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Most of my resources are for KS4 and KS5. I am a Head of English and use all my resources with my own classes so I hope that you find them useful too!

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Most of my resources are for KS4 and KS5. I am a Head of English and use all my resources with my own classes so I hope that you find them useful too!
BEST GUESS AQA LITERATURE PAPER 2 MOCK

BEST GUESS AQA LITERATURE PAPER 2 MOCK

This is my version of the best guess mock for AQA English Literature Paper 2 2018. There is an ‘An Inspector Calls’ question (choice of two) which has been ‘guessed’ by looking at what has come up previously and through legacy spec along with a best guess question (two again as I couldn’t decide!) for the Power and Conflict cluster of poems. There is also an unseen poetry question also attached which uses ‘The Mower’ by Philip Larkin.
rlharris
Five Practice Questions for GCSE AQA 9-1 English Literature Unseen Poetry

Five Practice Questions for GCSE AQA 9-1 English Literature Unseen Poetry

This package of resources includes four practice questions for the singular unseen poem task in section C of English Literature for AQA GCSE. The poems included are ‘In The Orchard After Midnight’, ‘Your Dad Did What?’, ‘In Oak Terrace’ and ‘Names’. The sheets include the poem, question, boxes for planning to write about language, form and structural ideas, have a space for a SOP (Statement of Purpose - which is a response to the poem where pupils outline their initial thoughts in response to the question. There is also an image of the level 6 mark scheme criteria from AQA. I have included both word documents and PDF copies so that should you want to use the template to produce more, you can. The comparative poem practice is on ‘The Pros and Cons’ by Sophie Hannah and ‘The Trick’ by Imtiaz Dharker.
rlharris
Revision Planning Grids with Questions (x4) for AQA GCSE English Literature Power and Conflict

Revision Planning Grids with Questions (x4) for AQA GCSE English Literature Power and Conflict

An eight page document which includes 4 practice questions and copies of the poems alongside planning grids which ask students to add their SOP (statement in relation to the question), and space to plan ‘Big Picture Idea’ responses to the questions with space to add quotations which exemplify the points. This was designed to be printed as two-to-a-page sheets so that the poem sits alongside the question. Questions offer preparation for ‘Poppies’, ‘Exposure’, ‘London’ and ‘The Emigree’. I have included both a word document and a PDF, which is fully formatted, should you wish to adapt and amend in an editable version.
rlharris
AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2 Sections B and C Poetry Bundle

AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2 Sections B and C Poetry Bundle

This bundle includes: Comparison Unseen Question Five Practice Questions for the Unseen Poetry (4 single poems and 1 comparison question) Four practice questions for the Anthology (Power and Conflict) question which look at ‘The Emigree’, ‘Poppies’, ‘London’ and ‘Exposure’ A PPT which takes pupils through the demands of the question and the AQA mark scheme REVISION SORTED FOR THESE TWO SECTIONS OF THE PAPER!
rlharris
Easter revision booklet - AQA Literature - 3 texts

Easter revision booklet - AQA Literature - 3 texts

This is a short revision booklet that I created for my year 11 set 9 (it could be used with higher ability pupils too) which takes them through basic revision for ‘An Inspector Calls’, ‘Macbeth’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’. I intend to walk the pupils through this resource and go through the activities and ideas with them in our Easter revision session although it may be useful for independent revision preparation as we enter the final stages of revision. I teach the AQA English Literature specification and have used the specimen 3 question for ‘AIC’ in this pack. Hopefully it may be useful to you and your students!
rlharris
'Macbeth' Masterclass Revision Booklet

'Macbeth' Masterclass Revision Booklet

A revision booklet for preparation for the English Literature (AQA) exam with the ‘Macbeth’ question on paper 1. The booklet takes pupils through some of the key ideas and principles with some practice questions and planning too.
rlharris
Power and Conflict Revision Workbook for AQA 9-1 English Literature

Power and Conflict Revision Workbook for AQA 9-1 English Literature

This is a 24 page revision workbook which takes pupils through the power and conflict cluster of poems from the AQA GCSE English Literature specification. The workbook deals with all of the poems apart from ‘Tissue’. The other 14 poems are printed in the workbook with questions which deal with the different AOs. There is space for pupils to select the quotations which they feel will help them to best analyse the poems in terms of language, form and structure. Within the workbook there are also 5 knowledge tests - there are spaces for answers within the workbook and the questions are at the end of the pack.I wrote this workbook to be worked through as an in-class series of revision lessons for a lower ability year 11 group, but will also be using it as an independent revision aid for my higher ability class. Resource is written for use with current classes and I am a current Head of English in a fully comprehensive secondary.
rlharris
'About His Person' by Simon Armitage - fully resourced poetry lesson. Observation friendly.

