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AQA GCSE English Language  STUDENT FRIENDLY  mark schemes. Both papers and all AO's
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AQA GCSE English Language STUDENT FRIENDLY mark schemes. Both papers and all AO's

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This seller donates to charity. WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER. For NQT’s and anyone who wants to make their marking totally easy, focused, productive and user- friendly for both themselves and their students. Say goodbye to arduous pointless marking. This resource contains 15 very detailed breakdowns of the requirements at each level for EACH of the individual assessment objectives for both paper 1 and paper 2 of the 2016 AQA GCSE English Language course. These have been carefully designed so that you can just highlight students’ levels rather than laboriously annotate work thereby cutting down on both marking time, and stress. The marking sheets can also be used for very productive self or peer assessment by students. I have had excellent feedback from those who have used these resources thus far. Please visit my TES shop to browse a range of resources for the new AQA GCSE English Language course. Contents: complete separate student- friendly marking sheets for each learning objective; PAPER 1 (Writer’s viewpoints and perspectives) AO1 Identify and interpret AO2 Explain and analyse language and structure AO3 Comparing texts AO4 Evaluate texts critically There is also a separate document just for structure. PAPER 2 (Explorations in creative reading and writing) AO1 Summarising AO2 Language Analysis AO3 Comparing Two texts AO5 Writing: content and organisation AO6 Writing: technical accuracy Please do browse my other resources and contact me directly with any queries. This will also help you break down your planning especially if you are an NQT- nothing wrong with taking an assessment objective at a time. Happy marking :) DISCLAIMER: THESE ARE MY OWN PERSONAL INTERPRETATIONS OF THE MARK SCHEME. OFFICIAL MARK SCHEMES AVAILABLE AT AQA.ORG.UK
A Christmas Carol with lower ability less able  ***FULL PACK***
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A Christmas Carol with lower ability less able ***FULL PACK***

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This seller donates to charity. Full pack of resources for teaching A Christmas Carol A large number of class/ group/ paired/ independent tasks throughout to engage and enthuse/ promote a deep and confident understanding of the novella. Incorporates; - Literary devices used by Dickens - Analysing language - Analysing structure - Character analyses - How to quote and analyse effectively - Social context and its relevance - Assessments - Exemplars Please visit my shop and read reviews of my other resources to reassure you of quality. There is an additional Christmas Carol resource available at my shop.
AQA GCSE English Power and Conflict poetry cluster with lower ability/ less able ***FULL PACK***
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AQA GCSE English Power and Conflict poetry cluster with lower ability/ less able ***FULL PACK***

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This seller donates to charity. My resources for lower ability students on the following poems: Bayonet, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Exposure, Kamikaze, Poppies, Storm on the Island, Checking out me History, London and Emigree, as well as resources for comparing poems creatively for higher marks. Includes: comprehension, easy translations, context and a range of activities to help students explore the poems.
AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2 Comparing Poems Student Friendly Mark Scheme
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AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2 Comparing Poems Student Friendly Mark Scheme

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As we all know (as with all mark schemes) the AQA GCSE English Literature mark scheme is far from user friendly for students. This resource is a very detailed breakdown of the requirements for Band 6 on the poetry comparison question- it tells students exactly what they need to do for each of the six criteria using easily understandable language. It contains descriptors for the absolute top grade so that the students can easily get the sense of what an A* essay on poetry requires. Naturally this means the resource is aimed at middle to high ability students. Personally I use a traffic light system with these grids (green/ amber/ red dots next to each statement) but you may just want to highlight and you can adjust these to your own school's marking policy easily. Suitable for any assessed poetry work and will enable you to save a lot of time and stress as you won't need to write exhaustive comments and/ or can allow students to self assess. I have had excellent feedback on this so far and hope you find it as useful as I do. Please do browse my other resources and contact me directly with any queries. Happy marking :) DISCLAIMER: THESE ARE MY OWN PERSONAL INTERPRETATIONS OF THE MARK SCHEME. OFFICIAL MARK SCHEMES AVAILABLE AT AQA.ORG.UK
AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 Writer's Viewpoints & Perspectives lower ability ***FULL PACK***
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 Writer's Viewpoints & Perspectives lower ability ***FULL PACK***

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This seller donates to charity. ***FULL PACK*** to teach the PAPER 2 part of the new AQA English Language course. This pack uses the subject of the Columbine Massacre in 1999 to engage and enthuse the students. I have already used this pack with my own group and they found it really interesting. Aimed at lower to lower/ middle ability students or as revision for higher sets. Includes; -21 page student booklet with various texts about the crime and a range of exam activities (both reading and writing). - 21 page power point presentation with tasks -Teacher notes You may find my student friendly paper 2 mark schemes useful https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-gcse-english-language-paper-2-writer-s-viewpoints-and-perspectives-student-friendly-mark-schemes-11317151 Please also see my other pack for paper 2 on the theme of teenagers- https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-gcse-english-language-paper-2-writers-viewpoints-and-perspectives-11295977
Titus Andronicus teaching resources
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Titus Andronicus teaching resources

