Mock paper 1 - AQA GCSE English - Life of Pi

Mock paper 1 - AQA GCSE English - Life of Pi

This is a complete mock exam for paper 1 of the AQA GCSE 8700 spec. The extract is taken from The Life of Pi. The lesson comes with a few small groups task starters and a selection of 2 videos - you can choose which one best suits your needs, keep in mind that Thug Notes does contain mild use of language and adult themes, it is also 10 mins long. The session is created for you to use in any way you wish. You may want to sit a formal practice , this powerpoint can be printed off and used as a paper based doc. Be advised that Tes previews distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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GCSE English - suitable for AQA or EDXCEL boards. GAME OF THRONES EXTRACT

GCSE English - suitable for AQA or EDXCEL boards. GAME OF THRONES EXTRACT

This resource is an 8 page group of worksheets which can be used to design your own lesson around depending on which exam board you are working with in GCSE English. Using the prologue from the 1st book of George RR Martins series, this resource looks at language and structural features. It comes with worksheets for a range of levels, starting simple with read and obtain questions, working our way up to inference, language analysis and strong example answers with stretch and challenge tasks. The resources are designed so you can develop a teacher led lesson around them or set self study or independent learning seminar sessions with teacher acting as support or facilitator as the worksheets allow for paired or team interaction between the students. There is enough material for a 3 or more hour session, which can be broken into 2 or more sessions depending on your timetable. Hope it helps.
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Introduction to Sentence structures - used with GCSE or Functional Skills English

Introduction to Sentence structures - used with GCSE or Functional Skills English

This is a small introduction to improving your students sentence structures which can be used with GCSE English of all exam boards and Functional English classes. The session is based around a YouTube sensation and TV star Michael Cthulhu who makes"Big Giant Swords". It comes with a full powerpoint, support material and 2 videos. The lesson has group activities and individual tasks and is fast paced. I find this lesson works well with students who have completely disengaged with English or with classes largely made up of male students. As I teach within a college I teach English to students who are in grouped in their core subjects, such as bricklaying or music etc and embedding English into fun subjects such as these helps to break the barriers to learning. It is only an introduction so feel free to tinker into order to suit your students needs or to expand on the knowledge provided. Please keep in mind that the TES preview often distorts the preview and this is not a true reflection of the resources layout. Hope it helps.
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CREATIVE WRITING - WJEC - GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WORKSHOP

CREATIVE WRITING - WJEC - GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WORKSHOP

This is a quick workshop designed to be used as recap/revision for when the exam draws near. It can be used as a full lesson and it can but altered to suit any exam board. This session looks at high and low level language features which can be used in the creative writing task of paper 1 of the WJEC GCSE English exam board. It is a quick paced lesson which uses Donald Trump, images of an eccentric looking man and a John Oliver Clip to help inspire the students. Be advised that the John Oliver clip does use swear words and may be unsuitable for some learners. However as I work with 16+ and adults, this clip works very well in getting teaching metaphors and similes. The main task is to complete a descriptive writing task and a peer marking assessment. You may wish to cut this out or use an alternative. Please be aware that the TES preview does distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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CREATIVE WRITING( SENTENCES)  - WJEC GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

CREATIVE WRITING( SENTENCES) - WJEC GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

This is a mini workshop session which focuses on how to use sentence structures for effect for the creative writing section of paper 1 of the WJEC GCSE English exam. This lesson is designed for revision sessions as the exam draws close but can be developed further or used with another exam board. This session uses Donald Trump for inspiration in how to use interesting sentences to describe. It also recaps high and low level language features. It is a fast paced session with paired activities and a main writing task taken from a practice paper. It ends with a self assessment plenary. Be advised that the TES preview does distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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Inference booklet - GCSE English Language

Inference booklet - GCSE English Language

This is a printable booklet which you can use as a handout or in class support material. It comes with a wide variety of examples of inference, both visual and written, and comes with a few easy tasks for the students. Please keep in mind that the TES previews does distort the look of the resources and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
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Inspirational Quotes and confidence building booklet

Inspirational Quotes and confidence building booklet

This booklet is full of motivational, inspirational and confidence building quotes. I like to have this booklet in my classroom for students to look at, or use its in my classroom displays. This can be used either way depending on your needs. Hope it helps
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WJEC mock paper 1 - To kill a mocking bird

