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I am a second in department currently responsible for Key Stage 3. As a result of this I have been creating in depth booklets which provide detailed units of work for my teachers. These booklets provide all the extracts/worksheets a teacher needs for a unit of work. I offer these at £3 a booklet and then have created bundles at 30% off with 3 booklets costing only £6.30. I also have a lot of GCSE AQA revision materials, most of which are offered freely.

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I am a second in department currently responsible for Key Stage 3. As a result of this I have been creating in depth booklets which provide detailed units of work for my teachers. These booklets provide all the extracts/worksheets a teacher needs for a unit of work. I offer these at £3 a booklet and then have created bundles at 30% off with 3 booklets costing only £6.30. I also have a lot of GCSE AQA revision materials, most of which are offered freely.
Dickens' World Booklet: Victorian London and Oliver Twist (KS3)
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Dickens' World Booklet: Victorian London and Oliver Twist (KS3)

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You are purchasing a 16 page booket (both the .pdf and editable word document) as well as a page of teacher’s notes and the resources needed for the timeline activity. This booklet was created for year 8, to resource an entire unit looking at the historical context of Victorian England/ the Industrial Revolution and the key contextual factors contributing to the novel ‘Oliver Twist’. The booklet therefore also contains an abridges version of ‘Oliver Twist’, the lenth of approximately 6 A4 pages. Although this unit was intended for year 8, it would be suitabe for the whole of key stage 3 (or, perhaps as an introduction to Dickens for KS4 before studying ‘A Christmas Carol’ or ‘Great Expectations’). The booklet includes: A double page spread for a carousel activity where students look at key aspects of the victorian era (such as Queen Victoria, health and sanitation, the British Empire etc.) and then record key dates on an A3 timeline for the period. A look at the lives of children in the Victorian era, considering the jobs they did, and Lord Shaftsbury’s Ragged Schools. A page to record notes on the impact of the Industrial Revolution, linked to an online video. Some consideration of crime and punishment in the Victorian era. A look at the class system and the different hobbies, work and education of each class. An opportunity to create a fact file of Charles Dickens’ life An abridged version of ‘Oliver Twist’ including a series of key extracts, with a large margin to record new vocabulary. key plot points. An ‘Oliver Twist’ summary page with 6 original ilustations for students to explain.
Shakespeare Booklet: Exploring Shakespeare's World (KS3)
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Shakespeare Booklet: Exploring Shakespeare's World (KS3)

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This is an extremely dense 12 page booklet with easily an entire scheme of work. This has been created to give year 7 an introduction to Shakespeare: to understand his life, works, times, theatre and to grasp how a script works. There are two pages which focus on Shakespeare’s villains (Don John and Iago) but in reality this is to simply expose students to Shakespeare’s life and characters rather than to complete in depth analysis of a plot and character. Although this was created with year 7 in mind it would fill a gap at any level of Key Stage 3 if students’ knowledge of Elizabethan England is lacking. Both the editable Word document and .pdf are provided - please note the word document may not appear like the booklet pdf because of font use and formatting. This booklet is also available as part of a Shakespeare bundle with two other KS3 booklets covering Shakespeare heroes and the idea of tragic heroes and Shakespeare’s relationships. The booklet is as follows: 1 - front cover and basic dramatic terminology glossary 2 - William Shakespeare information with space to create a fact file 3 - Shakespeare’s works - basic information, followed by a task to understand the difference between comedies, tragedies and histories then sorting key plays into each type 4+5 - a double page spread with a timeline across Elizabethan and Jacobean England. At the top students can create a timeline of historical events and then plot Shakespeare’s life underneath (perhaps using page 2) 6 - Elizabethan entertainment - 4 boxes for students to complete information about bear baiting, bull baiting, cock fighting and the theatre - I have attached the factfile made to accompany this lesson. 7- The Globe Theatre - A label the Globe picture followed by a gap fill about its history (in image) 8- Understanding a script - the first scene of Macbeth is used to explain the layout of a script, followed by a gap underneath for students to make their own mini script using a similar layout and features. 9- Stage directions- a list of common Shakespeare stage directions with definitions for students to match followed by some complex stage directions to "translate" 10 - An explanation of the character and his motives, an extract from the play (1.3) and a series of questions which track students through the extract. 11 - An explanation of the character and his motives,an extract from 1.1 alongside a modern translation followed by a series of questions. 12- a common words glossary where students should independently record new words learnt.
AQA Language Paper 1, Question 5: Creative Writing Booklet
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AQA Language Paper 1, Question 5: Creative Writing Booklet