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Various activities on Titus Andronicus. I read this play at uni and LOVED it. It is certainly Shakespeare’s most violent and perhaps also most comical play, and has been left behind with teachers overwhelmed by Romeo and Juliet etc etc. If you want to do something DIFFERENT this play has much to offer both KS3 students in terms of Shakespearean characterization and language especially visual imagery (see death of Lavinia). Also has some of the most memorable speeches in Shakespeare (see the ultimate villain; Aaron’s speech before his execution; when asked whether he is sorry, he says he is only sorry he did not do a thousand more crimes and goes on to list the most incredible horrific and darkly humourous crimes). Boys particularly love this play. I haven't been able to teach it in ages- I actually did it with a top set year 8 class which raised a few eyebrows!
Poetry with low ability students
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Poetry with low ability students

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This seller donates to charity. Range of tasks/ worksheets to help weaker, less confident students to access poetry. Also suitable for primary school students. Based on creatures/ nature- poems include 'Macavity the Mystery Cat', 'The Sea' and 'The Eagle'. Looks at themes, patterns, and techniques. National curriculum references on many of the resources.
***FULL PACK*** TEACH MACBETH...FAST! ideal for lower ability, less able, and reluctant
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***FULL PACK*** TEACH MACBETH...FAST! ideal for lower ability, less able, and reluctant

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This seller donates to charity. WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER. If you have a lower ability group and you are trying to tackle Macbeth, and/or you need to (a) get through the play quickly (b) revise the whole play, then this resource is DEFINITELY for you! You will be able to teach your students the whole narrative and characters in just a few lessons without having to plow through the whole text (utterly pointless with many lower ability students). This resource contains a study pack which will engage your students, and guide them all the way through the play in sections, which can allow you to avoid a full reading if necessary, and subsequently just work on key sections and exam skills ( I created this pack to get a reluctant boy- heavy lower ability group through- it worked and they even enjoyed it!). This pack includes a minute by minute teacher guide to match up each section of the play with the film and an 'as you watch' pack with tasks for each section. All you need to enable your students to understand the play is this pack. You will however need to purchase a copy of the Patrick Stewart production from 2011 (link below) which is available from Amazon. Excellent with lower ability but it IS very gory in places so is not suitable for younger viewers- year nine minimum (12 certificate). https://www.amazon.co.uk/Macbeth-DVD-Patrick-Stewart/dp/B004NB75BE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466362157&sr=8-1&keywords=macbeth+patrick+stewart
AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives lower ability ***FULL PACK***
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives lower ability ***FULL PACK***

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This seller donates to charity. ***FULL MINI UNIT*** to introduce students to this aspect of the new AQA English Language specification (paper 2). Based around the theme of teenagers. Aimed at lower to lower/ middle ability students and as revision for higher ability students. Contents of download; - 19 page student booklet containing a range of activities and exam paper tasks based on AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives . The booklet is designed to engage students and is all about ‘Teenagers’. - Practice exam papers for both reading and writing tasks in exactly the same format as paper 2. - Relevant sections of mark schemes for ease of marking (more detailed mark schemes available- see link below) - Polish version included for EAL students. I also have a pack available for paper 1 (Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-gcse-english-language-paper-1-explorations-in-creative-reading-and-writing-full-pack-11301066 Please see my student friendly mark schemes for sale at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-gcse-english-language-student-friendly-mark-schemes-2016-paper-2-11317151
AQA GCSE English Literature A Christmas Carol with less able students **COMPLETE STUDY BOOKLET***
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AQA GCSE English Literature A Christmas Carol with less able students **COMPLETE STUDY BOOKLET***

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This seller donates to charity. This will be useful for: students to get through whole narrative quickly , learn key quotes and understand Scrooge's character. Designed for teachers very short on time. Great way for lower ability reluctant students to understand the text. Totally self-contained work book to teach this novella- this work can be completed even if you don’t have the actual text and no other resources are needed. Students work through a series of tasks which generates a GCSE essay which can then be typed up- great for teaching skills and revision. This is an ideal work book for weaker students at Key Stage 4, or for more able younger students. Also, fantastic if you are short on time. Focus: How does Scrooge change throughout the novel? Task One useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unKuZ2wlNdw I use the JIM CARREY film version to support this task: GREAT FILM TO USE AS MINUTES OF FILM LARGELY CORRESPOND WITH THE PAGE NUMBERS IN THE WORDSWORTH CLASSICS EDITION and this pack contains a guide to using the film with the book (including time and page references). Full pack also available: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-christmas-carol-gcse-english-literature-full-pack-11471318
OCR GCSE English Language 'Exploring effects & impact’ for lower ability *FULL PACK 1*Crime fiction
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OCR GCSE English Language 'Exploring effects & impact’ for lower ability *FULL PACK 1*Crime fiction

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This seller donates to charity. ***FULL PACK*** to teach the ‘Exploring effects and impact’ section of the OCR GCSE English course. Aimed at lower ability groups Includes; - 16 page student booklet with various texts on the theme of crime to grab students’ attention . Booklet contains a range of activities and exam paper tasks based on Paper 1 The booklet is designed to engage students and is all about ‘Crime’. - Teacher notes -Scaffold for weaker students Please visit my TES shop to read customer reviews.
OCR GCSE English Language Communicating information and ideas for lower ability  *FULL PACK* SHARKS
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OCR GCSE English Language Communicating information and ideas for lower ability *FULL PACK* SHARKS

