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I am Head of English at a school in Essex. Being with the children and creating engaging resources are the best parts of my day.

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I am Head of English at a school in Essex. Being with the children and creating engaging resources are the best parts of my day.
GCSE English Language Transactional Writing Scheme of Work
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GCSE English Language Transactional Writing Scheme of Work

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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.
Transactional Writing Edexcel GCSEexampractice Edexcel
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Transactional Writing Edexcel GCSEexampractice Edexcel

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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.
GCSE English Language Paper 2 Scheme of Work - Edexcel
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GCSE English Language Paper 2 Scheme of Work - Edexcel

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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.
KS3 Low Ability Literacy scheme of work (catch up) (10 lessons)
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KS3 Low Ability Literacy scheme of work (catch up) (10 lessons)

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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. Great for remote learning and the catch up curriculum.
Full marks Imaginative Writing exemplar Edexcel GCSEExamQuestionPractice
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Full marks Imaginative Writing exemplar Edexcel GCSEExamQuestionPractice

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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.
GCSE English Language Imaginative Writing SOW
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GCSE English Language Imaginative Writing SOW

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This is a 6 week unit that teaches students how to write imaginatively for the new English Language GCSE specification. My lessons are created for Edexcel, though of course the skills being assessed are the same as with AQA and other exam boards. This unit will walk students through how to achieve highly in both AO5 and AO6, teaching them skills such as how to create imagery, use onomatopoeia whilst avoiding clichés, use literary devices for effect, use sentence constructions for effect, use other structural devices for effect, controlling both basic and more varied punctuation, and how to organise a narrative for impact. Included are also three grade 9 exemplars. Also includes six weeks of homework relating to higher level vocabulary and spelling. Powerpoints include detailed instructions so ideal for #homelearning
Speech Writing - for 9-1 Spoken Language Endorsement/Language P1 & P2 GCSEExamPractice
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Speech Writing - for 9-1 Spoken Language Endorsement/Language P1 & P2 GCSEExamPractice

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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.
GCSE English Language Paper 1 - 19th Century Fiction
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GCSE English Language Paper 1 - 19th Century Fiction

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This is a 16 lesson unit of work that walks students through everything they need to know to answer the identify, analyse and evaluate questions in relation to a 19th century extract on the new GCSE English Language Paper 1 exam. This unit is designed to suit Edexcel, though can be easily adapted for other exam boards. The unit includes example responses (including full mark model answers) and exemplar paragraphs for modelling with each lesson.
A Level English Language - Technology/Language Change - Texting
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A Level English Language - Technology/Language Change - Texting

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This 2 hour session explores how the English language has changed as a result of technological advancements with regards to texting, considering key terminology, a prescriptivist stance on language change and the affordances of texting with references to theories from Dr Wood and David Crystal. The assessment task at the end is designed for the OCR syllabus but can be easily adapted to suit other exam boards.
Macbeth Revision Lesson GCSEexampractice Edexcel
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Macbeth Revision Lesson GCSEexampractice Edexcel

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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.
Macbeth - Analysing an Extract - GCSE 9-1 - Edexcel
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Macbeth - Analysing an Extract - GCSE 9-1 - Edexcel

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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.
Imaginative Writing Masterclass GCSEexampractice Edexcel
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Imaginative Writing Masterclass GCSEexampractice Edexcel

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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.
Preview - Jekyll and Hyde Student Activity/Revision Booklet
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Preview - Jekyll and Hyde Student Activity/Revision Booklet

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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.