I have compiled these model answers on an “Othello” extract from Act 1, with a full mark model answer, and an Iago question for Section B… Feel free to use however you wish, adapt as a gap fill, chop up, etc.
I wrote this in real time - I hope it is useful to use with your students in preparing for next year’s exam. It is from the May 2019 series - the paper is available on e-AQA for download. Thanks
A brand new exam paper, fits with the pre-release material for AQA. Hope this is useful for people, has five exam questions, 1 x Section A, taken from Act 1 2 x Section B, Othello single text questions 2 x Section C, two-text questions Should save you some time coming up with mock exam papers. Thanks and enjoy! Please leave a review if you have found this helpful as it really helps my business.
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.
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.
Self-explanatory, can be adapted for use in mainstream GCSE exam (for example AQA/Pearson Paper 2) with a slight tweaking of the questions. This is based on “A Passage to Africa” which has not yet featured in the main exams, only being used one in the reserve paper for Jan 2019. I hope this helps, over the next few days I plan to write the model answers (hopefully I have time!), the current price reflects the question paper alone.
I have made a full Paper 1 for Language in light of the new (very un-useful!) announcements for the exam board. There is also three full examplars for section A, written in ‘real time’ . I have also added in a set of data for a TALK-based CLA question as that is guaranteed to feature in some way. I hope that you find them useful and please let me know if you would like more of these made, or for any other subjects related, thanks!
I hope you find this useful :-) it is a completely self-contained booklet which guides students through a range of activities for English Literature B - Independent Study My students have found it really helpful to work through for homework, but it could easily be adapted to in-lesson learning. Each section includes quotes from the critical anthology which feeds into the coursework meaning you don’t have to work through that whole section NB we only focus on NARRATIVE THEORY for NEA1 so this is all related to that. However we do it fairly early in Year 1 so it builds on a lot of GCSE creative writing skills. Please leave a review if you have enjoyed this or have any requests as to something you would like in future as it really helps my business, Lauren
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.
Printable in A3 - makes a great tablemat for exam practice. I have also included this as an additional resource in my example answer, for just 50p more you can get the adpatable knowledge map as well as a practice question and answer. Thank you and please leave positive feedback if you find this useful!
Attached is an example answer for your students to show how to respond to a real question for the “A Christmas Carol” extract question and then a full mark answer to analyse with the students. I videoed my process of annotating and then turning these into an answer - the process was: summary of whole extract, words and word groups, literary devices, sentence types and punctuation, summary of whole extract. (This task only requires AO2- language and structure). If you would like an example writing for Section B I would also be happy to add one or make a new resource.
This would form a useful mini-mock exam with lots of feedback and peer or self assessment. It is pertinent to look at more advanced child writing with a group as this can sometimes feature in an exam, rather than emergent writing from a younger child. I also include a knowledge organiser which I made to be used as a tablemat whilst completing essays of this nature which really helps with differentiation. If you have an observed lesson or need to set remote learning then this could be a good task for students moving into Year 2. I include a question, data sets © AQA and a full response with space for student assessment, as well as the mark scheme. You could then set up a following task which is similar on another example of child writing from this age group (10-11).
Get students settled and engaged in the first seconds of their lessons with these lively ‘do now’ tasks, fully adaptable and themed for every season of the year. All slides have a solution slide which accompanies it. This is a huge 86 slide powerpoint which can be used as part of any different lesson. Suitable for primary age upwards - even my A Level students love these and I use them at the start of each lesson. There are enough here for you to use throughout the year. Use the slide at the start of your PPTs as a settler/ice breaker and to get students focused from the start of your sessions. Each slide has: a picture puzzle, a daily joke, a riddle and a word of the day. There is also a link to the day’s news to be used for tutorial/PSHCEE etc. These have proven so popular with my students both in remote learning and in the classroom; I hope you enjoy them!
I used a guillotine to split up the SPEED chain in order to encourage students to think about crafting better paragraphs. They then used treasury tags to connect them. I based my answer on the 2019 Othello extract for Spec B - tragedy although it could be used to model any extract-based answer. I then gave out the essay split into paragraphs. You may wish to alter for the ability of your students as this is highest Band 5 level. Once they had decided on the order of the essay they stuck it onto A3 and colour coded each AO. I hope you find this lesson useful.
AQA English Language A Level (Meanings and Representations) Section A Mock Exam; I have created this as a full Section A mock, I have also written a full mark example answer to Q1 and Q2 that you could use with students following this assessment.
I made this for a mixed ability Y11 group who were shortly to sit their exams. The key point of this lesson is that it is largely student led and you mainly just circulate, discuss and monitor. Theme: AMBITION but very easily adaptable for any other theme/focus.
I hope this is useful for your students in prep for their summer exams. All the questions and the extract are brand new, and the questions for part B link to the extract as they should in the real exam. I have reduced the price as this does not yet include model answers, however I will be producing these shortly and will increase the price when these are added. Any questions, please let me know. Solidarity with all teachers at this challenging time!
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.
A nice simple worksheet that I made to use with a low-ability Y7 group. They really enjoyed the discussion generated after we read a short section of the story and watched the trailer for the new film.
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.