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I am Head of English at a 'Good' Secondary Academy in England. I also work for examination bodies and understand the requirements of the new mark schemes; many of my resources feed into the mark schemes to ensure students understand the requirements for the new and challenging examinations. My resources have all been used to teach my own classes and are designed to provide maximum progress.

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I am Head of English at a 'Good' Secondary Academy in England. I also work for examination bodies and understand the requirements of the new mark schemes; many of my resources feed into the mark schemes to ensure students understand the requirements for the new and challenging examinations. My resources have all been used to teach my own classes and are designed to provide maximum progress.
Macbeth mock exam with example answer GCSE English Literature NEW AQA 1-9 SPEC

Macbeth mock exam with example answer GCSE English Literature NEW AQA 1-9 SPEC

A sample mock exam (based on Banquo's Ghost scene) that is perfect for students to use in class, as a homework or as full blown assessment. It also comes with a full sample answer that analyses the extract as well as making links to other parts of the play and to context. The question used is: Starting with this extract, explain how far you think Shakespeare presents Macbeth as a brave man. Write about: • How Shakespeare presents Macbeth in this extract • How Shakespeare presents Macbeth as a brave man in the play as a whole
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Macbeth mock exam with example answer GCSE English Literature NEW AQA 1-9 SPEC

Macbeth mock exam with example answer GCSE English Literature NEW AQA 1-9 SPEC

A sample mock exam (based on Banquo's Ghost scene) that is perfect for students to use in class, as a homework or as full blown assessment. It also comes with a full sample answer that analyses the extract as well as making links to other parts of the play and to context. The question used is: Starting with this extract, explain how far you think Shakespeare presents Macbeth as a brave man. Write about: • How Shakespeare presents Macbeth in this extract • How Shakespeare presents Macbeth as a brave man in the play as a whole
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AQA ENGLISH LITERATURE A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXAMPLE EXAM RESPONSES NEW 1-9 SPEC

AQA ENGLISH LITERATURE A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXAMPLE EXAM RESPONSES NEW 1-9 SPEC

This worksheet contains a range of example responses to exam questions for A Christmas Carol. These are perfect for use as revision or for students to level and grade with the new AQA marking criteria. There is one full essay and 3 sample PEE responses. The examples are responses to the following questions: Starting with this extract, how does Dickens present the change in Scrooge and in the novel as a whole? (Full essay) How does Dickens present The Ghost of Christmas Past? (Sample PEE) How does Dickens use language to present Marley’s Ghost? (Sample PEE) Starting with this extract, how does Dickens present the Fezziwigs?(Sample PEE)
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AQA ENGLISH LITERATURE POETRY COMPARISON POWER AND CONFLICT SAMPLE ANSWERS NEW 1-9 SPEC

AQA ENGLISH LITERATURE POETRY COMPARISON POWER AND CONFLICT SAMPLE ANSWERS NEW 1-9 SPEC

This document contains three different sample PEE answers for students to level and grade. Excellent for use as a revision tool or for use in class as students write their own answers. The three different questions are: Compare how the power of memory is presented in Kamikaze and in one other poem from ‘Power and Conflict.’ Compare how Bayonet Charge and The Charge of the Light Brigade present the experience of soldiers in battle. How does the poet present the power of nature in Storm on the Island and in one other poem from Power and Conflict?
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ENGLISH LITERATURE ROMEO & JULIET EXAMPLE EXAM ESSAY RESPONSE NEW 1-9 SPEC

ENGLISH LITERATURE ROMEO & JULIET EXAMPLE EXAM ESSAY RESPONSE NEW 1-9 SPEC

An example essay response to a Romeo and Juliet exam question. Perfect for students to use a revision tool or for use in class for students to level and grade using the new 1-9 marking criteria. The question focuses on Act 2, Scene 2 and then makes links to the play as a whole, with context included. The question used is: Starting with this extract, how does Shakespeare present love and sexual desire in Act 2, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet and in the play as a whole?
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Macbeth Exam Sample Response AQA English Literature NEW 1-9 SPEC

Macbeth Exam Sample Response AQA English Literature NEW 1-9 SPEC

An example exam essay response to the AQA sample paper based on Lady Macbeth's soliloquy. The sample answer contains links to whole text, contextual references and could be used as a revision tool for students or in class as a worked example. The question answered is: Starting with this speech, explain how far you think Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as a powerful woman. Write about: • how Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth in this speech • how Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth in the play as a whole
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A Christmas Carol Example Response with Mock Exam Paper AQA NEW 1-9 SPEC

A Christmas Carol Example Response with Mock Exam Paper AQA NEW 1-9 SPEC

A mock exam based on the end of Stave 4 with a sample essay response with accompanying summary. Useful as a homework task, revision or full blown mock exam. The question used is: Starting with this extract, how does Dickens present the change in Scrooge? Write about: • How Dickens presents Scrooge in this extract • How Dickens presents the change in Scrooge in the novel as a whole
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REPORT COMMENTS FOR TUTOR & FORM GROUPS KS3

