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I am an experienced teacher and currently Head of English and Media in a large secondary school. I am also an examiner for EDUQAS English Language GCSE. I have a range of resources available on TES. Some of my resources are quite old, from when I first started out, and I am currently working in my spare time to update my resources. There are a range of resources from displays, schemes of work, revision booklets, mock exam papers and lessons available.

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I am an experienced teacher and currently Head of English and Media in a large secondary school. I am also an examiner for EDUQAS English Language GCSE. I have a range of resources available on TES. Some of my resources are quite old, from when I first started out, and I am currently working in my spare time to update my resources. There are a range of resources from displays, schemes of work, revision booklets, mock exam papers and lessons available.
unseen poetry masterclass
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unseen poetry masterclass

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This powerpoint has been created to encourage confidence in unseen poetry, and to teach students how to analyse and plan for the WJEC/EDUQAS unseen poetry question timings. The first five slides are resources for the class. Slide 1 - a breakdown of each unseen poetry question - colour coded - to explain expectations from examiner, timings, what the question is asking you to do. Slide 2 - a reminder bookmark to give students to take home to practise with at home. It has 8 key questions students should ask themselves to ensure clear and detailed answers when responding. Slide 3 - The first poem handout with annotation boxes (colour coded). This is advisable to be printed in A3 so they have a decent amount of space to write notes in. Slide 4 - The second poem handout - this one has the original poem and the poem they have to compare it with on- with annotation boxes (colour coded). This is advisable to be printed in A3 so they have a decent amount of space to write notes in. I normally print slide 3 and 4 back to back Slide 5 - an optional print out slide with a breakdown of what to write in each paragraph, as well as possible sentence starters/cloze paragraphs to use. This masterclass uses the poems ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas and ‘Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep’ by Mary Elizabeth Frye. Slides 6,7,8 and 9 talk you and the class through how to quickly annotate with timers to keep the pace. The poem analysis is broken down into sections with written prompts to show on the board. I have done this masterclass with all of the year 11 classes in my school (other than the weakest ability who weren’t sitting literature) and an overwhelming majority requested a second masterclass as they found it so helpful. I will upload the second masterclass to TES as well- it is the same format but different poems. The format of the slides is really easy to edit, so you can use this repeatedly and just change the poems in the middle.
Death of a Naturalist - EDUQAS English literature GCSE
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Death of a Naturalist - EDUQAS English literature GCSE

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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.
How Shakespeare influences language + Shakespearian insults
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How Shakespeare influences language + Shakespearian insults

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A fun lesson to start a Shakespeare module, looking at Shakespearian insults, how Shakespeare has influenced our language today and how he is still relevant. A mixture of fun facts about Shakespeare to play a bingo game, a research sheet, a Shakespearian insult activity and opportunities to analyse and explore interesting use and change of word classes. Easily adaptable for all abilities. I used with a year 9 set 4 class and it was really successful. All learning objectives, success criteria, real world link, levels and stretch and challenge opportunities are included. Fun Do Now and Plenary activities also included.
WJEC/EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Mock exam Paper-Ozymandias
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WJEC/EDUQAS Poetry Anthology Mock exam Paper-Ozymandias

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Following the structure, format and wording of the WJEC/EDUQAS literature exam paper, I have created a mock paper using Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley for students to practice exam responses. Included in the resource is an essay planning sheet to help students consider their answer and time their writing.
Macbeth Revision book / workbooklet for GCSE and A Level
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Macbeth Revision book / workbooklet for GCSE and A Level

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A very detailed workbook or revision book for William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The workbook includes: all the key scenes broken down with key questions throughout, all key soliloquys with key questions, a range of essay questions, short language questions, analysis of theme, character and purpose. A wide range of activities to help students revise Macbeth and succeed in their exams. 36 pages of tasks and analysis opportunities. Students could use this in conjunction with the Macbeth and Lady Macbeth quote revision cards also available through my shop.
Breakdown of EDUQAS Literature past exams
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Breakdown of EDUQAS Literature past exams

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I have put together a breakdown of every question asked for the texts studied for English Literature on Eduqas Exam Board for students and staff in my school. I thought it might be useful for any other teachers. I have included A Christmas Carol, An Inspector Calls, Poetry Anthology and The Merchant of Venice. Hope it is helpful
GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- The Soldier- Rupert Brooke Analysis lesson
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GCSE WJEC/Eduqas English Literature. Poetry- The Soldier- Rupert Brooke Analysis lesson

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A complete lesson with all resources, learning objectives, success criteria and poem breakdown. This lesson starts with a do now activity where students explore the stereotypical image of a soldier, mind mapping ideas around an image. The PowerPoint then talks through key notes for the context, content, structure, form, language, imagery and tone of the poem. The poem has a step by step analysis, including key questions, so students can expand understanding and knowledge whilst having discussion opportunities to expand deeper meaning. 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. All Eduqas questions are thematic, so the next step would be to pose the question ‘How is War presented in The Soldier’. Teachers are able to edit or add to this lesson to aide understanding - this lesson was created for lower ability sets.
Wilfred Owen War Poetry Anthology and Guide
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Wilfred Owen War Poetry Anthology and Guide

