AQA Paper 1 Revision: Questions 1-5.

AQA Paper 1 Revision: Questions 1-5.

Six lessons of revision for paper 1 AQA English Language. This is a step-by-step guide in how to accrue marks, how to review outcomes, how to understand assessment objectives and where to improve chances of gaining level 3 and level 4. Set texts have been included and likely omissions in responses considered. The resource includes short clip for annotation in how to pick up maximum points for question 3 'Structure' question. This is great for both intervention groups and the high fliers who are just falling short of their level and seeking to surpass level predictions.
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Before You Were Mine by Carol Ann Duffy

Before You Were Mine by Carol Ann Duffy

Part of the Love and Relationships anthology for AQA Poetry. Content, context and stanza-by-stanza analysis of poem with insert clip of the poet reading from her own text. Consideration of semantic field, voice and perspectives.
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AQA Paper 2: Comparing Texts

AQA Paper 2: Comparing Texts

This resource is has been based upon the AQA Paper 2 assessment for English Language. This is a winner! Minimum work for you, Instant success for learners. It includes source material which is open to comparison on writer's perspectives and attitudes to transport around London from two eras. The source material is from 'The Spectator' and Peter Ackroyd's 'London: The Biography'. All technical terms have explanations and a range of quick wins for language analysis are provided. An assessment question sheet has been included with assessment weighting from the new 2017 paper. (Questions 1-4 inclusive.) A feedback PPT has been included with an explanation on how the questions weighted, a graph to indicate levels of difficulty (should you need to included numeracy across the curriculum) and an opportunity to have learners discuss how improvement to responses can be made. Why re-invent the wheel? Baaam!
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AQA English Language; Paper 1, Question 4.

AQA English Language; Paper 1, Question 4.

Question 4 is simply being able to use skills like evaluating statements and considering the writer's intent and likely desired reaction from the reader- discussing your view on something someone has said about the text learners read is essential for success on question four. This resource has been designed to walk learners through the question and consider the objectives they must reference to gain marks. AQA assessment material has been included and learners are encouraged to think and comment upon what makes a successful or unsuccessful response.
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AQA English Language: Paper 1, Question 2; Levels 4-6.

AQA English Language: Paper 1, Question 2; Levels 4-6.

This resource has been designed to aid learners in understanding how the assessment objectives are best achieved and what it is they have to do for assessment one and four. Students assess and mark examples of responses and seek to improve upon atypical responses to a set text. The resource has three paper based tasks and sample material in which to respond. Exam criteria has been included and is referenced throughout in relation to the three activities.
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AQA English Language Paper 1: How to prepare for questions 1,2 and 3.

AQA English Language Paper 1: How to prepare for questions 1,2 and 3.

This resource has been designed as a revision task for Paper 1. The intention of the lesson is to prepare learners for Paper 1 English Language when looking at questions which require comment on writer's techniques. AQA material with the insert extract has been provided. The lesson is a 'walk through' of the first three questions.
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AQA English Language: Paper 1; Question 4.

AQA English Language: Paper 1; Question 4.

To show AO4 learners will need to be able to identify the mood or effect of within an extract and comment that they agree or disagree with the statement in the question. These five lessons show the need to prove opinion through using quotations and / or references to the text and consideration of student comments. The source material used in the resource are based upon the simple techniques of advertising to achieve purpose and longer texts to demonstrate understanding in evaluating methods. An exemplar extract has been included from Ian McEwan's Atonement and weekly assessment material to record progress in all assessment areas. Learners are encouraged to consider problems and weakness in typical responses to student comments and suggest how improvement can be made in the response to assessment objective four.
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Year 9 Greed 'A Christmas Carol'

Year 9 Greed 'A Christmas Carol'

Challenge: To recognise and comment on the theme of greed as shown in the novel. Aspire: To be able to reflect on the theme of Greed in the novel, making links to ‘poverty’ and ‘Scrooge’. To be able to reflect on the theme of Greed in the novel, making links to ‘poverty’ and ‘Scrooge’.
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Year 9 'A Christmas Carol' - Marley's Ghost

Year 9 'A Christmas Carol' - Marley's Ghost

Challenge: You will be able to describe what a quotation means and aim to see any hidden meanings behind the words used by Dickens. Aspire: You will be able to look at a quotation in detail, see the hidden meanings and develop some thoughtful ideas about hidden meanings.
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AQA English Language: Writing to Argue.

AQA English Language: Writing to Argue.

KS4 English Language Prep. Writing to... To explore the features of writing to argue. Statistics, Comparison, Quotation and Anecdote. Differentiated activities for GCSE English Language Prep.
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KS3 Year 7 Reading: A Picture of Dorian Gray.

KS3 Year 7 Reading: A Picture of Dorian Gray.

Let your students go Wilde this Halloween with 2-3 lessons on Dorian Gray. KS3 resources designed for reading and reviewing author's intent, writer's effect, exploration of how various features of language are used in a text, structuring responses and the benefits of going for a PEE and the moral implications and shallowness in finding people attractive based on their personality alone... Pack includes extracts, activities, homework tasks and differentiated lesson activities. Great for preparation for AQA assessment criteria.
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Boy- Captain Hardcastle Assessment,

Boy- Captain Hardcastle Assessment,

KS3 writing assessment with differentiated assessment materials. The range of resources include worksheets with the extract from Roald Dahl's 'Boy'. Assessment question. Guide on how to structure responses. Assessment focus. Also included are assessment feedback statements and power points which are intended for writing about character improvement in a written response. The feedback material pre-empts likely literacy errors and a second extract based upon the character of Captain Hardcastle is included to help improve responses to reading and demonstrate that improvement.
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