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Mr Whal3's English Corner

I am Deputy Head of English at a large secondary school in the South West of England. I have been teaching for seven years now, having taught both English and Media Studies across several GCSE specifications. I specialise in Language and Literature resources for the new AQA Specification.

I am Deputy Head of English at a large secondary school in the South West of England. I have been teaching for seven years now, having taught both English and Media Studies across several GCSE specifications. I specialise in Language and Literature resources for the new AQA Specification.
Jekyll and Hyde - Revision by Chapter

Jekyll and Hyde - Revision by Chapter

A booklet summarising the key events, quotations and context for each Chapter of Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde. Each page neatly summarises each chapter, as well as providing important quotations and contextual information linked to the events from that chapter. There are also challenge tasks for higher-level students to think about and attempt as they revise.
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Romeo and Juliet - Love Assessment

Romeo and Juliet - Love Assessment

The eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth lessons in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. These lessons take pupils through planning, writing and reflecting on a mock GCSE question, styled after the AQA exam paper.
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Jekyll and Hyde - Chapter Posters

Jekyll and Hyde - Chapter Posters

A hand-made set of posters detailing the key event from each chapter of Jekyll and Hyde. These high-quality images come with some key quotes from each chapter to aid revision, as well as space on each poster for pupils to add their own notes or quotes if desired. An excellent resource for either display, revision, or end-of-term colouring in!
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Romeo and Juliet Full Scheme of Work

Romeo and Juliet Full Scheme of Work

A full scheme of work including all PowerPoints and Resources. The scheme has been developed with lower-ability pupils in mind and has been field tested on several Year 10 groups. The scheme has been developed with the AQA specification in mind.
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Macbeth - Knowledge Organiser/Table Mat

Macbeth - Knowledge Organiser/Table Mat

A double-sided resource designed to be printed and laminated for regular use. Quotes are colour-coded by difficulty - green, amber, red, then blue for more challenging quotes. Contextual information is in purple. Please check out my other Knowledge Organisers on Animal Farm and Jekyll and Hyde, which keep to the same easy-to-use style.
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Animal Farm - Table Mat/Knowledge Organiser

Animal Farm - Table Mat/Knowledge Organiser

A double-sided resource designed to be printed and laminated for regular use. Quotes are colour-coded by difficulty - green, amber, red, then blue for more challenging quotes. Contextual information is in purple. Please check out my other Knowledge Organisers on Macbeth and Jekyll and Hyde, which keep to the same easy-to-use style.
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Romeo and Juliet - Friar Lawrence

Romeo and Juliet - Friar Lawrence

The tenth lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson looks at the reasons for Friar Lawrence's decision to marry the lovers in secret, along with some language analysis. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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The Tempest - Full KS3 Scheme of Work

The Tempest - Full KS3 Scheme of Work

A full scheme of work taking pupils through several activities based on key elements from the play. Designed to be worked through alongside either a reading or viewing of the play. Designed with Year 7 in mind, but resources could be adapted to suit other year groups. The final assessment for the unit is a reading assessment, based around simplified GCSE success criteria.
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Romeo and Juliet Context

Romeo and Juliet Context

The second lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. Focusing on key contextual ideas linked to the play and Shakespeare's England. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Romeo and Juliet - The Language of Love

Romeo and Juliet - The Language of Love

The eighth lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson deconstructs Romeo and Juliet's first meeting in preparation for analysis. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Romeo and Juliet - Children

Romeo and Juliet - Children

The seventh lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson focuses on the differences in how Romeo and Juliet are treated by their parents at the start of the play. Can be linked to the "context" lesson (Lesson Two of this scheme) to consider families in the Elizabethan era. The video clips within this lesson can be embedded within the PowerPoint (filesize upload limits prevents me from doing this) for ease of use. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Romeo and Juliet - Family Love

Romeo and Juliet - Family Love

The ninth lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson focuses on the different "shades" of love present within the play, deconstructing the differences between each family and how they show love towards each other. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Romeo and Juliet - Who is to Blame?

Romeo and Juliet - Who is to Blame?

The seventeenth lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson allows students to summarise the key events from the final act of the play and evaluate each character's level of involvement in the tragedy. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet's Rage Continued

Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet's Rage Continued

The fifteenth lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. This lesson follows on from the speaking and listening lesson previous (Lesson 14) and enables pupils to link their comments and analysis clearly to contextual points. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Romeo and Juliet - Revision Flashcards

Romeo and Juliet - Revision Flashcards

The twentieth (and final) lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. A nice little end of unit lesson where pupils can make handy revision flashcards on each main character. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
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Macbeth  - Full Plot Summary

Macbeth - Full Plot Summary

A collection of PowerPoint resources that summarise the key plot points and some key lines from each scene of Macbeth. Each section comes with some discussion points at the end. Could be used as revision handouts, discussion resources or as a pre-reading activity.
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Animal Farm - Full GCSE Scheme of Work

Animal Farm - Full GCSE Scheme of Work

A full scheme of work taking pupils through a reading of the text, as well as analytical work, contextual lessons and two essay-based assessments. Some lessons and materials adapted to suit AQA specification.
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A Shadow of Blue - Transition Day Full Lesson

A Shadow of Blue - Transition Day Full Lesson

A full lesson and resources used for a successful Year 6 Transition Day, where pupils were challenged with a range of both reading and writing activities. Could also be used at KS2 or KS3 level as the basis for some extended creative writing.
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