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I have been teaching English for 12 years in the state and independent sectors in the UK and internationally. I am also an Examiner so specialise in producing high level, tactical resources with excellent knowledge content for students, especially at GCSE and A Level.

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I have been teaching English for 12 years in the state and independent sectors in the UK and internationally. I am also an Examiner so specialise in producing high level, tactical resources with excellent knowledge content for students, especially at GCSE and A Level.
Edexcel English Language Paper 1
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Edexcel English Language Paper 1

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GCSE English Language, Edexcel Paper 1 Fiction and Imaginative Writing. An example exam paper for students to practice answering. Extract from 'Jane Eyre' with exam style questions, plus creative writing tasks for Section B.
Jane Eyre Essentials
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Jane Eyre Essentials

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Everything you need to teach the novel: detailed and thorough context, critical views, key quotations, symbols and themes and a suggested approach to the exam to help students structure their answers effectively.
Hamlet A Level Essentials
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Hamlet A Level Essentials

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Hamlet A Level exam revision essentials. Detailed essay plans, key themes with quotations matched to them from the play, key context and critics to illuminate their arguments. All they need for the exam in one place and presented as handy crib sheets.
The Great Gatsby Extracts
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The Great Gatsby Extracts

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Extracts from each chapter of the novel, ready to print for students to focus on and draw out language analysis, themes, context etc. Big time saver!
English Language Paper 2 OCR
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English Language Paper 2 OCR

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English Language Paper 2 Exploring Effects and Impact. OCR practice exam paper. Extracts from 'The Bluest Eye' by Toni Morrison and 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte. Complete set of Section A questions (including a strategic approach for how to answer them) as well as two imaginative tasks for Section B.
The Handmaid's Tale Key Context
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The Handmaid's Tale Key Context

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Everything your students need to know about the context for the novel. Split into sections: religious fundamentalism, feminism and the New Right, literature influences and Atwood's own words. A Level Literature essential.
Journey's End Essentials
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Journey's End Essentials

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Everything students need for Journey's End: key context, key quotations from the play and a structural approach to the exam with exemplar paragraphs to model.
Hamlet Essay Plans
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Hamlet Essay Plans

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Detailed essay plans including quotations, context and critics as well as introductions and conclusions for the following four questions on ‘Hamlet’: Explore Shakespeare’s treatment of moral responsibility in Hamlet. Examine the dramatic importance of Gertrude and Ophelia in Hamlet. “In his presentation of royalty in Hamlet, Shakespeare could be accused of undermining the political and social values of his time.” Explore this view of Hamlet “From first to last, there is an overwhelming air of decay.” Examine Shakespeare’s presentation of the theme of decay in Hamlet
John Donne Essentials for A Level
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John Donne Essentials for A Level

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Detailed essay plans, key poetic techniques, context and critical readings for John Donne’s poetry. Essential knowledge for the exam, concisely put together as bullet pointed crib sheets.
Greek Myth Week 1: Introduction to the Greek Gods
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Greek Myth Week 1: Introduction to the Greek Gods

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Colourful and engaging PowerPoints lead you through one week’s worth of lessons based around the Greek Gods. Includes fun Grammar Time, spellings, creative activities, non-fiction writing task and builds up to a Speaking and Listening activity where each student is interviewed as a Greek god of their choice.
The Handmaid's Tale Essentials
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The Handmaid's Tale Essentials

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Everything your students need to know for the exam. Detailed key context (3 sides), key quotations for them to learn, as well as a suggested essay structure for how to approach the exam. Also includes 20 practice exam questions as well as essay plans to give students a starting point/spark ideas off for class discussion. Includes comparison to 'Frankenstein' but also useful if teaching 'Handmaid' with a different text or on its own.
Literary Terminology Grid
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Literary Terminology Grid

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This handy list of literary terminology is in a grid with space for students to fill in/research a definition and an example of each technique so they don't forget! Very handy for revision or for building up students' literary vocabulary. The handout is split into general terminology, imagery, sound effects, poetry specific and drama specific sections for clarity.
English Language Analysis Practice
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English Language Analysis Practice

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Extract from 'The Bluest Eye' by Toni Morrison. Great way of getting students to analyse use of language and its impact. Designed for OCR Paper 2 but versatile - can be used for any analysis practice. Also appropriate for A Level. Strategic approach to answering the question included.
Homelessness Non Fiction Analysis Practice
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Homelessness Non Fiction Analysis Practice

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Two non fiction texts (article and leaflet) on the issue of homelessness plus a PowerPoint with questions on both texts individually and comparing them (strategy on how to answer the questions included). Non fiction writing tasks also included - letter and speech. Designed for Edexcel GCSE Language Paper 2 but useful for any non fiction analysis practice.