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All my resources are aimed at teaching students to the top, that's the USP! You can find them on the UK's second largest English teaching channel, Mr Salles Teaches English, and also see how I deliver them there. If you want to be an even better teacher, try The Slightly Awesome Techer, https://amzn.to/2GtQu6l

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All my resources are aimed at teaching students to the top, that's the USP! You can find them on the UK's second largest English teaching channel, Mr Salles Teaches English, and also see how I deliver them there. If you want to be an even better teacher, try The Slightly Awesome Techer, https://amzn.to/2GtQu6l
Full Guide to All Characters of An Inspector Calls
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Full Guide to All Characters of An Inspector Calls

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This amazing bundle is better than anything else on the market. CGP, York Notes, Collins, Mr Bruff all aim to the middle. These analyses show your students who to get grades 8 and 9 with each character. They’ll discover new interpretations they’ve never met before. They’ll see how to explore alternative viewpoints about each key moment in the play. They will decide whether the Inspector is supernatural, why the younger generation ultimately fail, how Priestley was even more worried about war than about capitalism and consider whether Priestley himself is an early feminist. Every page models essay writing in such a way that your students will move beyond PEE, and write in a more fluent style. And you get 67% off!
The Themes of Macbeth
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The Themes of Macbeth

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This powerpoint covers comprehensive themes: Ambition, Masculinity and Cruelty, The Divine Right of Kings, Tyranny, The Psychology of Guilt, Fate, Prophecy and Free Will, Violence, and The Ambiguity of Reality. There are a range of quotations for each theme, from different characters’ perspectives. Each slide has engaging images which should help to make your teaching memorable. An in depth approach to each slide is also available in my free videos on YouTube. You can find over 600 useful videos at Or follow the link to the precise video on Macbeth’s themes.
Arthur Birling: Complete Grade 9 Analysis
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Arthur Birling: Complete Grade 9 Analysis

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Arthur Birling in more depth than you ever thought possible. I guarantee you’ll never see him the same way again. Here is an extract to show you what I mean: Social Class is More Damaging to Society Than Capitalism However, as we have seen, this sacking actually led to a better job at Milwards. In this way, capitalism is not the direct cause of her tragedy. Social class, and the immorality of the upper classes, however, is responsible. Birling feels able to justify this cruelty by referring to how much paying his employees would cost the business, “Well it’s my duty to keep labour costs down” rather than increase them by “twelve percent”. Of course, while this seems cruel, it is also true. By 1945, as you will see later in the guide, Britain had lost its monopoly on the cotton trade, precisely because foreign competitors could pay their workers much less. Priestley understands Birling’s view on wages, and knows many in his audience will share it, which is why he has worked so hard to discredit everything else about him. He hopes this will make the audience more likely to question their own belief about fair wages. Priestley also uses Birling quite subtly to criticise the upper classes. Birling has become successful through business, he wasn’t born into privilege. This is the opposite of his son, Eric, who he now criticises, “That’s something this public-school-and-varsity life you’ve had doesn’t seem to teach you.” Even Birling is critical of the effect of being brought up as part of the ruling classes. This symbolises his message to his wealthy audience, a warning to stop trying to climb the social hierarchy, and instead make society fairer. Why pursue higher social status when it will only damage your character? We will see that most when we find out how Gerald and Eric are most responsible for Eva’s tragedy.
Inspector Goole: Complete Grade 9 Analysis
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Inspector Goole: Complete Grade 9 Analysis

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This resource is so comprehensive, that it also explains the whole of the play. Because the Inspector deals with every character, the whole play is covered. Because he is the proxy for Priestley’s viewpoint, every possible exam question can be answered simply by knowing this resource. Can your students do without it? Try a flavour of it in this extract:
All the Themes of An Inspector Calls
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All the Themes of An Inspector Calls

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This comprehensive and beautiful resource teaches all the themes of An Inspector Calls. It is filled with detail which will help most students access grade 7, and the more able to get grades 8 and 9. It summarises most of The Mr Salles Guide to An Inspector Calls, which you can see on Amazon https://amzn.to/2DDPl91 Each PPT slide can be printed as a revision card there are 32 in total. A video showing you how to teach from it is also included. You can play this to your class, or pick out the salient points you want to cover yourself.
English Language Paper 1, The Reading Paper, Q1-4
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English Language Paper 1, The Reading Paper, Q1-4

