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I am currently teaching in a state secondary school although I have also taught in primary, independent and international schools. I am also a senior examiner for two major exam boards and I use my experiences from years of examining and teaching to create my resources. I really hope you find them useful!

I am currently teaching in a state secondary school although I have also taught in primary, independent and international schools. I am also a senior examiner for two major exam boards and I use my experiences from years of examining and teaching to create my resources. I really hope you find them useful!
Eduqas GCSE English Language: transactional writing (article)
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Eduqas GCSE English Language: transactional writing (article)

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A clear, colourful powerpoint (37 slides) that fully prepares students for writing an article in the Section B section of the English language exam. It is written for Eduqas students but is very easy to adapt to suit other exam boards. The powerpoint covers: how to plan how to write a great introduction how to write powerful sentences There are also 2 full top band answers and one middle band answer for the tasks which students can grade and discuss. The activities last 1-2 hours, depending how much writing you want your students to complete.
Ambition in 'Macbeth': exploration and essay (GCSE)
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Ambition in 'Macbeth': exploration and essay (GCSE)

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An engaging, super clear 40 slide powerpoint which takes a class through the theme of ambition in ‘Macbeth’. There are plenty of opportunities for short, focused activities by the students to help consolidate skills of language analysis and writing about context. The lesson finishes with an exam question, using an extract from Act 3, with a detailed plan showing how to tackle a GCSE essay. There are sample responses and indicative content throughout. This is suitable for the AQA exam board but can easily be adapted for other exam boards. It has worked really well in the classroom, taking between 1-2 hours depending on how much writing you want your students to complete.
Eduqas English Language Component 1- Titanic paper
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Eduqas English Language Component 1- Titanic paper

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Really useful practice question paper for Eduqas English Language GCSE Component 1. Based on an exciting extract about the sinking of the Titanic, this resource includes: question paper 25 slide powerpoint The powerpoint clearly and throughly covers each question. There are sample answers or indicative content for each question with ‘do now’ tasks to help students improve their skills. Really useful for KS4 students learning or revising the skills for the exam.
Violence in 'Macbeth':  detailed exploration + essay question
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Violence in 'Macbeth': detailed exploration + essay question

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An engaging, super clear 30 slide powerpoint which takes a class through the theme of violence in ‘Macbeth’. There are plenty of opportunities for short, focused activities by the students to help consolidate skills of language analysis and writing about context. The lesson finishes with an exam question, using an extract from Act 4 scene 3, with two separate detailed plans showing how to tackle an essay. This is suitable for the AQA exam board but can easily be adapted for other exam boards.
Kingship in 'Macbeth': revision lesson with question and full sample answer
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Kingship in 'Macbeth': revision lesson with question and full sample answer

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An engaging, super clear 49 slide powerpoint which takes a class through the theme of kingship in ‘Macbeth’ using key quotations which are then used to tackle an exploding extract question. There are plenty of opportunities for short, focused activities by the students with slides giving answers for all activities. The lesson finishes with an exam question and guided activities to help students plan and then write their answers. A full model answer is also included. The lesson works best as revision. It takes between 1 and 2 hours, depending on how much writing the students complete. This is suitable for the AQA and OCR exam boards but can easily be adapted for other exam boards.
Eduqas Language Paper 2: Walkthrough
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Eduqas Language Paper 2: Walkthrough

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A super clear 44 slide powerpoint that takes students through the skills need for Eduqas English Language Paper 2. Includes: colourful 1 hour powerpoint that centres around covering and answering a mock exam-style paper based on GCSE English Language Paper 2. There are sample answers or part answers for every question. The powerpoint could be extended over 2 lessons if need be if students write their own answers in timed conditions to help with exam practice. The questions focus on two engaging sources: a modern piece with a schools inspector looking round a perfect school and a lively diary of a Victorian teacher in a ragged school. I’ve used this many times with my students and it works really well.
The Cratchits in 'A Christmas Carol': revision lesson with essay question and full model answer
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The Cratchits in 'A Christmas Carol': revision lesson with essay question and full model answer

