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CCEA Unit 1 and Unit 4: A3 Knowledge Organisers - GCSE English Language
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CCEA Unit 1 and Unit 4: A3 Knowledge Organisers - GCSE English Language

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Knowledge Organisers for exam revision and support: Pupils can use this KO as a writing frame or a means of creating a revision list - or teachers can structure support lessons around the various sections and tasks included. There is also a bonus Structure Strip for Writing for Purpose and Audience. If you are an NQT, this will provide you with some familiarisation or understanding of the exam tasks and the mark schemes. There are examples of introductions and independent tasks to complete. This has proven especially useful for revision sessions and supporting C/D boundary pupils. This has been carefully created with pupils in mind and to help with those marginal gains which are vital for exam success!
CCEA Unit 1 Knowledge Organiser A
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CCEA Unit 1 Knowledge Organiser A

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Knowledge Organiser for exam revision and support: Pupils can use this KO as a writing frame or a means of creating a revision list - or you can structure lessons around the various sections and tasks included. There are examples of introductions and independent tasks to complete. This has proven especially useful for revision sessions and supporting C/D boundary pupils. This has been carefully created with pupils in mind and to help with those marginal gains which are vital for exam success!
CCEA Unit 1 Knowledge Organiser B
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CCEA Unit 1 Knowledge Organiser B

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Knowledge Organiser for exam revision and support: Pupils can use this KO as a writing frame or a means of creating a revision list - or you can structure lessons around the various sections and tasks included. It features support for Task 2-5 with guidance for the image, colour and layout section as well as reference to the CCEA workbook tasks. There are examples and independent tasks to complete. This has proven especially useful for revision sessions and supporting C/D boundary pupils. This has been carefully created with pupils in mind and to help with those marginal gains which are vital for exam success!
Unit 4: Task 2 - NOCSSE Mnemonic Sheet
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Unit 4: Task 2 - NOCSSE Mnemonic Sheet

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I have used this with a range of abilities. It has added a sense of focus and provided a springboard and a safety net for some, in terms of how they approach the question. It provides simple scaffolds and can be used as part of a lesson to structure writing or to develop discussion, and encourage pupils to use the language of comparison. There is also supportive vocabulary and effective questions that can be used to draw out key ideas and develop understanding for further analysis.
CCEA Unit 4 Knowledge Organiser B
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CCEA Unit 4 Knowledge Organiser B

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Knowledge Organiser for exam revision and support: Pupils can use this KO as a writing frame or a means of creating a revision list - or you can structure lessons around the various sections and tasks included. There is a section on Reading Literary Texts and Reading Non Fiction, with one example attached. Writing stems are included and have been adapted from past papers and mark schemes. There are examples of introductions and independent tasks to complete. This has proven especially useful for revision sessions and supporting C/D boundary pupils and stretching pupil vocab and writing skills. This has been carefully created with pupils in mind and to help with those marginal gains which are vital for exam success!
Unit 4 Pupil Friendly Mark Scheme
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Unit 4 Pupil Friendly Mark Scheme

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Unit 4: Personal and Creative Writing - Page 1 is for Content and Page 2 is for SPG feedback and corrections. You can print the pages back to back. This pupil friendly mark scheme allows for feedback and discussion in relation to the competence levels. It is also a neat summary and can be used as a cover sheet for marking and feedback or peer assessment. It allows pupils to see how their mark is totaled and what they need to improve upon for the next assessment.
CCEA Writing - Mock Feedback and Peer Assessment
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CCEA Writing - Mock Feedback and Peer Assessment

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Marking grid and checklist that can be edited for teacher and pupil use. Also covers AOs in both Unit 1 and Unit 4. Target setting or identification of targets through checklist and reading over completed work using the sheet to mark. Can be used as Mock Exam feedback sheet or DIRT time Peer assessment alongside Mark Scheme
Unit 1 Pupil Friendly Mark Scheme
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Unit 1 Pupil Friendly Mark Scheme

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Unit 1:Writing for Purpose and Audience - Page 1 is for Content and Page 2 is for SPG feedback and corrections. You can print the pages back to back. This pupil friendly mark scheme allows for feedback and discussion in relation to the competence levels. It is also a neat summary and can be used as a cover sheet for marking and feedback or peer assessment. It allows pupils to see how their mark is totaled and what they need to improve upon for the next assessment.
Vocabulary and Literacy Mat
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Vocabulary and Literacy Mat

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Banned words and Instead of… display to help stretch vocab. Highly effective for enhancing vocabulary and providing scaffold. Can be used as a spelling test as well
CCEA Unit 4 Knowledge Organiser A
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CCEA Unit 4 Knowledge Organiser A

