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I am currently Head of English at a school in Yorkshire and I mark GCSE English Language and Literature for the AQA exam board. Working for the exam board has really helped me to refine my practice and my resources.

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I am currently Head of English at a school in Yorkshire and I mark GCSE English Language and Literature for the AQA exam board. Working for the exam board has really helped me to refine my practice and my resources.
Sentence Variety Worksheet
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Sentence Variety Worksheet

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These worksheets takes students through the process of developing simple sentences in a variety of ways including; adverbial openings, compound sentences, complex sentences, 'ing' openings and fronted clauses.
Scheme of Work Evaluation
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Scheme of Work Evaluation

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This will fit any subject and it will offer your teachers to reflect on any current schemes of work This worked really well last year and really helped me to identify gaps that needed sorting It also gave staff the chance to voice their opinions The document can be adapted to suit any year group
A Christmas Carol - Analysing Language
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A Christmas Carol - Analysing Language

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This presentation helped me to secure an 'outstanding' judgement in my lesson observation. The presentation is set up to allow students to explore juxtaposition and pathetic fallacy in an extract. The entire lesson focuses on AO2 - Language, Structure and Form. The lesson is set up for group work activities.
Display items for A Christmas Carol - Key quotes included
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Display items for A Christmas Carol - Key quotes included

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Some visual cutouts to make a display based on Dickens' A Christmas Carol. I put this up on a blue background with white at the bottom to represent snow. I then put black borders over it to make it look like a window looking out. Make this even better with gold wrappers from chocolate coins to represent Scrooge's counting house.
Outstanding lesson on empathy within the novella Of Mice and Men
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Outstanding lesson on empathy within the novella Of Mice and Men

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This lesson helped me to achieve and outstanding for a recent lesson observation. The PowerPoint looks at an empathetic style exam question and then there is a group work activity. The group work activity is set up so that you have a different character at each different work station, with different questions to get students to think and empathise with each character. Once downloaded, it is really simple to follow.
A Christmas Carol - Fezziwig's Christmas
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A Christmas Carol - Fezziwig's Christmas

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A full lesson dedicated to focusing on Scrooge's past and Christmas at Fezziwig's when Scrooge was an apprentice The first section deals with the challenging language There's a link to a short video link to use as a visual aid Then the main activity is for students to find key quotes and discuss what they reveal about Scrooge's character - worksheet is on the last page of the PowerPoint