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Interview skills
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Interview skills

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This presentation was designed to get students thinking about what kind of things that they need to consider when preparing for an interview. It could be used to help prep for some practice interview sessions for work on careers or students needing to prepare for university interviews.
Language Baseline Assessment
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Language Baseline Assessment

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This powerpoint provides a comprehensive baseline assessment of student key skills. It uses similar questions to the new GCSE exam papers and can be easily adapted to any of the exam board formats. As the questions are broken down it is also accessible to lower ability students.
Propaganda
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Propaganda

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An exploration of the propaganda poster in particular. Develops interpretation skills and analysis of source materials. Encourages development of extended writing skills.
The history of the News
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The history of the News

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How did people in the past find out about what was going on in the world? A look at broadsides and hawkers. The origins of the Ballard form . Great for history and English.
Tension Graph
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Tension Graph

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Help your student analyse the tension within an extract or even an entire text in a visual form.
Shakespearean Insults
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Shakespearean Insults

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A great list of insults to create a starter for introducing students to the language of Shakespeare. I get students to share them with each other and deliver them with gusto the ask them to create some of their own to have the own ‘battle of wits’.
Personal information form
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Personal information form

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This resources will help students collect all the information they need to make applications for College, University, Apprenticeships and Employment.
Poetry workbook
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Poetry workbook

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Poetry 101 workbook. contains work on exploring poetry skills. It uses the following poems. No Problem In the life of man Pain my nails red Remember Pessimism for beginers Also includes an example of an analytical essay and build block steps to write essays for poetry.
Cybersecurity symposium
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Cybersecurity symposium

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“ETHICS, MORALITY AND PRIVACY IN CYBERSPACE – JUST BECAUSE WE CAN SHOULD WE?” We held a symposium that addressed the philosophical questions we should be asking when we consider new developments in computing. We held this as a one day event with another school and invited speakers and experts to deliver to the students and then they had to present back and were judged on the quality of their ideas. However these resources could be delivered in class over several sessions. I have provided our original documents for the day and all the resources.
Poetry worsheet - Pessimism for beginers.
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Poetry worsheet - Pessimism for beginers.

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A double sided worksheet on Sophie Hannah’s poem ‘Pessimism for Beginers’. Great for unseen poetry. Funny and sharp and fully of everyday observations it is an ideal first poem especially for those who don’t like poetry.
Interesting sentences
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Interesting sentences

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A simple exercise that I use as a link between our fiction and non fiction creative writing work . I used it to help students pick apart how they make language choices when crafting their sentences. The step by step approach allows higher ability to excel and supports those who may struggle with such activities. I use it when we transition from Gothic fiction to non fiction Jack the Ripper.
English Revision
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English Revision

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This pack uses extracts from Of Mice and Men to explore language skills in addition to non fiction writing activities. It is fully editable and offers activities for both Reading and Writing and is ideal for mid term assessments, class work and for KS3 working towards GCSE as well as KS4 and KS5 resit students.
Rhetoric - Public speaking
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Rhetoric - Public speaking

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This resource provides a full lesson on Rhetoric that is aimed at higher ability students and can also be used for lower ability with some adaptations. The slides are comprehensive and offer plenty of scope for discussion and research opportunities. they also have a full set of notes for delivery to can expand on the content in detail. Great lesson for the introduction of speaking and listening.
Big Debate
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Big Debate

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Provision for Careers / PSHE / Life Skills / Work related Learning and Enterprises. A large part of the provision for students relating to SMSC and PHSE is presented though the Big debate. Sessions for students that cover the elements traditionally delivered in the curriculum as part of RE, RS and Citizenship. This pack contains the key materials to deliver a whole course. It includes a scheme of work and activities for many of the sessions.
Of Mice and Men
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Of Mice and Men

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A whole unit of work for this popular text. Includes a power point on constructing effective paragraphs. As a bonus a lesson on Simon Armitages poem the Hitcher.
Planning for the deaprtment
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Planning for the deaprtment

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A collection of documents for departmental planning. This includes presentations for students on course content and handouts for English and Hums subjects on course content. Teacher planner file insert pages for each day that can be adapted for your school day. Marking planning grids, Presentation on classroom expectations. All fully editable for your department.