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Teacher of English with over 10 years experience, excellent achievement rates making me among the top 2% of my team and a consistent strong grade 2 rating. I have taught a wide range of English qualifications within FE including Functional Skills (English and Maths) and GCSE. My teaching style is fun, colourful and engaging resources which often use popular culture to create themes for each session and embed the English within.

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Teacher of English with over 10 years experience, excellent achievement rates making me among the top 2% of my team and a consistent strong grade 2 rating. I have taught a wide range of English qualifications within FE including Functional Skills (English and Maths) and GCSE. My teaching style is fun, colourful and engaging resources which often use popular culture to create themes for each session and embed the English within.
Non fiction example texts - GCSE English Language - all exam boards
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Non fiction example texts - GCSE English Language - all exam boards

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Struggling to find non fiction texts which can be used for the comparative element of the new GCSE English language exam? Then look no further. I have complied a wide range of texts for you to use at a drop of a hat. I have complied 27 pages full of non fiction texts ( all come with the comparative text to accompany it) in one handy booklet. This booklet covers topics such as war, health, education and includes letters, diary extracts and autobiographies. Each topic has a modern text alongside a text on a similar topic but from another era in order to help students compare texts and writers viewpoints. Texts includes diary entries by Karl Pilkington and Anne Frank, autobiographies from Jessica Ennis and Billy Connolly, BBC articles looking at Stephen Hawkings view of the NHS next to a letter sent to The Times by Florence Nightingale and much more. This booklet can be used with any exam board and I have found it a useful companion to have in class to give to students for revision sessions, extension texts and sources to help you create mock (or mini mock) exams from. Please be aware that TES preview can at times distort the look of the resource and his is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
Proofreading for punctuation - Functional Skills
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Proofreading for punctuation - Functional Skills

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This is a 5 page resource perfect for Functional Skills students or lower level students. This resource starts with a formal letter and works it way to informal messages sent on Facebook. It touches upon impressions made by poorly written messages. For higher level students this could be used as homework, and extension activity or as a starter or discussion about impressions made via social media. Please be aware that TES preview often distorts the resources and this is not a true reflection of how it looks. Hope it helps.
Sophie Lancaster -PAPER 2 QUESTION 5 AQA English Language -8700
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Sophie Lancaster -PAPER 2 QUESTION 5 AQA English Language -8700

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This is a fantastic lesson which I have used for 10 years in my classes. This lesson focuses on the true story of Sophie Lancaster who was killed in 2007 simply for the way she dressed and for the purpose of GCSE English, has been adapted to support students with paper 2 question 5 from the AQA paper. What you will get in this resource is a full lesson powerpoint with team activities and group discussion, reading material and supporting worksheets - 10 in all, 2 videos and a link to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The lesson breaks down the language used in an article by the Daily Mail and ends with a task where the students are to write a motivational speech about tolerance but also embeds “British Values” by looking at tolerance, discussing prejudices, equality and identity. I teach in a college of 16 - 19 year olds and a lesson like this is perfect for them as they can identify with this topic but also relate it to other aspects of life, therefore they get deeply involved in this session as there is much for them to talk about. The range of activities ranges in levels to suit your learners which also makes it easy for you to adapt this lesson depending on the level, age or sensitivity of your students. There is enough material with this resource to fill 3 hours of session time and a range of different activities to adapt to level of engagement. Within my college, I find youth workers are particularly interested in supporting this session and will join the class when I’m teaching it, others have adapted it to use in tutorials and managers have used it as an example of good practice and shared practice to Ofsted. Please note that TES preview can distort the way the resource looks and this is not a true reflection of what it looks like. Hope it helps.
Creative writing, writing to describe
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Creative writing, writing to describe

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This is a fun and quick paced lesson based around the theme of monsters. The aim of this session is to broaden vocabulary by using adjectives to describe and to stimulate creativity within your students. This session is designed with Functional English in mind but can also be adapted to be used with GCSE English Language students. There are lots of team activities and visual aids to help students create ideas for a creature and supporting worksheets with writing frames and word banks. Please be advised that TES previews can distort the look of the resource and this is not always a true reflection . Hope it helps
Short story examples and tips - GCSE English - can be used with any exam board
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Short story examples and tips - GCSE English - can be used with any exam board

