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I teach English Literature in the Seychelles and so follow the Cambridge specifications for iGCSE and A-level. I like to chose texts which are a little different for my students, and often this means there are initially very few pre-made resources available online. I try to focus on helping students memorise key quotes and internalise writing structures where possible; thus quotes sheets, 20 in 10s and example essay responses feature very highly in my resources.

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I teach English Literature in the Seychelles and so follow the Cambridge specifications for iGCSE and A-level. I like to chose texts which are a little different for my students, and often this means there are initially very few pre-made resources available online. I try to focus on helping students memorise key quotes and internalise writing structures where possible; thus quotes sheets, 20 in 10s and example essay responses feature very highly in my resources.
'Spies' by Frayn - 5 x fully-resourced revision lessons

'Spies' by Frayn - 5 x fully-resourced revision lessons

5 fully-resourced revision lessons for the Cambridge iGCSE specification, including PPTs with teaching prompts, quote banks, example essays, predicted questions, and fun and engaging activities. PLEASE NOTE - Some of these resources are also available to buy without the PPTs and lesson plan, should you wish just to purchase these. As a new seller, I would really appreciate any honest feedback and reviews that you could leave. Thanks!
jbamforth
Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' - context lesson

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' - context lesson

Fully resourced lesson for exploring the context of 'Sweet Bird of Youth'. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan, extensive context sheets which explain The American Dream, racism in the South, modern plays and Tennessee Williams' life. A timeline activity for context is also included. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. Lots of the context activities could also be used for other Tennessee Williams plays. I'm a new seller and would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
'Measure for Measure' - lesson 1, context and introduction

'Measure for Measure' - lesson 1, context and introduction

This lesson introduces the key context of the play including religion and belief, women, class an status and the monarchy and the Great Chain of Being. Students are introduced to the moral dilemma in a modern context and then encouraged to think about predictions based on the title and images. Students are then asked to work in groups and given extremely detailed context sheets together with websites and questions for research. Groups are responsible for feeding back their research to the rest of the group. Finally, students are given some key themes to discuss how these points might be relevant to the play. Questions, clips and links are all included. Whilst the lesson was originally planned for the A2 Cambridge Syllabus, it could easily be adapted for other key stages and syllabuses.
jbamforth
'Spies' by Michael Frayn - revision materials, quotes, example essays and questions

'Spies' by Michael Frayn - revision materials, quotes, example essays and questions

A selection of word documents created for the novel 'Spies' for iGCSE Cambridge syllabus. Could easily be adapted for A-level or other awarding bodies. PLEASE SEE my other resources for the lesson PPTs and plans to go with these resources for £5 (including these resources). I would be really grateful if you could review my resources, if you find them helpful!
jbamforth
Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 4 - Act 1 Scene 1 and close language analysis

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 4 - Act 1 Scene 1 and close language analysis

Fully resourced lesson for exploring Act 1 Scene 1 of 'Sweet Bird of Youth'. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan and focuses extensively on passage-based questions and how to approach them. There is clear guidance on what the examiner will be looking for, an introduction to some key dramatic terms and a sample question as well as an exemplar paragraphed response. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. I'm a new seller and would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' - context lesson

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' - context lesson

Fully resourced lesson for exploring the context of 'Sweet Bird of Youth'. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan, extensive context sheets which explain The American Dream, racism in the South, modern plays and Tennessee Williams' life. A timeline activity for context is also included. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. Lots of the context activities could also be used for other Tennessee Williams plays. I'm a new seller and would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
Conflict Poetry: 'Last Post' by Carol Anne Duffy

Conflict Poetry: 'Last Post' by Carol Anne Duffy

Written for Year 10 students preparing for iGCSE CIE English Literature coursework. This lesson explores the poem 'Last Post' in a very engaging and interactive manner. It involves links to video stimulus, thought-provoking card sorts and group questioning activities. The lesson is very active and is part of a SOW on conflict poetry for coursework; please see my other resources for these. I am a new seller and would very much appreciate any feedback!
jbamforth
'My Antonia' lesson 9 - the first half of Book 2 and pathetic fallacy (Cambridge iGCSE)

'My Antonia' lesson 9 - the first half of Book 2 and pathetic fallacy (Cambridge iGCSE)

A lesson planned for the first section of Book 2 in the novel (The Hired Girls) and an exploration of pathetic fallacy. The full PPT include the whole lessons with objectives, video clips, creative writing starters, worksheets and comprehension questions - all fully resourced. Planned for Cambridge iGCSE, but could be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. Please see my other lessons for the same novel.
jbamforth
'Death of a Salesman' A-level Revision Lessons and Resources

'Death of a Salesman' A-level Revision Lessons and Resources

4 fully resourced revision lessons with an assortment of materials, originally designed for Cambridge A-level. These could easily be adapted for other KS groups and awarding bodies, however. Includes quotes, PPTs, critical statements and opinions, prompt questions for exploring characters in drama texts and statements for exploring characters.
jbamforth
'Measure for Measure' A-level Revision Booklet

