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I am a Programme Leader of A Level English Literature. I have a BA (hons) first class and MA with distinction in English Literature. I have taught at a private sixth form college and two FE colleges. I currently teach the Edexcel specification. My resources always aim to stretch and challenge learners to engage with critical theories and concepts while providing structures to support learners in their educational journey. My resources are designed primarily for 16-19 years olds.

I am a Programme Leader of A Level English Literature. I have a BA (hons) first class and MA with distinction in English Literature. I have taught at a private sixth form college and two FE colleges. I currently teach the Edexcel specification. My resources always aim to stretch and challenge learners to engage with critical theories and concepts while providing structures to support learners in their educational journey. My resources are designed primarily for 16-19 years olds.
Frankenstein and The Handmaid's Tale A Level Workbook
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Frankenstein and The Handmaid's Tale A Level Workbook

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A workbook consisting of 5 detailed sessions with guided tasks to ensure students engage critically with close analysis, contexts and interpretation. This resource can form a unit of work for the classroom or be used as a self-directed revision/study guide. The sessions cover ‘Structure and Form’, ‘Voice and Style’,‘Genre and Science’,and ‘Society’: this workbook touches on all the key points of analysis in the novels to make sure students are well equipped for exams. High level engagement with concepts such as meta-textuality, postmodernism and poststructuralism provide ample scope to push A Level students toward undergraduate level analysis. The workbook contains ‘top tips’ for comparing these novels at A Level standard, an examplary model answer with guided questions, an essay writing structure model, and uses a colour coded AO system for Edexcel (this can be adjusted for other boards).
Applying to University Lesson
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Applying to University Lesson

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A 17 slide PowerPoint designed for students in Year 12 or the start of Year 13, guiding them through the process of researching into universities, choosing courses to apply for and writing the personal statement.
A Streetcar Named Desire A Level Workbook
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A Streetcar Named Desire A Level Workbook

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A workbook consisting of 8 sessions with guided tasks to ensure students engage critically with close analysis, contexts and interpretation. From expressionism, plastic theatre and ancient Greek tragedy conventions to theatrical structure, motif and symbolism: this workbook touches on all the key points of analysis in the play to make sure students are well equipped for the exams. The workbook contains ‘top tips’ for writing about this play at A Level standard, and uses a colour coded AO system for Edexcel (this can be adjusted for other boards).
Marking Code and Feedback Sheet Edexcel AS/A Level Literature
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Marking Code and Feedback Sheet Edexcel AS/A Level Literature

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This marking code can save you hours. It given specific advice on how to improve common errors for every assessment objective (1-5). It gives examples of errors and how to improve. You simply circle a sentence/paragraph the student has written and write down the appropriate code (i.e. 2.b), and the student can then use their copy of the marking code to read a detailed account of what has gone wrong in their writing and how to improve. I give all my students a copy of the marking code so they can use it for peer-assessment, understanding my annotations on their work, and re-writing and improving their work. The feedback sheet allows teachers to provide a vast amount of feedback and pointers for improvement, and instructs students to a development task, but with very minimal time taken.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Lecture on Entire Novel
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist Lecture on Entire Novel

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This PowerPoint features a voice recording on every slide totalling approximatley an hour and a half. This resource is designed to teach A Level students about the novel so they can write about Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist for their Literature coursework. The lecture is detailed, nuanced and insightful. It covers postcolonial theory, detailed analysis of literary techniques, historical contexts and refers to literary critics. Part one covers: Narrative voice The relationship between the speaker and the addressee Foreshadowing Unpicking assumptions Unreliability of narration Part two covers: How ‘Otherness’ relates to colonialism Orientalism and fetishization of the ‘Other’ Symbolism in the characters Orientalism following 9/11 Motif of Changez’s beard Part three covers: Changez’s response to 9/11 Changez’s relationship with America Geo-political context Irony
Edexcel Frankenstein and NLMG Structure revision lesson
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Edexcel Frankenstein and NLMG Structure revision lesson

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An 11 slide PowerPoint designed to kick start revision of Never Let Me Go and Frankenstein for the Edexcel A Level exam. It focusses on the novels’ structure, beginnings and endings. It includes slides containing several example comparative arguments, as well as group-work tasks.
Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey Remote Lecture
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Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey Remote Lecture

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This is a PowerPoint lecture which has voice recordings embedded. The lecture is an analysis of the poem and includes modelled annotations on each stanza. It includes contexts of the sublime (Burke/Kant/Wordsworth’s concept of the sublime) and pantheism. You need to download the PowerPoint and play the slideshow to hear the voice recordings. You can send the resource to students and they should emerge the other side with a fully annotated poem with high level understanding, ready for class discussion.