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This is a 3 page handout which has 2 short story examples and a tip sheet. Many students seem to struggle on how to keep a story short and usually fall back on things such as " then she woke up and it was all a dream" or " 10 years later he was…". This handout comes with short tasks and examples on how to avoid these typical pit holes. This can be used as a piece of homework, extended activity or can be adapted to form apart of the main lesson. It can be used with any exam board for GCSE English language. Please keep in mind that the TES preview can at time distort the resource and this is not a reflection of how it looks. Hope it helps
Orwells 1984 for Paper 1 Question 4 AQA GCSE English Language SPEC 8700
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Orwells 1984 for Paper 1 Question 4 AQA GCSE English Language SPEC 8700

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A great lesson to help students get ready for Paper 1 Question 4 (critical thinking) from the AQA GCSE English Language exam, spec 8700. This lesson focuses on fast paced group activities and discussions based on an extract from 1984 where students actively investigate the use of the familiar and unfamiliar to create a unsettling atmosphere in the book. The session starts with a critical thinking question as a starter task and builds up to the main task through quick fire questions and a video to help students visualise and understand this world created by Orwell. The session builds towards a final written task which doubles as exam practice, allowing you to track how each individual handles this tricky question. This session allows for the opportunity to stretch and challenge your students but also comes with support structures and starter sentences to help those who need it and a peer marking plenary which allows the students to self assess and learn from each other. Hope it helps
ATONEMENT paper 1 question 4 AQA GCSE English language
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ATONEMENT paper 1 question 4 AQA GCSE English language

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This lesson is focused around one of the, arguably, harder questions from paper 1 of the AQA exam - question 4. This lesson is quick paced, supportive and full of student focused activities. This lesson focuses around students formulating their own opinions and thoughts on the characters, Robbie and Cecilia from the book Atonement. Many tasks are designed to provoke deeper, independent thought from students with plenty of group and paired activities so students can discuss and share ideas, promoting critical thinking and independent learning skills. Tasks come with word banks and starter sentences for those who struggle to get started yet they can also be used to push the more able in your class to formulate deeper and more insightful answers and ideas . This lesson come with a full lesson powerpoint with enough material to fill a 3 hour lesson, extract and trailer for the movie, 3 worksheets and a support scaffold which can be distributed in class to support students. The session ends with a quick peers assessment task. Hope it helps.
Paper 2 Question 5, AQA English Language - MOON LANDING
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Paper 2 Question 5, AQA English Language - MOON LANDING

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A fantastic and fun, time tested resource which never fails to work with my students. This lesson looks at iconoclastic ideas and conspiracy theories (The 1st Moon Landing was faked) in order to help develop the persuasive skills needed for Paper 2 Question 5 of the 8700 spec from AQA. This lesson allows the students to formulate their ideas and opinions whilst also taking them through important planning steps required for this question. The lesson includes lots of fun games, team and paired activities, a short video and plenty of platforms for students to offer their opinions, which many students love to do :) There are opportunities to both stretch and challenge whilst also offering supportive material where needed. This lesson is a 3 hour session with all worksheets included, however it could be taught in 2 separate sessions, depending on your session time. The lesson is structured into quick 5 / 10 min activities with a final 20 min persuasive writing task at the end, it involves both peer and summative assessments along with a fun starter based on a "sheep hat" designed to encourage creativity and a "daily diary" plenary. Hope it helps
Functional English - Bias writing task
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Functional English - Bias writing task

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This is a fun gossip blog writing task which focuses on celebrity scandal for Functional English. It is differentiated for E3 / L1 and L1 / L2. The lower levels encourage students to use correct English and low level language features whilst the higher level encourage more biased writing involving higher level language features and inference. Please be aware that TES previews can distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
Structural Features Paper 1 Question 3 - Stand By Me / The Body extract
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Structural Features Paper 1 Question 3 - Stand By Me / The Body extract