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An engaging, super clear 50 slide powerpoint which takes a class through the roles of the Cratchit family in ‘A Christmas Carol’ using key quotations which are then used to tackle an exploding extract question. There are plenty of opportunities for short, focused activities by the students with slides giving answers for all activities. The lesson finishes with an exam question and guided activities to help students plan and then write their answers. A full model answer is also included. The lesson works best as revision. It takes between 1 and 2 hours, depending on how much writing the students complete. This is suitable for the AQA and Eduqas exam boards but can easily be adapted for other exam boards.
Relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: revision lesson with question and full sample answer
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Relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: revision lesson with question and full sample answer

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An engaging, super clear 41 slide powerpoint which takes a class through the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, using key quotations which are then used to tackle an exploding extract question. There are plenty of opportunities for short, focused activities by the students with slides giving answers for all activities. The lesson finishes with an exam question and guided activities to help students plan and then write their answers. A full model answer is also included. The lesson works best as revision. It takes between 1 and 2 hours, depending on how much writing the students complete. This is suitable for the AQA and OCR exam boards but can easily be adapted for other exam boards.
Eduqas Unseen Poetry
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Eduqas Unseen Poetry

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A really clear 30 slide powerpoint that takes students step-by-step through the unseen poetry questions of the Eduqas exam board. It uses two lovely, accessible poems that deal with the relationships between a child and an older person. The first half of the powerpoint tackles the single poem using ‘Follower’ by Seamus Heaney’ and includes a sample top mark answer. The second half then helps students develop the skills to compare the poems, using ‘Climbing My Grandfather’ by Andrew Waterhouse. Again, there is a sample top mark answer. I have used this powerpoint many times with my students and it works really well. With a little adaptation (just cutting down the sample comparison answer), it can easily be used for the AQA unseen poetry question. Poems not included.
Manipulation in 'Macbeth': exploration + essay (GCSE)
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Manipulation in 'Macbeth': exploration + essay (GCSE)

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An engaging, super clear 28 slide powerpoint which takes a class through the theme of manipulation in ‘Macbeth’. There are plenty of opportunities for short, focused activities by the students to help consolidate skills of language analysis and writing about context. The lesson finishes with an exam question, using an extract from Act 2 scene 2, with two separate detailed plans showing how to tackle a GCSE essay. This is suitable for the AQA exam board but can easily be adapted for other exam boards.
Eduqas Unseen Poetry
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Eduqas Unseen Poetry

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A really clear 30 slide powerpoint that takes students step-by-step through the unseen poetry questions of the Eduqas exam board. It uses two lovely, accessible poems that deal with the relationships between a child and an older person. The first half of the powerpoint tackles the single poem using ‘Praise Song for My Mother’ by Grace Nichols and includes a sample top mark answer. The second half then helps students develop the skills to compare the poems, using ‘Mother any distance’ by Simon Armitage. There is a sample essay plan and a sample top end paragraph. I have used this powerpoint many times with my students and it works really well. It can easily be used for the AQA unseen poetry question and, with a little adaptation, for Edexcel. Poems not included but easily available online.
Power in 'Macbeth'- revision lesson with essay and full answer
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Power in 'Macbeth'- revision lesson with essay and full answer

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An engaging, super clear 56 slide powerpoint which takes a class through the theme of power in ‘Macbeth’ using key quotations which are then used to tackle an exploding extract question. There are plenty of opportunities for short, focused activities by the students with slides giving answers for all activities. The lesson finishes with an exam question and guided activities to help students plan and then write their answers. A full model answer is also included. The lesson works best as revision. It takes between 1 and 2 hours, depending on how much writing the students complete. This is suitable for the AQA and OCR exam boards but can easily be adapted for other exam boards.
Romeo and Juliet extract question: Eduqas GCSE
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Romeo and Juliet extract question: Eduqas GCSE

