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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.
45% Discount: AQA GCSE English Language MEGA  BUNDLE (X8)-  Includes INDICATIVE CONTENT

45% Discount: AQA GCSE English Language MEGA BUNDLE (X8)- Includes INDICATIVE CONTENT

Included in this purchase are 8 full AQA exam papers - 4x paper 1 and 4x paper 2, normally priced at 3.50 each- therefore with a 45% discount. Included in each resource is: The sources (with line numbers) 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 providing indicative content with sample responses for each level of Q1-4 The paper 1 extracts are: Fire Paper One, 2015 Eagle Strike, 2003 The Call of the Wild, 1903 Trading Up, 2003 The paper 2 extracts/themes are: Parenting and education (1883 & 2008) London’s Buildings (1852 & 2002) Travelling and journeys (1835& 1995) Christmas toy shopping (1895 & 2000) I have also included a popular free resource - a series of “Mini Mocks” - 5 x paper 2 and 7 x paper 1. These have shortened extracts with all the questions on one page for quick, impactful revision. Finally I have added in the 23 page AQA Language revision booklet, with short chunked tasks working through the questions to help students complete short manageable revision.
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Cover Work MEGA BUNDLE (6 resources) - 35% DISCOUNT

Cover Work MEGA BUNDLE (6 resources) - 35% DISCOUNT

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.
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KS3 Booklet Bundle: 19th Century Literature 30% DISCOUNT

KS3 Booklet Bundle: 19th Century Literature 30% DISCOUNT

There are 3 KS3 booklets included at 30% off, aimed across all year groups, focused on 19th century fiction and non-fiction. They include: Detective Fiction: A look at the conventions of the genre with activities and Arthur Conan-Doyle/Agatha Christie followed by extracts from ‘Hounds of the Baskervilles’ and ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. 12 pages. Oliver Twist and the Victorian Era: A wider look at the historical context including information on crime and punishment, the impact of the industrial revolution, the class system, and Dickens’ life, followed by an abridged version of Oliver Twist. 16 pages ’London’ and non-fiction extracts: Some consideration of the poem ‘London’ followed by 8 non-fiction extracts looking at Victorian London.
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AQA English Language Revision Booklet - 23 practice questions.

AQA English Language Revision Booklet - 23 practice questions.

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.
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AQA English Lang Paper 2: 5 Mini Mocks

AQA English Lang Paper 2: 5 Mini Mocks

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.
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AQA English Lang Paper 1: 7 Mini Mocks

AQA English Lang Paper 1: 7 Mini Mocks

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.
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AQA English Language Paper 2 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT: Travelling

AQA English Language Paper 2 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT: Travelling

A mock exam for AQA English Language GCSE - Paper 2. It is to the exact specification of the full paper. Included in the purchase is: The extract (with line numbers, on one A3 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. Extracts: The 19th Century extract is from London by Day and Night written in 1852 The modern extract is from The Guardian, 2002
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Dickens' World Booklet: Victorian London and Oliver Twist (KS3)

Dickens' World Booklet: Victorian London and Oliver Twist (KS3)

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.
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 BUNDLE (X4)  - Includes DETAILED INDICATIVE CONTENT

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 BUNDLE (X4) - Includes DETAILED INDICATIVE CONTENT

You are purchasing four AQA English Language paper 2 papers at a 35% discount. Included for each paper, is: The extract (with line numbers) 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 Please note, 3 of these papers are available in a bundle without the indicative content at a lower price here
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KS3 Shakespeare Booklet BUNDLE

KS3 Shakespeare Booklet BUNDLE

You are purchasing three booklets which were orignally aimed at year 7, 8 and 9 students for their relevant Shakespeare units, but with a 30% bundle discount! The booklets are: Shakespeare’s world (Y7) Shakespeare’s heroes (Y8) Shakespeare’s relationships (Y9) These are all extremely detailed 12 page booklets (much like textbooks) which can create a unit of work in themselves. For more details please visit the original listing(s) which will include extensive details on each booklet.
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AQA English Language and Literature 20 Page Revision Booklets

AQA English Language and Literature 20 Page Revision Booklets

For Language a 20 page booklet. This takes them through each question in the exam with lots of mini practice questions and spaces to plan their response. It also expects them to recall key details first, such as the mark scheme, marks available, time you should spend on the question. For Literature, a 20 page booklet for the following texts: Macbeth An Inspector Calls Poetry (Power and Conflict) There are 3 sample questions for each with space for students to mindmap the ideas, plan an answer and write a paragraph.
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Cover Work MEGA BUNDLE (6 resources) - 35% DISCOUNT

Cover Work MEGA BUNDLE (6 resources) - 35% DISCOUNT

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.
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Cover Lessons: 3 Sherlock Holmes Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

