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I am an English teacher who designs resources for KS3, 4 and 5 students with particular focus on AQA GCSE and A-level courses (both literature and language). My resources range from revision booklets to full schemes of learning and I pride myself on high quality resources which are engaging and accessible to a range of learners.

I am an English teacher who designs resources for KS3, 4 and 5 students with particular focus on AQA GCSE and A-level courses (both literature and language). My resources range from revision booklets to full schemes of learning and I pride myself on high quality resources which are engaging and accessible to a range of learners.
AQA English Language and Literature Paris Anthology Revision Workbook (A Level)

AQA English Language and Literature Paris Anthology Revision Workbook (A Level)

This is a revision workbook designed to support the 2017 spec. AQA A-Level English Language and Literature Paris Anthology exam question. It is a twenty-five page booklet, designed to help students engage with and write towards the Assessment Objectives. There are also activities to revise knowledge of the anthology and wider context of Paris. It also contains a practise question generator and information to support students using the mark scheme to evaluate their responses.
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A-Level English Language Revision Quiz Bundle

A-Level English Language Revision Quiz Bundle

This pack contains three quizzes aimed at AS/A-Level Students. It was designed originally to teach on the AQA English Literature and Language A-Level course, however the material is very skills-based so it would appropriate for a range of courses/exam boards. It has more of a linguistic focus so would be appropriate for those teaching English Language A-Level courses too. Each quiz is a self-contained lesson that can be delivered to help students revise key linguistic/literary terminology and key concepts/theories in a fun way.
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AQA A-Level English Literature B (Paper 2A - Crime) Revision Booklet - Poetry cluster / Atonement

AQA A-Level English Literature B (Paper 2A - Crime) Revision Booklet - Poetry cluster / Atonement

This 20 page revision booklet is designed for A-Level students studying the AQA English Literature B Paper 2 (Elements of Crime Writing), in particular the Browning, Crabbe and Wilde cluster and Atonement. It focuses on each of the three sections independently and contains an explanatory page for each which walks students through how to approach the response, a selection of practice questions and a breakdown of the mark-scheme in student friendly language. In total there are over 30 practice questions, written in AQA-style language that would be appropriate for mock exams as well as revision/practice tasks. There is also a ‘Critical Theory’ section which encourages students to engage with wider perceptions of crime (from a variety of critical and theoretical sources) in order provide a range of interpretations (AO5), discuss the genre as a whole (AO4) and place texts into their wider context (AO3). Included in this file is a PDF copy of the booklet (fully assembled and ready to print), an editable Publisher version and PDF copies of the extracts for Section A Practice Questions and Critical Theory section. In this way, teachers can either issue booklets right away or adapt it to suit the needs of their course.
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AQA English Language and Literature (general - no set texts included)

AQA English Language and Literature (general - no set texts included)

This 18 page revision covers material required for the new spec. AQA English Literature and Language AS course. It begins by focusing on the Assessment Objectives, with tasks to revise key skills, and the second half focuses on the Paris Anthology questions (comparative/re-creative). **IMPORTANT:the cheaper price of this booklet reflects the fact that it does not have sections relating to any of the text options and only deals with compulsory components for all students (e.g. Paris / AOs)** There are also versions available for: The Handmaid's Tale / Carol Ann Duffy Poetry / Paris Anthology The Lovely Bones / Carol Ann Duffy Poetry / Paris Anthology
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AQA English Language and Literature AS Revision Book (The Handmaid's Tale / Carol Ann Duffy / Paris)

AQA English Language and Literature AS Revision Book (The Handmaid's Tale / Carol Ann Duffy / Paris)

This 36 page revision covers all of the material required for the new spec. AQA English Literature and Language AS course. The first half covers each of the AOs separately with tasks for students to complete throughout, and the second half focuses on each of the questions across both exam papers with tasks to revise knowledge of key texts. There is also a list of practice questions and mark schemes attached. **IMPORTANT: this booklet is designed for students that have studied The Handmaid's Tale / Carol Ann Duffy Poetry / Paris Anthology.** There are also versions available for: The Lovely Bones / Carol Ann Duffy Poetry / Paris Anthology AO Skills / Paris Anthology (no set texts included - this is reflected in the price)
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A-Level (AQA) Literature Paper One Revision Booklet