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Quite simply, there is no more comprehensive guide to how to teach these 4 questions. It includes advice for students on each question, the mark schemes, sample questions, sample answers, plenty of fresh texts to practise on, a glossary of terms, how to move beyond PEE paragraphs and, if you are in the mood for more, over 30 English jokes. All in Word, for you to edit and reproduce as you please. And all for an unbelievably good price.
Question 3 Paper 2
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Question 3 Paper 2

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Teach all the skills of Question 3 Paper 2 from a short extract. This teaches students how to comment on language features, and relate them to the question, rather than just to name the parts of verb, noun etc. It uses a student’s answer, so that your class can relate to what a student can realistically write - this is a student who began year 11 as a grade 4, and is now at the top of the band. It also highlights in green how an answer should link ideas together, and in yellow what subject terminology actually looks like. Once you have taught the lesson, get students to recreate their own version of the full mark response.
Revise all the Themes of Jekyll and Hyde
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Revise all the Themes of Jekyll and Hyde

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All the themes of Jekyll and Hyde, with precise quotations to teach them. A 42 minute video showing you what to teach if you want it. Great to set for homework. A beautifully presented PowerPoint which you can teach from or print off as revision cards for your class. As always, the presentation links to my videos on Mr Salles Teaches English, so you can get even more tips on how to teach from it. Includes themes of women and femininity, duality, hypocrisy, repression, violence, duality, friendship, appearances, the house as a metaphor, science and evolution, and Christianity, curiosity, drug taking…
How to Revise Less and Remember More
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How to Revise Less and Remember More

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This is a 20 minute assembly, or tutor period, or presentation to parents, showing students exactly how to revise so that they remember more of what they study. It shows them the cognitive science behind why revising in very small chunks works over time, and why only revising in the last month before the exams is a very poor strategy. It uses the analogy of eating an elephant to make clear why the best strategy is to revise in 10-20 minute chunks over the whole of year 11, or 10 and 11. It has a highly engaging embedded video of Twilight, Bad Lip Reading, in which you test students on what they have heard. It works - they all chant out the ridiculous answers. Example, what did he slap? Answer: A fish. You can use this to show how dual coding works: marrying images with speech really helps memory and explains why YouTube is your friend or, if you have bought it for your school, GCSEpod. Other explanations are of spaced learning, retrieval practice, interleaving, and elaboration. It also explodes three key myths about revision: reading, cramming and highlighting. You can see what the assembly might look like by watching my video on it in the link with this resource. There are over 50 slides - more than enough to adapt to your context.
AQA Paper 2, Questions 1 to 4
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AQA Paper 2, Questions 1 to 4

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This is an amazing bundle. It contains texts for every question, usually more than one. It gives you model answers for every question, annotated and explained, all at grade 9. It gives students the mark scheme in language they can understand, and tells them a series of clear steps to follow for each question. It includes a glossary of terms, covering skills like juxtaposition and allusion which helps access grades 8 and 9. It teaches 15 rhetorical techniques for each of questions 2, 3 and 4. And you get a mnemonic to help students remember them. In short, you won’t find a better bundle for this paper, anywhere. And, at 62% off, can you afford to turn this opportunity down?
Mrs Birling: Complete Grade 9 Analysis
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Mrs Birling: Complete Grade 9 Analysis

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Mrs Birling as you’ve never thought of her before. This is an analysis which goes much deeper than you would expect. Here is a sample to show you what I mean: But What if Mrs Birling is Right? However, a counter argument to that is how Priestley reveals Eric’s exploitation of Eva last, as though to emphasise that his actions were worse. There is also a further counter argument. Eva could actually have accepted the stolen money. She could actually have accepted Eric’s offer of marriage. And she certainly did tell the charity and Mrs Birling a number of lies: • That she was called Mrs Birling. • That she was married. • That her husband had “deserted her”. So, in terms of the facts, she is quite right to say “The girl had begun by telling us a pack of lies.” When Eva tells her that she wouldn’t take stolen money, Sybil’s reaction “all a lot of nonsense – I didn’t believe a word of it” is not just snobbery. It is also a logical doubt to have given the lies which preceded it. Another psychological problem for Mrs Birling to accept is that Eva would rather commit suicide than take the stolen money, or marry Eric, even though she describes him as “he didn’t belong to her class, and was some drunken young idler”.
10 Original Grade 9 Short Stories
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10 Original Grade 9 Short Stories

