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English KS3 and KS4 resources - GCSE AQA Media A level - WJEC / Educas
An Inspector Calls - Gerald Croft the aristocrat
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An Inspector Calls - Gerald Croft the aristocrat

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Suitable for KS4 - full lesson on Gerald Croft with a focus on his relationship with Sheila and Daisy. The AOs for the exam board are referred to throughout. The powerpoint includes a link to a clip from ‘Made In Chelsea’ featuring a character not unlike Gerald (!) - a good starting point for classroom discussion.
An Inspector Calls - Inspector Goole and the ending of the play
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An Inspector Calls - Inspector Goole and the ending of the play

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Suitable for KS4 - full lesson on the role of the Inspector with a focus on the ending of the play. The AOs for the exam board are referred to throughout. The writing tasks challenge students to think about why Priestley chooses to end the play with the phone call and looks at potential different roles the Inspector fulfills.
A Christmas Carol - Mood & atmosphere / Marley's Ghost in Stave One
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A Christmas Carol - Mood & atmosphere / Marley's Ghost in Stave One

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A powerpoint for one or two lessons (usually takes me two) on how Dickens creates mood & atmosphere in Stave One with a focus on pathetic fallacy. The lesson then moves onto Marley’s ghost, what he symbolises, and the significance of ghosts in literature. Powerpoint includes: Printable extract. Printable table for students to complete.
A Christmas Carol - Wealth & Charity The Portly Gentlemen in Stave one
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A Christmas Carol - Wealth & Charity The Portly Gentlemen in Stave one

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A complete lesson focusing on the Portly Gentlemen in Stave one with close reference also to the presentation of Scrooge’s Clerk. Focus is on wealth & charity / abundance & want. Prompts for discussion such as, “Dickens has failed to make this character plausible for readers, a real weakness in his writing – no-one would be that jolly when treated so badly”. Includes: Powerpoint with printable tables for students to complete. Extract from Stave one. Differentiated extract with key phrases higlighted.
An Inspector Calls - Mrs Birling and the Undeserving Poor
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An Inspector Calls - Mrs Birling and the Undeserving Poor

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Suitable for KS4 - full lesson on Mrs Birling with a focus on the idea of the Undeserving Poor (similar to that of Scrooge!). The AOs for the exam board are referred to throughout. The powerpoint refers to Margaret Thatcher - it would be useful to provide students with an article about her dismantling of the NHS together with one about the introduction of the NHS as comparisons / context for the play.
Eduqas/WJEC - A Level Media : Representation
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Eduqas/WJEC - A Level Media : Representation

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A complete introduction to Representation for the new Eduqas WJEC spec. Students can use this a reference ‘bible’ to return to each time they decode a text, whatever media form it is. Detailed information for students on the key analytical areas of: Encoding & Decoding Stereotypes Construction Mediation Context & Purpose Self-representation Special attention given to three key areas: Gender, Ethnicity, and Issues & Events. Also includes an overview of key theorists: Representation - Stuart Hall Digital Media - David Gauntlett Trinity Syndrome - Tasha Robinson
Eduqas / WJEC A Level Media: Media Language - new spec
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Eduqas / WJEC A Level Media: Media Language - new spec

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A complete introduction to Media Language for the new Eduqas /WJEC spec. Students can use this a reference ‘bible’ to return to each time they decode a text, whatever media form it is. Detailed information for students on the key analytical areas of: 1. Technical codes 2. Audio codes 3. Visual codes 4. Language & Mode of Address 5. Genre 6. Narrative Also includes an overview of key theorists: * Semiotics - Roland Barthes * Genre Theory - Steve Neale * Narrative Theory - Tzvetan Todorov
An Inspector Calls - Inspector Goole and the trope of fictional detectives
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An Inspector Calls - Inspector Goole and the trope of fictional detectives

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Suitable for KS4 - lesson on The Inspector with a focus on fictional tropes and his role as a catalyst, particularly in terms of the characterisation of Sheila Birling. The Powerpoint includes a link to a clip from Sherlock Holmes where Sherlock and Watson meet each other for the first time - engaging discussion point for tropes of the detective. The AOs for the exam board are referred to throughout.
An Inspector Calls - Context / Opening Stage Directions.  Complete lesson.
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An Inspector Calls - Context / Opening Stage Directions. Complete lesson.

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Suitable for KS4 - first lesson on context with a focus on the opening stage directions. The AOs for the exam board are referred to throughout. The powerpoint refers back to a scene from the movie Titanic - suggested scenes for this are the one where we see the difference classes of passengers arriving on the ship or the dinner party scene. The plenary refers to a teacher’s post box which is simply a way for student to anonymously post questions / concerns to the teacher.
A Christmas Carol - Scrooge Character Analysis Stave 1
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A Christmas Carol - Scrooge Character Analysis Stave 1

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A complete lesson on the characterisation of Scrooge at the beginning of Stave 1. Includes: a ‘cheat sheet’ of literary terms, a differentiated worksheet for less able learners, table for students to complete (one completed with answers for the teacher!),