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This seller donates to charity. ***FULL PACK*** to teach the Communicating information and ideas section of the OCR English Language course. This pack uses the subject of SHARKS to engage and enthuse the students. I have already used this pack and can officially confirm that students love to learn about sharks! Aimed at lower to lower- middle ability, or as revision for higher sets. Includes; - Student booklet with a range of exam activities (both reading and writing). - Source booklet with various stimulating texts about sharks - Companion power point presentation with additional intro activities and some tasks -Teacher notes
Dragonology Worksheets
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Dragonology Worksheets

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These worksheet resources are aimed at low ability key stage 3 children. My group really love dragons and the excellent book Dragonology available from all good book stores!! you must have the book in order to do this work. Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons by Dugald Steer (Author), Helen Ward (Author), Douglas Carrel (Author), Dr. Ernest Drake (Editor), Wayne Anderson (Illustrator). Great for upper Primary students, low ability secondary students, and home schooled students. Enjoy!
A Midsummer Night's Dream with lower ability ***SET OF WORKSHEETS***
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A Midsummer Night's Dream with lower ability ***SET OF WORKSHEETS***

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This seller donates to charity This resource is aimed at lower ability Key Stage 3 and year 6 students- a fun and non- intimidating way to introduce Shakespeare's play. A beautifully presented pack of 8 worksheets which include; • Basic comprehension • Analysis of language and character • Creative tasks. The students love this little module- I do it every year and it seems to work really well :) Have uploaded in pdf format also in case you prefer.
OCR GCSE English Language Communicating Information & ideas for lower ability *FULL PACK* Teenagers
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OCR GCSE English Language Communicating Information & ideas for lower ability *FULL PACK* Teenagers

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This seller donates to charity. ***FULL MINI UNIT*** to teach the OCR ‘Communicating information and ideas’ module. Based around the theme of teenagers to engage and enthuse the students. Aimed at lower to lower/ middle ability students, and for revision with higher sets. - Polish version of key texts included for EAL students. Please visit my TES shop to read customer reviews. There is also an AQA version of this resource also available at my TES shop.
OCR GCSE English Language 'Communicating information & ideas' lower ability  *FULL PACK* Columbine
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OCR GCSE English Language 'Communicating information & ideas' lower ability *FULL PACK* Columbine

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This seller donates to charity. Please visit my TES shop to read customer reviews of other similar resources. ***FULL PACK*** to teach the ‘Communicating Information and Ideas’ section of the OCR GCSE English Language course. This pack uses the subject of the Columbine Massacre in 1999 to engage and enthuse the students. I have already used this pack with my own group and they found it really interesting. Please note: this pack enables students to work on the skills needed but only includes 20th century sources for the simple reason that only 20th century sources are relevant for this topic (in the exam students will have texts from 19th, 20th and 21st centuries). Includes; -21 page student booklet with various texts about the crime and a range of exam activities (both reading and writing). - 21 page power point presentation with tasks -Teacher notes Note: there is an AQA version of this resource available at my TES shop.
AQA GCSE English Lang Paper 2 Writer's Viewpoints & Perspectives  for lower ability*FULL PACK*SHARKS
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AQA GCSE English Lang Paper 2 Writer's Viewpoints & Perspectives for lower ability*FULL PACK*SHARKS

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This seller donates to charity. ***FULL PACK*** to teach the PAPER 2 part of the new AQA English Language course. This pack uses the subject of SHARKS to engage and enthuse the students. I have already used this pack with my own group and they found it really interesting- kids love sharks! Aimed at lower to middle ability or for revision with higher sets. Includes; - Student booklet with a range of exam activities (both reading and writing). - Source booklet with various stimulating texts about sharks - Companion power point presentation with additional intro activities and some tasks -Teacher notes Visit my shop to check reviews. You may like my other Paper 2 teaching packs on 'teenagers' and 'crime'. You may find my student friendly paper 2 mark schemes useful https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-gcse-english-language-paper-2-writer-s-viewpoints-and-perspectives-student-friendly-mark-schemes-11317151
AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading & Writing less able   *FULL PACK*
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading & Writing less able *FULL PACK*

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This seller donates to charity. ***FULL PACK*** to teach the PAPER 1 part of the new AQA English Language scheme: ‘Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing’. Aimed at lower to lower/ middle ability students. Includes; - 16 page student booklet with various texts on the theme of crime to grab students’ attention . Booklet contains a range of activities and exam paper tasks based on Paper 1 The booklet is designed to engage students and is all about ‘Crime’. - Teacher notes - Practice exam papers for both reading and writing tasks in exactly the same format as paper 1. - Relevant sections of mark schemes for ease of marking - Scaffold for weaker students Please also see my pack for paper 2 on the theme of teenagers- https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-gcse-english-language-paper-2-writers-viewpoints-and-perspectives-11295977 Enjoy! :)