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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.
Romeo and Juliet - Who is to Blame?
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Romeo and Juliet - Who is to Blame?

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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.
Romeo and Juliet Full Scheme of Work
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Romeo and Juliet Full Scheme of Work

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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.
Romeo and Juliet - Love Assessment
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Romeo and Juliet - Love Assessment

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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.
Jekyll and Hyde - Revision by Chapter
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Jekyll and Hyde - Revision by Chapter

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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.
Romeo and Juliet Assessment - Young and Old
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Romeo and Juliet Assessment - Young and Old

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The eighteenth and nineteenth lessons in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. These lessons allow students to plan and answer an exam-style question on the differences between young and old characters in the play. The question is written with the AQA exam board specification in mind.
Jekyll and Hyde - Chapter Posters
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Jekyll and Hyde - Chapter Posters

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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!
Romeo and Juliet - Family Love
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Romeo and Juliet - Family Love

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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.
Romeo and Juliet - The Language of Love
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Romeo and Juliet - The Language of Love

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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.
AQA English Language Paper 1: Christmas
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Christmas

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A collection of three lessons with Christmassy extracts, for students to practice their Question 2, 3 and 4 skills over the festive period. A bonus worksheet shortening each lesson into a simpler task is included - handy for cover, supply or the slow December afternoons!
Macbeth - Knowledge Organiser/Table Mat
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Macbeth - Knowledge Organiser/Table Mat

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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.
Romeo and Juliet Context
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Romeo and Juliet Context

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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.
Romeo and Juliet - Friar Lawrence
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Romeo and Juliet - Friar Lawrence

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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.
AQA English Literature Starter Mat
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AQA English Literature Starter Mat

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A sentence starter mat created with AQA English Literature in mind. Useful for lower ability groups, this mat is designed to make writing exam-style paragraphs as easy as 1-2-3. Could be used as a table mat, stuck in exercise books or as part of a display.
AQA Power and Conflict Quick Quizzes
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AQA Power and Conflict Quick Quizzes

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8-question quizzes on each of the fifteen Power and Conflict poems for AQA Literature. Perfect as lesson starters or short homework. Works well with the Key Ideas Powerpoint slides also available through my TES profile.
Romeo and Juliet - Revision Flashcards
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Romeo and Juliet - Revision Flashcards

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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.
Romeo and Juliet Introduction
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Romeo and Juliet Introduction

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The first lesson in a scheme of work on Romeo and Juliet aimed at lower ability KS4 students. Some resources and PowerPoint slides adapted to fit AQA specification requirements.
Macbeth  - Full Plot Summary
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Macbeth - Full Plot Summary

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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.
Of Mice and Men Role Playing Game
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Of Mice and Men Role Playing Game

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A lesson-long role playing game in which pupils imagine themselves as an itinerant worker in 1930s America. They need to make difficult choices, and manage their finances, in order to achieve the American Dream and buy their own house by the end of the game. Great for introducing pupils to contextual concepts around the text, or as a pre-reading activity.