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.