'About His Person' by Simon Armitage - fully resourced poetry lesson. Observation friendly.

This is a fully resourced lesson on the poem 'About His Person' by Simon Armitage. The resources include a powerpoint, a working sheet for pupils to use within the lesson alongside three different differentiated resources to support your pupils from levels 4 to 7. This lesson is very observation friendly and will show your ability to differentiate effectively, provide pupils with an interesting take on a poem and allow them to be creative and engaged. You will need to provide pupils with a copy of the poem.
rlharris
Unseen Poetry for AQA (9-1) Literature Paper 2, Section C

Unseen Poetry for AQA (9-1) Literature Paper 2, Section C

Powerpoint for a lesson to introduce students to a way to answer the unseen poetry question worth 24 marks for the new AQA (9-1) literature course which comes on paper 2. The lesson uses the AQA specimen question paper and the poem 'To a daughter leaving home'.
rlharris
Introduction to Crime Writing for AQA GCE Literature B

Introduction to Crime Writing for AQA GCE Literature B

An introductory powerpoint to the elements of crime that pupils will need to successfully embark on the crime strand of AQA GCE Literature B specification. The first slide will need to be adapted to state the texts that you have chosen for your setting. Pupils can make notes and discuss, in depth, what characterises crime writing.
rlharris
English Language Paper 2 (AQA) mock paper

English Language Paper 2 (AQA) mock paper

A mock paper which was designed as a pre-mock mock for use with year 11. The source material is based on lidos and the modern text is extremely current, having only been published 13.11.17. Created from scratch so your students will not have used this before! If you have found this resource useful, please do leave me a review!
rlharris
'The Great Gatsby' revision map (for AQA GCE Lit B Tragedy)

'The Great Gatsby' revision map (for AQA GCE Lit B Tragedy)

Revision map which indicates the aspects of tragedy which pupils could explore and apply to the novel 'The Great Gatsby' for their A/AS Level AQA Literature B exam. I blew this up to A3 and let pupils fill in the details so that they had all the aspects of tragedy together on one page in preparation for their exam.
rlharris
Great Expectations Revision Bundle for AQA GCSE 9-1

Great Expectations Revision Bundle for AQA GCSE 9-1

This small group of resources includes a 14 slide PPT which takes pupils through the key ideas and assessment materials for the Great Expectations question on the new AQA English Literature 9-1 exam. There are also sample essay questions on themes included along with a sample character profile for the character of Pip which is linked to an activity within the PPT.
rlharris
Character Revision Profiles for 'A Christmas Carol'

Character Revision Profiles for 'A Christmas Carol'

Three sheets (which you can enlarge to A3) to help students to revise the characters of Scrooge, The Ghosts and The Cratchits for GCSE English Literature Preparation. Allows them to track themes, add key quotations and understand why and how characters develop in certain ways.
rlharris
'Macbeth' revision resources for AQA GCSE 9-1

'Macbeth' revision resources for AQA GCSE 9-1

Mini bundle includes a short revision PPT (includes mark scheme and key information), a sample essay response to the AQA specimen question 'how far do you think Macbeth can be viewed as a hero' which students can annotate using the mark scheme, an AO3 map to help students put these areas into their responses and a table of the key quotations which they can cut up and use to make flash cards. All used with my third and seventh set year 11 students for the new AQA 9-1 English Literature GCSE and all understood it and used to their varying levels of ability.
rlharris
Revision Map for 'A Christmas Carol' English Literature 9-1 GCSE (AQA)

Revision Map for 'A Christmas Carol' English Literature 9-1 GCSE (AQA)

A revision map for 'A Christmas Carol' where pupils can note down pretty much everything they know! The resource is three pages long and includes space for them to note their key quotations, refers to the mark scheme, Dickens' narrative technique with a whole page on themes and where they're shown along with a final page for character details. Useful for putting pupils' minds at ease!
rlharris
Extracts for student practice questions for 'Great Expectations'

Extracts for student practice questions for 'Great Expectations'

Five extracts from the novel which I used with my pupils to have them read through, perform some close text analysis and then decide on questions which could be set by the exam board specifically linked to the extract. A handy revision tool which got them all talking to each other.
rlharris