to investigate some of the various reports that unpick where the gap in educational achievement is most prevalent and what the fundamental things are that teachers can do to help close it. The session does not provide any of the answers, it is about using the reports to facilitate teachers to find them themselves. The resource material that is included is designed to help teachers to do this.
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AQA GCSE Literature (1-9) - Macbeth - paper 1, section A - Getting to 8s and 9s

AQA GCSE Literature (1-9) - Macbeth - paper 1, section A - Getting to 8s and 9s

This is a GCSE booster session for the more able students that will take approximately 2 1/2 hours to deliver (2 if some of the work is given as flip learning - i.e the first tasks). It is a full powerpoint that uses all of the techniques that AQA are suggesting will help candidates to get to the 8s and 9s. It is set up, ready to be delivered and the resource booklet is also included at the end of the ppt. Aswith all of my sessions, tasks and instructions are clear and embedded so that it can be delivered as it stands. This is the first in a series of booster sessions that is targeting the more able and the others will rely on the techniques shown in this one for them to be successful. The session delivers exam technique and how to write the exam style question - it does not reteach content at all. There are WAGOLLs throughout an the focus is on a critical style of writing, references and what subject terminology is. This session could also be adapted to train teachers who are teaching top sets in GCSE Lit. Success Criteria: To know the criteria for level 6 responses (Grade 8 and 9). To understand what ‘going in and out’ of the extract means. To know how to analyse key words / phrases to Grade 8 / 9 standard. To understand the difference between quotes and references. To understand what subject terminology is. To better understand what a critical writing style is.
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Cambridge iGCSE English Core Paper Preparing For the Exam Full Scheme of Lessons. Not seen elsewhere

Cambridge iGCSE English Core Paper Preparing For the Exam Full Scheme of Lessons. Not seen elsewhere

These are completely original resources that are based on the Cambridge iGCSE (Language Certificate) specification and use the format of the new style exam (Summer 2015) and question stems of the exam with the mark scheme for the Core paper. The text that is used is taken from the Edexcel anthology, so they will not be something that you have been using before or that you have ever taught pupils before. All resources are included with each lesson and hyperlinks are embedded within the images in the lesson. Each lesson is a full self contained lesson designed to be taught over a one hour period. The lessons teach pupils how to tackle the exam using various different methodical practice that includes: using highlighters, planning and linking ideas for structure, as well as how to read a text when the language may not be known to the pupils. Lesson 1 covers Question 1a and b, as well as a team activity that helps the pupils, with cooperative learning, to tackle the meaning of the challenging words in the text. It is interactive and team based - a new approach to revising for exams? Lesson 2 covers 1c to 1f and allows the pupils time to answer the questions after a short tutorial from the teacher on how to tackle them. Lesson 3 actually uses a past paper from Cambridge to demonstrate how to tackle the stumbling block of 1g that pupils always struggle with Lesson 4 Moves onto question 2 and returns to the original text from the edexcel anthology, showing pupils how to break down what the question requires and then how to plan their answer. Lesson 5 Revises writing techniques with an online clip and a class activity and then allows writing time for pupils so that they can practise question 2 and it can be marked and improved in the next lesson. Lesson 6 - uses the WIN sheet from the assessment and the Literacy marking code (also uploaded) to enable pupils to improve their own work and enhance their own performance after your input. Their progress in question 2 should really improve after this lesson. Lesson 7 - Breaks down for pupils how they should tackle question 3a and allows them to have a go at it. Lesson 8 - Then allows pupils to tackle 3b and demonstrates a way to tackle it based on their work in 3a. After this unit of work, the next step would be to allow pupils to carry out a Mock / PPE and see what progress they have made / do make on their own.
MissRathor
Cambridge iGCSE English 2015/16 Core Paper- Prepare for iGCSE Unit Based on Actual Materials

Cambridge iGCSE English 2015/16 Core Paper- Prepare for iGCSE Unit Based on Actual Materials

This is a full unit of work, designed to use after students have sat the PPE / Mock exam that Cambridge provide free of charge on their website (although I have uploaded it with the lessons for ease). This exemplar exam is produced for the new 2015 / 2016 specification and uses the new format for the core paper. Cambridge have produced it to support schools using their exam this year. These lessons are completely new resources; produced entirely by me and not available anywhere else to purchase. The idea of the scheme is that you give the exam to the students, let the pupils sit it and then don't mark it but actually go through it with the students and teach them how it would be marked and how they should have approached it - a little bit like a 'walking talking mock style' but after the fact. "This is what you should have done". By teaching these 5 lessons you help them to understand why they receive the marks that they will and what they could have done to improve. The lessons are designed to boost pupils up to band 1, regardless of where the starting point may have been and should demonstrate ample progress and reflection time for students. Each lesson is a self contained powerpoint with the resources attached at the end of it, so that they can be printed out easily. lesson 1 starts with questions 1a to 1c and recaps vocabulary with cooperative learning techniques and a competition; helping to boost pupils understanding in preparation for lesson 2 and 3. Lesson 2 covers the techniques and ways to tackle 1c to 1f. There are pictures of student answers for students to mark and explain why the students did or did not get full marks. lesson 3 is dedicated to the tricky 1g and explains how pupils should tackle it, using the mark scheme explicitly and example answers. Lesson 4 tackles question 2, explaining how students should avoid the pitfalls that they sometimes fall into. Lesson 5 goes over the simplest way that pupils should have tackled question 3 and asks them to reflect on all that they have learnt in the week then to write to the teacher with how they could improve now and what they still need to learn. Each lesson allows pupils the opportunity of a 'redo'; with the scaffolding of the mark scheme and their original answer in front of them - hence the demonstration of progress.
MissRathor
Teacher Training Session - Differentiation

