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Working as a KS4 Coordinator in an inner London school, my main aim is to create relatable and interesting GCSE content to suit the needs of different learners. All resources have been tried and tested by myself, departments I have worked in and the #teamenglish Twitter community. Please leave a review and let me know how it went. For every review you leave, I will send a premium lesson for free! Add some revision tips. Sprinkle some life advice. Stir in some positivity.

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Working as a KS4 Coordinator in an inner London school, my main aim is to create relatable and interesting GCSE content to suit the needs of different learners. All resources have been tried and tested by myself, departments I have worked in and the #teamenglish Twitter community. Please leave a review and let me know how it went. For every review you leave, I will send a premium lesson for free! Add some revision tips. Sprinkle some life advice. Stir in some positivity.
AQA Q5 Writing Starters

AQA Q5 Writing Starters

TEN writing starters for Paper 1, Question 5. Students are given a series of pictures as a stimulus (some of the photography is taken by me!) and a success criteria for each picture. This will help guide their writing and create more imaginative openings using ambitious writing techniques to impress an examiner! Find some free examples to download on my Tes shop. If you like it, download the collection :o)
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English Language Paper 1: Question 3 (Structure)

English Language Paper 1: Question 3 (Structure)

Detailed lesson for Q3 (structure). The lesson: - looks at the differences between language and structural techniques -gives students opportunities to identify structural techniques within a text - includes a detailed flashcard with sentence stems and terminology for revision -includes mark scheme
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The Sign of Four Homework Booklet

The Sign of Four Homework Booklet

'The Sign of Four' booklet, including 7 exam style questions. The booklet also includes space for students to plan, write and self/peer assess work, as generic feedback sentences have been provided. There are also opportunities for students to rewrite their response using the feedback given.
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Conflict Poetry: Remains by Simon Armitage

Conflict Poetry: Remains by Simon Armitage

Detailed lesson for the AQA Power and Conflict poetry text ‘Remains’. Students read and watch interviews from ex-soldiers to gain understanding of the contextual ideas that may help their understanding of the poem. A series of questions are given to aid students’ analysis of the poem. In addition, an exam style question and Assessment Objective planning sheet is also included.
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KS3 Writing Bundle: Theme Park

KS3 Writing Bundle: Theme Park

A series of detailed lessons focused on students creating their own theme park. Each lesson requires students to write for a different purpose or form (writing a review, pitch, leaflet). SPaG tasks are also included.
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Persuasive Writing: Dragons' Den

Persuasive Writing: Dragons' Den

A series of three lessons requiring students to use their skills in collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. Using the idea of Dragons’ Den, students will work together to create their own theme park. As the teacher, you will only act as a facilitator. They will have to assign roles within their group, work out costings (budget sheets included), write a pitch (questions included to help) and pitch their idea to the ‘dragons’.
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A Level- Utopian/Dystopian Introduction Lesson

A Level- Utopian/Dystopian Introduction Lesson

An introduction lesson into dystopian literature. Students will look at the similarities, differences and features of utopian and dystopian literature. The lesson includes discussion based activities to develop students’ critical thinking and analysis of the short story, ‘The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas’.
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Writing a Review

Writing a Review

Lesson teaching students how to write a review. Students will look at features of a review and examples in order to help them write their own successfully.
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English Language Paper 1: Question 3 (Structure)

English Language Paper 1: Question 3 (Structure)

Detailed lesson for Q3 (structure). The lesson: - looks at the differences between language and structural techniques -gives students opportunities to identify structural techniques within a text - includes a detailed flashcard with sentence stems and terminology for revision -includes mark scheme
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Black Panther Review: IGCSE Lesson

Black Panther Review: IGCSE Lesson

Detailed lesson for IGCSE looking at how to write a review. The lesson includes: -spelling test -compound adjectives activities summary and true and false exam style questions written task (review)
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AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5

AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5

Lesson teaching students how to approach AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5. Students learn how to plan effectively using purpose, audience and form. Students are given example texts to help identify PAF and how writers adapt their style to suit. Students are then given an AQA exam style question to attempt. Example openings and a success criteria are also included to help students with this.
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Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3: CSI

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3: CSI

A detailed lesson for Act 2.3 of ‘Macbeth’. Students are in role as police inspectors and must use observations and deductions to work out who killed King Duncan. Great way to get students to analyse the scene through role play.
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Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2

Detailed lesson looking at Act 2.2. Lesson includes: original and modern text with key questions to help students analyse the scene AQA exam style question with sentence stems AQA exam style Q5 writing task with success criteria
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Macbeth: The Witches (Act1 Scene 1 and 3)

Macbeth: The Witches (Act1 Scene 1 and 3)

Detailed lesson looking at the presentation of witches and their role in the play ‘Macbeth’. Lesson includes: -spelling test -guided questions to help students analyse the scene -explode the quote language analysis task -homework tasks (my YouTube video focusing on the context and exam question)
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AQA GCSE Writing Bundle

AQA GCSE Writing Bundle

Detailed and relatable assessment preparation lesson and range of activities focusing on English Language Paper 1 Question 5. The bundle includes: quiz to test knowledge of writing skills student friendly mark scheme student example independent writing task opportunity for guided self assessment TEN Paper 1 Q5 writing starters which include a success criteria to help guide students’ writing and create more imaginative openings. Sentence structure worksheet to help students vary their use of sentence form for effect
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Sentence Structure: Superheroes

Sentence Structure: Superheroes

Worksheet looking at sentence structures. Students will first look at the definitions of simple, compound, complex and minor sentence. They will then have to identify what sentence type has been used in a series of sentences, ending with rewriting a piece of writing using a variation of sentence forms.
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IGCSE Homework Booklet

IGCSE Homework Booklet

IGCSE homework booklet. Booklet includes FIVE practice exam papers (Q1-7) with teacher feedback sheets to make marking quick and easy. A section for students to rewrite weakest question is also included.
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AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Writing Tasks

AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Writing Tasks

FIVE writing activities for AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5. I’ve used the thought provoking work of artist Al Margen to act as a visual aid and help students write more creatively. I have also included questions for classroom discussions.
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Macbeth: King Duncan and the Role of a King

Macbeth: King Duncan and the Role of a King

Detailed lesson looking at King Duncan and the role of a king. Lesson includes: -idiom starter activity -critical thinking role play tasks -original and modern text with key questions to aid discussion -language analysis ‘explode the quote’ task -analysis question
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The Sign of Four: Chapter 1

The Sign of Four: Chapter 1

Detailed lesson focusing on Chapter 1 of ‘The Sign of Four’. Students will focus on observations and deductions. Lesson includes: -spelling test using unfamiliar words from Chapter 1 -observation and deductions task using extract from Chapter 1 -critical thinking/collaborative task (students use observations and deductions to solve a crime)
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English Literature A0 Marking Templates

English Literature A0 Marking Templates

Most of us dislike marking because of the time it takes. Let me help you cut your marking time with these handy marking templates. There are 3 templates available focusing on each Assessment Objective (A01, A02 & A03) . Marking Tip: Get students to identify their weakest A0 and use the student success criteria to guide their response and make improvement in this area. This is a good way to get students to take more ownership of their learning.
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