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Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Browning

Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Browning

A comprehensive resource covering this EDUQAS GCSE poem. Browning’s most famous sonnet is explored in detail with a focus on structure and language. Beginning with contemporary links to Ellie Goulding’s “How long will I love you?”, this resource contains background information on the reclusive writer and a full annotation of the many ways she loves her forbidden flame. Everything you need to prepare your students for this poem in one resource!
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Mametz Wood by Owen Sheers

Mametz Wood by Owen Sheers

A comprehensive resource covering this EDUQAS GCSE poem. Sheers celebrates the memory of a group of WWI soldiers who fought, and died, in Mametz Wood during the Battle of the Somme. Beginning with contextual details about the battle itself, this resource contains background information on the Welsh poet, analysis of his use of sound within the text and a full annotation of his memorial poem. Everything you need to prepare your students for this poem in one resource!
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Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney

Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney

Run little Seamus- run before those frogs eat you! A full resource exploring how Heaney uses sound and language to show the loss of innocence in a small boy collecting frog spawn. Contextual details about the poet, a matching activity on structure and a full annotation of the poem are included. Everything you need to prepare your class to answer exam questions on this EDUQAS poem.
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Cozy Apologia by Rita Dove

Cozy Apologia by Rita Dove

A comprehensive resource exploring how Rita Dove is happy in her undramatic, unexciting marriage. Designed for GCSE students, this resource begins with a series of discussion points enabling your Love Island obsessed teenagers to appreciate the value of “dull/ boring” romances. The resource includes background information on the poet as well as a full annotation of this EDUQAS text. Everything you need to prepare your students for this poem in one power point!
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She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

A complete resource exploring this EDUQAS GCSE text in which the famous poet drools over the beauty of a woman he’s just seen. Beginning with a discussion on what love is and how song lyrics can show love/ beauty, this resource moves on to Byron’s background and a full annotation of the poem. By the end, your students will be able to explain that the woman is beautiful in soul as well as in appearance- they’ll just never know if Byron got her number!
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Macbeth - Modern Script

Macbeth - Modern Script

A complete script for Macbeth but with a Sik twist. Every scene and every act are included in this modern script which is designed for KS3 students who “don’t get” all the old words. The key quotes and witches lines are kept as original however the majority of the text has been modernised with some humour thrown in. My bottom set Year 9 loved reading this and a group of reluctant readers began volunteering for parts! An example of the changed script: MACBETH: (Aside) Glamis, and Thane of Cawdor! Those bearded women were right! (To Ross and Angus)Thanks for telling me. (To Banquo) Well if they were right about this Cawdor thing maybe they were right about your children becoming kings! BANQUO: I dunno mate. But 'tis strange: And sometimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, In order to trick us later on. MACBETH: (Aside) Two truths are told, what if they were right about me being King? I could have a new castle, get the best horses and I’d look dope in a crown. BANQUO: Snap out of it worthy Macbeth, let’s get to that pub. MACBETH: Sounds like a good plan. Banquo, we’ll talk more about those women we met later on.
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Animal Farm Scheme of Learning

Animal Farm Scheme of Learning

A full unit of work exploring George Orwell’s classic novel. 11 fully resourced lessons (an introductory lesson plus one for each chapter) follow the characters, plot and themes of this critique of communism. Designed for KS3 but could easily be adapted for a KS4 class.
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As Imperceptibly as Grief by Emily Dickinson

As Imperceptibly as Grief by Emily Dickinson

I don’t think I can make this poem fun or exciting, Dickinson’s poem is probably the most depressing on the syllabus, but this resource has everything you need to bring out the emo in your pupils. Beginning with conceptual questions to get your pupils thinking about the passage of time, this resource includes contextual information about the reclusive writer and a full annotation with plenty of structural and language analysis. Everything you need to teach this EDUQAS poem is included- you may need to provide your own tissues…
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Afternoons by Philip Larkin

Afternoons by Philip Larkin

A full resource exploring meaning behind this EDUQAS GCSE poem. Beginning with background information on Larkin himself, the resource explores Larkin’s pessimistic opinions on life and how his negative views on marriage influence this poem. A full annotation is included: everything you need to prepare yourself/ your pupils to face this poem.
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A Wife in London by Thomas Hardy

A Wife in London by Thomas Hardy

A full analysis of Hardy’s poem about a wife learning of her husband’s death during the Boer War. This resource begins with background information on Hardy as well as contextual details about London and the Boer War. The focus shifts to the irony of the poem (receiving the second letter) before concluding with a full annotation and SMILE analysis chart. Everything you need to prepare your students for this EDUQAS GCSE poem in one simple resource.
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The Soldier by Rupert Brooke