'Measure for Measure' A-level Revision Booklet

A revision booklet put together for Cambridge A-level students on Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure'. This resource could be adapted for GCSE or another syllabus. The booklet includes: - detailed act by act plot synopsis - character lists - links and details of useful websites for revision - contextual information - several further reading articles from the British Library and elsewhere - key terms for the exam table - detailed explanatory notes on key themes - key symbols and motifs - key quotes for analysis - a wide range of critical opinions on the text (as required for A2 study) - some example questions - planning an essay template - key analytical vocabulary for essay writing
jbamforth
Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth'  lesson 3 - Act 1 Scene 1

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 3 - Act 1 Scene 1

Fully resourced lesson for exploring Act 1 Scene 1 of 'Sweet Bird of Youth'. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan, worksheets for identifying themes and characterisation notes. There is much focus on an introduction to character, naming, symbolism and themes. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. I'm a new seller and would really appreciate any feedback..
jbamforth
'Wuthering Heights' lesson 8 - chapter 7 and the theme of love

'Wuthering Heights' lesson 8 - chapter 7 and the theme of love

Planned for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted. This lesson focuses on chapter 7 and different forms of love. It includes links to several music videos about love and asks students to consider different forms. It then extends this with questions to ask students to consider Cathy and Heathcliff's love and how this manifests itself in the novel.
jbamforth
'Wuthering Heights' lesson 7 - setting and Thrushcross Grange

'Wuthering Heights' lesson 7 - setting and Thrushcross Grange

Planned for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted. This lesson focuses on a revisit to chapter 6 and asks students to consolidate their understanding of setting, paying particular attention to the novel's portrayal of ThrushCross Grange. The lesson includes close language analysis of chapter 6, questions for discussion/response and a starter based around the connotations of names.
jbamforth
Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 2 - context and opening

Tennessee Williams' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' lesson 2 - context and opening

Fully resourced lesson for exploring the context and opening of 'Sweet Bird of Youth'. The lesson includes a PPT with notes for lesson plan, worksheets, extracts and prompts for close language analysis and references to other contextual materials appropriate to the text. There is much focus on close language analysis and the critical vocabulary needed for A-level English, as well as drama as a text type. Originally planned for an Cambridge International AS group, this could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age groups. I'm a new seller and would really appreciate any feedback.
jbamforth
'Wuthering Heights' lesson 6 - chapter 6, the sublime and setting

'Wuthering Heights' lesson 6 - chapter 6, the sublime and setting

Planned for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted. This lesson focuses on chapter 6 and the key concept of the sublime. The lesson uses several video clips to help illustrate the importance of nature and setting on the text and ends by asking students to consolidate their learning into an essay-styled response.
jbamforth
Seamus Heaney - 'Follower' poem

Seamus Heaney - 'Follower' poem

Planned for the poem from the ‘Poems Deep and Dangerous’ Cambridge iGCSE anthology. PPT with instructions, blank copies of the poems and fun and interactive worksheets and activities are all included. I am a new contributor and would really appreciate any feedback and reviews you could give. Thank you!
jbamforth
A2 'Death of a Salesman' Revision Booklet

A2 'Death of a Salesman' Revision Booklet

A revision booklet which I put together for A2 students studying the Cambridge A-level syllabus. Please see my paid resources for quotes, motif sheets and other more personalised revision sheets which I attach at the back of the booklet.
jbamforth
'Spies' by Frayn - 5 x fully-resourced revision lessons

'Spies' by Frayn - 5 x fully-resourced revision lessons

5 fully-resourced revision lessons for the Cambridge iGCSE specification, including PPTs with teaching prompts, quote banks, example essays, predicted questions, and fun and engaging activities. PLEASE NOTE - Some of these resources are also available to buy without the PPTs and lesson plan, should you wish just to purchase these. As a new seller, I would really appreciate any honest feedback and reviews that you could leave. Thanks!
jbamforth
'My Antonia' revision booklet

'My Antonia' revision booklet

A revision booklet for Cambridge iGCSE study of 'My Antonia'. Contents include: plot summary, useful websites, notes on key characters, themes and quotes, symbols and motifs, ideas for revision, predicted essay questions, exam mark criteria, notes for a focus on close language and key analytical verbs for general essays.
jbamforth
Adichie's 'Americanah!' - Context Lesson

Adichie's 'Americanah!' - Context Lesson

Originally planned for Cambridge A-level students but could easily be adapted for other syllabuses and age ranges. Lesson includes PowerPoint with teacher notes, worksheets and video clips. Please see my other lessons for worksheets, quotes etc. on the novel itself.
jbamforth
A2 'Wuthering Heights' Revision Booklet

A2 'Wuthering Heights' Revision Booklet

A revision booklet for A2 students. Please see my other resources for quote sheets, symbols and themes etc. which I attach at the back of the booklet. The quote sheet for sale is extensive and covers all the characters as well as setting. Please leave feedback; I'm a new seller.
jbamforth