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Hi! Having worked as a teacher of three subjects over the past seven years (English, Media Studies, Drama), I have found that fun, challenge and creativity are universal to great learning! As a result, I aim to create meticulously detailed, vibrant and stimulating resources that foster students' independence and creative thinking, allowing them to make excellent progress as a result.

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Hi! Having worked as a teacher of three subjects over the past seven years (English, Media Studies, Drama), I have found that fun, challenge and creativity are universal to great learning! As a result, I aim to create meticulously detailed, vibrant and stimulating resources that foster students' independence and creative thinking, allowing them to make excellent progress as a result.
The Crucible KS3 Unit (24 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!
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The Crucible KS3 Unit (24 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

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A tried, tested and highly challenging unit focused upon Arthur Miller's play 'The Crucible'! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit works particularly well with higher ability or gifted Year 9 students. A range of characters and themes are explored throughout the unit, and the play is read and discussed in its entireity. The unit culminates in an end-of-unit reading and writing exam styled upon the 2017 GCSE Specifications for English Language and English Literature. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 24 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 116 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (20 sheets) * Homework project (7 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * End-of-unit reading/writing exam * End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 4-7, with GCSE 1-9 conversion) Unit's lessons include: * Contexts match-up activity * Reading and discussing the whole play * Exploring Salem society in the 1690s - power and influence * Exploring key characters * In-depth analysis of characters - John Proctor and Reverend Hale * Essay writing skills - writing about characters * In-depth analysis of themes - relationships, jealousy, respect, religion * Exploring tension across the play * Linking the play to the 1950s McCarthy Era * 2 huge 60-question revision quizzes * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG starter activities * End-of-unit reading exam (GCSE English Language/Literature style) * End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE English Language style) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
Serial Television Drama Revision Guide for 2018 GCSE Media Studies Exam!
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Serial Television Drama Revision Guide for 2018 GCSE Media Studies Exam!

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An in-depth revision guide (66 pages) specifically created and tailored towards the 2018 AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Exam: Serial Television Drama. This revision guide contains a great deal of detail and includes a wide range of revision activities. It can be reproduced and given to students along with the AQA preliminary material in order to maximise their preparation for the exam. This 66-page revision guide includes includes: * Exam guidance, hints and tips * A list of 94 currently-broadcast or recently-concluded television serial dramas, covering a wide range of genres and channels to guide students' independent viewing * The history of serial television drama - origins, evolution and longevity * Serial television drama genres - action, adventure, biographical, comedy, crime, fantasy, historical, horror, musical, political, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, supernatural, thriller, western * Serial television drama genre codes and conventions * Serial television drama audiences and gratifications, linked to example series * Serial television drama broadcast scheduling, linked to example series * Vladamir Propp's Character Theory - linked to serial television dramas * Representations in serial television dramas - people, places, ideas and societies * Marketing a game show - advertising techniques (print, audio-visual, new media) * Serial television drama BBFC age certifications * 3 in-depth case studies to complete - 'Stranger Things'; 'Peaky Blinders'; 'The 100' * Analysing DVD packages - 'Defiance' * Analysing publicity posters/billboards - 'Game of Thrones' * Analysing trailers/commercials (student choice) * Analysing official webpages - 'Once Upon a Time' * Creating an original serial television drama - writing a pitch and planning the show (scheduling, plot, setting, characters, actors, pilot episode) * Creating a publicity poster/billboard, trailer/commercial, opening credits, webpage * Utilising new media as a marketing tool - apps, mobile games, streaming, social networking * Exam questions - common mistakes * 4 practise exam questions based on previous AQA exams * Terminology glossay appropriate to television game shows PLEASE NOTE: The preview of the resource is not auto-generating, which TES states is a site-wide issue. I have therefore also uploaded several screenshots of sample pages in the meantime.
A Midsummer Night's Dream KS3 Unit (18 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!
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A Midsummer Night's Dream KS3 Unit (18 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

