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I am an experienced teacher and examine for AQA. I create a range of resources for KS3 & KS4 English. I also produce for Edexcel A Level RS, Philosophy and Ethics.

I am an experienced teacher and examine for AQA. I create a range of resources for KS3 & KS4 English. I also produce for Edexcel A Level RS, Philosophy and Ethics.
AQA Lord of the Flies, HPA bundle
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AQA Lord of the Flies, HPA bundle

7 Resources
This is a bundle of resources I used with HPA students to access the very best of the marks available. Focus: Academic tone/style Memory Learning Exam preparation and revision AO2 and maximising marks
Y9 Poetry SoW - how to approach poetry with AQA
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Y9 Poetry SoW - how to approach poetry with AQA

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Here are a number of lessons that we use once per week with Y9 to familiarise students with how to approach poetry with AQA. The named poems can all be found online. All resources can be adapted for other year groups/other poems.
AQA Romeo and Juliet
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AQA Romeo and Juliet

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This bundle is useful for teaching MPA/LPA Romeo and Juliet for AQA. Focus on AO2 (both language and structure) and how to achieve marks for AO3 by integrating comments on context into the exam response.
AQA Jekyll and Hyde, HPA bundle
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AQA Jekyll and Hyde, HPA bundle

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A few resources I have used with HPA students to support the study of Jekyll and Hyde. Focus: application of key ideas academic writing accessing the best marks for AO2 memory learning creativity, perceptive thinking
AQA Academic Writing - Lord of the Flies, An Inspector Calls
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AQA Academic Writing - Lord of the Flies, An Inspector Calls

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This resource models how to upgrade basic points to a more academic style/tone. The model uses Lord of the Flies. Students should spend time spotting the difference between the first and second paragraph and what makes the second one sound more impressive. They should then apply what they find to upgrading the ‘An Inspector Calls’ paragraph at the bottom. Encourage crafting/re-drafting.
AQA Literature Paper 2 revision mats
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AQA Literature Paper 2 revision mats

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These revision activities are tailored to Anita and Me, Power and Conflict and Unseen poetry, but can easily be adapted for other texts. This resource encourages students to engage with the text to select their own extract, thus consolidating their knowledge of the text. They should then use this mat to have a go at prospective exam questions.
Creative approach to exploring key ideas in Jekyll and Hyde
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Creative approach to exploring key ideas in Jekyll and Hyde

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This works over a series of lessons. It allows students to present what they have learned about the novel Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in a creative way. In presenting their ideas on key events, themes, characters back to the class they are revising and peer teaching. This works really well with HPA/MPA students.
Duality in Jekyll and Hyde for HPA students
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Duality in Jekyll and Hyde for HPA students

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This lesson guides students towards accessing the highest bands of the mark scheme by introducing them to writing with a concept in mind. This works particularly well with HPA students, but is brilliant for stretching the MPA too.
Revision of Jekyll and Hyde quotations
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Revision of Jekyll and Hyde quotations

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This resource encourages students to apply everything they have learned about Jekyll and Hyde to these key quotations. This will allow them to engage fully with key quotes and ensure that they are achieving AO2 by thoroughly exploring and consolidating these quotes.
Major quotations in Lord of the Flies
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Major quotations in Lord of the Flies

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This resource is useful for memory learning and covers a range of quotes from Lord of the Flies. Students can make games/tests out of them, you can allocate a key quote to a student and get them to recall it regularly.
AQA Academic writing handout for Lord of the Flies HPA
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AQA Academic writing handout for Lord of the Flies HPA

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This resource shows students a point made at different levels of the mark scheme. This is useful to get the students annotating for what both responses have done well with reference to the AQA mark schemes. The important thing is to fully understand what the ‘student’ has done to gain a level 6 response and how to replicate this in their own writing. This is really useful for those with the highest forecast grades.
AQA Literature Paper 1 - how to approach the exam
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AQA Literature Paper 1 - how to approach the exam

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Here is a ‘tick list’ aimed at LPA/MPA of how to approach the AQA Literature Paper 1. This is written for the Jekyll and Hyde and Romeo and Juliet texts, but can easily be adapted for other texts. This resource consists of useful reminders of how to approach each question that students can work through at their own pace. They can use this approach every time and can use it at home too.