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A bank of resources from the many hats I've worn in 15 years of teaching - teacher of English, Head of English, Lead Practitioner, and, most recently, Head of Sixth Form.

A bank of resources from the many hats I've worn in 15 years of teaching - teacher of English, Head of English, Lead Practitioner, and, most recently, Head of Sixth Form.
AQA A-Level Literature, Spec A - Literary Criticism (AO5)
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AQA A-Level Literature, Spec A - Literary Criticism (AO5)

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Fully comprehensive overview of literary criticism, which encourages pupils to link these to the AQA Spec A texts - Othello, Gatsby, Handmaid, Streetcar, Feminine Gospels, etc. Includes: 3 revision tasks, check-in points, links to AOs, and strengths/weaknesses of each theory. Great as intro to criticism (AO5) and, later, as revision.
The Handmaid's Tale full SOW - AQA English Literature A-Level
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The Handmaid's Tale full SOW - AQA English Literature A-Level

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A full set of resources for The Handmaid’s Tale - can be used for first teaching and/or revisiting the text for revision purposes. Includes: 14 lessons based on key themes across the text. Each lesson includes a theme-specific Do Now, key notes, key quotations, AO5 secondary reading to complement key themes/ideas, and, at the end, pre/post reading questions; 3 essay questions; 25 question quiz, including sample assessment question; key quotations table; AO5 quotations PPT; the opening to a sample answer for AQA English Literature, Spec A, 7711-7712, comparing The Handmaid’s Tale to A Streetcar Named Desire.
AQA English Literature A Level, Specification A - 7711, 7712
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AQA English Literature A Level, Specification A - 7711, 7712

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A bundle of resources for Specification A - Love through the Ages, Texts in Shared contexts, and the NEA texts across time. Includes: course overview AOs overview Genre study - tragedy, modernism, and poetic movements Exam prep - Paper 1 comparisons across texts, Paper 2 Unseen Prose (x2) NEA introduction x2 AO5 literary criticism Teaching resources include Do Now starters, core content for teacher deliver, independent tasks for students, and exemplar essay samples.
AQA English Lit/ Spec A/ Paper 1 revision
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AQA English Lit/ Spec A/ Paper 1 revision

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Great revision for Paper 1 texts - Love through the Ages, Gatsby, and Othello. Includes: overview of types of love (eros, etc), links to texts, comparison task, comparative writing structure, and famous quotes which can be used for AO5.
Head of Sixth Form - Leadership and Management resources, including Ofsted prep from GOOD school
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Head of Sixth Form - Leadership and Management resources, including Ofsted prep from GOOD school

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A comprehensive set of resources and support for aspiring/new/existing Heads of Sixth Form. Lots of examples of how to prepare for Ofsted (new framework), how to Quality Assure (QA), how to plan and prioritise actions across the academic year, and how to hit benchmarks in recruitment, careers, and destinations. To save your time, all documents are in editable formats - Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Includes: Ofsted - prep notes for a deep dive with sample responses used in own interview, and a review of the criteria for RAG 5 study skills sessions covering revision and independent learning skills 5 assemblies covering ambition, resilience, key skills, and discrimination 3 key QA documents - Head of Sixth Form checklist with sample actions for Years 11-13, learning walk checklist, and a termly priorities tracker with sample actions for summer term. All are great tools to track, record and monitor progress. Student Leadership launch presentation, sample application letter, and interview template with 6 questions Sixth Form recruitment - sample recruitment plan, sample subject recruitment slide, and a template for an ongoing, year-long recruitment tracker Voice of staff template including questions Directed study protocols and study schedule template Editable templates for data schedule and Sixth Form calendar
AQA English Literature A-Level - NEA package
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AQA English Literature A-Level - NEA package

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Three resources to support pupils with their A-Level coursework. Resources: NEA presentation - slides outline the task, the AOs, and possible texts to compare thematically NEA planning cycle - a 15 page planning document to support pupils to plan and produce a draft NEA essay plan - a checklist outlining steps to take when drafting an NEA
AQA, A Level English Literature, Spec A, Paper 2, Section B - Unseen Prose
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AQA, A Level English Literature, Spec A, Paper 2, Section B - Unseen Prose

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Use for: AQA English Lit/ Spec A/ Paper 2/ Unseen Prose Linked to pre-release extract: White Teeth by Zadie Smith Great resource that guides pupils through the extract and links to AO5 to stretch and challenge. Includes intro WAGOLL and free bonus lesson to how the theme in the extract can be linked to two studied texts - Streetcar and Handmaid.
AQA A Level, English Literature, Spec A - AO5 feminist literary readings
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AQA A Level, English Literature, Spec A - AO5 feminist literary readings

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A comprehensive overview of the four models of Elaine Showalter’s ‘Gynocriticism’. Includes: comprehensive details on each of the four models of sexual difference; links to themes in The Handmaid’s Tale, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Feminine Gospels; an essay title and sample opening paragraph. Fantastic resource to develop AO5 and prepare students to critically analyse and examine texts.
AQA A-Level, English Literature - literary genre - TRAGEDY
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AQA A-Level, English Literature - literary genre - TRAGEDY

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Revision of Tragedy as a genre, linked to AQA English Lit/ Spec A/ Paper 1 but can also be used for GCSE Macbeth. Includes: genre conventions, critic comments, and links to exam questions and examiner feedback. Ends with independent task linking ideas to exam style questions. Great as intro to genre and revision of in Y13.
AQA A Level, English Literature, Spec A - Poetic movements in English literature
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AQA A Level, English Literature, Spec A - Poetic movements in English literature

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An overview of the key poetic movements in poetry over time, including: the metaphysical poets, the Cavaliers, the Romantics, the Victorians, and the Modernists. Includes: poetry quiz Do Now at the start (with answers), an overview of each movement with key charactertics, and a timeline resource at the end which gives pupils a space to map out the poems they are studying. Great place to start for AQA English Literature, Spec A, Paper 1 - Love through the Ages anthology.
KS3 English Shakespeare - full SOW
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KS3 English Shakespeare - full SOW

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A full term’s worth of Shakespeare study at KS3, covering a full range of themes and contexts across the major plays - Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Othello. Term 1 - Shakespeare in Love Pupil booklet covering the following topics: Shakespeare’s work in themes Shakespearean settings Shakespearean attitudes towards age and gender Presentation of gender Shakespeare’s characterisation of men and women Attitudes towards race and gender Power and politics Corresponding teacher booklet including: Map of KS3 AOs SOW presented as a weekly breakdown, with learning questions, activities, directed tasks to mark, and homework - all can be copied and/or printed to create own resources Key vocabulary linked to the National Curriculum Weekly breakdown of learning which corresponds with pupil booklet and includes core knowledge, suggested teaching strategies, links for further reading, and differentiated tasks for high, middle, and lower attainers Extract booklet A booklet containing all of the extracts to be studied, in order Term 2 - Shakespeare on Film Pupil booklet focused on analysing Romeo & Juliet - play and film List of media and film terminology Covers all aspects of mis-en-scene Key scene analysis tasks for all the major scenes Think hard tasks for higher ability Summer or homework task where pupils plan, direct and act out a key scene Knowledge Organiser Covers context, themes, plot, dramatic and film techniques, as well as comparisons between the play and the film FANTASTIC set of resources for all teachers (English and drama), but particularly good for new teachers and / or Heads of Department looking to overhaul the KS3 curriculum and do something new and exciting with Shakespeare. Works well as a prerequisite for KS4, too, as covers all of the core content needed.