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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.
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.
Greek Myth Scheme of Work
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Greek Myth Scheme of Work

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From Zeus and the gods on Mount Olympus to Persephone and the Underworld, via Hercules, Theseus and Odysseus, this scheme of work allows students to explore the wonderful world of Greek Mythology. Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening activities included as well as grammar activities and spellings for every lesson. A full half term’s work here. Ideal for KS3.
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.
The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein essay plans
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The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein essay plans

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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.
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.
English Language Paper 1 OCR
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English Language Paper 1 OCR

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English Language, Communicating Information and Ideas, OCR Paper 1 style exam. Includes two extracts: a review of Bronte's 'Jane Eyre' and an extract from a biography of Bronte. Complete with Section A questions and two non-fiction writing tasks for Section B.
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.
Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?'
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Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?'

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Everything you need to teach this sonnet! Includes an engaging PowerPoint with several lessons’ worth of activities, a poetic techniques grid and a copy of the sonnet itself. Explanations of all poetic devices included on the slides, leads pupils to completing a guided essay.
Modernism key concepts and ideas
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Modernism key concepts and ideas

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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.
Persephone Lesson 2
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Persephone Lesson 2

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PEA paragraphs on how the writer presents the Persephone myth. The Underworld reading and activities - differentiated versions to support and stretch as needed.
The Lady of Shalott Introduction
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The Lady of Shalott Introduction

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Creative introduction to the ballad using images inspired by the poem. Ideal for the first lesson when students have no prior knowledge of the poem. In groups, give out the different images. They create the 'backstory' behind the image - as creatively as possible! Then each group presents their story idea in front of their image (which can be projected via the PowerPoint). This could be followed by a prediction activity of how all the images might fit together.
Hercules Lesson 1
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Hercules Lesson 1

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Overview of Hercules’ labours using images from vases to guess the labour. Plus a starter activity on the Prometheus myth and spellings.
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.