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Assistant Faculty Progress Leader and experienced in examining GCSE and A-Level for AQA.

Assistant Faculty Progress Leader and experienced in examining GCSE and A-Level for AQA.
Pupil Friendly KS3 PLCs

Pupil Friendly KS3 PLCs

Pupil friendly target grade descriptors to be glued in at the start of a new unit and referred to throughout. Each sheet is aimed at a specific target band, with the one above included for stretch and challenge. Year 8 is differentiated so that the grade 5-6 descriptors would have been a grade 7-9 descriptor for year 7 and so on.
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English Language Paper 1 Handmaid's Tale Revision

English Language Paper 1 Handmaid's Tale Revision

An “outstanding” resource covering English Language Paper 1 Section A based on the opening scene from ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’. The resources include WAGOLLs, mark schemes and scaffolded activities to help pupils to achieve the band needed for their target. Easily adapted dependent upon ability. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
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A Christmas Carol Cratchits High Ability

A Christmas Carol Cratchits High Ability

This is aimed towards teaching pupils how to write band 5/6 responses. The lesson revolves around a book about the sentimentalisation of the poor/children and families in Victorian fiction and gives pupils a valuable insight into how their presentation pertains to the typical presentation of families and children at the time and the meanings behind their characterisation. I taught this to top set year 11 and no one achieved below a 7 in their assessment on the extract. Based on the extract where the Cratchit family are introduced. Plan for roughly 20-25 minutes worth of teacher-led discussion to ensure this ideas are fully understood. This is not the extract from the Summer '17 exam which means they will be able to make perceptive links but not be overly scaffolded prior to mock examination.
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Romeo and Juliet/ A Christmas Carol Revision Pocket Guide

Romeo and Juliet/ A Christmas Carol Revision Pocket Guide

Condensed notes on the two texts- useful A5 revision booklet which provides the foundations needed for a 5 or above. Can be distributed whole school prior to exams or used as a classroom resource. Includes what to write about the main characters and themes which could come up; key quotations and key vocabulary.
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Romeo and Juliet High Ability Concepts Revision

Romeo and Juliet High Ability Concepts Revision

A 3 hour+ activity breaking down concepts from critical sources about control and rebellion in Romeo and Juliet. Pupils then apply the concepts to an extract focusing on Prince Escalus. They then complete a planning page which is designed to produce top band conceptualised responses. This produced a number of grade 8 and 9 essay responses from a group of high ability year 11s in a revision session. Would work well as a lesson or as guided intervention. Also involves two 21+ responses which could be broken down and improved.
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An Inspector Calls Opening Stage Directions and Predictions

An Inspector Calls Opening Stage Directions and Predictions

An engaging powerpoint analysing the opening stage directions and Birling’s predictions in Act One. Annotate extracts aimed at mid-high ability pupils- has yielded very impressive results from a top set year 9 class predicted 7s and above. Includes all AOs and can span over 4 lessons if you include discussions of annotations.
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English Language Paper 2 Question 3 and 4

English Language Paper 2 Question 3 and 4

Two to three part lesson exploring two sources covering the theme of Social Media. Links to the popular Charlie Brooker series ‘Black Mirror’. Ideal for Mid-High Ability. Range of scaffolded and interesting resources included to build them up to creating a thorough question 3 and 4 response.
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Jacob Marley A Christmas Carol High Ability

Jacob Marley A Christmas Carol High Ability

A lesson exploring the presentation of Jacob Marley. Can be spread over two lessons with ease if you wish to have whole class discussions included. Includes a starter, group analysis, chain creation exercise, WHY paragraph sheet with high ability vocabulary, and a WAGOLL with gaps to improve fine-grained analysis AO2 band 6. You will need strips of card cut out, glue, scissors and dictionaries. Make sure you check whether there are any notes at the bottom of the slides.
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Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol Quotations Revision/Intervention Booklet

Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol Quotations Revision/Intervention Booklet

A booklet focusing on five quotations per text where pupils practise drafting AO2 focused paragraphs based on two broad themes with the hope that they can revise and remember these comments to include in the exam. May be best used as homework or during intervention sessions. Aimed towards pupils who are unlikely to revise thoroughly prior to exam- middle to high ability.
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KS3 New Assessment Grids

KS3 New Assessment Grids

KS3 assessment system. A new form of assessment based on the new AQA GCSE Assessment Objectives and the legacy AF grids. Progressively becomes more difficult to achieve the grades as the years progress. The Literature and Language skills have been merged underneath AOs. Suits schools which give pupils an end of year 11 target grade which they work towards. A lot of research went into the creation of these and they have been tried and tested.
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English Language Paper 2 Question 4

English Language Paper 2 Question 4

Exploring bias across two Sun articles about Calais Asylum seekers and the Rohingya Muslim crisis. Pupils break down the two articles exploring how the writers present asylum seekers/refugees then complete a Q4 style response. Could span over two lessons with discussion about the articles.
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AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 4

AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 4

Two resources guiding pupils through how to answer Q4. I glued the extract onto large sugar paper and had them write their reasons for/against on either side of it. Use the Gatsby one first, then the Dracula extract as a form of assessment.
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Creative Writing: Using Symbolism

Creative Writing: Using Symbolism

A low-mid ability lesson teaching pupils how to use symbolism in their writing. Guides them through step-by-step and provides a writing frame for weaker pupils to use. Success criteria/ self-assessment uses Alan Peat sentences but can be adapted to suit appropriate sentence structures. Used to secure understanding of the emotions in When We Two Parted from the AQA anthology- but they can easily access this without a thorough understanding of the poem.
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Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1 Dagger

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1 Dagger

A middle-high ability lesson analysing the dagger scene- includes a close analysis activity and a great scaffolded activity where the pupils improve a WABOLL (What a Bad One Looks Like).
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GCSE English Literature Love and Relationships Poetry Revision Flashcards

GCSE English Literature Love and Relationships Poetry Revision Flashcards

Each poem has been condensed to A5 with four key quotations, context, theme and comparative links. I recommend you print the first 8 (romantic love) on one colour card and the subsequent 7 (family love) on a different colour. Used with our whole year 11 cohort and they found them extremely useful! Low to middle ability although high ability also find them useful.
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