REPORT COMMENTS FOR TUTOR & FORM GROUPS KS3

Save yourself hours of work with these custom-made tutor / form group pupil reports; they have been written for students with a range of abilities and attributes and are ready to use. Each report contains a comment on the student's attitude, focus, behaviour for learning and key targets for improvement. The document contains 2000 words and features reports for students in years 7, year 8, year 9, along with 2 reports for new joiners. You will undoubtedly recognise your own students within each of the reports but can of course 'mix and match' the comments as needed.
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Mock Exam with sample answer NEW AQA 1-9 SPEC

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Mock Exam with sample answer NEW AQA 1-9 SPEC

A sample mock exam (based on mystery and tension) that is perfect for students to use in class, as a homework or as full blown assessment. It also comes with a full sample answer that analyses the extract as well as making links to other parts of the novel and to context. The question used is: Starting with this extract, how does Stevenson create a sense of mystery and tension in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde? Write about: • How Stevenson creates mystery and tension in this extract • How Stevenson presents mystery and tension in the novel as whole
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AN INSPECTOR CALLS SAMPLE EXAM ANSWERS AQA ENGLISH LITERATURE NEW 1-9 SPEC REVISION

AN INSPECTOR CALLS SAMPLE EXAM ANSWERS AQA ENGLISH LITERATURE NEW 1-9 SPEC REVISION

A document containing a range of different sample PEEL responses for students to level and grade in lessons or to use as a revision tool. Contains sample answers to the following questions: Explain the differences between Sheila and Sybil Birling in the play An Inspector Calls How and why do the generations react differently to the death of Eva Smith? Look closely at the end of Act 3 from Gerald’s phone call to the Infirmary. How does Priestley make this part of the play so dramatic? How does Priestley present the change in Sheila during the course of the play An Inspector Calls? How do you think this change reflects some of Priestley’s ideas? How does Priestley use the Inspector to express his views?
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Macbeth exam mock assessment with sample answer AQA English Literature NEW 1-9 SPEC

Macbeth exam mock assessment with sample answer AQA English Literature NEW 1-9 SPEC

An example mock exam for Macbeth in the new AQA format. Also includes an example answer for students to use as a guide or to mark and grade using the new marking criteria. The question used is: Starting with this extract, how does Shakespeare present the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth? Write about: • How Shakespeare presents their relationship in this extract • How Shakespeare presents their relationship in the play as a whole [30 marks] Perfect for use in class, as a homework or for a full-blown mock.
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KS4 Year 10 / 11 GCSE ENGLISH PUPIL REPORT COMMENT BANK

KS4 Year 10 / 11 GCSE ENGLISH PUPIL REPORT COMMENT BANK

Save yourself hours of work with these custom-made GCSE English pupil reports; they have been written for students with a range of abilities and attributes and are ready to use. Each report contains a comment on the student’s attitude, focus, behaviour for learning and key targets for improvement. The document contains 2,700 words and features 13 ‘male’ students and 13 ‘female’ reports. You will undoubtedly recognise your own students within each of the reports but can of course ‘mix and match’ the comments as needed.
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Lady Macbeth Sleep Walking Act 5, Scene 1

Lady Macbeth Sleep Walking Act 5, Scene 1

A lesson that focusses on the imagery created and language used in Act 5, Scene 1, the infamous sleep-walking scene. The lesson features a literacy based starter, key quotation analysis, example GCSE exam question with exemplar answers and a return to the starter for the plenary activity to consolidate learning. Perfect for Ofsted inspections and lesson observations.
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AQA NEW 1-9 SPEC POETRY COMPARISON LESSON POWER & CONFLICT

AQA NEW 1-9 SPEC POETRY COMPARISON LESSON POWER & CONFLICT

A lesson that allows students to plan and write an example response to a new AQA 1-9 poetry question. Includes starter, sample essay response and PEE differentiation tasks for less able. Could easily stretch to 2/3 lessons.  The sample compares The Charge of the Light Brigade to Bayonet Charge.
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Who am I? Whole school literacy author game

Who am I? Whole school literacy author game

An 'Easter egg' hunt type game where students must guess the author based on a series of clues. I usually hide these around the school on World Book Day and students are allowed out of class to 'hunt' the clues. The first team to bring back all the correct answers win a prize.
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Commas and Complex Sentences

Commas and Complex Sentences

A literacy lesson that helps students to understand how complex sentences work. Contains a starter activity, main and plenary. Ideally suited for lower to middle ability groups. Also features differentiated sentences for weaker students to help them get started. Uses The Dark Knight film as its basis.
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