Full Walkthrough and Sources for GCSE English Language Paper 2: Section A Edexcel Reading

Full Walkthrough and Sources for GCSE English Language Paper 2: Section A Edexcel Reading

Two non-fiction resources and a full step by step guide on each question and precise guidance on times and approaches. Features "Angela's Ashes" extract by Frank McCourt compared with a linked modern article on the impact of poverty. A handy template learning journey that you can adapt for any two texts. I photocopy the learning journey in colour on A3 with the two A4 sources side by side on the reverse. It normally takes 3/4 lessons the first time round and then you can get faster and faster. Could also very easily be adapted for AQA or other exam boards. Has been used really successfully with a range of students. I also have a number of other learning journeys such as this for NF which will be coming soon!
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Complete New Spec GCSE English Language (Paper 1 and 2) Mock Exam, Walkthrough, Example Answers

Complete New Spec GCSE English Language (Paper 1 and 2) Mock Exam, Walkthrough, Example Answers

HUGE powerpoint guiding students through every aspect of the new exam with example questions and answers. Perfect for your final revision classes. This is aimed at Edexcel but extremely easy to adapt for AQA or others. The texts are linked by a theme: survival at sea. I have used with mixed ability groups and it was really successful. I recommend printing the learning journeys for the exams off as well as certain scaffolded slides as worksheets. I also wrote out a timed answer to the 15 mark question on the visualiser which I have scanned in. If you find this useful I'm happy to make more for Paper 2 for no extra charge. Paper 1: The Swiss Family Robinson Paper 2: Survivor's account of the Titanic disaster and RNLI article NB. These extracts have been abridged to suit the exam. I do not own any copyright.
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Full Walkthrough Guide and Mock Resources Paper 1 Edexcel GCSE English Language New

Full Walkthrough Guide and Mock Resources Paper 1 Edexcel GCSE English Language New

Full Walkthrough Guide and Mock Resources Paper 1 Edexcel GCSE English Language New Based on "Wuthering Heights" this is a fully-resourced revision pack with insert, question booklet and accompanying powerpoint to help you go through their exam - either after they have sat it or as a live "walking-talking" mock. I use a visualiser to model answers for students but you can tailor/differentiate however you want to meet the needs of your group. This also comes with a Learning Journey map which you can adapt to any Paper One exam you use. I print mine off in A3 for the students to use as a tablemat. N.B. I have used Sassoon Infant font for my resources and PPT which may not translate to your device. You can download it for free online. Disclaimer - I do not own the rights to the images or original text used. I designed all the resources and teaching ideas to accompany the exam-style paper. "Wuthering Heights" is copyright free due to age.
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Representation of Women in Disney Films Throughout Time KS3 English/Media

Representation of Women in Disney Films Throughout Time KS3 English/Media

A lovely lesson to teach which is student-led and introduces the key concept of representation. It is also useful to develop critical writing skills. I really enjoyed using this with both Y7 and Y8 (I actually adapted it from some lessons I created for my BTEC Level 3 Media group so you could very easily do the same). Ties in well with any literature work on gender/protagonists/International Women's Day/Teaching Comparison. Widely differentiated with opportunities for group learning. I made it to use in an Ofsted observation and it worked really well (although no-one came in!). The eventual outcome was to choose two characters and write an evaluative comparison of them. For most of the students this was their first ever attempt at extended critical writing so by using a 'safe' familiar topic they were able to learn the skills of Lang AO1/2/3 and 4 without even noticing! I would like to add in a further/intro slide about Leia now she is being championed as an official Disney Princess - although it works on textual analysis of song lyrics so maybe you could use this as your stimulus - e.g. what is a stereotypical Disney Princess? or similar. You could also consider looking at remakes such as Maleficent/Beauty and the Beast and how these fit into the debate. Also, the boys in this lesson really liked it - which surprised me! I showed each of the songs on Youtube before letting them work in ability groups on the investigation sheets. (Uses old NC levels - easily adaptable to what your school is using.) Disclaimer: all images owned by Disney. Used only for educational purposes.
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Outstanding KS3 Non-Fiction Reading Lesson WW1 on Christmas Truce

Outstanding KS3 Non-Fiction Reading Lesson WW1 on Christmas Truce

Builds challenging and highly-differentiated GCSE skills into learning about the event. I have used with HA Y7, Mixed Y9 both with excellent results. Brilliant for Paper 2 Edexcel or AQA adaption. I did this during a formal observation and it worked really well (Outstanding). Use the Word worksheet to introduce or as a first lesson, then follow with the pair/team sheets (print on A3). Uses competitive learning strategies to engage boys. Would make a good stand-alone lesson with war poetry or a war-based novel such as War Horse. Development: Introduce/compare with the Sainsbury's ad (youtube), The Farm 'All Together Now' (song and lyrics) or Paul McCartney "Pipes of Peace" video/song.
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Local Heroes - Nottingham (Introduction Lecture to DH Lawrence and quiz)

Local Heroes - Nottingham (Introduction Lecture to DH Lawrence and quiz)

A lecture that I made to introduce students to DH Lawrence in a whole year-group lecture (Y9). I used Jake Bugg's 'Troubled Town' to start the lecture and showed photos from our local area then/now. Will obviously need adapting if you are not from this area (so I've made it free) but hopefully it will give you some inspiration for a similar unit! NB I do not own copyright for images used. Educational purposes only.
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