The Soldier by Rupert Brooke

A complete resource exploring the patriotic message behind Brooke’s famous pro-war poem. This resource is aimed at KS4 students preparing for the EDUQAS anthology literature exam. Beginning with contextual background to Brooke and his poetry, the lesson moves on to explore how patriotism is presented throughout the poem. A full annotation of the sonnet is included. Everything you need to prepare your students for this GCSE poem in one resource!
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Persuasive Writing - Dragons' Den

Persuasive Writing - Dragons' Den

A fun KS3 unit exploring persuasive writing skills through Dragons’ Den style pitches, topical issues speeches and chocolate bar designs. Incorporating A FOREST FIRE techniques, this pack includes 14 full lessons, a selection of starter activities and pupil support material as well as links to Karl Pilkington video clips about inventions and persusaive techniques used by auctioneers in Storage Hunters. An end of unit assessment is also included.
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Dulce et Decorum Est

Dulce et Decorum Est

A comprehensive KS4 resource exploring meaning behind Wilfred Owen’s famous anti-war poem. This resource begins with background to Wilfred Owen’s military career and the propaganda posters that were used in the era. The resource moves on to explore Owen’s use of imagery and how he uses language for effect. A full annotation of the poem is also included as is a true or false revision activity. Everything you need to prepare your students for this EDUQAS poem in one resource.
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Manhunt by Simon Armitage

Manhunt by Simon Armitage

A comprehensive resource for this EDUQAS GCSE poem which explores the effects of PTSD on a soldier and his wife. The poem is a powerful read and this resource begins with discussion points about service veterans before exploring Armitage and the inspirations for his poetry. The main focus is on the changing relationship between the couple (from lovers to carers) and the metaphors used to describe the soldier’s injuries. A full annotation of the poem is included. Everything you need to prepare your students for this poem in one resource!
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World Cup quiz pack

World Cup quiz pack

A pack of five fun quizzes linked to the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018. These quizzes are ideal for registration (15-20 minutes) or last period on a Friday (or any lesson you’re planning to cut short in order to watch a match with your class). You don’t have to be a football statto to take part in four of these quizzes but it does help if you know your footy or your geography! Quiz 1: Anagrams- 30 capital cities turned into anagrams Quiz 2: Flag quiz - 20 flags - name the nation Quiz 3- 32 teams hidden in a word search Quiz 4- World Cup History- 25 questions covering the history of the tournament from Pele- Zidane, 1930-2014 Quiz 5- do you know your football superstars? 20 stars expected to take part are shown. Can you name the player/ nation/ club he plays for? Quizzes are easily edited (apart from word search) and all answers are included.
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To Autumn by John Keats

To Autumn by John Keats

The EDUQAS GCSE poem “To Autumn” is one of the finest poems by Romantic poet John Keats. This resource explore all areas of his ode to autumn covering its language, themes and structure. A full annotation of the poem is included. Everything you need to prepare yourself, and your students, for an exam question on this poem!
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Conflict and Tension the First World War

Conflict and Tension the First World War

A complete KS4 unit of work designed for students studying AQA. This pack contains 11 complete and fully resourced lessons are included exploring the causes of WW1 from Bismarck- Morocco-Bosnia and the Schlieffen plan. Everything you need for a whole half-term in one bundle! Two follow up units: stalemate and ending the war are also available from SIK History.
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Conflict and Tension - Stalemate in WWI

Conflict and Tension - Stalemate in WWI

A complete KS4 unit of work designed for students studying AQA. This pack contains 8 complete and fully resourced lessons are included exploring the stalemate during WW1 from Verdun- Somme-Gallipoli and Jutland. Everything you need for a whole half-term in one bundle! Two accompanying units: causes of the war and ending the war are also available from SIK History.
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Conflict and Tension: The ending of WWI

Conflict and Tension: The ending of WWI

A complete KS4 unit of work designed for students studying AQA. This pack contains seven complete and fully resourced lessons are included exploring the ending of WW1 from Wilson’s speech- 100 days-Foch and Haig. Everything you need for a whole half-term in one bundle! Two proceeding units: causes of WWI and stalemate are also available from SIK History.
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Democracy and dictatorship- Germany 1890-1945

Democracy and dictatorship- Germany 1890-1945

A complete KS4 unit of work designed for students studying AQA. This pack contains 10 complete and fully resourced lessons are included exploring the Nazis in power (1930-45) from propaganda- Hitler Youth-the Final Solution. Everything you need for a whole half-term in one bundle! Two proceeding units: Before the Nazis and Nazi growth are also available from SIK History.
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