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A fun, vibrant and thoroughly tested unit focused upon Shakespeare's comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit works brilliantly as an introduction to Shakespeare for Year 7 (as I have used it), or can be used with mid ability Year 8/lower ability Year 9. Rather than focus upon study of the whole play or a specific Act, the unit instead concerns itself with close analysis of Shakespearean language and characters in Act 3 Scene 1. The unit culminates in an end-of-unit reading and writing exam styled upon the 2017 GCSE Specifications for English Language and English Literature. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 18 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 95 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (9 sheets) * Homework project (7 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * A copy of the key scene, with original version on the left and space for students to 'translate' into modern English on the right * End-of-unit reading/writing exam * End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 3-6, with GCSE 1-9 conversion) Unit's lessons include: * Quiz on the life and times of Shakespeare * Group 'collective memory' activity on the Globe Theatre * Activities focused upon 'translating' Shakespearean language * Storyboarding the play * Reading and translating Act 3 Scene 1 * Analysing characters in the key scene * Structing an essay response * Designing costumes for Puck and Titania * Designing a set for the key scene * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG starter activities * Crosswords * End-of-unit reading exam (GCSE English Language/Literature style) * End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE English Language style) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
Powerful Speeches KS3 Unit (16 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources!
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Powerful Speeches KS3 Unit (16 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources!

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A challenging and detailed unit focused upon powerful speeches! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit is a pure English Language unit, focusing upon the analysis of a range of presidential and Human Rights speeches. Opportunities for mini exams and in-depth persuasive writing tasks are fully integrated, along with an extended group spoken language task in which groups create a presidential election campaign using their learning throughout the unit. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 16 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 62 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * Powerful speeches transcript booklet (6 speeches) * 'Election Campaign Handbook' to provide guidance during spoken language group task * Homework project (5 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * 3 mini GCSE-style exams focused upon film speeches; Human Rights speeches; presidential speeches * Clear links provided to locate speech video clips on Youtube Unit's lessons include: * Features of powerful speeches - identifying these in President Obama's inauguration speech * Analysing powerful presidential speeches in films - 'Independence Day' and 'Armageddon' * Analysing girls' education Human Rights speeches - 'I Am Many' by Malala Yousafzai * Analysing LGBT Human Rights speeches - 'Give Them Hope' by Harvey Milk * Analysing political speeches - President George W Bush's 9/11 address to the nation * Mini exams on the above speeches, with questions based on new specification GCSE English Language * Persuasive writing techniques - writing a sales pitch for 'Dragon's Den' * Group spoken language task - creating a presidential election campaign * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG activities * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
AQA Paper 1 Unit for 2017 GCSE Language (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Resources, Mock Exams! - Scheme 1
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AQA Paper 1 Unit for 2017 GCSE Language (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Resources, Mock Exams! - Scheme 1

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A challenging, rigorous and detailed unit focused upon AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 (Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing) exam to be sat from June 2017. This unit focuses upon the analysis of three literary fiction extracts, with a full Q1-5 provided for each, allowing students to practice exam-style questions throughout the unit. This culminates in a mock exam in the final week of the unit so that teachers can assess students' progress and areas for further development. The whole unit is punctuated by a wide range of key skills activities, along with a range of SPaG activities to strengthen student responses to both reading and writing questions. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 26 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 143 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * Copies of all extracts for students, which include context and plenty of annotation space * Annotated teacher copies of extracts, colour coded by question and with terminology highlighted * Two mock exams and associated inserts (one for class use, one as homework) Unit's lessons include: * Key information about the course, paper and assessment objectives * Analysis of 'Rebecca' by Daphne du Maurier (1938) extract, with associated Q1-5 * Analysis of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee (1960) extract, with associated Q1-5 * Analysis of 'Every Man for Himself' by Beryl Bainbridge (1996) extract, with associated Q1-5 * Planning grids for Q4 - can be completed individually, in pairs, or in groups * Key skills activities focused upon inference and deduction (Q1) * Key skills activities focused upon language techniques (Q2) * Key skills activities focused upon structural techniques (Q3) * Key skills activities focused upon critical evaluation (Q4) * Key skills activities focused upon descriptive and narrative writing (Q5) * SPaG starter activities * Mock exam for class use - focused upon 'At the Bay' by Katherine Mansfield (1922) * Mock exam for homework - focused upon 'The Night' by Ray Bradbury (1946) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
AQA Paper 2 Unit for 2017 GCSE Language (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Resources, Mock Exams! - Scheme 1
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AQA Paper 2 Unit for 2017 GCSE Language (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Resources, Mock Exams! - Scheme 1

