La Belle Dame Sans Merci - John Keats - Context and Critical Views - Revision Sheet-A Level English

La Belle Dame Sans Merci - John Keats - Context and Critical Views - Revision Sheet-A Level English

A revision sheet introducing A-Level students to the context of Keats' 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci'. This resource is designed to give students a grounding of the poem's context prior to study. It explains the poem's derivation from Chartier's medieval original, explains the original plot and how it differs from Keats' version, gives an introduction to the ballad as a form, contextual information on 'Circe' and the Greek myth being alluded to, the conventions of the 'Femme Fatale' archetype, contextual details on Keats' views on the imagination, and a limited number of direct quotations from notable critics. Given the WJEC's weighting of context in the A-Level English Literature exam, I use this sheet as a starting point for students to conduct wider contextual study. I have produced a revision sheet/introduction to each of the WJEC prescribed list of Keats' poems and you may find it useful to download these too.
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WJEC *New* English Language Unit 3 Section B Writing Types - Booklet

WJEC *New* English Language Unit 3 Section B Writing Types - Booklet

A 23 page revision booklet to help students write effective non-fiction pieces in preparation for the new WJEC English Language Unit 3 exam. The booklet helps students understand how to plan, structure and write seven key types of non-fiction writing. Some examples of different writing types are also included to help model the desired form of writing. The booklet teaches how to write formal letters, informal letters, leaflets/guides, speeches/talks, formal reports, articles and reviews. 12 example questions are listed in the booklet to allow students to practise writing each text type. This resource is excellent revision.
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As Bad As a Mile - Philip Larkin - A3 Annotated copy of the poem

As Bad As a Mile - Philip Larkin - A3 Annotated copy of the poem

An A3 annotated copy of 'As Bad as a Mile' by Philip Larkin. It covers all comments on the writer's techniques and comments as well as a comprehensive overview of the poem. This is very useful to help cover all poems in the anthologies without taking too much time, revision materials or to help students catch up with poems missed in class.
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National Reading Test - KS3 - Poetry Practice Paper - The Highwayman

National Reading Test - KS3 - Poetry Practice Paper - The Highwayman

A practice National Reading Test for KS3 students to prepare for their NRTs. The paper has been designed to also develop key WJEC GCSE English Language skills including 'Words in Context' questions, 'Access, Search and Retrieve', 'Sequencing' and 'Multiple Choice' comprehension questions. This test uses a short extract from The Highwayman to help students practise comprehension using poetry. An answer sheet is included.
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Reading Questions Practice Booklet - WJEC *New* English Language GCSE - Synthesis/Summary/How does..

Reading Questions Practice Booklet - WJEC *New* English Language GCSE - Synthesis/Summary/How does..

A 25 page revision booklet on the theme of 'Video Games' for Section A of the WJEC *New* English Language GCSE covering key high-mark questions. The booklet contains two 'What impressions...' questions, two 'How does the Writer ...' questions, one 'Compare' question, one 'synthesise' question, and two 'Summarise' questions. The texts are included and are of excellent quality. This would be perfect to help build confidence in answering key questions and could be used perfectly in lessons, as homework, or in intervention sessions. Considering the lack of resources handed out by the WJEC, this revision workbook allows pupils to prepare effectively for each question type.
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Mean Time - 6 Annotated Poems - Carol Ann Duffy

Mean Time - 6 Annotated Poems - Carol Ann Duffy

6 poems from Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy have been annotated comprehensively on A3 sheets. They are perfect to help facilitate the teaching of the anthology. Considering the number of poems required to be taught for the WJEC AS English Literature examinations, this helps save time and gives students very high quality revision materials. The poems included are: Brothers Crush Drunk First Love Pluto Small Female Skull
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Philip Larkin - The Whitsun Weddings -11 Annotated Poems

Philip Larkin - The Whitsun Weddings -11 Annotated Poems

11 poems from The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin have been annotated comprehensively on A3 sheets. They are perfect to help facilitate the teaching of the anthology. Considering the number of poems required to be taught for the WJEC AS English Literature examinations, this helps save time and gives students very high quality revision materials. Perfect for helping students catch up on poems they have missed, giving for self study or for helping teach poems quickly.
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National Reading Test - First Day of High School - Answers Included - Preparation for WJEC English

National Reading Test - First Day of High School - Answers Included - Preparation for WJEC English

This is a National Reading Test designed to prepare Year 9 students. It is based on a narrative text about a first day of high school. I wrote it to mimic what students will need to write a narrative in Unit 2 Section B of the WJEC English Language examination. The NRT is direct preparation for WJEC English Language GCSE with 'words in context', 'sequencing' and 'access, search and retrieve'. An answer sheet is included to make peer assessment an effective option that will help reduce workload for the teacher.
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National Reading Test - Spiders - Room 101 - Answers Included - WJEC English Language Preparation

National Reading Test - Spiders - Room 101 - Answers Included - WJEC English Language Preparation

This is a National Reading Test designed to prepare Year 8 students. It is a challenging text about an article on spiders by Charlie Brooker. The text is very challenge so helps readers deal with tricky vocabulary. I have used it in my 'Room 101' KS3 unit of work. The NRT is direct preparation for WJEC English Language GCSE with 'words in context', 'sequencing' and 'access, search and retrieve'. An answer sheet is included to make peer assessment an effective option that will help reduce workload for the teacher.
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War Speech Writing - KS3 English

War Speech Writing - KS3 English

3 documents. The first is a writing frame to allow students to write a war speech rallying their class to fight in an imminent war. The speech would then be performed as an S+L activity in front of the class. The second document is a learning objectives (WILF) sheet that show what is expected of them in the task. The third is a simple marking sheet to help the marking of the S+L task. Excellent for KS3 English.
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MCMXIV - Philip Larkin - Annotated poem for WJEC AS English Literature - The Whitsun Weddings

MCMXIV - Philip Larkin - Annotated poem for WJEC AS English Literature - The Whitsun Weddings

An A3 annotated copy of MCMXIV by Philip Larkin. The resource makes teaching the poem far quicker and also guarantees students have the notes they need. It includes lots of points to make about the content (AO3) and also how critics interpret certain ideas (A05). There are also links pointed out (A04). Excellent for students who have missed a lesson or to give as revision notes. Created for WJEC English Literature AS Level.
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A Christmas Carol Workbook - 'Improving Language Skills through Literature' - WJEC English Language

A Christmas Carol Workbook - 'Improving Language Skills through Literature' - WJEC English Language

A 40 page workbook using A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens to practise WJEC English Language skills. This booklet contains Language Unit 2 proofreading exercises on the context of ACC, sequencing questions using events from the text, 'What impressions ...' questions using an extract from ACC, 'How does the writer ...' questions which help both Language and Literature examinations, 'Compare and contrast' questions, 'access, search and retrieve' questions and a list of possible character and theme questions. The resource was created because schools are not focusing so heavily on English Literature because of it no longer is used for schools' L2+. Using the Literature text to work on Language skills is an excellent way of addressing both examinations. This is an excellent workbook for lessons, homework or for catch up or tutoring sessions.
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