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You are purchasing a 16 page booklet which takes students through the skills and structure of the P1Q5 task. You will recieve the .pdf and .doc files (please note because of the fonts used the word document may change from the pdf.) This was used for a 3 hour revision writing workshop. The PowerPoint for the workshop is included. The booklet has the following structure: Front page with key information Page explaining a planning structure: Drop, Shift, Zoom in, Zoom out Space with 2 practice questions to apply the structure (with linked ambitious vocabulary) 3 descriptions of snow and 3 rural descriptions where students can extract new vocabulary and phrasing Example AQA question (storm image) and an example response Reduced mark scheme on one page Another example response for students to mark A band 3 answer for students to move the response into band 4 A space with slow writing prompts for students to write an opening paragraph A space for them to continue their response 4 x practice questions with linked ambitious vocabulary A ‘stolen vocabulary’ page for students to add vocabulary as they work through the booklet
AQA English Language Revision Booklet - 23 practice questions.
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AQA English Language Revision Booklet - 23 practice questions.

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You are purchasing a 20 page booklet with a range of short practice questions. There are examples of every single question on both papers, with four P1Q5 and four P2Q5. There are two examples for each of the Q4 from each paper. For the paper 2 sample questions, two short extracts are provided on a common theme - these extracts are not full length but provide plenty of comparison and ancourage students to hone their skills on shorter extracts. The booklet is structured to move through the questions but the questions are interleaved. There is a clear contents table and instructions on the front with a notes page on the back. Both the .pdf document and the editable word version are included, but please note the editable version uses a range of fonts and so will be formatted differently. The answers to P2Q1 are BCDH for the first question and BDEH for the second question.
Detective Fiction Booklet: Conan-Doyle and Christie (KS3)
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Detective Fiction Booklet: Conan-Doyle and Christie (KS3)

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This 12 page booklet was created originally for year 7 as an introduction to the genre of detective fiction. Initially it takes them through the genre conventions and then on to the authors before finally giving a series of extracts (almost an abridged version) of Conan-Doyle’s ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ and Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. In the purchase you will recieve a .pdf version, an editable word document (the format of this will shift if your computer does not store the relevant fonts) and some teachers’ notes proving relevant links and answers. The booklet contains: A front page which allows students to record prior knowledge. A page which looks at detective fiction titles then the classic structure given A page covering archetypal characters and common features (such as red herrings) A page for students to record knowledge of the authors A page for students to break down the plot after reading the synopses A 4 page version of Conan-Doyle’s ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ A 3 page version of Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’
Shakespeare Booklet: Heroes (KS3)
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Shakespeare Booklet: Heroes (KS3)

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This 12 page booklet is designed to give students a taster of a range of Shakespeare plays and characters who might be considered heroes, or tragic heroes. This booklet was originally designed for year 8 but would work across the whole of Key Stage 3. The booklet offers activities alongside extracts giving students a taste of Shakespeare and his characters and methods, rather than the plot of whole plays. It also gives students a gentle introduction to the idea of the tragic hero. The booklet includes the following extracts/activities: A front page which allows students to consider heroic qualities. A prior knowledge page where students can enter what they already know about Shakespeare and three key plays. A terminology page with key play and strucural terminology. A page with gap-fill definitions of tragic hero, foil, aside and hamartia. A rank the heroic events page, where students must rank a range of events which link to the extracts they will later study for a S+L lesson. A range of descriptions about Macbeth from across each act in the play, with a heroic/villainous graph to plot his change (also useful at KS4). Two small extracts with descriptions about Macbeth from the start and end of the play. A range of extracts looking at Shakespeare’s heroines: Juliet, Cordelia, and Cleopatra A speech from ‘Hamlet’ A summary pagewhere students rank all of the characters and answer overview questions of the unit. A common vocabulary page to create a Shakespeare glossary.
AQA English Language Paper 1 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT: 'The Call of the Wild'
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AQA English Language Paper 1 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT: 'The Call of the Wild'

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A mock exam for AQA English Language GCSE - Paper 1. It is to the exact specification of the full paper. Included in the purchase is: The extract (with line numbers, on one page) A shortened version of the questions - all five on one page (see image). A full, AQA style, exam booklet. This contains all of the questions with the correct layout (as per the AQA exam) and the correct number of pages. A detailed 3 page document which provides indicative content, offering example answers for each level of a response for questions 1-4 The extract is taken from a book published in 1903, ‘The Call of the Wild’ Please note this paper is also available for £2.50 without the indicative content.
Cover Lessons: 3 Sherlock Holmes Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities
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Cover Lessons: 3 Sherlock Holmes Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