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A challenging, rigorous and detailed unit focused upon AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 (Writer's Viewpoints and Perspectives) exam to be sat from June 2017. This unit focuses upon the analysis of three pairs of literary non-fiction extracts, with a full Q1-5 provided for each pair, allowing students to practice exam-style questions throughout the unit. This culminates in a mock exam in the final week of the unit so that teachers can assess students' progress and areas for further development. The whole unit is punctuated by a wide range of key skills activities, along with a range of SPaG activities to strengthen student responses to both reading and writing questions. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 26 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 133 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * Copies of all extracts for students, which include context and plenty of annotation space * Annotated teacher copies of extracts, with terminology highlighted * Two mock exams and associated inserts (one for class use, one as homework) Unit's lessons include: * Key information about the course, paper and assessment objectives * Analysis of two non-fiction texts focused on prisons (Source A from 2014, Source B from 1818), with associated Q1-5 * Analysis of two non-fiction texts focused upon travel experiences (Source A from 1912; Source B from 1856), with associated Q1-5 * Analysis of 'two non-fiction texts focused upon women's rights (Source A from 2015; Source B from 1872), with associated Q1-5 * Comparison planning grids for Q2 and Q4 - can be completed individually, in pairs, or in groups * Key skills activities focused upon inference and deduction (Q1) * Key skills activities focused upon synthesis (Q2) * Key skills activities focused upon language techniques (Q3) * Key skills activities focused upon critical comparison (Q4) * Key skills activities focused upon explanatory and persuasive writing (Q5) * SPaG starter activities * Mock exam for class use - sources focused upon childcare (Source A from 2013; Source B from 1839) * Mock exam for homework - sources focused upon friendship (Source A from 2005; Source B from 1858) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
Travel Writing KS3 Unit (18 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!
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Travel Writing KS3 Unit (18 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

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A fun, very creative and detailed unit focused upon travel writing! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit is divided between reading and writing non-fiction texts. Reading focuses upon the analysis of travel writing texts such as poetry, brochures and accounts; writing focuses upon pupils planning and creating a brochure for their own dream island resort, which can be as realistic or wacky as they like. This unit works especially well during the spring or summer term and is suitable for use with any KS3 year group! The unit culminates in an end-of-unit reading and writing exam styled upon the 2017 GCSE Specification for English Language. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 18 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 88 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (9 sheets) * Homework project (8 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * End-of-unit reading/writing exam * End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 4-7, with GCSE 1-9 coversion) Unit's lessons include: * Analysing travel poetry - 'Holiday Memory' by Dylan Thomas * Writing a poem about the British seaside * Features of formal writing - language and structure (AfL) * Writing a formal letter of complaint about a 'holiday from hell!' * Non-fiction text reading skills - inference and deduction (using travel writing Sources 1 and 2) * Non-fiction text reading skills - language and structure (using travel writing Sources 3 and 4) * The features of writing to persuade * Effective use of holiday brochure jargon * Planning a brochure insert for a 'dream island resort' (including creating a map) * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG activities * Riddles and games e.g. spot-the-difference * End-of-unit reading exam (GCSE English Language style) * End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE English Language style) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
A Taste of Honey Unit for 2017 GCSE (33 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Mock Exams!
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A Taste of Honey Unit for 2017 GCSE (33 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Mock Exams!

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A challenging, rigorous and detailed unit focused upon Shelagh Delaney's charming 1950s play 'A Taste of Honey'! This unit has been created specifically for the new AQA Paper 2a (Modern Texts) exam to be sat from June 2017. This unit focuses upon analysis of the whole text, punctuated by two practice exam questions (one focused upon character, the other on theme) plus a closed-book mock exam. Students are supported throughout these with sentence starters to help them structure their responses, and are given a choice of questions. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 33 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 147 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (9 sheets) * Homework project (9 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills Unit's lessons include: * Cloze activity on the play's contexts * Detailed, thorough comprehension questions on each scene * Spelling tests on key vocabulary * SPaG starter activities * Character crosswords * Huge 60-question revision quiz * In-depth key scene analyses (including group work) * Exploring characters - Helen, Jo, Peter, Boy, Geof * Exploring themes - marriage, motherhood, relationships * AfL activities - improving sample exam responses * Essay planning * Writing a formal essay on a chosen character * Writing a formal essay on a chosen theme * 'Closed book' mock exam to reflect new GCSE exam expectations * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
Goodnight Mister Tom KS3 Unit (29 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!
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Goodnight Mister Tom KS3 Unit (29 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