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Knowledge Organiser for exam revision and support: Pupils can use this KO as a writing frame or a means of creating a revision list - or you can structure lessons around the various sections and tasks included. There are word banks, writing stems and examples of good practice included. There are examples of introductions and independent tasks to complete. This has proven especially useful for revision sessions and supporting C/D boundary pupils and stretching pupil vocab and writing skills. This has been carefully created with pupils in mind and to help with those marginal gains which are vital for exam success!
Scaffold: Reading Non Fiction and Embedding Evidence
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Scaffold: Reading Non Fiction and Embedding Evidence

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This scaffold is used regularly to support pupils when writing about Non Fiction texts in both Unit 1 and Unit 4. This is aimed at pupils who struggle to order their ideas and to support better timing in exams, and to develop the skill of embedding evidence. It can also be edited for modelling in class and a springboard for Year 9 and 10 RNF. How is it used in the classroom? When modelling answers and responses, I would use this with a visualiser. I would also print and cut them out and use them as structure strips by sticking them into the books of pupils who need help with organising their responses - feedback and improvement. Or I would laminate and hole punch them for their folders - good for SEN and TAs - that way they can use it each time I set them a question and I would ask them to check their answers or refer back to it. Oracy - can be used as oracy support as well - ask the class to speak like an expert and use the structure strip to structure their talk.
Structure Strip - WPA Unit 1
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Structure Strip - WPA Unit 1

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This is a structure strip - pupils cut it out and stick it in the margin and use it as a guide for writing their essay. There are questions and writing prompts, as well as suggested approaches. This has proven very useful for pupils of all abilities and can be used as a template for other forms of writing.
LA Yr11 Structure Strips GCSE
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LA Yr11 Structure Strips GCSE

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Structure strips for Reading Non Fiction and Media Texts. Writing - Used alongside PPQs, this has proven to be a highly effective strategy to support writing at GCSE level and encourage pupils to develop their points. SPG - Basic SPG rules for checking work at the end and reduces time going around the class and making secretarial edits - pupils can do so independently as a separate task. Tenses also included and the ‘Usual Suspects’ for spelling.
CCEA Unit 4 Mega Revision Bundle!
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CCEA Unit 4 Mega Revision Bundle!

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Includes the following: Task 1 Unit 4 PPQs 2020-23 (links embedded to PPQs) Task 1 Revision Scaffold Task 1 Sentence Openers Task 1 Pupil Friendly Mark Scheme Task 2 Literary Extracts 2019-22 Task 2 Comparative Sentence Stems Task 3 and 4 Pupil MS Selfie (with link to CCEA paper and MS) Task 3 and 4 Selfie Article 2019 Task 3 and 4 Writing Frame Sheet This will give you a series of short and focused lessons for revision and aid workload and searhing for resources that are tailored to pupils’ needs. I have also included links to CCEA papers are embedded - click to go straight to exams. Good for digital sharing on Teams or for IWB. This means everything is one click away and lesson can remain fluid.
Marking Mats GCSE Literature and Language
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Marking Mats GCSE Literature and Language

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A3 marking mats for GCSE English Literature and Language Controlled Assessment. These are useful for marking and standardisation as they are easy to use with all information and CCEA guidance on one sheet with some tips.
CCEA Written Language Pack 2025
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CCEA Written Language Pack 2025

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Written Controlled Assessment task based on the Bernard Maclaverty’s short story ‘The Exercise’. I have also included the Controlled Assessment question as a starter or baseline that can be edited for your own use. This has successfully been used in a range of settings and there are many aspects of the writer’s craft to explore. In terms of characterisation, there are lots of opportunities to fulfill the CCEA rubric and writer’s methods such as figurative language, dialogue, themes and structure. I would recommend this task for a range of abilities as it is relatable in terms of setting and there are many avenues to explore from a speaking and listening perspective - particularly around the themes of childhood, children’s rights and schooling in general. The themes are: Childhood and/or Youth I have edited the beginning by removing the initial opening section. This is perfect for a focused study for small groups or a range of abilities. Included in the pack: a copy of the story scripted dialogue for drama activity an edited copy of the story with vocab prompts (mixed ability) a vocab and comprehension intro page and narrative perspective notes key vocab included: antagonist; characterisation; sympathetic; tyrant; sadistic a vocab worksheet asking for definitions and characterisation spider diagram a fill in the blanks character study for Waldo (MA) gathering evidence and using key vocab task character comparative venn sheet - Kevin vs Waldo vocab and discussion a character study sheet for Kevin and follow up timeline task character study sheet with image comprehension and support questions