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There are three extracts here from three Sherlock Holmes stories (A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four and The Speckled Band). This is followed by five reading tasks and six writing tasks. This was originally set as cover work and can be completed independently, and is at least three lessons of work. It was created for KS3 but would still be appropriate at KS4 as it uses AQA Lanuguage Paper style tasks. Furthermore, students would not have needed to study Sherlock Holmes in order to complete this work. The tasks are: Reading the extracts provided Simple list four things tasks (information retrieval) A grid asking getting students to consider the start, middle and end of the extract (structure analysis) Students are asked to explain the create a factfile about Sherlock Holmes’ character, collecting a range of quotations as evidence. An opinion task which gives students statements on each source which they have to explain whether they agree or not (evaluation). The writing tasks are varied between writing the opening of the own detective stories, writing from Holmes’ perspective, a review on the extracts, a non-fiction article on the modern police force. A simple and easy stand-alone resource. The sheet is a back to back sheet of A4 which can be folded into a mini A5 booklet for students to store easily in exercise books- it also requires minimal photocopying!
Cover Lessons: 3 Charles Dickens Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities
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Cover Lessons: 3 Charles Dickens Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

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There are three extracts here from three Charles Dickens novels (*Oliver Twist, *). This is followed by five reading tasks and six writing tasks. This was originally set as cover work and can be completed independently, and is at least three lessons of work. It was created for KS3 but would still be appropriate at KS4 as it uses AQA Lanuguage Paper style tasks. Furthermore, students would not have needed to study Charles Dickens in order to complete this work. The tasks are: Reading the extracts provided Simple list four things tasks (information retrieval) A grid asking getting students to pick out information and make suggestions about the speech, appearance and behaviour of the upper class people. Students are asked to write a paragraph about the presentation of the poor characters in each extract. A task where students must use the extracts to explain what they think Dickens’ view was of the poor and how they were treated. The writing tasks are varied between non-fiction tasks asking students to write artiles on the homeless, a speech on their attitude to education, a description of a rich house etc. A simple and easy stand-alone resource. The sheet is a back to back sheet of A4 which can be folded into a mini A5 booklet for students to store easily in exercise books- it also requires minimal photocopying!
Language Analysis: 20 Page Revision Booklet
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Language Analysis: 20 Page Revision Booklet

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This booklet contains 9 practice questions in the style of AQA English Language paper 1, question 2. For each practice question there is: The extract (a short one, the length it would be in the exam) The question, with phrasing taken from the question paper Space for students to plan their response, with a space for point/quotation, terminology and effect. A page for students to write their response. The front page contains contents and a key word glossary, and the back contains an empty glossary for students to add definitions of terminology. This booklet is entirely self contained so is ideal for homeworks, or tutoring sessions. Both the .pdf and the .doc word document file are included, but the formatting may shift on the word document because non standard fonts are used.
GCSE English Language Bundle - 5 Booklets + 2 Exam Papers
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GCSE English Language Bundle - 5 Booklets + 2 Exam Papers

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This bundle gives you a saving of 45% (£10.00) on a bundle of all of my KS4 booklets. The booklets included are: Introducing 19th’s century non-fiction: looking at the skills needed for AQA paper 2, and teaching student strategies to access the harder texts in the paper. An English Language revision booklet for AQA Paper 1 and 2 with 23 practice questions An AQA Paper 1, Question 5 booklet, taking students through the mark scheme, how to plan, and how to write a response A booklet with focuses on paper 2, question 4, providing students with 9 practice questions with mini extracts, targeting this particularly difficult question. A language analysis booklet which again provides 9 practice questions for students to focus on the language analysis skill. This bundle also includes two full exam papers with indicative content.
Cover Lessons: 3 Roald Dahl Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities
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Cover Lessons: 3 Roald Dahl Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

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There are three extracts here from three Roald Dahl books (Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and Danny the Champion). This is followed by five reading tasks and five writing tasks. This was originally set as cover work and can be completed independently, and is at least three lessons of work. It was created for KS3 but would still be appropriate at KS4 as it uses AQA Lanuguage Paper style tasks. Furthermore, students would not have needed to study Roald Dahl in order to complete this work. The tasks are: Reading the extracts provided Simple list four things tasks (information retrieval) A grid asking getting students to consider the start, middle and end of the extract (structure analysis) A task looking at narrative perspective asking students to find evidence of how the narrator communicates with the reader. An opinion task which gives students statements on each source which they have to explain whether they agree or not (evaluation). The writing tasks are varied between writing the opening of their own story with a simal narrator, a story from the POV of an insect, a story from a teacher’s perspective etc. A simple and easy stand-alone resource. The sheet is a back to back sheet of A4 which can be folded into a mini A5 booklet for students to store easily in exercise books- it also requires minimal photocopying!
Cover Lessons: Social Media Articles + Reading/Writing Activities
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Cover Lessons: Social Media Articles + Reading/Writing Activities