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This fantastic lesson looks at question 3 from paper 1 of the AQA English Language exam - spec 8700. Using the work of Stephen King "The Body" this lesson uses power-point, paired activities, video and activity sheets to focus on how authors use Openings and Endings to convey symbolic meanings, in this case - the end of childhood and innocence. The lesson comes with plenty of paired, timed activities to help support less able students and a discussion on inference to help stretch and challenge the more able in your class. I have also introduced a mnemonic for the more commonly used structural features called ROW OF CLONES to help students learn a range of techniques authors may use in their writing which my students found incredibly useful last year. The final aim of this lesson is for the student to be able to write a full Point, Quote, Infer answer to this exam question. This resource is adaptable, will fill and hour to hour and half lesson, engaging, quick paced and comes with fun starters and plenaries. Please keep in mind that this movie is a 15 certificate and using this resource for anyone under that age maybe worth some consideration. Mild language used in the extract, however as I taught in a college, this was fine to use. Hope it helps.
Revision booklet AQA 8700 English Language GCSE
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Revision booklet AQA 8700 English Language GCSE

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This is a 50 page booklet designed to help students independently revise for their exams. I also found these booklets very helpful in getting low attending students back up to speed, Ofsted loved them and my students said they found them more helpful than mock exams for revising certain questions they were less confident with. This booklet covers the underpinning skills and exam practice for paper 1 question 2, Paper 2 question 3 and paper 2 question 4. They have been grouped in this way as the skills which are being tested are the same or similar which is great for target revision. This booklet underpins inference, bias, language and exam answer structures. It also uses mini extracts from books such as War Horse and Harry potter and texts in which to compare writers views. It breaks down and explains each question, gives examples and mini tasks before allowing students to try an example exam question. It is encouraging, colourful and I hope you find it as useful as I have. Be advised that TES previews often distort the look of the resources and this is not a true reflection of how it looks. Hope it helps.
The Martian - AQA English Language spec 8700  Paper 1 question 3
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The Martian - AQA English Language spec 8700 Paper 1 question 3

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This is a team based lesson with quick paced tasks based around an extract from Andy Weir’s “The Martian”. The aim of the lesson is to answer an exam based question on the structural features used in this extract. The lesson comes with 7 worksheets which includes the extract and tasks which range across all abilities and can be used at your discretion. This resource also comes with the trailer (which does include the S word, so feel free to use at your discretion) and the full lesson on powerpoint. This resource is designed to be used in which ever way you feel works for your classes and is adaptable to accommodate your teaching style. The lesson is created for students who are already aware of structural features but again, you can adapt this session to either introduce or reinforce structural features, depending on what you have covered so far. The session comes with a start and short self assessment plenary, there are plenty of team tasks, group and class discussions and some peer assessment. It ends with a individual task which is exam focused. Please note that the TES preview does distort the look of the resource and this is not always a true reflection. Hope it helps.
MODULE BOOKLET -creative and persuasive writing (AQA GCSE English Language , papers 1 &2, Q5)
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MODULE BOOKLET -creative and persuasive writing (AQA GCSE English Language , papers 1 &2, Q5)

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This 31 page booklet is an excellent tool to have in your classroom. The idea came about to create a full booklet of each of the skills needed for the exam to support prolific absentees, late enrollers, to use in booster sessions and revision workshops and for students to use in their independent study and revision. This booklet looks at the skills needed for question 5 from both the AQA papers, creative and persuasive writing. The booklet walks students through tasks and activities needed for these particular questions and gives them a chance to practice their writing skills. Please be advised that the TES preview can distort the view of the resource and this is not always a true reflection. Hope it helps
Bryson vrs Engles - Paper 2 Question 4 GCSE English Language AQA 8700 spec
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Bryson vrs Engles - Paper 2 Question 4 GCSE English Language AQA 8700 spec