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This is a unique resource, an anthology of original short stories to teach your 14-16 year old students how to craft short stories. Each one is utterly different, filled with real voices, amazing plot twists, and description you’ve never met before. Each one will act as a springboard to your students’ imaginations. You will also be able to deal with issues of the day: celebrity culture, feminism, homophobia, vegetarianism, drug abuse, cheating in sport… Each story is in a different genre. This really is a collection like no other. And all for an utterly amazing price, at 60% off!
How to Write a Description or Narrative as a Dramatic Monologue
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How to Write a Description or Narrative as a Dramatic Monologue

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What the resource includes: 13 Steps: Just tell me what to do. These steps will make sure any story or description is at least grade 7 Sample question What does the mark scheme say? Translated for students to understand. Model Answer, at under 600 words, possible for a student to write under exam conditions. The Importance of Planning the Ending - this is much easier than planning the whole story, especially under exam conditions. 11 things the model teaches, and that the examiner really wants Where do ideas come from? Guidance on how to get started. 3 great jokes
Gerald Croft: Complete Grade 9 Analysis
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Gerald Croft: Complete Grade 9 Analysis

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This is a really in depth analysis of Gerald, and you will see him differently after you have read it. Your students will have a completely new perspective. Here is an extract to show you what I mean: Gerald’s Affair with Daisy Renton Although Sheila is the first to expose Gerald’s affair at the start, the language they both use strongly hints that she will forgive him after breaking off the engagement and that, after the end of the play, they will marry. Gerald’s first impulse is to lie, because Priestley wants to present all capitalists as hypocrites. He denies knowing any “Eva Smith”. Sheila points out that she knows he is simply using his intelligence to maintain a veneer of honesty, as he knew her as “Daisy Renton”. This is called sophistry – using clever arguments which appear true but which the speaker knows to be false. Although Sheila insists on the truth, her language is also a kind of sophistry. She uses euphemism. Instead of asking for how long he had sex with Daisy, she only insists he “knew her very well”. This is important, as while she is at her most angry now, her own language minimises what he has done. This will make it much easier for her to forgive him in the future. Clever as he is, Gerald picks up on this weakness in her resolve, calling her “darling” in order to manipulate her. He immediately asks her to keep the affair secret from The Inspector. This might seem astonishingly arrogant. However, Priestley is again showing the corruption of the patriarchy. He expects a woman to protect him even at the expense of her own happiness, in return for the financial security and status that marriage to him will offer her.
How to Write a Grade 9 Article
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How to Write a Grade 9 Article

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How to write an article. This shows students how to move from grades 5 to 6, 6 to 7, 7 to 8 and 9. It also teaches 10 techniques that will get students grades 7 and above: Start each sentence with a different word Write about the future Not only…but Show me…show me Pair your verbs for emphasis Extend your simile or metaphor Anecdote The contrasting power of ‘but’ Humorous comparison Go to town on triplets. More anecdotes. Load your sentences with techniques which fit
How to Write a Description or Narrative Using Childhood Memories
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How to Write a Description or Narrative Using Childhood Memories

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What the resource Includes: 5 Steps; Just tell me what to do. Model answer 444 words Model answer 550 words Model answer annotated for descriptive techniques What do I have to do to get 100%? How to be original: Breaking the Vase How to adapt the description to a series of photographs in the exam: Here’s how mine might start if the photograph were of a train. Or imagine it was the park. Or, the ultimate vase breaking, you can simply have it as the photo in the room. Imagine a photo of a road. What does the examiner really want? 21 ways to look at Descriptive Techniques and Interesting Writing (More Than Just SOAPAIMS)
How to Write a Story, Using 6 Original Grade 9 Stories
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How to Write a Story, Using 6 Original Grade 9 Stories

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What’s the one thing exam boards fail to give you for the narrative question? Stories. Can you find a story 500-700 words long? Do you have a single story that a student could write in 45 minutes? If the answer is no, then this bundle is for you. Not only does it give you 6 stories, but over a dozen interest ways to teach from them. And at this price, how can you resist?