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There are three sources here which are all opinion articles on the relationship between teenagers and social media. This is followed by four reading tasks and three writing tasks. This was designed as cover work and can be completed independently, and is at least three lessons of work. It was created for year 8 but is appropriate across Key Stage 3. Furthermore, students would not have needed to study viewpoint writing in order to complete this work. The tasks are: Simple list four statistics/anecdotes/opinions tasks (information retrieval) A grid asking students to explain similarities and differences (comparison) A task asking students to simplify the viewpoint and retrieve quotations (summary) An opinion task which gets students to explain which article is the most effective in persuading the reader (analysis) The writing tasks are varied between using one of the articles style/structure to give their viewpoint on a new topic, a separate viewpoint writing task, writing the opposite of the article’s viewpoint. A simple stand-alone resource requiring nothing but printing. The sheet is a back to back sheet of A4 which can be folded into a mini A5 booklet for students to store in exercise books.
Poetry Booklet: Finding a Voice (KS3)
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Poetry Booklet: Finding a Voice (KS3)

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This is an 8 page booklet provided for students to have access to a range of poetry and to compile key terminology as they study the poetry. The unit of work focused on poetry that has a viewpoint, allowing students to consider how poets create tone and the idea of writer’s purpose and intentions. This was created as a unit for the whole of year 7 so the poems are aimed at a range of abilities (lots of former GCSE poems are included) therefore it would be suitable throughout KS3. Both the .pdf and the word document (editable but without fonts) are included here. The booklet is comprised of: Front page with basic grammar terminology glossary. A page of basic poetry terminology. ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ ‘Blessing’ ‘Flag’ ‘We Refugees’ ‘Not My Business’ ‘Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes’ ‘The Chimney Sweeper’ This could also be used as an unseen poetry booklet with KS4, with the right questions added.
AQA English Language Paper 1 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT:  'Eagle Strike'
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AQA English Language Paper 1 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT: 'Eagle Strike'

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A mock exam for AQA English Language GCSE - Paper 1. It is to the exact specification of the full paper. Included in the purchase is: The extract (with line numbers, on one page) A shortened version of the questions - all five on one page (see image). A full, AQA style, exam booklet. This contains all of the questions with the correct layout (as per the AQA exam) and the correct number of pages. A ** detailed 3 page document which provides indicative content, offering example answers for each level of a response** for questions 1-4 The extract is taken from a book published in 2003, ‘Eagle Strike’ Please note this paper is also available for £2.50 without the indicative content.
Cover Work MEGA BUNDLE (6 resources) - 35% DISCOUNT
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Cover Work MEGA BUNDLE (6 resources) - 35% DISCOUNT

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You are purchasing six sets of cover worksheets and saving 35%. Each one is an A4 back to back mini A5 booklet. The sheets were originally created for KS3, but as they target the GCSE Language skills are also suitable for KS4. Each sheet ensures students are practicing a range of reading and writing skills independently. Each worksheet includes: 3 extracts 4 reading tasks 3 writing tasks The focus of the worksheets are: Sherlock Holmes stories Charles Dickens novels Alex Rider novels Roald Dahl novels Non-fiction social media articles Non-fiction travel blogs You are purchasing the editable word versions. For more detailed information about the tasks for each sheet please view the original listings. If bought as a bundle, these sheets could create a mini booklet and easily provide two weeks worth of lessons if the tasks are completed correctly.
AQA English Lang Paper 2: 5 Mini Mocks
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AQA English Lang Paper 2: 5 Mini Mocks

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There are 5 mini exam papers in the style of AQA paper 2. The themes are: Gender Disease Prison life Bars Crime Each paper has two short extracts followed by all four questions the GCSE would have. Each paper is reduced to one sheet of A4. Both .pdf and word files available as fancy fonts are used. Please leave a review if you use/download.
AQA English Lang Paper 1: 7 Mini Mocks
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AQA English Lang Paper 1: 7 Mini Mocks

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7 mini mock exam papers in the style of AQA English Language GCSE Paper 1 - section A. The sources are from a range of time periods, lots of 19th century to help students familiarise themselves with the langauge needed for paper 2, some 20th and some 21st century sources too. Hopefully useful - please leave a review if you download and use.
AQA English Language Paper 1 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT: 'Trading Up'
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AQA English Language Paper 1 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT: 'Trading Up'

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A mock exam for AQA English Language GCSE - Paper 1. It is to the exact specification of the full paper. Included in the purchase is: The extract (with line numbers, on one page) A shortened version of the questions - all five on one page (see image). A full, AQA style, exam booklet. This contains all of the questions with the correct layout (as per the AQA exam) and the correct number of pages. A detailed 3 page document which provides indicative content, offering example answers for each level of a response for questions 1-4 The extract is taken from a book published in 2003, ‘Trading Up’.