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Trying to make the English GCSEs as simple and accessible to students as possible!
Macbeth GCSE Revision Activity Workbook
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Macbeth GCSE Revision Activity Workbook

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A 55 page activity workbook that takes students through everything they will need to know for their GCSE. Through completing tasks including graphs, tables, timelines, explorative and multiple choice questions, students are essentially building their own revision guide for the exam. Students are able to revise the content of the play whilst developing their own personal interpretations of Shakespeare's choices and purpose. The booklet takes students through the scenes, characters, symbols, motifs, contexts and themes and is targeted towards the GCSE mark scheme, so has specific tasks on the language, structure and stage choices deployed. The last section focusses on essay technique and includes annotated paragraphs, an annotated Level 7+ essay, practice tasks and guidance for completing effective essays. I use this instead of an exercise book for my Macbeth teaching, but could also be used as a homework or revision tool.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Revision Workbook
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Revision Workbook

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A 37 page activity workbook that can be used either as a revision tool, or a resource that a unit of work could be based around. The workbook has tasks and questions that scaffold learners interpretations and learning of the characters, themes, settings and symbols of the novel - so students are essentially constructing their own revision guide as they complete it. Tasks are heavily based on key quotes from the text. The last section is for exam preparation, with an annotated model paragraph and practice questions for the AQA literature exam.
AQA GCSE Langauge Paper 1 & 2 Practice
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AQA GCSE Langauge Paper 1 & 2 Practice

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An A4 booklet of example texts for paper 1 and 2, with exam style questions. Unlike my workbooks, this one does not have the model examples and structures, as it is meant for students to apply their learning - however there is pin-pad space by each question for prompts and reminders.
AQA Language Paper 2 - Complete Guide 2018
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AQA Language Paper 2 - Complete Guide 2018

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A 30 page revision workbook taking students through all they need to know for Language Paper 2. This updated 2018 version has been updated based on our experiences in the 2017 exam series. For each question it includes key reminders, advice regarding approach and strategy, structure outlines, mark schemes, high quality colour-coded model examples and signposts towards reminders and considerations for the highest marks. The whole booklet is based around extracts connected to nursing: a 20th century article from a newspaper by a disenchanted NHS nurse and an extract from Florence Nightingale’s diary from the 1800s.There is space to practice each Language Paper 2 question. The booklet can be used as either a revision booklet, a homework booklet or as a basis for a series of lessons.
AQA Language Paper 1 - Complete Guide 2018
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AQA Language Paper 1 - Complete Guide 2018

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A 29 page revision workbook taking students through all they need to know for Language Paper 1. This updated 2018 version has been updated based on our experiences in the 2017 exam series. For each question it includes key reminders, advice regarding approach and strategy, structure outlines, mark schemes, high quality colour-coded model examples and signposts towards reminders and considerations for the highest marks. The whole booklet is based around an extract from ‘Long Way Home’ (which the film ‘Lion’ is based on) and there is space to practice each Language Paper 1 question. The booklet can be used as either a revision booklet, a homework booklet or as a basis for a series of lessons.
AQA Language Paper 2 American Presidents Revision Workbook
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AQA Language Paper 2 American Presidents Revision Workbook

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A 21 page resource to support Key Stage 4 students with their Language Paper 2 preparation. 'Edna the Examiner' takes students through each of the four reading questions in the new AQA specification; with model answers, a guide to completion, scaffolded tasks to prepare an answer and important exam tips. There is space for students to complete each question, with attached self-assessment. It can be an excellent lesson tool, homework book or revision exercise.
AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology Workbook
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AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology Workbook

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This workbook takes students through the key essentials they need to know about each poem in the AQA anthology by steering them to their own interpretatons using prompt questions, targetted to the richest parts of the poem. To accompany the booklet, there is a video for each poem, talking students through the meaning of each poem, before examining in depth, with multiple interpretations, key aspects of language, structure and form. The workbook also includes a blank version of each poem for further analysis as a class or as HW. Primarily aimed at a middle ability group - this is essentially everything they would need to know about the poetry anthology, broken down into accessible, retainable chunks. I have used these workbooks as the anthology in my GCSE poetry teaching (for the term) and the feedback from students has been really positive. Could also be used as HW or as a revision tool.
AQA Language Paper 1 and 2 Preperation
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AQA Language Paper 1 and 2 Preperation

