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I am a Head of English and former Lead Practitioner teaching in an inner-city school. All resources are aimed at the new AQA specification for Language and Literature.

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I am a Head of English and former Lead Practitioner teaching in an inner-city school. All resources are aimed at the new AQA specification for Language and Literature.
Scrooge's redemption - grade 6 model essay (AQA Literature paper One)

Scrooge's redemption - grade 6 model essay (AQA Literature paper One)

An essay which responds to an extract from Stave 3 in which Scrooge begs for Tiny Tim to be spared. A succinct and concise but effective grade 6 essay to model the skills required for AQA Literature paper 1. One possible activity is that students add in alternative interpretations and make the analysis more tentative. Another is that students highlight where marks for each AO are allocated. This extract really helped my upper and lower band groups to unpick the assessment objectives.
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Much Ado About Nothing: Simple Plot Overview

Much Ado About Nothing: Simple Plot Overview

A powerpoint which introduces the basic plot of the play. Perfect for SEN, EAL, and visual learners. For the benefit of the kind person who rated this as too simple I would like to point out that this was used for a low-literacy group, hence the over simplification, there’s gratitude huh?
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Differentiated Scrooge worksheet

Differentiated Scrooge worksheet

A differentiated worksheet which explores Scrooge’s character, and the contextual factors which influenced the novella. Students to begin at the most challenging task and drop down to an easier task if necessary. When students are finished there are differentiated extension tasks. Ideally this would be printed on A3.
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An introductory lesson to Spoken Language component

An introductory lesson to Spoken Language component

This lesson looks at the success criteria for the spoken language component of the new English Language GCSE (AQA). Students then apply the speeches to clips from the Queen, Michelle Obama and James Corden. It then introduces the task students are to work towards in order to fulfill this aspect of the GCSE.
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AQA paper one-style creative writing

AQA paper one-style creative writing

A creative writing lesson which uses images as stimulus to prompt creative writing. Full teacher instructions included and minimal printing! A group work activity which leads into an individual task, clear differentiated outcomes which use and break down GCSE criteria. Predominately designed for year 11, but could easily be used with any year group.
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Romantiscism scavenger hunt

Romantiscism scavenger hunt

A scavenger hunt activity which aims to pre-teach the complicated topic of Romanticism - created to enable students to access the Romantic poetry in the AQA Power and Conflict anthology.
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Grade 7 sample responses to AQA Language paper 2

Grade 7 sample responses to AQA Language paper 2

Grade 7+ responses to the November entry of AQA Language paper 2. Very useful in terms of modeling success criteria. Could be used for revision or for students to engage with mark schemes. This uses the Ragged school articles available on EAQA in secure materials.
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Sentence openers

Sentence openers

This lesson focuses on the somewhat uninspiring topic of sentence openers - including a fun bingo activity and a diamond 9 ranking task - leading into a GCSE-style writing task inspired by an image. Created for year 11 but suitable for KS3 and 4 alike. I hope this helps your students as it has mine! Inspired in part by Edward Munch's painting.
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AQA language paper 1 writing grids and lessons - 12 lessons!

AQA language paper 1 writing grids and lessons - 12 lessons!

Writing grids where students write in response to a photo stimulus, in line with the expectations of AQA Language paper 1. There are 12 lessons here which follow a step-by-step guide detailing how to approach this question. Could be used with any year group but especially helpful for those preparing for the examination. Outcomes are all mapped to the GCSE specification and contain structure peer assessment grids which can also be printed for students. NB. This works best when the grids are printed onto A3.
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