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To help my A Level students, I created a useful guide with context, critics, historical information, a guide of literary terms and the poems they would need to analyse for their coursework. It includes information about the war and the poet, as well as influences and other poets linked to Owen. It also has copies of 11 of Owen’s poems for them to annotate so all of the information they need for their coursework is together.
Form tutor, patoral and ECM toolkit. Display board ideas for the classroom
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Form tutor, patoral and ECM toolkit. Display board ideas for the classroom

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An easily adapted powerpoint with a range of display ideas, form tools and fun tasks for students to do during form time. The toolkit includes: Birthday display, Achieve your Goals football goal display, ECM board display outlining what each strand is, and what is covered, Pupil of the week board template (alongside pupil of the week certificate template) Homework Pencil reminder template, A-Z classroom personality bunting task
Year 7 ghost stories lesson
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Year 7 ghost stories lesson

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A fun one off lesson getting students to plan, consider and create ghost stories using first person. Can be used in conjunction with any other scheme of work or as a one off cover lesson. A good introduction to creative writing or drama. Worksheet with pictures of different haunted settings included to help students who struggle with creative writing.
20+ inspirational authors and poets wall display
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20+ inspirational authors and poets wall display

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A colourful, appealing and interesting display outlining the achievements and successes of numerous famous authors and poets including David Walliams, Charles Dickens, Jacqueline Wilson, Maya Angelou, Harper Lee, Margaret Atwood, William Shakespeare, Roald Dahl and many more. Facts, recommended books and images are all included.
Literary Features Display
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Literary Features Display

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A 95 slide display covering a range of literary features used within English - useful for both analysis of text, poetry, language, media and creative writing. A lot of the slides use Harry Potter, Macbeth and popular films to demonstrate what the feature is, as well as a simple explanation of what each device is. A nice way to decorate your English classroom.
Fahrenheit 451 remote learning booklet
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Fahrenheit 451 remote learning booklet

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This workbook has been created for A and AS Level students to guide them through the text whilst remotely learning. The booklet consists of: A transcript of an interview with Ray Bradbury A summary of the novel, and some questions to answer Social and historical context + knowledge checker Information about the Atomic bomb + a research task A timeline of events in the book Plot Summary of The Hearth and the Salamander + questions Multiple choice quiz on that section Plot Summary of The Sieve and the Sand + questions Multiple choice quiz on that section Plot Summary of Burning Bright + questions Multiple choice quiz on that section A plot diagram Symbols grid work task Themes grid work task Fun facts / things you didn’t know about the novel Suggested further reading
EDUQAS POETRY ANTHOLOGY REVISION GUIDE
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EDUQAS POETRY ANTHOLOGY REVISION GUIDE

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I have put together a revision guide for my set 4 class on the poems that have not yet been examined on by Eduqas in the GCSEs. It took me a really long time to create it, but the students have really found it useful. In the revision guide, I have included: For each poem: A ‘fit on one page’ guide explaining what the poem is about, 7 key quotes, the key messages, context and structural notes A question page with short form questions linked to the poem A ‘memorise the quote’ page in the style of spelling copy and repeat sheets An exam style question and three pages to answer. Alongside the poem sheets I have included an ‘how to write an analysis’ page with sentence starters and 7 comparison grids. Each grid has a different theme. I have filled in one half of the first sheet so students can see what needs to be done. The poems included are: Death of a Naturalist, Hawk Roosting, The Prelude, She Walks in Beauty, Valentine, Living Space, As Imperceptibly as Grief, Cozy Apologia, The Manhunt, The Soldier I have included the following themes: Power, Nature, Love/Relationships, Grief/Time/Faith, Childhood/Growing up and Conflict/War. I have made sure to use dual coding to further support understanding of theme.
Blood Brothers GCSE English Revision key cards. Eduqas/WJEC/AQA
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Blood Brothers GCSE English Revision key cards. Eduqas/WJEC/AQA

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A set of revision cards that cover the entire play scene by scene with key quotes, key terminology and the major themes. Each slide is cut into 4 pocket sized cards that can be hole punched and put on a key ring to make a set of flip cards helping students with every aspect of the play. The last 3 cards cover the context, about the author and the key characters in the play. An incredibly useful revision resource for students needing to 'get to grips' with Blood Brothers ready for their English Litearture exams.
A Christmas Carol and Marxist Criticism
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A Christmas Carol and Marxist Criticism

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A range of resources and a lesson on Marxist Criticism and how to apply it to an analysis of A Christmas Carol for GCSE. Students learn the basics of Marxist criticism and use this to improve close analysis of key scenes in A Christmas Carol. Great for top band students looking to boost their performance in essays and exams.