A-Level (AQA) Literature Paper One Revision Booklet

This 43 page revision booklet is designed for A-Level students studying AQA English Literature B (Aspects of Tragedy). It walks them through how to revise for, plan and approach answers to all three sections and is aimed at students who have studied OTHELLO, KEATS POETRY and DEATH OF A SALESMAN The booklet sections are structured around each of the five AOs and encourage students to build specific skills for each to prepare for the exam. Each section has a mix of information and tasks that students can complete either in class or independently as part of their revision. Sections include: AO1 - terminology glossaries (literary, poetry, dramatic terms, Shakespeare, essay vocabulary) AO2 - tragic terms glossary AO3 - Wider context worksheets / useful resources list / authors’ lives worksheet AO4 - Analysis grids for 6 other tragic plays (wider reading) AO5 - Guided practice for essay structure/analysis paragraph/breakdown of exam paper +++ knowledge organiser templates, exam info, revision tips and tracker+++ Included in the file is a PDF version which is ready-to-use and an editable Publisher version which can be easily adapted to suit the needs of students.
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AQA English Language and Literature AS Revision Booklet (The Lovely Bones/Duffy/Paris Anthology)

AQA English Language and Literature AS Revision Booklet (The Lovely Bones/Duffy/Paris Anthology)

This 36 page revision covers all of the material required for the new spec. AQA English Literature and Language AS course. The first half covers each of the AOs separately with tasks for students to complete throughout, and the second half focuses on each of the questions across both exam papers with tasks to revise knowledge of key texts. There is also a list of practice questions and mark schemes attached. **IMPORTANT: this booklet is designed for students that have studied The Lovely Bones / Carol Ann Duffy Poetry / Paris Anthology).** There are also versions available for: The Handmaid's Tale / Carol Ann Duffy Poetry / Paris Anthology AO Skills / Paris Anthology (no set texts included - this is reflected in the price)
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AQA (A-Level) English Literature B Practice Question Bundle (Section B - Atonement)

AQA (A-Level) English Literature B Practice Question Bundle (Section B - Atonement)

This bundle of twenty questions are designed for use with students on the AQA A-Level English Literature B course, in particular Paper 2A (Elements of Crime Writing) - SECTION B: Atonement. The questions are formatted in the style of an AQA question (see image) and are written in ‘AQA language’, focusing on a wide variety of topics based on study of specimen papers/revision guides. This resource can be used in conjunction with the EXAM PAPER TEMPLATE (sold separately) which is included and questions can be copy and pasted into the relevant sections to generate exam papers. In this sense, it can be combined with other bundles (Section A and C) to generate full exam papers for mock papers/internal examinations. Included with this file: ready-to-print PDF versions of exam questions and feedback/reflection grid and editable versions of both of these along with the template for indicative content. ** Please note these exam questions are not provided with indicative content however a complimentary Indicative Content template (with content for the first 2 questions provided) and a teacher feedback/student self-evaluation sheet is included to enable you to individualise and differentiate the marking process according to the needs of learners.**
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AQA A Level English Literature B Paper 2 (crime): Literary Glossary/Key Concepts (Lacan and Freud)

AQA A Level English Literature B Paper 2 (crime): Literary Glossary/Key Concepts (Lacan and Freud)

This resource is designed for A-Level students on the AQA English Literature B course to practise AO1 skills for the Paper 2 exam (Elements of Crime Writing). The resource includes a literary glossary for students to define key terms and keep as a handy revision guide, and a key theories tasks for students to use alongside information sheets about Sigmund Freud’s ‘Theory of the Unconscious’ and Jacques Lacan’s ‘Objet A’ (both of which are useful for band 4/5 students to apply, especially in Section A - Unseen extract). These theories are challenging and will really boost marks if understood by learners, and these information sheets break down the theories in ways that are accessible to those just beginning to look at critical theory. Hope you find it helpful :) Attached is a PDF ready-to-print version and an editable Publisher version (please note some elements of formatting may change in the editable version).
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AQA (A-Level) English Literature B Practice Question Bundle (Section C) - NO SET TEXTS

AQA (A-Level) English Literature B Practice Question Bundle (Section C) - NO SET TEXTS

This bundle of twenty questions are designed for use with students on the AQA A-Level English Literature B course, in particular Paper 2A (Elements of Crime Writing) - SECTION C: comparison of 2 texts. The questions are formatted in the style of an AQA question (see image) and are written in ‘AQA language’, focusing on a wide variety of topics based on study of specimen papers/revision guides. AQA does not make specific reference to individual texts in this question and thus this bundle can be used regardless of set text choices. This resource can be used in conjunction with the EXAM PAPER TEMPLATE (sold separately) which is included and questions can be copy and pasted into the relevant sections to generate exam papers. In this sense, it can be combined with other bundles (Section A and B) to generate full exam papers for mock papers/internal examinations. Included with this file: ready-to-print PDF versions of exam questions and feedback/reflection grid and editable versions of both of these along with the template for indicative content. ** Please note these exam questions are not provided with indicative content since they are designed to be adaptable to all set text choices however a complimentary Indicative Content template and a teacher feedback/student self-evaluation sheet is included to enable you to individualise and differentiate the marking process according to the needs of learners.**
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Introduction to Detective Fiction: Murder on the Orient Express / Hound of the Baskervilles

Introduction to Detective Fiction: Murder on the Orient Express / Hound of the Baskervilles

This scheme of learning was designed for Year Seven students and focuses on the genre of crime writing and also embeds inference skills throughout. It contains approx 7 weeks of lessons (with all required resources) if teaching one text, or more if two are being taught (see below). Teachers may wish to support the learning with recent TV adaptations of both texts. It begins by giving an outline of genre (unit 1 - history, influences, structure etc.) and then moves on to the study of either Hound of the Baskervilles (higher ability) or Murder on the Orient Express (lower ability) (units 2a/b). NOTE - this part of the SOL is fully adaptable and both texts can be taught if desired. The differentiated nature of the SOL also makes it easily adaptable for other KS3 year groups.
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AQA English Literature B - Exam Paper template (Paper 2) + Section A Practice Questions

AQA English Literature B - Exam Paper template (Paper 2) + Section A Practice Questions

This resource contains a blank exam paper template for the AQA English Literature B A-Level Paper 2 (Elements of Crime Writing), formatted in the style of AQA A-Level papers and written in ‘AQA language’, and five practice questions for Section A (Unseen Extract) using a range of extracts from crime writing (that can then be used as AO4 examples in the exam). These resources are ideal for mock or internal examinations and also for use as practice papers for revision. This resource is designed to be used in conjunction with the Question Bundles for Section B and C (sold separately) and questions can be copied and pasted into the relevant sections to generate exam papers. Unseen Extracts covered: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Gailbraith The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris The Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Included with this file: ready-to-print PDF versions of 5 section A questions and feedback/reflection grid, and editable versions of both of these along with the template for indicative content and exam paper template (both Word documents). ** Please note these exam questions are not provided with indicative content however a complimentary Indicative Content template (with content for the first 2 questions provided) and a teacher feedback/student self-evaluation sheet is included to enable you to individualise and differentiate the marking process according to the needs of learners.**
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Nonsense Poetry - Mini SOL

Nonsense Poetry - Mini SOL

This mini scheme of learning is designed to enable students to begin analysing poetry, and also to practise basic literacy skills. It was originally designed for mid-ability year 7 students, however could be easily adapted to suit older/younger classes. The SOL uses famous nonsense poetry to explore language features, rhyme/rhyme schemes, word classes, sentence types, with opportunities for students to practise their comprehension and writing skills. The scheme will last about 5-6 lessons and is ideal for the first few English lessons of the year, or for groups during their allocated literacy/reading lessons. Texts covered: How Doth the Little Crocodile/Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat/The Jabberwocky from Alice in Wonderland The Cat in the Hat Nursery Rhymes
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Writing about Setting: The Big City

Writing about Setting: The Big City

A mini scheme of learning designed to help KS3/4 students to practise their creative writing skills (ideal preparation/revision for GCSE Language Paper writing questions). The learning enables students to identify and use a range of language features to create complex, layered descriptions. The scheme should last 1-2 weeks and ends with an assessment point (based around London during The Blitz). All required resources are included.
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Producing Different Text Types

Producing Different Text Types

This set of three stand-alone learning sequences focus on enabling pupils to identifying key features of common text types (letter/newspaper article/instructional writing) and then producing their texts according to these features. Each text type begins by first exploring the common structure/language used and then guide learners through the process of producing their own texts. It is useful for encouraging pupils to produce their own pieces of extended writing according to a particular brief.
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AQA AS/A-Level English Language and Literature bundle

AQA AS/A-Level English Language and Literature bundle

This is bundle is designed for AS and A-Level students studying the AQA English Literature and Language course. Included is: a student revision booklet for use alongside study of the Paris anthology component (A-level) a student revision book aimed more generally at the exam (AS level) A bundle of quizzes (slideshows and resources) for use in class to revise key terms and components of exam (can be used for both)
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KS3 Literacy Quiz/Audit

KS3 Literacy Quiz/Audit

This Literacy Quiz is designed as a fun way for teachers to audit/revise key literacy and language techniques with KS3 students. The file contains a slideshow of questions and answers and a grid sheet for students to fill in (which is designed to then be used by teachers to audit their skills, if required). Rounds: (1-3 are literacy audit) Spellings x 12 (of key linguistic/language terms) Punctuation (punctuating sentences using . ?! and ,) Language techniques (word classes and literary techniques) Books/author quiz (just for fun!) Also included in this file is a STUDENT DIRT feedback sheet where students fill in and reflect on their answers for each round on a grid sheet that can then be read by teachers to audit their attainment and level of complexity in each skill area (teacher notes + example included). Files are contained are both in a ready-to-use PDF format and an editable Powerpoint/Publisher document. Please note than some of the animations and GIFs may not work in the PDF version.
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Atonement (Ian McEwan) Key Quotations Flashcards

Atonement (Ian McEwan) Key Quotations Flashcards

This resource was designed for students on the AQA English Literature B course (Paper 2A: Elements of Crime Writing) to use alongside their study of Ian McEwan’s novel Atonement. The document consists of 40 revision cards (8 per A4 sheet on each character) that can be printed double-sided and then laminated for longer use. The task encourages students to identify and revise their knowledge of key quotations about each of the main characters (full list below) according to various ‘Section B-style’ statements about key interpretations of the text (particularly useful for AO2 and 5). The doument is fully editable so teachers can differentiate the documents by adding in their own key quotations if necessary. Characters covered: Briony Tallis - 8 cards Cecilia Tallis - 8 cards Robbie Turner - 8 cards Emily Tallis / Leon Tallis - 4 cards each Paul Mason / Lola Quincey - 4 cards each Files included: a ready-to-print PDF version and editable Publisher document Hope you find it useful :)
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Browning, Crabbe and Wilde Poetry Key Quotations Flashcards

Browning, Crabbe and Wilde Poetry Key Quotations Flashcards

This resource was designed for students on the AQA English Literature B course (Paper 2A: Elements of Crime Writing) to use alongside their study of the Browning, Crabbe and Wilde cluster. The document consists of 32 revision cards (8 per A4 sheet on each poem) that can be printed double-sided and then laminated for longer use. The task encourages students to identify and revise their knowledge of key quotations from the texts (full list below) according to various ‘Section B-style’ statements about key interpretations of the text (particularly useful for AO2 and 5). The doument is fully editable so teachers can differentiate the documents by adding in their own key quotations if necessary. Poems: Browning - The Laboratory, Porphyria’s Lover, My Last Duchess Crabbe - Petere Grimes Wilde - The Ballad of Rading Gaol Files included: a ready-to-print PDF version and editable Publisher document Hope you find it useful :) *** UPDATED VERSION: statements added on Ballad of Reading Gaol page ***
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An Introduction to An Inspector Calls

An Introduction to An Inspector Calls

This SOL should last approximately seven weeks, and is designed to introduce students to the GCSE text 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B Priestley. Each lesson comes with a PowerPoint slideshow and any required resources. It is designed to be supported by the 2015 BBC adaptation of the play. It is comprised of seven mini units (see image) that are somewhat interchangeable and can also be used as standalone mini-units for revision. It was originally designed to scaffold GCSE skills for a high ability Year 9 group, however has worked successfully with KS4 groups as an introduction to the text.
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