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Writing poems about freedomNew!
Written especially for National Poetry Day 2017, this resource  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Writing poetry
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The creature's feelings New!
An essay question with activities to support students' planning.  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Spoken language topics New!
A comprehensive list of topics suitable for the GCSE English  … read more
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KS4 | Spoken English | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Debates and discussions
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Practice exam question - aspects of love New!
An exam style question for students taking AQA AS English Literature  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Chapter analysis questions New!
Detailed questions for the following chapters of 'Frankenstein':  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Prose | Published: 14/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Stephen's family New!
A number of questions focusing on Stephen going missing and his  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 14/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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AQA A level practice exam question New!
An AQA A-level exam style question with an extract from 'Othello'.  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 14/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Act 2 workbookNew!
A series of comprehension activities to help students understand  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 14/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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Text structure matNew!
A placemat for helping students understand how to explore and  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Reading | Published: 07/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Form and structure
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Sonnet 29 - 'I think of thee!' language and imageryNew!
Prompts to help students analyse the imagery in the poem, and  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 07/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) | Barrett Browning, Elizabeth
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Practice exam paper - texts about factory workNew!
Designed for AQA Paper 2 Viewpoints and Perspectives, this resource  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 07/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing texts
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Practice exam questionsNew!
Eight practice exam questions for 'The Sign of Four' by Conan  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 07/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Toni Morrison's styleNew!
A PowerPoint presentation exploring the features and idiosyncrasies  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 31/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Beloved by Toni Morrison
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Ideology and the Inspector New!
Activities to support high ability students explore the Inspector's  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 31/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Comparing views and perspectives on depressionNew!
Designed for AQA Paper 2, this resource is much less gloomy than  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 31/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing texts
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Poetry assessment: 'A Dead Boche' by Robert GravesNew!
A poetry assessment resource on the war poem. Includes comprehension  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 31/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Unseen poetry | World War I poetry
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Practice questions using an extract from 'Great Expectations'New!
A set of practice exam questions suitable for students sitting  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 24/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Stephen's fears New!
Students sort a number of quotations from Chapter 5, looking  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 24/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Revising the themesNew!
Students select quotations and find events that are relevant  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 24/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Shaping storiesNew!
Designed for the GCSE narrative writing task, this resource includes  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 24/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Narrative writing | Structure and paragraphs
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Reading bingo challenge
A bingo card featuring different reading challenges - perfect  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 17/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Question cards for Chapter 6
A set of question cards which recap the events of this chapter  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 17/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Silas Marner by George Eliot
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Multicultural London English
This resource gets students to read through recent press coverage  … read more
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KS5 | Language diversity | Published: 17/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Accents and dialects
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Extract from 'The Prelude': the natural world
Explore how nature is presented in the extract from Wordsworth's  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 17/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) | Wordsworth, William
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Pub quiz
Pub quiz style questions for the AQA anthology post-1900 poems.  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 10/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Letters 1-4
Eight questions for students to answer when they have read the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 10/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Presentation of key characters
A number of statements about key characters at the end of Act  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 10/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Hamlet
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Close analysis
Detailed questions and activities for students to complete after  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 10/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Chapters 12 and 14: close analysis questions
A selection of questions for students to complete after they  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 03/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Chapter 6: focusing on setting
A resource to help students explore the opening of Chapter 6  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 03/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Understanding Act 3
Detailed questions for students to answer after they have read  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 03/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Research task
A list of the relevant events and influences on the play, to  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 03/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
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Chapter 4: consolidating your knowledge
14 questions for students to answer after they have read Chapter  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 26/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Exploring the poem: 'Shut Out'
A series of questions to help students understand the poem 'Shut  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 26/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Poems about shoes
A range of creative tasks including a warm-up, brainstorm, and  … read more
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KS3 | Poetry | Published: 26/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Writing poetry
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Exam practice questions for WJEC Eduqas
A selection of sample exam questions for students studying the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 26/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Empathy for Mr Jerome
Students think about the character in Chapter 6 and why he might  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 19/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
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Mrs Lyons quotation analysis
Students are given a number of quotations to analyse about Mrs  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 19/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Blood Brothers by Willy Russell
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Chapter 3 questions
Questions for students to answer after they have read Chapter  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 19/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Chapter 10 tension analysis
A matching activity for students to identify techniques with  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 19/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Chapter 11: character focus
Students choose a character and answer questions about them,  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Comparing 'Singh Song' and 'The Farmer's Bride'
Students answer a number of questions about 'Singh Song' and  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Walton's letters
A series of questions for letters 1-4, exploring their part in  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Prose | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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'Up-Hill': Analysis questions
Students look at the structure, language and context of this  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Grouping quotations into themes
Students colour code quotations to match themes. Quotations are  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 05/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Child language acqusition: Phonology
A useful summary table for students to complete for revision  … read more
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KS5 | Language AcquisitionPublished: 05/06/2017 | 
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Chapter 7 questions
Detailed questions for students to answer when they have read  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 05/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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'Walking Away' and 'Eden Rock' comparison
Students analyse, compare and contextualise both poems to help  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 05/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Weird Britain writing tasks
A selection of writing tasks celebrating the oddities of life  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Writing for purpose and audience
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Close analysis of the poem: 'Intimations of Immortality'
Students consider the wider concepts relevant to the poem -  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Wordsworth, William
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Strong feelings and poetic techniques: 'The Emigrée'
Students explore how the feelings in this poem are conveyed,  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Juliet's rejection
Focusing on Act 3 Scene 5, students explore how the Capulet household  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Romeo and Juliet - Act 3 Scene 5
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Work/revision pack
Questions for each chapter of 'Wuthering Heights' as students  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 24/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Varying sentence structures
Students roll a dice to determine which type of sentence to write  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 24/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Imaginative writing
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'Porphyria's Lover': Power balance
Students explore the power balance in this poem, looking at the  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 24/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) | Browning, Robert
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'Fare Thee Well': Context and interpretations
Students summarise stanzas, consider the connotation of keywords,  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 24/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Byron, George Gordon
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Practice AQA exam questions with extracts
AQA GCSE English Literature style practice questions on 'Frankenstein'  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Getting to know the text: 'Lullaby' by Elizabeth Berridge
A selection of questions for students to answer when they have  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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AQA Love and relationships cluster study guide
Detailed questions for each poem in this cluster, as well as  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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'At Home': Understanding the poem
A number of detailed questions for students to answer when they  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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