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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.
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)
An Inspector Calls: Introduction of  Inspector Goole
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An Inspector Calls: Introduction of Inspector Goole

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Lesson looking at how Priestley introduces the Inspector to the play. Students will unpick key quotations and analyse the methods Priestley uses to present Inspector Goole. Questions are given to help students ‘Explode the Quote’ and an exam style question is provided. An AQA Q5 writing task starter has also been included for revision.
Q5 Paper 2 Writing Activity
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Q5 Paper 2 Writing Activity

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A writing starter for AQA English Language Q5. Students are given a success criteria of techniques to help make their writing more creative and ensure they are including devices that will impress the examiner.
AQA Question 5 Writing Starters
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AQA Question 5 Writing Starters

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Three writing starters for AQA English Language Q5. Students are given a success criteria of language and structural techniques to help make their writing more creative and ensure they are including devices that will impress the examiner.
A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwig
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A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwig

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Updated (November 2018) Lesson exploring the character Mr. Fezziwig and how he acts as the catalyst of change for Scrooge. Lesson includes: -literacy starter (sentence forms) -Fezziwig and Scrooge comparison table -exam style question -student-friendly AQA mark scheme on how to get a Grade 9, 7 or 5 -AO focused worksheet to help students structure an analytical paragraph with sentence starters AQA paper 1, Q4 homework task
Of Mice and Men: Crooks
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Of Mice and Men: Crooks

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Lesson focusing on the character of Crooks from Of Mice and Men. Students will explore the influence of contextual factors, such as Jim Crow law and the etymology of the word ‘n***er’ in order to develop their understanding of his character and Steinbeck’s presentation of him.
The Handmaid's Tale: Second Wave Feminism and the Women of Gilead
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The Handmaid's Tale: Second Wave Feminism and the Women of Gilead

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Lesson exploring the theme of women and femininity in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Students will concentrate on second wave feminism, making connections with the novel. Lesson includes: Range of statements for debate/Socratic seminar Chapter 7 key questions links to articles about second wave feminism and questions to aid analysis/discussion quote analysis task Essay question to test students’ evaluation skills
Manhunt and Remains Poetry Comparison Lesson
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Manhunt and Remains Poetry Comparison Lesson

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Students will analyse the poem ‘Manhunt’ and learn how to make comparisons using the poem ‘Remains’. Lesson includes: -discourse marker matching activity -TSLAP (tone, structure, language, attitudes, personal response) table and key questions to help students analyse the poem ‘Manhunt’ -Sentence stems to help students write a comparison paragraph about the two poems.
Out of the Blue Poetry Lesson
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Out of the Blue Poetry Lesson

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Lesson exploring Simon Armitage’s poem ‘Out of the Blue’. Lesson focuses on students making meaningful comments about the effect language and structure has on a reader. Lesson includes: word class activity TSLAP questions to help students analyse the poem practice question and example answer AQA Q5 style writing activity
The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Six
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Six

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Lesson for Chapter Six of The Handmaid’s Tale. Students will focus on A03, researching into Puritan society and making links with the novel. An exam style question is also included as homework or an extension.
The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Four and Five
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Four and Five

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Lesson looking at Atwood’s use of religious allusions in The Handmaid’s Tale. Lesson includes: -series of questions for Chapter Four and Five -group task involving students researching into the biblical references used in the novel essay question
The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Two and Three
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Two and Three

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Lesson exploring Chapter 2 and 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale. Students will analyse how symbolism is used by Atwood (clothing and flowers) to shape meaning. Questions are given for each chapter and task. Want to try before you buy? You can find a lesson for Chapter 1 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ for FREE on my TES shop.
Power and Conflict Poetry: Kamikaze
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Power and Conflict Poetry: Kamikaze

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Lesson for the Power and Conflict poem ‘Kamikaze’. Lesson includes: -information and video clips exploring the contextual factors that influence the poem (A03) -visual aids to help students with word level analysis (A02) differentiated worksheet with a series of questions to help students analyse the poem (A01/A02) word level analysis planning sheet (A02)