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Teacher of English - Currently teaching Edexcel iGCSE English Language and Literature Specification A (4EA1) and Edexcel A-Level Literature (9ET0)

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Teacher of English - Currently teaching Edexcel iGCSE English Language and Literature Specification A (4EA1) and Edexcel A-Level Literature (9ET0)
Transactional Writing - Exam Practice
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Transactional Writing - Exam Practice

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A series of lessons designed to help pupils revise for the Edexcel iGCSE English Language Exam(Section B) - but would also be suitable for other classes to practice writing non-fiction. Includes exam tips, sample answers, practice questions and guidance on how plan a structure and effectively apply techniques to achieve the purpose of a text. Writing checklist and planning sheet for further revision also included with this resource.
Edexcel iGCSE English Language A Paper 1 Revision Grids
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Edexcel iGCSE English Language A Paper 1 Revision Grids

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NOW UPDATED Pre-filled in revision grids for **all ten **texts from part 1 of the anthology for Edexcel’s iGCSE in English Language (A). These have been very useful in my department to help improve our students’ analysis for questions 4 and 5 in paper 1. Can be used within lessons or independently by students as part of their revision.
The Tyger - Wiliam Blake - Analysis
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The Tyger - Wiliam Blake - Analysis

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A complete lesson to help guide students’ annotation and analysis of ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake. Introduces them to the problem of evil and suffering proposed by the poem. Designed with the Edexcel iGCSE English Literature exam in mind, but also useful for other speccifcations, as a stand-alone poetry lesson, or a follow on from studying ‘The Lamb.’ The annotations for each stanza are in the notes section of the slides to enable differentiation and offer explanation and analysis of the religious references and allusions throughout the poem.
Piano and Poem at Thirty-Nine Comparison - Edexcel iGCSE Lit - Poetry
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Piano and Poem at Thirty-Nine Comparison - Edexcel iGCSE Lit - Poetry

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A grid which guides pupils to compare the poems ‘Piano’ by DH Lawrence and ‘Poem at 39’ by Alice Walker. The grid looks at how the themes of parent child relationships and memories are presented in each. We have found these grids very useful in our English department to support the pupils’ revision and develop their answers.
Passage to Africa Revision - PQA/PEE
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Passage to Africa Revision - PQA/PEE

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These grids have been invaluable within our English department, supporting the teaching and revision of Part1: Paper 1 Section A Non-fiction texts in the Edexcel iGCSE anthology. We have seen a vast improvement in the quality of students’ answers since giving them these grids. They identify key techniques and offer in depth analysis linked to the purpose of the text. See my other resources for grids on the other texts from part 1 of the anthology. A worksheet to guide students’ analysis of the ‘Passage to Africa’ extract by George Alagiah. Aimed at answering q4 of the iGCSE English Language exam. (9-1) Uses the PQA format offering exemplar points, quotes and analysis. Can be used within lessons or as a revision resource.
Do not go gentle into that good night - Dylan Thomas Analysis
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Do not go gentle into that good night - Dylan Thomas Analysis

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A lesson on ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ by Dylan Thomas. Designed with the Edexcel IGCSE Literature exam in mind, but also works as a stand alone poetry lesson or as an unseen poem. Introduces pupils to the idea of euphemisms and supports them in informing their own personal interpretations. Guides analysis, but encourages independence.
Remember and Do Not Go Gentle Comparison - Edexcel iGCSE Lit - Poetry
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Remember and Do Not Go Gentle Comparison - Edexcel iGCSE Lit - Poetry

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A grid which guides pupils to compare the poems ‘Remember’ by Christina Rossetti and ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas. The grid looks at how the theme of death is presented in each. We have found these grids very useful in our English department to support the pupils’ revision and develop their answers.
The Danger of A Single Story Revision PQA/PEE
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The Danger of A Single Story Revision PQA/PEE

