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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 Paper 2 Question 5 Writing Tasks
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AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Writing Tasks

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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.
English Language Paper 1: Question 3 (Structure)
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English Language Paper 1: Question 3 (Structure)

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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
English Language Paper 2: Question 2
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English Language Paper 2: Question 2

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Two lessons for English Language Paper 2: Question 2. The lessons teaches students how to summarise, identify less obvious differences between the sources and how to synthesise between texts. Students are also given student examples and the opportunity to attempt practice questions and self assess. There’s more! A relatable online revision video I have made has also been included. This breaks down the exam paper itself, accompanied with a short quiz at the end :o) The sources used come from an AQA specimen paper (Elizabeth Dray at Glastonbury/ Charles Dickens at Greenwich Fair)
Persuasive Writing: Syrian Refugee Crisis
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Persuasive Writing: Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Persuasive writing lesson using the topic of the Syrian Refugee crisis. I hope the lesson will teach students how to write persuasively and help them gain an understanding of the current issues going on in Syria. Students will act as 'Save the Children' and research into the current issues affecting the lives of those in Syria due to the war (research pack provided). They will then write a persuasive speech to the Foreign Secretary using the research that they have learnt. This can be taught over a series of lessons. Activities led to really interesting and insightful discussions, and students developed a more insightful understanding of the issues that affect their world :o) Nice idea to extend learning outside the classroom: - letters could be sent to the MP -speaking and listening activities -assembly presentations Please leave a review. I would love to know how the lesson went :o).
English Language Paper: A01 breakdown (implicit and explicit information)
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English Language Paper: A01 breakdown (implicit and explicit information)

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Detailed PowerPoint lesson breaking down A01 from English Language Paper 2 (explicit and implicit information). The lesson is centred around the theme of freedom, with students using an extract from Malala’s ‘Fight for Freedom’ and Harriet Jacob’s ‘Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl’. Extracts and Question 1 example provided by Millie Frost (Twitter: @MissMFrost). Thank you :o) For my detailed resources like this, visit Miss Cole’s TES shop.
Analysing language using 'Explode the Quote'
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Analysing language using 'Explode the Quote'

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Visual aid to show students how to 'blow' up the language in a quote into smaller pieces. A template has also been provided to give to lower ability students. For six 'Explode the Quote' starter activities, visit my TES shop :)
English Language Practice: Childish Gambino 'This is America'
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English Language Practice: Childish Gambino 'This is America'

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Lesson analysing Childish Gambino’s video ‘This is America’. Students will work collaboratively to examine aspects of his video, considering his viewpoint and perspective on violence and race relations in America . Students are then given an AQA English Language Paper 2 Q4 exam style question to answer.
English Language Paper 2 Exam: Question 1, 2, 3 Lesson Starter
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English Language Paper 2 Exam: Question 1, 2, 3 Lesson Starter

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Who said English couldn’t be cool? AQA English Language Paper 2 starter activity focusing on the rapper Stormzy. Students read an article from ‘The Guardian’ about him and answer Q1, Q2, Q3 exam style questions. Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/feb/19/stormzy-interview-gang-signs-and-prayers-respect-me-frank-ocean-adele
AQA Question 5 Writing Task
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AQA Question 5 Writing Task

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Writing activity getting students to use more ambitious techniques to hook their reader's attention. Perfect starter activity. More writing stimulus tasks like this can be found on my TES shop.
AQA Paper 2 Writing Task
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AQA Paper 2 Writing Task

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Writing activity for AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5. I have used the thought provoking work of artist Kirzart to act as a visual aid and help students write more creatively. I have also included questions for classroom discussions.
Reflection Revision Planner
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Reflection Revision Planner

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Instead of a revision timetable, I have created a Reflection Revision Planner. Students: Unlike a timetable, it requires you to reflect on yourself and your studies regularly in order to make sense of what you are studying and why. I hope it will keep you motivated, as you can shape and adapt your revision and have more meaningful study sessions that make a difference. Teachers: Download now for your students!
Black History Month: Celebration of Hidden Figures
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Black History Month: Celebration of Hidden Figures

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A lesson for Black History Month. Students will look at the origins of BHM and create posters on important (and less well known figures) in black history. There is also opportunities for classroom discussion on whether BHM should be celebrated at all and different ways schools can do more to teach the history of other cultures. I hope to inspire creativity and conversation about black history in your classroom. Love to know how it goes with your students, so please leave a review :o)
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's relationship Interactive Lesson
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Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's relationship Interactive Lesson

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A lesson looking at the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. I have created a revision video that explores their relationship, using themes that students can relate to. An exam style question has also been included, with an extract based on AQA English Literature Paper 1.