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A bundle of preparation for the AQA English Language GCSE, featuring: - A fully-resourced 28 lesson SOW taking students through each question. - Differentiation and stretch activities where appropriate. - Very exam focused approach with time built in for extended practice. - Over 80 different resources including worksheets, texts & lessons within the SOW. - A very popular and useful activity workbook, with annotated model examples, key revision information and space to practice. Suitable for HW, intervention groups or as a lesson resource. - A practice workbook, with practice texts and questions, so students can apply their learning as a HW or extended lesson task.
AQA English Language Paper 2 Scrooge Revision Workbook
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AQA English Language Paper 2 Scrooge Revision Workbook

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A 17 page resource to support Key Stage 4 students with the reading section of their Language Paper 2 preparation. 'Edna the Examiner' takes students through each of the four reading questions in the new AQA specification; with model answers, a guide to completion, scaffolded tasks to prepare an answer and important exam tips. There is space for students to complete each question, with attached self-assessment. It can be an excellent lesson tool, homework book or revision exercise.
AQA English Language Paper 1 Harry Potter Revision Activity Workbook 1
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AQA English Language Paper 1 Harry Potter Revision Activity Workbook 1

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34 page resource made as a Key Stage 3 introduction to the new GCSE paper, but would also be suitable for Key Stage 4. 'Edna the Examiner' takes students through each of the four reading questions an both writing tasks in the new AQA specification; with model answers, a guide to completion and important exam tips. There is space for students to complete each question so it can be an excellent lesson tool, homework book or revision exercise.
AQA English Language Paper 2 Bowie Lyrics Activity Workbook
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AQA English Language Paper 2 Bowie Lyrics Activity Workbook

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A 23 page resource to introduce Key Stage 3 students to Language Paper 2. The questions and requirements reflect the AQA paper, but we used two Bowie songs as a stimulus as they were shorter and more accessible then 19th century texts. 'Edna the Examiner' takes students through each of the four reading questions and the descriptive writing task; with model answers, a guide to completion, mark schemes, scaffolded tasks to prepare an answer and important exam tips. There is space for students to complete each question, with attached self-assessment. It can be an excellent lesson tool, homework book or revision exercise.
AQA GCSE Language Paper 1 Scheme of Work
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AQA GCSE Language Paper 1 Scheme of Work

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The first half of a scheme of work on the AQA Language Papers. This has 17 lessons - although most are best stretched across two lessons. Lessons are very exam focused, with scaffolded tasks taking students from question to response. All lessons include relevant mark scheme and differentiation and stretch challenges where appropriate. Each question cluster culminates in a dedicated peer-assessed lesson applying what they've learnt to a question. All texts, resources and lessons included.
AQA English Language Paper 1 Harry Potter Revision Workbook 2
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AQA English Language Paper 1 Harry Potter Revision Workbook 2

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A 26 page resource made as a Key Stage 3 introduction to the new GCSE paper, but would also be suitable for Key Stage 4. 'Edna the Examiner' takes students through each of the four reading questions; with model answers, a guide to completion and important exam tips. There is space for students to complete each question so it can be an excellent lesson tool, homework book or revision tool.
Edexcel English Language Of Mice and Men Workbook
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Edexcel English Language Of Mice and Men Workbook

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A workbook to support students with the Edexcel legacy spec, focusing on Of Mice and Men. It gives advice and support for the exam, with model examples and structures to follow. There are multiple practice questions at the end for students to practice. Even if not for exam preparation, this would be a good resource for general language analysis practice and writing to present an opinion.
AQA Language Paper 1 - Walky-Talky Mock
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AQA Language Paper 1 - Walky-Talky Mock

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A mock exam using an extract from ‘The Road’ made to look like the real AQA exams, with accompanying ‘Walky-Talky’ Mock powerpoint. The powerpoint features important reminders for each question, reminders of structures, approaches, key reminders and colour-coded model examples. An outline of recommend times is at the start, with timers throughout for students to practice their timing of the exam. My students found this very helpful preparation for their Language Paper 1, and I hope yours do to!
Lesson for the new AQA language questions
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Lesson for the new AQA language questions

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A lesson PowerPoint and accompanying A3 sheet to take students through the new AQA English Language Question 2 on paper 1. It can take two lessons slowly - or one quick, intense lesson! Includes extract, scaffolded tasks, example, space to write, peer assessment template and correctional activity section.
AQA Higher English Exam Revision Workbook (Legacy Spec)
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AQA Higher English Exam Revision Workbook (Legacy Spec)

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A guide that takes GCSE students through the Higher English paper. It is meant for students who have had practice and experience with the questions already - so each question has a labelled model example and some tips to follow - but then lots of space an self assessment for students to have a go at practice questions. It start with three topical and relevant texts similar to the sorts of texts in the exam.