WJEC mock paper 1 - To kill a mocking bird

This is a complete mock exam for paper 1 of the WJEC GCSE English exam. The extract is taken from To Kill a Mockingbird. The resource uses the formal layout of the exam with extract as separate. There are two videos which you may wish to use as warm up with your students. One is the blu-ray trailer for the movie and second is a break down of the story by Thug Notes. Please note that Thug Notes does contain some mild use of language and adult themes, as I work with 16+ and adults, this is fine for me to use but you may wish to use the trailer or an alternative. Be advised that TES preview does distort the view of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
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Mock paper 2 -WJEC GCSE English exam - Bryson vrs Engles

Mock paper 2 -WJEC GCSE English exam - Bryson vrs Engles

This is a complete mock exam for the WJEC exam board for the GCSE English exam - component 2. It comes with both reading and writing sections and uses extracts from Bill Bryson and Fredrich Engles, who both talk about the city of Manchester. Please keep in mind that TES previews do distort the look at the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
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Tracking / Learner feedback sheet for GCSE English - any exam board

Tracking / Learner feedback sheet for GCSE English - any exam board

Tracking, individual targets and positive / developed and exam driven feedback all seem to be high priority for Ofsted and can be a daunting task to aim to fulfill. It required mass amount of regular , time consuming marking which is difficult to do on top of a full teaching timetable. I have found that by condensing all that down on to one handy sheet helps to make this task more manageable. This feedback sheet is designed to be used with the AQA exam board but can be used and altered in a way to suit you and / or the exam board you are using . I use this sheet once a term and stick it in the students folders so they have a regular feedback on their progress. It has gone down very well with management and Ofsted inspectors. The feedback sheet includes: Where they started - initial assessment scores - to show distance traveled. Where they aim to be - exam target Score for each question on the exam, including SPAG - I personally do 1 - 2 questions per term to show regular progress and tracking throughout the course. Space for written feedback and space for student feedback - to show student input into their own learning. Space for written feedback on overall behaviour and attendance per term. overall mock paper scores. I have found that by making all these areas fit on one sheet very useful in managing my time and feedback but also for the students to know they are on a journey and to have ownership of their learning. Be advised the TES previews do often distort the look of resources and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
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In class displays for English - Books which were turned into movies.

In class displays for English - Books which were turned into movies.

Managers and Ofsted like to see bright and interesting displays. In my GCSE class I have a board which is designed to encourage students to read more by showing well named movies which were first books. I have a range to inclue equality and diversity. It shows the movie poster and the book cover. I get these laminated and stick them on a board in interesting ways. I also got some cheap red fabric and draped it around the board to look like old school cinema curtains. Books / movies include: The colour purple Divergent The time travelers wife The hobbit The help Brighton Rock War Horse Life of Pi Eat Prey Love etc Hope it helps.
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Mock Paper 1 - GCSE English AQA 8700 - To Kill a Mockingbird

Mock Paper 1 - GCSE English AQA 8700 - To Kill a Mockingbird

This is a full informal mock of paper 1 for the AQA GCSE English Language exam based on an extract from To Kill a Mockingbird. It comes with a full powerpoint with a video starter from Thug Notes. Be advised that Thug Notes does contain some adult themes and low level adult language. As I teach 16 + this is fine as a resource but if this is not the case for your class you can stick to the trailer or use an alternative. This powerpoint can be printed off or converted to a more formal paper version of a mock if you wish to use it in that way. Please keep in mind the TES previews can at time distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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Mock paper 1 - AQA GCSE English - The Colour Purple

Mock paper 1 - AQA GCSE English - The Colour Purple

This is a complete mock exam for paper 1 of the AQA GCSE 8700 spec. The extract is taken from The Colour Purple. The lesson comes with a few small groups task starters and a selection of 2 videos - you can choose which one best suits your needs, keep in mind that Thug Notes does contain mild use of language and adult themes. As I teach in FE this is resource is fine to use however you can use the trailer or an alternative if you choose to. The session is created for you to use in any way you wish. You may want to sit a formal practice in which you can print off this powerpoint and be used as a paper document. This book contains theme of racism and sexism and so you can adapt this to underpin theme of equality and diversity. Be advised that Tes previews distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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Mock paper 1 - AQA GCSE English - Life of Pi

Mock paper 1 - AQA GCSE English - Life of Pi

This is a complete mock exam for paper 1 of the AQA GCSE 8700 spec. The extract is taken from The Life of Pi. The lesson comes with a few small groups task starters and a selection of 2 videos - you can choose which one best suits your needs, keep in mind that Thug Notes does contain mild use of language and adult themes, it is also 10 mins long. The session is created for you to use in any way you wish. You may want to sit a formal practice , this powerpoint can be printed off and used as a paper based doc. Be advised that Tes previews distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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Mock paper 1 - AQA GCSE English - Mockingjay

Mock paper 1 - AQA GCSE English - Mockingjay

This is a complete mock exam for paper 1 of the AQA GCSE 8700 spec. The extract is taken from Mockingjay from the Hunger Games series. The lesson comes with a few small groups task starters and a selection of 2 videos - you can chooseich one best suits your needs. The session is created for you to use in any way you wish. Be advised that Tes previews distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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Struggling with inference?