Teacher Training Session - Differentiation

This is a full powerpoint with resources at the back of it, designed to help someone to lead a twilight session (approximately 1 1/2hrs to 2hrs) on why we need to differentiate and ideas of how it can be done. The session is interactive with little exercises for the teachers to take art in s that they can consider the impact of the structures for differentiating in their own classrooms. Training covers differentiation for different types of learners as well as ability. If you're buying this, you will need to have some knowledge of differentiation to deliver it, so that you can deconstruct the activities after you have tried them with the trainees.
MissRathor
Introduction to Pre1914 social / historical context for Literature - 3 lesson Powerpoints

Introduction to Pre1914 social / historical context for Literature - 3 lesson Powerpoints

These are three lessons that have been used to introduce the Pre1914 literature texts for the new Edexcel Literature GCSE. Using cooperative learning techniques, students work together to create a timeline of literature that starts with the birth of Jane Austen in 1775 and ends in 1901 at the end of thee Victorian era. Through a series of tasks, students investigate the time period in order to help inform them about the different times, introducing the Romantic Period and the Byronic hero that appears in many of the novels of the time.
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Training - Gender Gap in English - English For Boys - Strategies to Use

Training - Gender Gap in English - English For Boys - Strategies to Use

This training PowerPoint covers the research, and highlights the issues, with boys studying English. It looks at some of the issues and there are practical suggestions as to how to combat some of the barriers that boys may have when succeeding in English. There are 72 slides in total. The training aims are: To dispel some of the myths about why Boys underachieve in English. To consider the evidence from various Education “experts” about what does work. To be introduced to some strategies that have been proven to improve boy’s literacy, engagement and achievement in English.
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Unseen Poetry - Teaching with Jenga - Roald Dahl Television - Full resource for teaching

Unseen Poetry - Teaching with Jenga - Roald Dahl Television - Full resource for teaching

This is a tutorial with templates and resources on how to teach unseen poetry using a giant Jenga. The idea is that pupils come up and collect bricks and the bricks have numbers - each number relates to a quote from the poem, with a series of questions. This resource contains: The Tutorial - on how to engage all pupils with each quote; The Jenga template with hyperlinks to each brick number - each of these slides can be changed so it can be used again and again; A Writing Ladder with a model answer. The WL does not relate to any grades - it is about getting students to use the process of going up and down it. A Model answer; All of this tutorial is set up for Roald Dahl's poem 'Television', so this can be used to teach the poem to students. Students do get genuinely engaged with both the random use of Jenga and then trying to guess what the text is.
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Writing Assessment Materials (whole assessment system) - KS3 and KS4 - Grade descriptors 1-9

Writing Assessment Materials (whole assessment system) - KS3 and KS4 - Grade descriptors 1-9

In brief, this resource is a full assessment system that can be used both in English and other subjects (literacy across the curriculum) in order to assess the writing grades of students and to help them to diagnose their own areas for development, as well as setting targets for improving writing skills. This is not available anywhere else other than on the TES This system is all my own work and I have created the grade descriptors from scratch, using: The GCSE descriptors or writing from AQA and Edexcel combined – therefore, they are as generic as they can be and are not board specific. My own extensive experience of English teaching and exam marking. Basically, I have broken down each grade from 1-9 and matched them to the skills that pupils should need in order to achieve the grade (as a best fit). This has been done by calculating how old GCSE grades (A*-G) correlate against 1-9 and benchmarking a low C at the Grade 4. Obviously, there will be variation of grades at the end of the GCSE year for year 11, as they are set on a national curve BUT these resources lay the foundations for assessment in KS3 and to ensure that teachers within a school or department can benchmark and describe what they expect each grade to look like and what students need to be able to do to hit a grade in writing. Therefore offering complete consistency and clarity for students and teachers within a school. The resource includes: Grade descriptors for writing for 1-9 9 assessment sheets for each grade 1-9 for both AO4 and AO5 9 assessment sheets for each grade 1-9 for punctuation only, so that teachers can break down the focus if they want to A training PowerPoint for all staff that allows the lead to deliver a fully interactive session All resources for that session A training PowerPoint for the English dept. that allows the lead to deliver a full explanation of how to use the materials All resources for that session This resource is all ready for you to start working with as soon as you download it.
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Tissue - Imtiaz Dharker; Full lesson based on cooperative learning

Tissue - Imtiaz Dharker; Full lesson based on cooperative learning

This is a full 1 hour lesson powerpoint that can be used to introduce students to this poem in the AQA Literature anthology. The LO is about helping students to understand the themes within the poem, especially the extended metaphor of the fragility of life. There is a hyperlink embedded in the image on slide 2 which goes to a reading of the poem on Youtube. Each Stanza of the poem is broken down with questions probed about it that will help pupils to understand the various different layers of meaning.
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