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A thoroiughly treied, tested and fun unit focused upon Michelle Magorian's charming novel 'Goodnight Mister Tom'! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit covers reading of the entire novel and draws focus to the exploration of the theme of parenting by analysing key extracts. The unit culminates in an end-of-unit reading and writing exam styled upon the 2017 GCSE Specifications for English Language and English Literature. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 29 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 84 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (9 sheets) * Homework project (5 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * End-of-unit reading/writing exam * End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 3-6, with GCSE 1-9 conversion) Unit's lessons include: * Contexts match-up activity * Reading and discussion of the whole novel * Creating a map of Little Weirwold through quote deduction * Exploring the theme of parenting - Mister Tom vs. Mrs Beech * Creative writing skills - figurative and emotive language * Huge 60-question revision quiz * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG starter activities * End-of-unit reading exam (GCSE English Language/Literature style) * End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE English Language style) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
Great Expectations KS3 Unit (24 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!
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Great Expectations KS3 Unit (24 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

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A challenging and detailed unit focused upon Dickens' classic 'Great Expectations'! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification, particularly the 19th Century Texts requirement of both English Literature and English Language. The unit works particularly well with higher ability or gifted Year 8 or 9 students. The unit focuses upon how Miss Havisham is presented as a disturbed character in Chapters 8, 11, 29 and 38. The unit culminates in an end-of-unit reading and writing exam styled upon the 2017 GCSE Specifications for English Language and English Literature. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 24 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 110 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (16 sheets) * Teacher copies of key chapter extracts, annotated in meticulous detail * Homework project (6 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * End-of-unit reading/writing exam * End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 4-8, with GCSE 1-9 coversion) Unit's lessons include: * Contexts cloze activity * Mapping the characters of the novel and their relationships * Storyboarding the novel * Reading and analysing the key chapters * Analysing how Miss Havisham is presented as disturbed * Exploring Miss Havisham's psychology * Exploring mental illness in the 19th century * Structuring an essay response * In role writing as Miss Havisham * Creative writing inspired by an image * Huge 60-question revision quiz * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG starter activities * Crosswords * End-of-unit reading exam (GCSE English Language/Literature style) * End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE English Language style) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
AQA Paper 2 Unit for 2017 GCSE Language (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Resources, Mock Exams! - Scheme 2
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AQA Paper 2 Unit for 2017 GCSE Language (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Resources, Mock Exams! - Scheme 2

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NOTE: Alongside Scheme 1, this unit of work provides enough Paper 2 focus to cover approximately one whole term. It is not, however, necessary to cover Scheme 1 first; the two schemes are independent of one another. A second challenging, rigorous and detailed unit focused upon AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 (Writer's Viewpoints and Perspectives) exam to be sat from June 2017. This unit focuses upon the analysis of three pairs of literary non-fiction extracts, with a full Q1-5 provided for each pair, allowing students to practice exam-style questions throughout the unit. This culminates in a mock exam in the final week of the unit so that teachers can assess students' progress and areas for further development. The whole unit is punctuated by a wide range of key skills activities, along with a range of SPaG activities to strengthen student responses to both reading and writing questions. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 26 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 134 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * Copies of all extracts for students, which include context and plenty of annotation space * Annotated teacher copies of extracts, with terminology highlighted * Two mock exams and associated inserts (one for class use, one as homework) Unit's lessons include: * Key information about the course, paper and assessment objectives * Analysis of two non-fiction texts focused on education (Source A from 1869, Source B from 2006), with associated Q1-5 * Analysis of two non-fiction texts focused upon parenting (Source A from 2000; Source B from 1869), with associated Q1-5 * Analysis of two non-fiction texts focused upon power of the mind (Source A from 2014; Source B from 1890), with associated Q1-5 * Comparison planning grids for Q2 and Q4 - can be completed individually, in pairs, or in groups * Key skills activities focused upon inference and deduction (Q1) * Key skills activities focused upon synthesis (Q2) * Key skills activities focused upon language techniques (Q3) * Key skills activities focused upon critical comparison (Q4) * Key skills activities focused upon explanatory and persuasive writing (Q5) * SPaG starter activities * Mock exam for class use - sources focused upon adventures (Source A from 2010; Source B from 1840) * Mock exam for homework - sources focused upon working children (Source A from the 1990s; Source B from the 1840s) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
Of Mice and Men KS3 Unit (24 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!
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Of Mice and Men KS3 Unit (24 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