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A useful grid to guide students’ analysis of the ‘The Danger of a Single Story’ extract by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Aimed at answering q4 of the iGCSE English Language exam. (9-1) These grids have been invaluable within our English department, supporting the teaching and revision of Part1: Paper 1 Section A Non-fiction texts in the Edexcel iGCSE anthology. We have seen a vast improvement in the quality of students’ answers since giving them these grids. They identify key techniques and offer in depth analysis linked to the purpose of the text. See my other resources for grids on the other texts from part 1 of the anthology. Uses the PQA format offering exemplar points, quotes and analysis. Can be used within lessons or as a revision resource.
My Last Duchess and The Tyger Comparison - iGCSE Literature - Poetry
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My Last Duchess and The Tyger Comparison - iGCSE Literature - Poetry

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A grid which guides pupils to compare the poems ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browing and ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake. The grid looks at how the theme of power is presented in each. We have found these grids very useful in our English department to support the pupils’ revision and develop their answers.
A Passage To Africa - Analysis and Exam Practice
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A Passage To Africa - Analysis and Exam Practice

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A series of lessons designed to prepare for the Edexcel iGCSE English Language Specification A exam. These lessons guide pupils through the analysis and annotation of ‘A Passage to Africa’ by George Alagiah. The lessons build towards an exam question, with model annotations, examiner’s tips and scaffolding for lower ability. I have built in multiple opportunities for AfL, but these can be tailored further for your classes.
'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' - Keats Analysis Lessons
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'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' - Keats Analysis Lessons

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Guides students through the analysis and annotation of Keats’ ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’. Offers explanation of Romanticism as introduction to the poem’s context and to develop analysis. This leads onto an optional comparison with Blake’s ‘The Tyger.’ Designed with the Edexcel iGCSE English Literature exam in mind, but can easily be adapted to suit other specs. Includes targeted questioning to check understanding and develop thinking. Suggested annotations are within the notes sections, so they can be differentiated for different classes. I have delivered this lesson successfully to sets 1, 2 and 3 at GCSE level.
The Explorer's Daughter Revision PQA/PEE
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The Explorer's Daughter Revision PQA/PEE

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A word document to guide students’ analysis of the ‘Explorer’s Daughter’ extract by Kari Herbert. Aimed at answering q4 of the iGCSE English Language exam. (9-1) These grids have been invaluable within our English department, supporting the teaching and revision of Part1: Paper 1 Section A Non-fiction texts in the Edexcel iGCSE anthology. We have seen a vast improvement in the quality of students’ answers since giving them these grids. They identify key techniques and offer in depth analysis linked to the purpose of the text. See my other resources for grids on the other texts from part 1 of the anthology. Uses the PQA format offering exemplar points, quotes and analysis. Can be used within lessons or as a revision resource.
Figurative Language in Popular Song Lyrics
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Figurative Language in Popular Song Lyrics

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A 20 slide powerpoint presentation with examples of figurative language in lyrics from popular songs with an appropriate accompanying image. Includes simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, senses, imagery, idiom, hyperbole, anaphora and rule of three. I print these on A3 and use this as a display in my classroom, but it could also be used to introduce these concepts to a class within a wider lesson about literary devices. I find that my classes find the examples easier to remember when they are from popular songs.
Chinese Cinderella Revision PQA/PEE
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Chinese Cinderella Revision PQA/PEE

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A useful grid to guide students’ analysis of the ‘Chinese Cinderella’ extract by Adeline Yen Mah. Aimed at answering q4 of the iGCSE English Language exam. (9-1) These grids have been invaluable within our English department, supporting the teaching and revision of Part1: Paper 1 Section A Non-fiction texts in the Edexcel iGCSE anthology. We have seen a vast improvement in the quality of students’ answers since giving them these grids. They identify key techniques and offer in depth analysis linked to the purpose of the text. See my other resources for grids on the other texts from part 1 of the anthology. Uses the PQA format offering exemplar points, quotes and analysis. Can be used within lessons or as a revision resource.