Cover Lessons: 3 Sherlock Holmes Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

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!
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Shakespeare Booklet: Exploring Shakespeare's World (KS3)

Shakespeare Booklet: Exploring Shakespeare's World (KS3)

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.
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Cover Lessons: 3 Charles Dickens Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

Cover Lessons: 3 Charles Dickens Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

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!
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Cover Lessons: 3 Roald Dahl Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

Cover Lessons: 3 Roald Dahl Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

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!
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 AND Paper 2  BUNDLE - 40% Discount

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 AND Paper 2 BUNDLE - 40% Discount

Included in this purchase are 6 full AQA exam papers - 3 paper 1 and 3 paper 2, normally priced at 2.50 each- therefore with a 40% discount. Included in each resource is: The two sources (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. Please note: indicative content/ sample answers are not included The paper 1 extracts are: Fire Paper One, 2015 Eagle Strike, 2003 The Call of the Wild, 1903 The paper 2 extracts/themes are: Parenting and education (1883 & 2008) London’s Buildings (1852 & 2002) Travelling and journeys (1835& 1995) I have also included a popular free resource - a series of “Mini Mocks” - 5 x paper 2 and 7 x paper 1. These have shortened extracts with all the questions on one page for quick, impactful revision.
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Cover Work Bundle 2 - 25% Discount

Cover Work Bundle 2 - 25% Discount

Please note these three resources are also available with 3 more resources in a mega bundle with a higher discount. You are purchasing three sets of cover worksheets and saving 25%. Each one is an A4 back to back page creating a mini A5 booklet. They were originally created for KS3, but they are also appropriate for KS4 as they target language GCSE style task. These sheets ensure students are practicing a range of reading and writing skills independently. Each worksheet includes: 3 extracts 4 reading tasks (minimum) 3 writing tasks (minimum) 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.
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Cover Lessons: 3 Alex Rider Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

Cover Lessons: 3 Alex Rider Extracts + Reading/Writing Activities

There are three extracts here from the opening of the first three Alex Rider novels (Stormbreaker, Point Blanc and Skeleton Key). This is followed by four reading tasks and three 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 year 8 but is appropriate across Key Stage 3. Furthermore, students would not have needed to study creative writing in order to complete this work. Both the .pdf and word document are included in the download. The tasks are: 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 mood/atmosphere in each source and identify quotations as evidence (quotation retrieval) 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 spy novel, rewriting an extract from a new perspective or continuing one of the extracts. 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 in exercise books
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Cover Lessons: 3 Travel Blogs + Reading/Writing Activites

Cover Lessons: 3 Travel Blogs + Reading/Writing Activites

There are three extracts here which look at traveling to various places over winter (Geneva, Ireland, and Portugal). This is followed by four reading tasks and three 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 year 8 but is appropriate across Key Stage 3. Furthermore, students would not have needed to study travel writing in order to complete this work. Both the .pdf and word document are included in the download. The tasks are: Simple list four things tasks (information retrieval) A grid asking students to extract information (quotation retrieval) A comparison task looking at how the holidays are different An opinion task which gets students to explain where they would rather spend their Christmas. The writing tasks are varied between using the images to complete a descriptive piece, writing their own blog on Christmas in their hometown or a persuasive speech explaining where they want to spend their Christmas. A simple and easy stand-alone resource.
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KS3 Booklet Bundle: 19th Century Literature 30% DISCOUNT

KS3 Booklet Bundle: 19th Century Literature 30% DISCOUNT

There are 3 KS3 booklets included at 30% off, aimed across all year groups, focused on 19th century fiction and non-fiction. They include: Detective Fiction: A look at the conventions of the genre with activities and Arthur Conan-Doyle/Agatha Christie followed by extracts from ‘Hounds of the Baskervilles’ and ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. 12 pages. Oliver Twist and the Victorian Era: A wider look at the historical context including information on crime and punishment, the impact of the industrial revolution, the class system, and Dickens’ life, followed by an abridged version of Oliver Twist. 16 pages ’London’ and non-fiction extracts: Some consideration of the poem ‘London’ followed by 8 non-fiction extracts looking at Victorian London.
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Detective Fiction Booklet: Conan-Doyle and Christie (KS3)

Detective Fiction Booklet: Conan-Doyle and Christie (KS3)

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’
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AQA English Language Paper 1 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT: 'Trading Up'

AQA English Language Paper 1 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT: 'Trading Up'

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’.
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AQA English Language Paper 1 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT: 'Fire Colour One'

AQA English Language Paper 1 WITH INDICATIVE CONTENT: 'Fire Colour One'

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 2015, ‘Fire Colour One’ Please note this paper is also available for £2.50 without the indicative content.
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