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I am Head of English at an outstanding school in Essex. I love creating resources and hope they benefit your students as much as they have mine!

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I am Head of English at an outstanding school in Essex. I love creating resources and hope they benefit your students as much as they have mine!
Edexcel Macbeth  Bundle GCSEExamQuestionPractice

Edexcel Macbeth Bundle GCSEExamQuestionPractice

A bundle including a complete revision scheme of work for Macbeth (approx 20 hours of lessons), a revision pub quiz (and answers), a lesson deemed outstanding by Ofsted and a set of Edexcel-style exam papers.
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Key Stage Three Animal Farm scheme of work - vocabulary, comprehension and analysis.

Key Stage Three Animal Farm scheme of work - vocabulary, comprehension and analysis.

This 12 page PDF acts as a scheme of work for Key Stage Three classes studying Animal Farm (ideally used with Y8 or Y9). For every chapter there is vocabulary work, 10-20 thoughtful comprehension questions (designed to highlight the moments that students will want to write about when it comes to their GCSE years) and an extension task requiring higher-level thinking and more critical analysis. After using this resource, your students will know the plot, characters and themes very well, setting them up for GCSE study later.
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Imaginative Writing Masterclass GCSEexampractice Edexcel

Imaginative Writing Masterclass GCSEexampractice Edexcel

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.
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Transactional Writing Edexcel GCSEexampractice Edexcel

Transactional Writing Edexcel GCSEexampractice Edexcel

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.
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Speech Writing - for Edexcel 9-1 Spoken Language Endorsement/Language P1 & P2 GCSEExamPractice

Speech Writing - for Edexcel 9-1 Spoken Language Endorsement/Language P1 & P2 GCSEExamPractice

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.
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Transactional Writing Masterclass GCSEexampractice Edexcel

Transactional Writing Masterclass GCSEexampractice Edexcel

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.
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Macbeth Revision Lesson GCSEexampractice Edexcel

Macbeth Revision Lesson GCSEexampractice Edexcel

This revision lesson begins by quizzing students on plot, characters, themes and events (20 questions). Then, they examine a question and exemplar paragraph, exploring how to structure an essay (whole-text question). They then use this model to write their own response to a question.
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Revision Lesson GCSEexampractice Edexcel

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Revision Lesson GCSEexampractice Edexcel

This revision lesson begins by quizzing students on plot, characters, themes and events (21 questions). Then, they examine a question and exemplar paragraph, exploring how to structure an essay (whole-text question). They then use this model to write their own response to a question.
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Language Paper One 19th Century Fiction GCSEexampractice Edexcel

Language Paper One 19th Century Fiction GCSEexampractice Edexcel

This is a series of two lessons teaching students how to approach questions 1-4 on the Edexcel Language Paper 1 exam. The first lesson focuses primarily on analysing language and structure, whereas the second lesson teaches students how to evaluate properly (without over-using adverbs like “successfully”).
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A Level Language Change - Technology

A Level Language Change - Technology

In this lesson, students explore four ways in which different technologies (including texting and Twitter) have had an impact on our language. There are references to key theories/theorists to enable students to meet AO4. Students work towards writing their own topical language piece focused on technology, using an exemplar to guide them.
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Edexcel Conflict Poetry Revision Session (Approx 2 hours) GCSEExamQuestionPractice

Edexcel Conflict Poetry Revision Session (Approx 2 hours) GCSEExamQuestionPractice

This is a collection of resources that I used with my Y11 students during an Easter holiday revision session. I spent two hours delivering this lesson, however students were asked to finish many of them at home independently (therefore this could last several hours if used during lesson time). Conflict poetry pub quiz (containing true/false questions, context questions and fill in the blank quotation questions) Comparisons grid (students are given a plethora of exam questions and asked to identify comparable poems) Poetic Terminology task (students revise poetic terminology and definitions, then match terminology with examples from Conflict poems) Context and Form Bingo game (designed to help students remember key information regarding the form and structure of all 15 poems).
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Edexcel 9-1 Animal Farm Revision Session (Approx 2 hours) GCSEExamQuestionPractice

Edexcel 9-1 Animal Farm Revision Session (Approx 2 hours) GCSEExamQuestionPractice

This is a collection of resources that I used during an Easter holiday revision session with Y11 students. The session lasted for two hours, however students were asked to finish completing the tasks independently at home - this means that, if delivered in class, these resources would take up several hours of lesson time. Character flash card activity, including identifying key quotations and links to Russian Revolution Plot summary task, including identifying key quotations and links to the Russian Revolution Essay planning task (students are given 10 possible exam questions and asked to plan responses) Model essay (students are given a framework for writing a grade 9 essay and asked to create their own exemplar paragraphs by using the same format).
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Jekyll and Hyde Revision Bundle GCSEexampractice

Jekyll and Hyde Revision Bundle GCSEexampractice

A bundle perfect for revising Jekyll and Hyde with your students. This bundle contains a 56-page revision booklet: there is a plot summary, selection of comprehension questions and activities designed to revise key characters/themes/quotations for every chapter. Included is also a really fun game of revision bingo (which my students love!), an exemplar essay and a walking-talking mock style lesson.
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Full marks Imaginative Writing exemplar Edexcel GCSEExamQuestionPractice

Full marks Imaginative Writing exemplar Edexcel GCSEExamQuestionPractice

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.
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