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A tried, tested and challenging unit focused upon John Steinbeck's novella 'Of Mice and Men'! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. With the novella now removed from the KS4 curriculum, this unit offers a great opportunity to keep this much-loved novella a part of English. The unit works particularly well with Year 8 or 9 students. A range of themes and writing techniques are explored throughout the unit, and the novella is read in its entireity. Particular focus is paid to the chcracter of Curley's wife and how she is presented in a range of extracts. The unit culminates in an end-of-unit reading and writing exam styled upon the 2017 GCSE Specifications for English Language and English Literature. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 24 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 102 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (21 sheets) * Homework project (6 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * End-of-unit reading/writing exam * End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 4-7, with GCSE 1-9 conversion) Unit's lessons include: * Contexts match-up activity * Reading and discussing the whole novella * Exploring light and darkness symbolism in the novella * Exploring the importance of setting - the bunkhouse as a microcosm of 1930s society * Essay writing skills - writing about settings * Exploring key characters - Crooks and Curley's wife * In-depth analysis of themes - loneliness, racism, sexism * Writing to describe - creating a 'Chapter 7' * Huge 60-question revision quiz * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG starter activities * End-of-unit reading exam (GCSE English Language/Literature style) * End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE English Language style) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
AQA Paper 1 Unit for 2017 GCSE Language (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Resources, Mock Exams! - Scheme 2
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AQA Paper 1 Unit for 2017 GCSE Language (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Resources, Mock Exams! - Scheme 2

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NOTE: Alongside Scheme 1, this unit of work provides enough Paper 1 focus to cover approximately one whole term. It is not, however, necessary to cover Scheme 1 first; the two schemes are independent of one another. A second challenging, rigorous and detailed unit focused upon AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 (Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing) exam to be sat from June 2017. This unit focuses upon the analysis of three literary fiction extracts, with a full Q1-5 provided for each, allowing students to practice exam-style questions throughout the unit. This culminates in a mock exam in the final week of the unit so that teachers can assess students' progress and areas for further development. The whole unit is punctuated by a wide range of key skills activities, along with a range of SPaG activities to strengthen student responses to both reading and writing questions. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 26 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 146 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * Copies of all extracts for students, which include context and plenty of annotation space * Annotated teacher copies of extracts, colour coded by question and with terminology highlighted * Two mock exams and associated inserts (one for class use, one as homework) Unit's lessons include: * Key information about the course, paper and assessment objectives * Analysis of 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich' by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1962) extract, with associated Q1-5 * Analysis of 'Enduring Love' by Ian McEwan (1997) extract, with associated Q1-5 * Analysis of 'The Day of the Triffids' by John Wyndham (1951) extract, with associated Q1-5 * Planning grids for Q4 - can be completed individually, in pairs, or in groups * Key skills activities focused upon inference and deduction (Q1) * Key skills activities focused upon language techniques (Q2) * Key skills activities focused upon structural techniques (Q3) * Key skills activities focused upon critical evaluation (Q4) * Key skills activities focused upon descriptive and narrative writing (Q5) * SPaG starter activities * Mock exam for class use - focused upon 'I'm the King of the Castle' by Susan Hill (1970) * Mock exam for homework - focused upon 'The Snow Child' by Eowyn Ivey (2012) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
Educating Rita KS3 Unit (21 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!
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Educating Rita KS3 Unit (21 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

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A tried, tested and thoroughly challenging unit focused upon Willy Russell's charmingly comedic play 'Educating Rita'! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit allows students to study the whole play, with particular focus upon in-depth analysis of three key scenes, allowing students to explore character development and structure. The unit culminates in an end-of-unit reading and writing exam styled upon the 2017 GCSE Specifications for English Language and English Literature. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 21 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 77 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (7 sheets) * Homework project (7 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * End-of-unit reading/writing exam * End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 4-7, with GCSE 1-9 conversion) Unit's lessons include: * Contexts match-up * Exploring working class vs. middle class stereotypes * Shared reading and discussion of the whole play * Creating theatre publicity posters * In-depth analysis of key scnes (Act 1 Scene 1; Act 2 Scene 1; Act 2 Scene 5) * Writing to describe - script to prose * Features of writing to inform and explain * AfL - improving a sample application letter * Role play - creating and performing an extra scene for the play * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG starter activities * Crosswords * Huge 60-question revision quiz * End-of-unit reading exam (GCSE English Language/Literature style) * End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE English Language style) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
Holes KS3 Unit (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!
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Holes KS3 Unit (26 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