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This complete lesson comes with extracts from Bill Bryson and Engles, worksheets and supporting materials. The focus of this lesson is looking at the writers points of view on the city of Manchester in order to create answers for paper 2 question 4 ( comparative question) Bill Bryson talks about the city in 1995 and Engles talks about the city in 1844. This lesson has enough content to fill a 3 hour session and is designed to gradually build the students confidence into tackling this question and developing an exam styled answer using a PQI-C answer structure. It does this with lots of quick paced activities, team and paired activities, short class discussion and through developing ideas and analysis of the two texts. Hope it helps
GCSE English Language  bundle - WJEC exam board
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GCSE English Language bundle - WJEC exam board

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This is a bundle pack for the GCSE English language paper from the WJEC exam board. This bundle contains 2 mock papers, 1 for each component, Cheat sheets (with lesson) for each component and creative writing lessons. There are 8 complete lessons all together. All resources sold separately would cost a total of £24. I’m selling this bundle at £20 . Hope it helps
MOCK exam paper - Paper 2 AQA GCSE English Language , War Speeches
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MOCK exam paper - Paper 2 AQA GCSE English Language , War Speeches

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This resource is a complete lesson with a complete mock exam for Paper 2 of the AQA English Language exam and enough material to fill a 3 hour session. It is designed to be a informal and supportive lesson to help students become more comfortable and confident in the lead up to mock and real exams, although it can be altered to be presented in a way which suits the individual teachers style or to be more formal in delivery. Based around two war speeches made by Winston Churchill and Chief Joseph this lesson examines to two sides of war made by two different war leaders from different eras, it allows the student to work in teams and as individuals with bite sized activities which help the student to focus and develop ideas around the materials, supporting the less able in the class to get up to speed but also allowing your more able to push further and develop insightful answers. As the theme is war, this lesson also allows room for embedding of deeper social issues. Hope it helps
GCSE English Language, AQA spec 8700. Paper 1 Question 3 Independent or paired work study booklet.
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GCSE English Language, AQA spec 8700. Paper 1 Question 3 Independent or paired work study booklet.

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Useful booklet for students to use independently at home or in the classroom to support students with the structure question of the AQA exam paper. As my sessions were quite long I found it useful to create small study groups in the classroom and give them a booklet to work through together, this fostered confidence and independent study whilst also being able to support and supervise. However this booklet can also be developed into a full lesson if needs be. The resource uses an extract from "The Kite Runner" and has student reflections and self assessment tasks. The ultimate aim is for the student to be able to identify structural features and to formulate appropriate answers which will allow them to obtain a C or above in the exam. Hope it helps.
Star Wars inspired DAFOREST resource
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Star Wars inspired DAFOREST resource

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Many students have already heard of some, if not all of the DAFOREST set of language features which is why I always use this resource at the start of the year. The new AQA English Language exam will expect students to be able to build and expand on this basic knowledge, however in my experience reinforcing DAFOREST with students helps to fill gaps in their knowledge and gives them the confidence to build upon their knowledge of language features. This handy poster / handout is a fun Star Wars based set of examples which is great for students to keep in their books or files for reference. Hope it helps
MOCK Paper, Lord of the Flies. English Language AQA Paper 1
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MOCK Paper, Lord of the Flies. English Language AQA Paper 1

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This is a full , informal and fun lesson put together based around the novel, Lord of the Flies. The lesson warms up the students with background information to Lord of the flies which includes group activities and a video (Thug Notes has low level use of cuss words, although many are beeped. I used this resource with 16-19 yr olds and so was allowed, however many other summary videos are available) This lesson can be used as an informal mock exam to help prepare and track students progress or it can be adapted to be used in a formal setting for exam preparation under exam conditions. Lord of the Flies was chosen as it may be a text your students are familiar with and so helps to make this exam less daunting. Materials include 2 worksheets (including extract) with a varied question structure for all levels, a video and question 1 - 5 based on paper 1 of the AQA 8700 spec.
Independent study Paper 1 Question 5
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Independent study Paper 1 Question 5

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A quick a simple piece of independent study / homework or extension for paper 1 question 5 from the AQA new spec for GCSE English Language. This resource is styled on the type of question the exam may ask, it can be adapted for students of other cultures who may not know or celebrate Halloween, they can write about a festival in their culture. Hope it helps