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A super clear powerpoint which takes a class through the stages of tackling an extract question. The extract is the Prince’s first speech. There are plenty of opportunities for short, focused activities by the students and also a ‘moving up the bands’ illustration of how to analyse language closely. It finishes with a complete model answer. This is suitable for the Eduqas exam board but can be adapted for other exam boards.
Romeo and Juliet: extract question for Edexcel GCSE
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Romeo and Juliet: extract question for Edexcel GCSE

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A super clear powerpoint which takes a class through the stages of tackling an extract question. The extract is the Prince’s first speech. There are plenty of opportunities for short, focused activities by the students and also a ‘moving up the bands’ illustration of how to analyse language closely. It finishes with a complete model answer at grade 9 standard. This is suitable for the Edexcel exam board but can be adapted for other exam boards.
Types of Sentences
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Types of Sentences

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Colourful powerpoint that teaches the four main types of sentence. It can be used as a starter or for revision with KS2, KS3 and KS4. There is a simple explanation of each sentence type examples and a super quick activity for each one to check understanding. The last activity is a bright, cheerful quiz which the whole class can take part in. Answers in final slide. Hope you find it useful. If you do, please leave a review!
Violence in 'Romeo and Juliet': revision lesson with Edexcel/Eduqas exam question and full answer
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Violence in 'Romeo and Juliet': revision lesson with Edexcel/Eduqas exam question and full answer

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A super clear, colourful 41 slide powerpoint that covers the theme of violence in ‘Romeo and Juliet’. There are plenty of opportunities for students to work individually, in pairs or small groups, depending on the class dynamics. There are sample answers for all tasks and engaging activities which help students improve their skills. There is an Eduqas/Edexcel style thematic essay question at the end with structured guidance to help the students plan an answer. There are guided writing tasks as well to support students. There is a full sample answer at the end. This lesson takes 1-2 hours, depending on how much writing you ask the students to complete. My students have found it engaging and really helpful. I hope yours do too!
Violence in 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde': exploration and GCSE essay
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Violence in 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde': exploration and GCSE essay

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An engaging, super clear 29 slide powerpoint which takes a class through the theme of violence in ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. There are plenty of opportunities for short, focused activities by the students to help consolidate skills of language analysis and writing about context. The lesson finishes with an exam question, using an extract from Chapter 10 with two separate detailed plans showing how to tackle a GCSE essay. This is suitable for the AQA exam board but can easily be adapted for other exam boards.
IGCSE Edexcel Poetry: Search for My Tongue and Half-Caste
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IGCSE Edexcel Poetry: Search for My Tongue and Half-Caste

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Search for My Tongue by Sujata Bhatt and Half-caste by John Agard This is a colourful document in the form of a super clear grid that shows students how to compare the poems using the themes of identity and strong feelings. 5-6 short key quotations from each poem high-end language analysis tight comparison It is really useful for effective revision. I created this for a student who went on to get a grade 9 just using this (and others I have made) as her revision aid.
Women in 'An Inspector Calls'
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Women in 'An Inspector Calls'

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This is a super clear powerpoint consisting of 16 slides that guides the class through the presentation of women in ‘An Inspector Calls’. There are activities for the students with answers on separate slides. Additionally, there are also some ideas for exploring the text in different ways which help students reach the highest grades. It finishes with an extract-based exam paper suitable for Eduqas students. This includes detailed slides showing how to annotate, how to plan and, really usefully, an example of a very detailed essay plan. Although it suits the Eduqas exam format, the ideas in the essay are very helpful for all GCSE and IGCSE students. Please leave a review if you found this resource useful!
Modal Verbs : fun activity to teach modal verbs
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Modal Verbs : fun activity to teach modal verbs

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This is a simple guessing game teaching modal verbs. The game takes minimal set-up from the teacher; you just need to print and cut up 2 slides of the power point. Students really enjoy this and it’s designed so that all children can be fully engaged. Enjoy! If you like it, please do leave a review!