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I am a graded 'Outstanding' English and Media teacher for students 11-18 . I often use Philosophy for Children to engage the students and bring learning from the classroom into the world they live in. I thoroughly enjoy creating innovative and exciting schemes and resources that bring learning to life. I have an Instagram account of the same name so you can see the resources and how my classroom looks, with different ideas of how to make a safe and stimulating environment.

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I am a graded 'Outstanding' English and Media teacher for students 11-18 . I often use Philosophy for Children to engage the students and bring learning from the classroom into the world they live in. I thoroughly enjoy creating innovative and exciting schemes and resources that bring learning to life. I have an Instagram account of the same name so you can see the resources and how my classroom looks, with different ideas of how to make a safe and stimulating environment.
Literary Features Pairs Game

Literary Features Pairs Game

16 important literary features pairs game for students to memorise key techniques needed to analyse literature. Works with all ages- important for analysis of prose and poetry. Fun and engaging, easy to use and popular with the students!
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GCSE English: Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Teaching Bundle

GCSE English: Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Teaching Bundle

Normally costing £47 when all bought separately, I am releasing an 'A Christmas Carol' teaching bundle that includes: literature exam preparation, analysis lessons and a wide variety of resources including a homework menu with 25 varied tasks including essays, contextual research, creative tasks and more. Also included is a fun pairs game to match up key quotes in a Christmas carol and a full revision booklet with abridged versions of each stave, essay questions, quick quiz questions and more! All resources are tried and tested and very successful, helping students engage in the text and make rapid progress.
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A bank of Eduqas Component 1 style papers using a range of texts

A bank of Eduqas Component 1 style papers using a range of texts

A handy pack of Eduqas style component 1 papers to help students with exam practice, exam writing style and understanding 20th Century fiction. Texts include Great Gatsby, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, One Flew over the Cuckoo's nest and more. There are 6 exam style papers in the set, with 6 different 20th century text extracts and 24 different Prose creative writing task titles. Component 1 consists of: Section A (20%) – Reading Understanding of one prose extract (about 60-100 lines) of literature from the 20th century assessed through a range of structured questions Section B (20%) – Prose Writing One creative writing task selected from a choice of four titles.
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GCSE English Language Eduqas Component 2 19th/21st century non fiction practice paper

GCSE English Language Eduqas Component 2 19th/21st century non fiction practice paper

A complete practice paper for the GCSE English Language Eduqas Component 2 19th/21st century non fiction element of the new 9-1 GCSE. Students have the opportunity to practice their skills in preparation for the exam. The 19th Century text was recommended and sourced from a link shared on the Eduqas website, with a relating 21st century text sourced online too. Students have found this a good beginning for their understanding of what the exam requires and expects.
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Eduqas English GCSE Component 1 paper - Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald

Eduqas English GCSE Component 1 paper - Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald

To assist students with exam practice, exam writing style and 20th Century fiction I have created an exam style paper for Eduqas English Language Component 1 using Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald. Component 1 consists of: Section A (20%) – Reading Understanding of one prose extract (about 60-100 lines) of literature from the 20th century assessed through a range of structured questions Section B (20%) – Prose Writing One creative writing task selected from a choice of four titles.
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Eduqas/WJEC  Poetry Anthology link grid.

Eduqas/WJEC Poetry Anthology link grid.

A very useful visual revision aide for students completing the Eduqas/WJEC English GCSE. A thematic grid to outline which poems have the most links, and are therefore more likely to come up on the GCSE paper. Colour coded by theme, easily outlined and a great starting point for revision.
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Blood Brothers Homework Menu

Blood Brothers Homework Menu

To tackle the lack of enthusiasm about homework in my school I created a menu of homework. This one targets key stage 4 and assists teaching of Blood Brothers by Willy Russell. There are 25 homeworks already planned, differentiated by 'spice'. Since using these menus, where the students pick for themselves, the amount and quality of homework has improved.
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Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time homework menu

Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time homework menu

To tackle the lack of enthusiasm about homework in my school I created a Nando's menu of homework tasks. This one targets key stage 4 and above and assists teaching of The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. There are 25 homeworks already planned, differentiated by 'spice'. Since using these menus, where the students pick for themselves, the amount and quality of homework has improved.
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Philosophy4Children (P4C) lesson on animal experimentation and its morality

Philosophy4Children (P4C) lesson on animal experimentation and its morality

An engaging and thought provoking P4C lesson discussing animal testing, with a simple article as stimulus. A good article to analyse for non-fiction text alongside novels as well. Lesson includes a paired task where they research alternatives to animal testing which can be used in two ways. A great way to get students talking. The entire lesson is planned with resources, Learning Objectives and Success Criteria. Good for encouraging communication, justification of ideas and listening skills. Students really enjoy P4C and it is structured in a way that means all children can achieve.
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Eduqas English Literature Component 1 -Shakespeare and Anthology- exam Walking Talking Mock

Eduqas English Literature Component 1 -Shakespeare and Anthology- exam Walking Talking Mock

A complete, two hour, 'walking talking' mock where the teacher guides students through example questions and how to achieve top marks. Students are given a created exam paper with a Shakespeare extract and essay question, as well as a poem from the anthology and the exam questions. The powerpoint then talks the students through timings and how to answer each question. A fantastic revision aide and great training for the exam. All resources are included with this purchase.
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GCSE Eduqas English Comp 2 (reading only) 19th/21st century non fiction walking talking mock+paper

