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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 - 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!
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 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.
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.
The Tempest - Full KS3 Scheme of Work
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The Tempest - Full KS3 Scheme of Work

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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.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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 - Lord Capulet's Rage Continued
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Romeo and Juliet - Lord Capulet's Rage Continued

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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.
Romeo and Juliet - Children
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Romeo and Juliet - Children

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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.
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.
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.
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.