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English and French teacher at UK state grammar school. Recent Oxford graduate. All these resources are tried and tested. Leave me a message if you're looking for exam technique advice on any aspect of the AQA or OCR GCSE English courses, as well as any requests for annotated poems, and I'll get back to you!

English and French teacher at UK state grammar school. Recent Oxford graduate. All these resources are tried and tested. Leave me a message if you're looking for exam technique advice on any aspect of the AQA or OCR GCSE English courses, as well as any requests for annotated poems, and I'll get back to you!
Honour Killing, Punishment, Partition, Phrasebook and Vergissmeinnicht OCR GCSE teacher annotated
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Honour Killing, Punishment, Partition, Phrasebook and Vergissmeinnicht OCR GCSE teacher annotated

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For OCR GCSE 9-1 English Literature Conflict Poetry. Teacher annotated copies of Punishment, Honour Killing, Partition, Phrasebook and Vergissmeinnicht. The internet has very few resources on these poems so they provide extra, detailed notes for revision and for teachers touse as classroom aids . All annotations are broken up into theme, language and structure sections to help students to write cogent essays, whilst also not overwhelming students with detail. Written by a recent Oxford graduate.
OCR Power and Conflict Poetry - Phrasebook
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OCR Power and Conflict Poetry - Phrasebook

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A lesson allowing students to have an immersive experience of the poem. The Powerpoint includes a video clip of original footage of the Gulf War so students appreciate what the narrator is feeling. Turn off the lights and close the blinds for a more realistic experience!
How to answer OCR English Language Questions 1-3
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How to answer OCR English Language Questions 1-3

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This is an easy how-to guide for students and teachers. Exam technique is key in the OCR exam, and this guide makes it easy to teach your students confidently. This is informed by feedback from OCR as well as experience from teaching students. Advice applicable to paper 1 and paper 2. Written by an experienced teacher.
GCSE English Language lesson: True Grit with a focus on structure
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GCSE English Language lesson: True Grit with a focus on structure

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Suitable for OCR and AQA English language 9-1. This resource is an engaging way of looking at structure by comparing the opening to two versions of the same story. It contains phrases to help students model answers and a series of follow up tasks if the teacher wishes to continue the topic into another lesson.
How to answer Q4 on AQA paper 2 English Language
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How to answer Q4 on AQA paper 2 English Language

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This is a summary of how to answer Question 4 on the non-fiction Language paper. There are several ways the question can be answered, but there are some essentials which must be included in the answer. This is based on feedback from senior examiners.
OCR Conflict Poetry Complete Revision
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OCR Conflict Poetry Complete Revision

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High quality revision resource for OCR 9-1 GCSE English Literature. There are very few resources to support this course, and this provides detailed explanations of the themes, language techniques and stuctural devices used in the poems. Written by a recent Oxford graduate.
GCSE Language lesson: Little Red Riding Hood
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GCSE Language lesson: Little Red Riding Hood

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Suitable for AQA or OCR English Language. This is an interesting lesson comparing two different versions of the story. Contains starter and plenary tasks, one focusing on creative writing from different perspectives, the other focusing on comparing the story to a visual image.
How to compare poems at GCSE AQA or OCR
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How to compare poems at GCSE AQA or OCR

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This resource clearly explains and models how students should compare poems in GCSE essays. It provides a clear structure that students can use in their essays, and which can also shape how the poems are taught and how they should be revised. Written by an Oxford graduate.
Environment SOW
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Environment SOW

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This is a very engaging scheme of work for introducing students to fiction and non-fiction about environmental change, including Greta Thunberg speeches and The Decline of the Great Auk short story. Suitable for Y8 or Y9 students, as well as some GCSE groups. Equally, it allows for group work, speaking and listening, as well as cross-curricular links.
Candide key quotations
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Candide key quotations

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Key quotations from the novel Candide. Suitable for A level French revision so that pupils can learn key quotations about a range of themes and characters in the novel. Space is left for students to annotate the quotations with their own thoughts.
Inspector Calls Quotations Explained for grades 7-9
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Inspector Calls Quotations Explained for grades 7-9

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This revision and consolidation resource has 80 short key quotations from the play organised by moment. This means that students can learn as they go along and you have a resource to test their knowledge. The explanations include analysis of language, structure and context. All content is structured to push students into the 7-9 range. Suitable for all specifications, in particular AQA GCSE and OCR GCSE, which focus heavily on AO2. Written by a recent Oxford graduate.