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A thoroughly tried, tested and engaging unit focused upon Louis Sachar's fantastic novel 'Holes'! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit covers reading of the entire novel and draws focus to the exploration of character (the Warden) by analysing key chapters. The unit culminates in an end-of-unit reading and writing exam styled upon the 2017 GCSE Specifications for English Language and English Literature. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 26 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 68 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (5 sheets) * Homework project (7 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * End-of-unit reading/writing exam * End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 4-7, with GCSE 1-9 coversion) Unit's lessons include: * Learning Mats on plot, themes, characters and settings of the novel * Reading and discussion of the whole novel * Analysing the novel's opening (setting) - mini essay * Creating a map of Camp Green Lake through quote deduction * Exploring how a character is presented - the Warden * Creative writing skills - sensory language and writing based on an image * Group role play S&L - scripting an performing a novel extract * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG starter activities * End-of-unit reading exam (GCSE English Language/Literature style) * End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE English Language style) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
Macbeth KS3 Unit (21 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!
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Macbeth KS3 Unit (21 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

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A fun, vibrant and thoroughly tested unit focused upon Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth'! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit focuses upon how Lady Macbeth is presented as a villainous character in four keys scenes - Act 1 Scene 5; Act 1 Scene 7; Act 2 Scene 2; Act 5 Scene 1. The unit culminates in an end-of-unit reading and writing exam styled upon the 2017 GCSE Specifications for English Language and English Literature. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 21 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 107 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (20 sheets) * Teacher copies of key scene extracts, annotated in meticulous detail * Homework project (7 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * End-of-unit reading/writing exam * End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 4-8, with GCSE 1-9 conversion) Unit's lessons include: * Quiz on the life and times of Shakespeare * Group 'collective memory' activity on the Globe Theatre * Contexts match-up * Storyboarding the play * Reading and analysing the key scenes * Analysing how Lady Macbeth is presented as a villain * Exploring Lady Macbeth's psychology * Exploring gender roles in the 11th and 17th centuries * Structuring an essay response * Designing costumes for Macbeth and Lady Macbeth * Designing a set for the play * Huge 60-question revision quiz * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG starter activities * Crosswords * End-of-unit reading exam (GCSE English Language/Literature style) * End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE English Language style) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
Literary Fiction KS3 Unit (16 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources!
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Literary Fiction KS3 Unit (16 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources!

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A diverse, challenging and detailed unit focused upon literary fiction! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit focuses upon exploration and analysis of a range of literary fiction texts including 'Harry Potter' and 'Lamb to the Slaughter' and 'A Christmas Carol'. Creative writing is an additional focus, strengthening students' knowledge of key spelling, punctuation and grammar skills, and their ability to write engaging description. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 16 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 99 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (18 sheets) * Homework project (5 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * Mini GCSE-style exams focused upon 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' and 'A Christmas Carol' * Complete mark schemes for mini exams (suitable for KS3 Levels 3-7, with GCSE 1-9 conversions) Unit's lessons include: * Features of fiction and non-fiction; features of literary fiction * Exploring how setting and tension are created - 'The Woman in Black' * Exploring text structure - 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime' * Analysing modern literary fiction - 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' * Analysing Victorian literary fiction - 'A Christmas Carol' * Analysing character development - 'Lamb to the Slaughter' * Mini exams on the above texts * Word classes and improving sentence structure * Descriptive writing techniques - writing based on an image * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG activities * Crosswords * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
British Poetry KS3 Unit (19 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!
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British Poetry KS3 Unit (19 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

