A two-hour lesson that is perfect for revising the transactional writing element of the GCSE English Language exam. This lesson includes a walk-through of the skills required, a full marks exemplar answer which can be analysed and used as a model, followed by a task.
This 4 week fully-resourced scheme of work gives your students the opportunity to analyse, evaluate and compare famous speeches in preparation for writing and delivering their own (the spoken language endorsement). Through this scheme of work, students learn the terminology associated with the techniques they can use to make their writing more engaging (also excellent for the imaginative/transactional writing task) before analysing, evaluating and recreating them. This scheme of work serves as excellent practice for both Edexcel language papers, building in the spoken language endorsement in a useful way. Easily adapted to other specs.
This 40/40 piece of imaginative writing demonstrates the skills and techniques that students need to be able to use in order to achieve a grade 8 or 9 in the Edexcel Language exam. This piece of writing is based on a moment from the movie John Wick - I encourage students to use poignant moments from films/shows as inspiration.
A lesson teaching students how to analyse an extract from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This lesson was used with middle-ability Y9 students - perfect for Y9/Y10 and introducing the Literature exam requirements in an accessible way. Can be very easily adapted to suit AQA. The extract being used is Act 1 Scene 7.
A six week scheme of work that teaches students all they need to know about the transactional writing element of the new GCSE for English Language. Although this is designed with Edexcel in mind, it does adapt easily to other exam boards (the only specific references to Edexcel are on slides containing shots of the success criteria).
This SOW is very detailed, containing multiple grade 9 exemplars to use for inspiration, as well as exam tasks. The lessons cover different genres, for example writing a speech, a newspaper article, a magazine article, an obituary, a letter and a blog, as well as different purposes including writing to persuade, inform, argue and entertain.
This is a 6 week long scheme of work to deliver the content for GCSE English Language Paper 2 (20th and 21st century nonfiction). Included are lessons which break down how to answer each question, model answers (including examples from real candidates during the GCSE exam series) and mock exams. This unit has been designed for the Edexcel specification, though can be easily adapted to suit other exam boards.
This two/three hour lesson is a detailed walk-through of everything students need to know and demonstrate in the imaginative writing section of Edexcel’s Language paper one exam. It includes a full marks model answer that is analysed and then used as an example for students; they use this as inspiration for their own writing.
We used these 10 lessons with our lowest ability Y7 pupils in order to help them to develop basic literacy skills such as scanning texts, summarising information and decoding texts. They are based on engaging, low ability texts and cover fiction and non-fiction texts.
This two-hour session teaches students what skills they need to demonstrate in the transactional writing component of the Edexcel Language Paper 2 exam. It includes a break down of the success criteria, an exemplar answer that can be analysed and then used as a model for writing, followed by an independent task for students.
A preview of the first 7 pages of the Jekyll and Hyde revision booklet - available to purchase in full for £10 if you follow the link to my ‘shop’. Full booklet is 57 pages in total and covers every chapter.
Each chapter includes space to summarise, comprehension questions, vocabulary/glossary work, character/thematic exploration opportunities and key quotations for analysis.