GCSE Eduqas English Comp 2 (reading only) 19th/21st century non fiction walking talking mock+paper

A complete mock paper for the Eduqas English Language Component 2- non fiction 19th and 21st century. A powerpoint and mock paper for the English Language GCSE. Powerpoint goes through each reading question in detail, helping students understand the question and what is expected of them. The powerpoint does not cover the transactional writing, however two transactional writing questions are included in the mock paper. A good way of instilling confidence in students before the exam.
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GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- The Soldier- Rupert Brooke Analysis lesson

GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- The Soldier- Rupert Brooke Analysis lesson

A complete lesson with all resources, learning objectives, success criteria and poem breakdown. This lesson talks through the context, content, structure, form, language, imagery and tone. With a step by step analysis for the poem, including key questions, students can expand understanding and knowledge. This can be used as a complete lesson, but it can equally be used as a revision aide for students either in or outside of the classroom.
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A bank of Eduqas Component 1 style papers using a range of texts

A bank of Eduqas Component 1 style papers using a range of texts

A handy pack of Eduqas style component 1 papers to help students with exam practice, exam writing style and understanding 20th Century fiction. Texts include Great Gatsby, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, One Flew over the Cuckoo's nest and more. There are 6 exam style papers in the set, with 6 different 20th century text extracts and 24 different Prose creative writing task titles. Component 1 consists of: Section A (20%) – Reading Understanding of one prose extract (about 60-100 lines) of literature from the 20th century assessed through a range of structured questions Section B (20%) – Prose Writing One creative writing task selected from a choice of four titles.
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Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol - Pointless Gameshow Edition

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol - Pointless Gameshow Edition

A fun and engaging revision game based on the game show Pointless. A fun PowerPoint with music, timer video clip, a range of revision rounds such as 'contextual Information' , 'anagrams', 'name the character' and 'who said it?', this game will help your students look for answers they may not usually consider. A great way to recap knowledge in an exciting way.
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Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers

Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers

A complete lesson on Mickey and Edward's relationship in Blood Brothers and how it changes. This is very much formatted to ensure success at GCSE in the Eduqas exam for English Literature. The lesson begins with a Do Now, before practicing skills for the springboard essay where students are given an extract and need to complete an essay using the whole text. This lesson guides students to find key quotes from other parts of the play as well as annotating the extract given. Students are then given a mock exam question to practice. All success criteria, learning objectives and resources needed are within the PowerPoint.
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Mickey and Linda's relationship in Blood Brothers

Mickey and Linda's relationship in Blood Brothers

A complete lesson on Mickey and Linda's relationship in Blood Brothers and how it changes. This is very much formatted to ensure success at GCSE in the Eduqas exam for English Literature. The lesson begins with a Do Now, before practicing skills for the springboard essay where students are given an extract and need to complete an essay using the whole text. This lesson guides students to find key quotes from other parts of the play as well as annotating the extract given. Students are then given a mock exam question to practice. All success criteria, learning objectives and resources needed are within the PowerPoint.
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GCSE Eduqas English Component 1 Language Paper- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

GCSE Eduqas English Component 1 Language Paper- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

A mock paper completely mirroring the style of Eduqas questions for the English Language Component 1 Language paper for GCSE. All five reading questions, alongside 4 possible narrative questions for section B are included, as well as a mark scheme and the insert for the text. A really useful revision tool for students preparing for their GCSE English examination
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Transactional Writing- writing a lively article. Lesson for KS4

Transactional Writing- writing a lively article. Lesson for KS4

A lesson with a range of tasks to help students write a lively, engaging and fit for purpose article. This is a potential question for the Eduqas English GCSE. The lesson comprises of a BINGO game identifying persuasive language techniques (with link to interactive game), as well as an exam style question, a range of tasks and embedded timers within the PowerPoint. All Success Criteria, Learning Objectives and a 'real world link' are included.
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Eduqas English Lit Component 1-Macbeth and Anthology Poetry-Walking Talking Mock

Eduqas English Lit Component 1-Macbeth and Anthology Poetry-Walking Talking Mock

A complete, two hour, 'walking talking' mock where the teacher guides students through example questions and how to achieve top marks. Students are given a created exam paper with a 'A Macbeth' extract and essay question, as well as an anthology extract and the corresponding exam questions. The PowerPoint then talks the students through timings and how to answer each question. A fantastic revision aide and great training for the exam. All resources are included with this purchase. This is a run on from the first Walking Talking mock for Literature component 1, and as such has more questioning for students to build on their revision.
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Relationships in Blood Brothers

Relationships in Blood Brothers

A fun lesson looking at different types of relationships and how we can link them to Blood Brothers. A range of activities including Do Now and Plenary, as well as all learning objectives and success criteria.
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GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- London William Blake Analysis lesson

GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- London William Blake Analysis lesson

A complete lesson with all resources, learning objectives, success criteria and poem breakdown. This lesson talks through the context, content, structure, form, language, imagery and tone. With a step by step analysis for the poem, including key questions, students can expand understanding and knowledge. This can be used as a complete lesson, but it can equally be used as a revision aide for students either in or outside of the classroom.
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