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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.
Hamlet A Level Essentials

Hamlet A Level Essentials

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.
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English Language Analysis Practice

English Language Analysis Practice

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.
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John Donne Essentials for A Level

John Donne Essentials for A Level

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.
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The Great Gatsby Extracts

The Great Gatsby Extracts

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!
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John Donne Essentials for A Level

John Donne Essentials for A Level

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.
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Hamlet A Level Essentials

Hamlet A Level Essentials

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.
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The Handmaid's Tale Essentials

The Handmaid's Tale Essentials

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.
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The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein essay plans

The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein essay plans

Detailed essay plans on three questions comparing Frankenstein with The Handmaid's Tale including 'importance of responsibility', 'fear of female sexuality' and 'gender in the misuse of science'. Structured plans for possible responses given, including context and specific references to both texts. Could be used as a starting point for students to add to or tweak to develop their own plan/essay.
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Modernism key concepts and ideas

Modernism key concepts and ideas

A Level English Literature - a very useful and detailed introduction to Modernism as a movement. Outlines the key ideas, including important context and key quotations from influential Modernist writers/artists. Excellent to promote high level discussion in class. Made for Edexcel Poetry Exam but useful for any board studying modernist works.
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AQA English Language Paper 2 Mock Exam Paper

AQA English Language Paper 2 Mock Exam Paper

AQA GCSE Language Paper 2 - includes a 21st century article on homelessness combined with a 19th century letter by Charles Dickens on the state of the London slums. All questions in the style of the exam. Includes 4 questions for Section A modelled on the specimen paper and a writing task for Section B.
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Hamlet Essay Plans

Hamlet Essay Plans

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
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Essentials

Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Essentials

This bundle includes everything you need to teach the novel: detailed key context, critical material, high level material on narrative style, statements to spark debate, key quotations and key extracts from the novel for students to annotate.
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English Language Paper 2 OCR

English Language Paper 2 OCR

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.
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The Great Gatsby: Coursework Guidance

The Great Gatsby: Coursework Guidance

Designed to support students completing their English Literature A Level coursework on The Great Gatsby and a second text of their choice. Includes more than 20 possible coursework questions as well as a reading list of over 25 texts. Also includes a rough schedule which you can doctor or delete!
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Jane Eyre Essentials

Jane Eyre Essentials

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.
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English Language Analysis Practice

English Language Analysis Practice

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.
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Edexcel English Language Paper 1

Edexcel English Language Paper 1

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.
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The Handmaid's Tale Key Context

The Handmaid's Tale Key Context

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.
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The Great Gatsby Essentials

The Great Gatsby Essentials

Includes important extracts from each chapter, key quotations from the whole novel, a critical readings and discussion points resource as well as a list of context presentations for students to research. Also includes a ‘coursework guidance’ sheet if comparing Gatsby with another text for coursework (includes over 20 possible essay questions and partner texts).
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Homelessness Non Fiction Analysis Practice

Homelessness Non Fiction Analysis Practice

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.
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