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English GCSE

I'm a secondary English teacher with six years of experience and three years experience as an AQA examiner. The majority of my resources are geared towards the AQA GCSE English Language and Literature specifications.

I'm a secondary English teacher with six years of experience and three years experience as an AQA examiner. The majority of my resources are geared towards the AQA GCSE English Language and Literature specifications.
Great Expectations SOW
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Great Expectations SOW

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A 6 week scheme of work to take students through some of the main characters and themes of Great Expectations. Full lesson powerpoints and lots of worksheets/activities.
AQA GCSE Language Paper 2/Non-fiction Unit
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AQA GCSE Language Paper 2/Non-fiction Unit

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A set of lessons covering 6 weeks that focuses on non-fiction. Geared towards the AQA Language Paper 2 specification but covers skills of inference, analysis, summary and comparison.
Simple, Compound or Complex? Sentences worksheet
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Simple, Compound or Complex? Sentences worksheet

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A text based activity that asks students to identify the different types of sentences in an extract. Key for annotation provided and can work to consolidate understanding of sentences types or as a creative writing exercise to see how sentence structures work together to create effects.
AQA English Language Lessons and Papers
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AQA English Language Lessons and Papers

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A set of lessons and practice papers for AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2. The lessons can work as revision or introduction and cover at least 4-6 weeks' worth of lesson time, depending on class ability. There is a set of practice papers for each with ready made feedback lessons using the mark scheme.
Macbeth Key Quotes
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Macbeth Key Quotes

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A resource providing key quotes from Macbeth to be distributed to students. Can be used for them to learn, colour code relating to theme or to help with extended writing.
Gothic Literature Introduction
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Gothic Literature Introduction

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A series of (at least) three lessons introducing students to Gothic literature. This was used as a pre-teaching unit before starting Jekyll and Hyde to explore conventions. Can also use the extracts as the basis for a Language Paper 1 Q5 descriptive writing task.
An Inspector Calls Character Quotes and Overview
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An Inspector Calls Character Quotes and Overview

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This is a useful revision resource for students. It includes a detailed overview of each character in the play and their role/purpose. There is also a wealth of quotes for each character, and theme.
The Twits SOL
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The Twits SOL

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This is a unit of work based on The Twits aimed at EAL/lower ability students at KS3. It covers a range of skills including comprehension, creative writing, and general grammar and literacy. Could also be used with KS2.