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PPT Lessons, Hand Outs and Booklets relating to AQA GCSE English Language new specification. A mixture of everything I make and use in my FE classes each year. Most of my resources are made for students who have already failed GCSE and are 16+ - so a lot assume prior knowledge and aim towards building upon that foundation to get them their grades. I also teach very ambitious adults. Also willing to customise resources upon request. Message me with any questions.

PPT Lessons, Hand Outs and Booklets relating to AQA GCSE English Language new specification. A mixture of everything I make and use in my FE classes each year. Most of my resources are made for students who have already failed GCSE and are 16+ - so a lot assume prior knowledge and aim towards building upon that foundation to get them their grades. I also teach very ambitious adults. Also willing to customise resources upon request. Message me with any questions.
New Spec GCSE English Language - Revision Workbook - Descriptive Writing - Paper 1 - Question 5
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New Spec GCSE English Language - Revision Workbook - Descriptive Writing - Paper 1 - Question 5

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Now with accompanying PPT file, should you want to guide students through it! A range of activities for your students to complete in class or at home. Good for boosting confidence and enhancing already learned skills. It’s a 14 page booklet bursting with mini tasks and examples, senses work, simile building exercise, image grid-mapping - as well as 4 unique exam-style questions at the end. It’s one section of my 100 page complete revision workbook - available in my shop.
GCSE English Language - Paper 2 - Question 4 Making Comparisons - Bowling Venues
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GCSE English Language - Paper 2 - Question 4 Making Comparisons - Bowling Venues

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This is a local text as I am a St. Helens lad and source A is very relevant to our locality. However - it’s not a bad little resource for comparing language use over time and comparing the perspectives. The evaluation mark scheme is included and a choice of two Source B documents - one which is accompanied by a video which I embedded so that one can teach even with a loss of internet connection.
New Spec GCSE English Language - Comlpete 4-6 week Revision Guidance Workbook & PPT Display
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New Spec GCSE English Language - Comlpete 4-6 week Revision Guidance Workbook & PPT Display

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This is also sold as 8 separate booklets which last between 4-6 weeks/3 hour sessions…and the files are so big they won’t preview. The 8 separate booklets each have a preview to look at via my shop. This also has an accompanying basic PPT of 131 slides with links to YouTube added to slide show for easier access. This version is a 100 page workbook which is aimed at use through the revision period - leading up to the exams - but can also be used to introduce topics throughout the year. It can be given as homework - hard copy or PDF - and covers the important skills for each AO. It has an example of each skill - some example answers and a great deal of mini-tasks and activities. As well as exam-style questions, tips and methods of constructing paragraphs. It has some stretch and challenge aspects as well. It challenges students to: Triangulate Evidence Find/use Linguistic/Structural patterns Argue with conviction Describe images from different perspectives Write effectively brief summaries Make valuable comparisons Create weighty anecdotes and expert opinions
GCSE English Language Creative Writing Lesson Starters
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GCSE English Language Creative Writing Lesson Starters

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Just something fun and engaging that kids have played all over the world - Boy/Girl is something I’ve turned into a vocabulary builder - hope your students like it! There’s also a Boring Sentences challenge which has served as a differentiated worksheet - challenging students with perhaps adding in one or two descriptive words and others: all of them. I also get them to research synonyms and try to get even more advanced words than those on the sheet.
GCSE English Language - Evaluation with Sample Answer & Videos Starter
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GCSE English Language - Evaluation with Sample Answer & Videos Starter

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Teach your students to argue with conviction! This uses 'Fule’s Gold from the June 2018 paper and some provocative and debate-fuelling perfume Ad videos for a starter and a developed activity. There is an example part-response and annotations task which will demonstrate what is meant by an evaluative comment. The colour-coded annotations page is also in plain form for those with visual stress.
AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 FULL PREP Set
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 FULL PREP Set

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This resource is a full Paper 1 resource with 80+ slides. It has video clips and sound effects/animation. As well as activities relating to each of the five questions. Run the slideshow to see the effects. It has had a great deal of work put into to in order to make it fun and enjoyable.