Struggling with inference?

This is what I call a “Quickie Workshop”. It is specific to identifying inference and GCSE English Exam answer format (PEE - You may adapt to suit whatever answer format you use with your students". Inference is something students, particularly second language learners, struggle with and it is always worth a re-fresh as much of the GCSE exam does require this skill. This lesson starts simply with everyday phrases and works it’s way up to a book extract and a whole article based around Cheryl Cole’s divorce. It has a supporting grid scaffold to help put the PEE structure together and wraps up with a quick self assessment. This is ideal for half term workshops or tutorials but just as easily can be used as an introduction to inference or fattened out to be a whole lesson with example exam questions. Please be aware that TES previews can distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
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Functional English - Bias writing task

Functional English - Bias writing task

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.
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Quickie Workshop - Structural Features

Quickie Workshop - Structural Features

This resource is designed for revision workshops and focuses on structural features to be used for question 3 of the AQA GCSE English exam, however it can be altered to suit an alternative exam board. As the exam draws closer I find spending a half hour at the end of each session as a “quickie workshop” very useful and have developed these short, sharp revision activities. To teach structural features I use the mnemonic “ROW OF CLONES” ( available in the powerpoint) to help with some of the more common structural features used. This quickie workshop uses an extract from Chocolat in order to practice identifying structural features, this can be a individual or group activity depending on the needs of your class. It can also be used as homework. Please note that TES previews distort the look of the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
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Quickie workshop - paper 2 question 3 AQA

Quickie workshop - paper 2 question 3 AQA

This resource is designed especially for seminar sessions or revision workshops around the exam period. It can be altered as an entire lesson if needs be. I like to spend the last half hour of my lessons as “quickie workshops” where I focus on one question from the exam at a time or set these tasks as homework. This quickie workshop looks at the older text about the working conditions on children in the mines. You can run this as individual or group session depending on the needs of your learners. Please be aware that TES previews can distort the look of a resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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AQA 8700 English Language - MOCK PAPER 2, child labour

AQA 8700 English Language - MOCK PAPER 2, child labour

This is a complete mock paper 2, with reading and writing sections based around child labor. It comes with a full powerpoint which can be used as an informal mock or altered into something more formal looking if desired. The texts are a speech to parliament in 1840’s regarding the conditions of child labor and 2018 article from The Guardian about human trafficked child. Please be aware that the TES preview can at times distort the look of a resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
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mini mock paper 1 - questions 1 - 3 GCSE English Language

mini mock paper 1 - questions 1 - 3 GCSE English Language

This mini mock is targeting question 1 - 3 of paper 1 of the WJEC exam board. The extract is taken from Animal farm. As you hit revision season and start to assess students weak areas, I find mini mocks such as these quite useful. Please keep in mind that the TES preview can distort the resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps
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Revision booklet AQA 8700 English Language GCSE

Revision booklet AQA 8700 English Language GCSE

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.
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AQA 8700 GCSE English Language - exam plan

AQA 8700 GCSE English Language - exam plan

This is a simple A4 sheet which shows a break down of each question of the AQA exam (both papers). Students can keep in a folder or fold up and keep in their pockets and use for revision. It is very useful as it reminds student of the main elements of each question, times, marks and skills the question is testing and how they need to structure their answers. This helps students to gain in confidence, promotes independent learning and active revision. Hope it helps.
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Mock Paper 1, 8700  AQA GCSE English Language - The Hobbit

Mock Paper 1, 8700 AQA GCSE English Language - The Hobbit

This is a full informal mock of paper 1 for the AQA GCSE English Language exam based on an extract from The Hobbit. It comes with a full powerpoint with warm ups and starters. This powerpoint can be printed off or converted to a more formal paper version of a mock if you wish to use it in that way. The starters include a group task, a look at the trailer and a look at a short you tube video called Thug Notes which break down the plot and some of the main themes. Be advised that Thug Notes does contain some adult themes and low level adult language. As I teach 16 + this is fine as a resource but if this is not the case for your class you can stick to the trailer or use an alternative. Hope it helps
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