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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.
MissRathor
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.
MissRathor
Outstanding Teaching & Learning Training

Outstanding Teaching & Learning Training

This is a training session that I deliver to all of the teachers that I train - at various stages of their career - although NQTs have been the ones that have got the most of it. It is yet another piece of my work that has been seen being used in training sessions where people have paid to go - so blatantly stolen. For that reason, so that no-one else makes a profit out of my work - I offer it out freely to all of my training and teaching colleagues and hope that you get a great deal out of all of the work that I have put in here!
MissRathor
OfSted Outstanding Literacy All lessons Starter 1

OfSted Outstanding Literacy All lessons Starter 1

OfSted Outstanding Literacy All lessons Starter: With a new shift in focus for the 2012 framework that means that teaching and learning can only be judged outstanding if literacy and numeracy are encorporated across the curriculum, I am making a daily starter / settler activity that can be incorporated into all lessons. These mini activities are examples of a literacy activity & there is a tutorial before each. These are going to be made daily, so I'll upload them é I hope they will help other schools to boost literacy teaching. This one is about extending vocabulary.
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Expectations Lesson

Expectations Lesson

A generic team rules lesson that helps teachers to extablish their class rules. Good starting point with new classes.
MissRathor
What Is History Year 7 Lesson Powerpoint 1

What Is History Year 7 Lesson Powerpoint 1

This is a lesson powerpoint that is ready to teach - albeit, you may wish to adapt it for your own context. It is aimed as an intro to History in Year 7. I've uploaded a series of lessons that can be taught together for the final outcome or, quite easily as standalone lessons. This particular lesson covers an intro to History.
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Germany GCSE History – Reichstag Fire

Germany GCSE History – Reichstag Fire

Germany GCSE History – Reichstag Fire This is one of many lessons that I have uploaded on the history of Germany for GCSE pupils. All of the lessons can be taught together, but each covers a topic so can also be picked up separately. For ease of locating, the title stem is the same: 'Germany GCSE History -'. This is a full PowerPoint lesson, ready to teach, and any relevant resources are also uploaded with it. This lesson’s LO: To come to a conclusion about who started the Reichstag Fire from looking at different sources of information
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AQA English New Exam Prep. Booklet

AQA English New Exam Prep. Booklet

This is either a full lesson PP or an exam booklet that can be printed off for pupils. it consists of example answers for the new exam with mark schemes that encourage pupils to work out what the pupil scored. All our foundation C grade answers - showing pupils what to do to get the C. I get the pupils to sit the mock exam paper before looking at the examples.
MissRathor
Revision Booster Session - AQA GCSE Language - How to tackle to reading section paper 1

Revision Booster Session - AQA GCSE Language - How to tackle to reading section paper 1

This is a 64 slide powerpoint that breaks down the whole of GCSE Language Paper 1 section A, and guides students through a series of activities that show them how to tackle to the paper. It can be used for a revision booster session before the exam or taken apart and split into several lessons. All resources are at the end of the ppt. This is pitched to help students move from lower grades into solid grade 5.
MissRathor
AQA GCSE Language Paper 2 Section A Reading Revision Booster Session - full breakdown of  questions

AQA GCSE Language Paper 2 Section A Reading Revision Booster Session - full breakdown of questions

This is a 47 slide powerpoint that breaks down the whole of the reading section for AQA GCSE Language Paper 2 section A, and guides students through a series of activities that show them how to tackle to the paper. It can be used for a revision booster session before the exam or taken apart and split into several lessons. All resources are at the end of the ppt. This is pitched to help students to move to Grade 4/5 criteria.
MissRathor
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.
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
Geography Skills – Map Skills & Symbols

Geography Skills – Map Skills & Symbols

Geography Skills – Map Skills & Symbols This is a full lesson PP that is part of a humanities curriculum covering History and Geography strands. This lesson is ready to teach and can be used as part of the whole unit that I have uploaded, but each is a standalone lesson so can be taught alone. This lesson covers symbols on maps
MissRathor
Who Am I Whiteboard punctuation starter

Who Am I Whiteboard punctuation starter

This is the starter and the worksheets that you need for it. Really interactive - pupils have alsways loved this activity - across Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 - very simple but very effective! Great AFL tool as well.
MissRathor
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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