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A fun, diverse and detailed unit focused upon British Poetry! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit focuses upon exploration and analysis of the poems 'Jabberwocky' and 'Timothy Winters', and works best as a Year 7 scheme as its end-of-unit exam is tailored as a hybrid of KS2 SATs and GCSE. However, it could also be used with lower ability Year 8 or 9. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 19 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 96 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (17 sheets) * Homework project (6 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * End-of-unit reading/writing exam * End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 3-6, with GCSE 1-9 conversion) Unit's lessons include: * Exploring 'personal identity' * Mapping and exploration of British culture * Writing poems about British culture * Poetic terms 'speed dating' to introduce key vocabulary * Analysing and storyboarding 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll * Developing vocabulary through the use of nonsense poems * Poetry SLAM competition - performing Lewis Carroll poems * Close reading and analysis of 'Timothy Winters' by Charles Causley * Activities focused upon improving sentence structures * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG starter activities * Crosswords * Quizzes * End-of-unit reading exam (KS2 SAT/GCSE hybrid) * End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE style) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
Science Fiction Films Revision Guide for 2016 GCSE Media Studies Exam!
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Science Fiction Films Revision Guide for 2016 GCSE Media Studies Exam!

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An in-depth revision guide (42 pages) specifically created and tailored towards the 2016 AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Exam: Science Fiction Films. This revision guide contains a great deal of detail and includes a wide range of revision activities. It can be reproduced and given to students along with the AQA preliminary material in order to maximise their preparation for the exam. This 42-page revision guide includes includes: * Exam guidance, hints and tips * A list of 53 science fiction films covering a wide range of sub-genres to guide students independent viewing * Sci-fi sub-genres - alien invasion; artificial intelligence; cybernetic revolt; disaster; dystopia; horror/sci-fi; time travel; post-apocalyptic; space opera * Sci-fi sub-genre codes and conventions * Sci-fi film gratifications, linked to example films * Vladamir Propp character theory - Who's who? * Issues and fears in sci-fi films - climate change; corporate greed; disease; immigration; oppression; poverty; technophobia; war/invasion * Representations in sci-fi films - characters and locations * Marketing a sci-fi film - advertising techniques (print, audio-visual, new media) * BBFC classifications * BBFC classifications of sci-fi films * 3 in-depth case studies via Internet research - 'Jurassic World'; 'The Martian'; 'Gravity' * Analysing a sci-fi DVD package - 'Pandorum' * Analysing a sci-fi publicity poster - 'Jupiter Ascending' * Analysing sci-fi filom trailers - 'Avatar'; 'Interstellar'; 'Skyline'; 'Transcendence' * Analysing sci-fi film official webpages - 'The Martian' * Creating an original sci-fi film - writing a pitch; creating a publicity poster, DVD package, trailer, webpage * 5 practise exam questions based on previous AQA exams * Terminology glossay appropriate to sci-fi films
Our Day Out KS3 Unit (21 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!
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Our Day Out KS3 Unit (21 Lessons) - SOW, PPT, Homework, Resources, Exam!

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A tried, tested and engagaing unit focused upon Willy Russell's play 'Our Day Out'! This unit has been created specifically to intigrate KS4 skills into the KS3 curriculum to prepare students for the rigors of the new 100% exam GCSE specification. The unit allows students to study the whole play, with particular focus upon key themes and characters. The unit culminates in an end-of-unit reading and writing exam styled upon the 2017 GCSE Specifications for English Language and English Literature. This detailed and high quality unit includes: * 21 lesson plans (with 13 differentiation strategies) * 87 slide PowerPoint presentation (divided into lessons) * All resources and worksheets (10 sheets) * Homework project (7 tasks) that includes both reading and writing skills * End-of-unit reading/writing exam * End-of-unit exam mark scheme (suitable for KS3 Levels 3-6, with GCSE 1-9 conversion) Unit's lessons include: * Contexts cloze activity * Shared reading and discussion of the whole play * Creating theatre publicity posters * In-depth analysis of the theme of lack of education and opportunity * Exploring and comparing the characters of Mr Briggs and Mrs Kay * Essay writing skills * Writing to describe - script to prose * Features of writing to inform and explain * AfL - improving a sample letter to inform/explain * Role play - creating and performing an extra scene for the play * Spelling tests on key vocabulary (differentiated by writing level) * SPaG starter activities * Crosswords * Huge 60-question revision quiz * End-of-unit reading exam (GCSE English Language/Literature style) * End-of-unit writing exam (GCSE English Language style) * Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities