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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.

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

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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.**
Word Classes Bingo
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Word Classes Bingo

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This resource is designed to be used with KS3 and 4 students (though the nature of the activity means it can easily be adapted for younger and older students) to practise their knowledge of word classes. The file contains thirty bingo grids containing 9 clues (e.g a noun beginning with b) that students must allocate words by filling in the gaps as the teacher shouts them out. The design of this resource means that it can be used over and over again with the same classes without getting repetitive as new combinations of words can be used each time. This resource includes thirty different bingo grids (which can be reallocated and re-used) and a list of words (sorted into the four classes). Included in this file: editable Publisher versions of both grids and word list, and a ready-to-print PDF version. TOP TIP: the blank grids can be enlarged, printed onto card and laminated in order to create ‘whiteboard’ versions which can be used over and over again with dry-wipe marker pens.
A-Level (AQA) Literature Paper One Revision Booklet
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A-Level (AQA) Literature Paper One Revision Booklet

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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.
Keats Poetry Quotations Flash Cards (AQA A-Level Literature Anthology)
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Keats Poetry Quotations Flash Cards (AQA A-Level Literature Anthology)

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This resource is designed to enable students to analyse key quotations and memorise them for the closed book exam (AQA Lit Paper 1). This booklet contains 21 key quotations from the Keats Poetry cluster and covers all four poems (Lamia, Eve of St Agnes, La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Isabella). Each card is double sided: the front side contains the quotations, some sign-posted key themes/analysis ideas and ample space for students annotate and the back side encourages students to consider the significance of this particular quotation to the text as a whole (a key requirement of this paper). This resource also contains 2 slideshow for teachers to use to revise knowledge of the key quotations. The first has every quotation as it appears in the flashcards and the second is a revision quiz with words missing from the quotations to allow students to practise their retention of key vocabulary for the closed book exam. Included in this file: ready-to-print PDF version of the flashcards booklet and editable Publisher version, and Powerpoint slideshows for the teacher-version and revision quiz.
ULTIMATE QUIZ: A Christmas Carol
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ULTIMATE QUIZ: A Christmas Carol

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This quiz contains 47 questions, and is ideal for revising students’ knowledge of A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) and is appropriate for KS3, 4 and 5. It is designed to cover key aspects of the text in a way that is fun and engaging. It is packed with key quotations and the slideshow is complete with onscreen timers. The quiz contains 4 rounds: 1-Story Puzzle (key events from the text) 2- TRUE or FALSE (focused on Stave 1) 3- Name that ghost (key quotations from the ghosts) 4- Who said what? (key quotations from other characters) This file includes everything you need for this quiz: a fully resourced slideshow of questions with onscreen timers a student answer sheet (PDF version and editable Publisher version) I hope you find this resource useful :)
KS3 Literacy Quiz/Audit
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KS3 Literacy Quiz/Audit

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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.
Create your own Exam Paper: AQA Eng. Lit B (Paper 2: Elements of Crime Writing - Atonement)
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Create your own Exam Paper: AQA Eng. Lit B (Paper 2: Elements of Crime Writing - Atonement)

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This bundle contains all you need to generate exam papers for the AQA English Literature B Paper 2 (Elements of Crime Writing). It contains: a blank exam template which is fully formatted to look like an AQA paper and written in AQA language 5 practice Section A questions (Unseen Extract) 20 Section B questions (on Ian McEwan’s Atonement) 20 Section C questions (NO SET TEXT) These resources can be use in conjunction with one another to generate multiple exam papers, by simply copying and pasting questions from the bundles into the relevant sections on the template or creating new questions. Also included in the bundle are: An indicative content template to create marking documents for teacher/students. A teacher feedback grid/Self Reflection grid ** 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.**
A-Level English Language & Literature Revision Quiz Bundle
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A-Level English Language & Literature Revision Quiz Bundle

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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. 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.
GCSE (AQA) Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology: Key Quotations Bingo Bundle
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GCSE (AQA) Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology: Key Quotations Bingo Bundle

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This resource is designed to help students learn and analyse key quotations from the AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology in a way that is fun and engaging. Students must allocate words by filling in the gaps as the teacher shouts them out. The design of this resource means that it can be used over and over again with the same classes without getting repetitive as new combinations of words can be used each time. It contains a bundle of thirty different bingo grids (two about each of the 15 poems) that are filled with key quotations and a list of suggested ‘bingo calls’ for teachers (literary terms, key themes, motifs/emotions). It is ideal for KS4 students as a revision resource and for KS3 as an introduction to the texts. File includes: ready-to-print PDF versions of the documents and an editable Publisher version.
AQA English Language and Literature AS Revision Booklet (The Lovely Bones/Duffy/Paris Anthology)
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AQA English Language and Literature AS Revision Booklet (The Lovely Bones/Duffy/Paris Anthology)

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

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

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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.
Death of A Salesman / Keats  - Model answers/writing frames
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Death of A Salesman / Keats - Model answers/writing frames

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This slideshow was originally made for A-Level students to revise some key quotations from DOAS in a revision session. It looks at four quotations in detai (two from Keats and two from DOAS)l and unpicks the language used, linking this to overall significance and tragic features. There is also an example paragraph on each slide to show how students might write this information up into an exam-style response. There are black template writing frames at the end for students to work through an answer together on the board or have a go at writing their own. This resource works particularly well with the DOAS / KEATS key quotations flashcards (for sale in my TES shop) as this resource uses quotations and key themes found in those resources.
Introduction to Detective Fiction: Murder on the Orient Express / Hound of the Baskervilles
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Introduction to Detective Fiction: Murder on the Orient Express / Hound of the Baskervilles

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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.
MACBETH Quotations Puzzles 1 (Anagrams)
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MACBETH Quotations Puzzles 1 (Anagrams)

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This bundle of five worksheets helps students to revise key quotations for all main characters in Macbeth (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, Witches, Macduff and Minor Characters). It is ideal for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students studying the play for GCSE or A-Level. The worksheets are not exam board specific so are relevant for AQA, Edexcel, OCR and Eduquas. Each chooses 3 key quotations and encourages students to recall key vocabulary using anagram puzzles, and explain the relevance of the quotations to the play overall. The worksheets also contain an ‘essay-style’ CHALLENGE prompt. This resource includes: 5 worksheets with CHALLENGE activities - PDF versions and editable Publisher documents 5 answer sheets I hope you find this resource useful :)
AQA (A-Level) English Literature B Practice Question Bundle (Section C) - NO SET TEXTS
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AQA (A-Level) English Literature B Practice Question Bundle (Section C) - NO SET TEXTS

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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.**
AN INSPECTOR CALLS Quotations Puzzles 1 (Anagrams)
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AN INSPECTOR CALLS Quotations Puzzles 1 (Anagrams)

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This bundle of six worksheets helps students to revise key quotations for all main characters in An Inspector Calls (Arthur, Sybil, Sheila, Gerald, Eric and Inspector Goole). It is ideal for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students studying the play for GCSE or A-Level. The worksheets are not exam board specific so are relevant for AQA, Edexcel, and OCR. Each sheet chooses 3 key quotations and encourages students to recall key vocabulary using anagram puzzles, and explain the relevance of the quotations to the play overall. The worksheets also contain an ‘essay-style’ CHALLENGE prompt. This resource includes: 6 worksheets with CHALLENGE activities - PDF versions and editable Publisher documents 6 answer sheets I hope you find this resource useful :)
AQA English Literature B - Exam Paper template (Paper 2) + Section A Practice Questions
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AQA English Literature B - Exam Paper template (Paper 2) + Section A Practice Questions

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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.**
Atonement (Ian McEwan) Key Quotations Flashcards
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Atonement (Ian McEwan) Key Quotations Flashcards

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

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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).