A clear and effective structured assessment in which students respond to a question on how the author creates an atmosphere of terror. There is the option of a using a Point/Evidence/Technique/Analysis/Link (PETAL) structured framework with a clear example for weaker students. Time allowed for assessment: 45 to 60 minutes.
A structured activity for GCSE students preparing for the English Language Paper 1 structure question.
A step by step revision guide of the Literary Fiction paper (Paper 1) for GCSE students based on an extract from The Hound of the Baskerville’s. Gives model answers and encourages students to continue with their own responses.
A great exam revision resource for non-fiction GCSE. Can be used as a mock exam under timed conditions or just to go through in class and practise exam skills. Enjoy!
An exam paper based on an extract from Hound of the Baskervilles. There is a complimentary paper with a student guide included in my shop - please have a look! Attractive bundle offer too on exam papers!
A great structured revision activity to help students achieve confidence with the writing to describe question (based on an image). Activity should last an hour with opportunity for peer assessment and revision of key writing techniques. I’ve included a PDF doc and a Pages Doc - if you need word for editing please email me a request at email@example.com
This resource gears GCSE students up for English Literature Paper 1. The handout takes them through how to plan for the essay with a clear example given, as well as how to write a good analytical paragraph, also with an example. If the students plan and develop a paragraph for all the questions then this will be a complete lesson. There is an option at the end for the students to write a timed essay in 50 minutes - maybe homework or follow-up lesson? The handout is in word so can be easily edited. Hope this helps!
An activity to help students to learn key poetic terms on structure, language and sound. Also, questions to help them analyse poetic features. Hope it helps!
This handy resource will guide your student towards using precise and sophisticated vocabulary when discussing or writing about characters and their motivations. Can be a great revision resource for Literature texts or a great starter.
A great resource to help students from Year 9 - 11 revise/learn a wide range of descriptive devices. Matching activity should take 20 minutes and then there is an added activity of finding examples of each technique so could become a complete lesson if students are looking at a descriptive extract.
A structured test paper which tests reading skills based on an extract from Great Expectations. Great for getting students practising reading skills on pre-twentieth century. The activity will serve well as an end of term/unit test for Years 7/8. I’ve uploaded a PDF doc and a Pages doc but please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Word version.
A paper 1 complete exam paper based on Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy (useful if students are also studying this Shakespeare text for Literature). There is a complimentary paper with a student guide in my shop - please have look!
A great resource to hone your students’ language skills along with revising their knowledge of a Literature text. There are detailed examples for each question from the Reading section to provide a scaffold for students or they could ignore the examples if they want the challenge. The paper is based on the AQA format and could be also done in timed conditions as a mock. Hope it proves useful…
A great activity to use as a practice for the real thing or as a formal mock. I have included a mark scheme to make the marking easier or even good for peer assessment. The two sources are: an extract from Mandela’s autobiography and entries from a young Jews diary during WWII. If you want a format which you can edit, please email me at email@example.com .
This is a practice English Language GCSE Paper 2 with questions based on the reading section. It is in the AQA style and includes a mark scheme with suggested responses. There are two resources included in the file so no need to click on links - it’s all there for you! I suggest an hour to complete the paper if done under timed conditions.
38% discount when you buy the bundle rather than single papers! A great bundle to get your class ready for their exams. There are two English Language Paper Ones and two English Language Paper Twos. The Paper One exams have a student guide included which is great for revision. If you want an editable version, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All extracts and mark schemes/suggestions are included. They can be used for homework or in class under timed conditions.