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Practice AQA exam questions with extracts New!
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 New!
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 New!
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 New!
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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Chapter 8 questions New!
SPaG-focused questions for students to answer after they have  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
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'The cold earth slept below': Exploring language and context New!
A detailed look at Shelley's 'The Cold Earth Slept Below'. Students  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Shelley, Percy Bysshe
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'Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan' - Analysing the text New!
A detailed resource looking at the language and structure of  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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'A Birthday': Analysis questions New!
A selection of analysis questions for students to complete when  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Talking gender in the mediaNew!
An exam focused resource designed for the AQA specification,  … read more
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KS5 | Language diversity | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Language and gender
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Mancunian EnglishNew!
A range of activities exploring Mancunian English accent and  … read more
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KS5 | Language diversity | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Accents and dialects
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Practice exam questions: 'When Will There Be Good News?'New!
A selection of questions for students taking the English Literature  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
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Working with data: taboo wordsNew!
A useful introduction to data analysis for investigations, looking  … read more
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KS5 | Language Investigation | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Investigation principles and practices
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Macbeth's fears: Act 3 Scene 1 New!
Students analyse a key speech from 'Macbeth' to explore Macbeth's  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 25/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth - Act 3
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Exploring the poem in detail New!
Students consider the idea of significant places, exploring the  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 25/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Wordsworth, William
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Close analysis questions New!
Paragraph-by-paragraph questions for the extract 'The Danger  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 25/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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'When Will There Be Good News?' reading tasksNew!
32 reading tasks for students to complete as they read the novel.  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 24/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
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Sample prose exam questions for the Edexcel A level specification
Students are given a selection of exam style comparison questions  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Paired texts
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Mary Morstan in Chapter 2
Students are given a number of key quotations (from Chapter 2)  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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'The Laboratory': Prosodics
A PowerPoint presentation that takes students through the key  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Browning, Robert
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'Maude Clare': Analysis questions
15 questions for students to answer when they have read 'Maude  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Understanding Maxim de Winter
Students are given a selection of quotes from Chapters 3 and  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
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Chapter 5 questions
Students answer a number of questions about Chapter 5.  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Sample exam questions for AQA Eng Lit B: Aspects of tragedy
A selection of questions based on Section C of the AQA English  … read more
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KS5 | Reading | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing texts
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Close analysis of 'Lines Written in Early Spring'
Students explore the mood, structure and language within the  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Wordsworth, William
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Writing well about ethnicity
A number of sample essay responses to a generic question about  … read more
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KS5 | Language diversity | Published: 03/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Sociolects
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Language diversity - unpicking a transcript
A genuine transcript with associated tasks, support and prompt  … read more
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KS5 | Language diversity | Published: 03/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Sociolects
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Interpreting attitudes to genderlect: theoretical approaches
A differentiated resource featuring examples of women's speech,  … read more
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KS5 | Language diversity | Published: 03/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Language and gender
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Emotionally repressed characters?
Students think about how the characters in the novel are presented  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 03/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
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Social class and language on TV
Show students a range of clips from TV and analyse how language  … read more
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KS5 | Language diversity | Published: 28/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Accents and dialects
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British regional accents
An introductory resource including a questionnaire, discussion  … read more
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KS5 | Language diversity | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Accents and dialects
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Act 1 workbook
A series of comprehension tasks to help students understand the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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'Echo': Analysis questions
A selection of analysis questions for students to complete when  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Act 1 questions
Comprehension and analytical questions on Act 1 of Shakespeare's  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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'Sonnet 29: I think of thee!' meaning and interpretation
Students match up an example with a possible meaning and interpretation.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) | Barrett Browning, Elizabeth
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'A Christmas Carol': Getting to know the poem
A number of detailed questions for students to answer when they  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Close analysis of 'Kamikaze'
A resource to support students' analysis of the poem, including  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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'The Farmer's Bride': Stanza by stanza analysis
Detailed questions for each stanza.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Spotlight on Jessica
Students explore the character of Jessica through discussion  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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Comprehension questions and structure: 'The Danger of a Single Story'
Comprehension questions based on 'The Danger of a Single Story'  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Dramatic techniques: teach me, tell me
A guessing game for students to revise key terms for studying  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Plays | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Reading plays
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Poetry taboo
Students play this classic game with key poetic terms. Instructions  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing poetry | Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Miming the ball
Explore the scene with a group pre-reading drama task and post-reading  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Plays | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Much Ado About Nothing - Act 2
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Character profiles
Students complete a number of character profiles for key characters  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Act 1 Scene 1 comprehension tasks
Tasks to support students' understanding of the opening scene  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Plays | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Much Ado About Nothing
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Practice exam question with notes using an extract from 'Frankenstein'
A practice exam question with detailed notes for teachers. Designed  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 27/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Child language development starters
Four examples of children's spoken language for analysis. Accompanied  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 27/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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Themes in 'Beloved'
A PowerPoint presentation which includes possible themes for  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 27/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Beloved by Toni Morrison
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Annotations for peer assessment
Help students to peer or self assess analytical writing with  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and revision
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Poetic voice
Prompt questions to help students identify and analyse the voice(s)  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing poetry
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Ideas for World Book Day
Sixteen ideas for sparking a love of books in your classroom  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 20/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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True or false? 'Young and dyslexic? You've got it going on'
Students read a number of statements about this extract and decide  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Close analysis of Chapter 15 and Chapter 20
A selection of questions focusing on themes, language, context  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Building a bank of multi-purpose quotes
A method for students to choose 'key quotes' from a text they  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Reading | Published: 13/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Reading novels
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AQA Practice exam question: 'Macbeth'
An exam question on 'Macbeth' in the style of AQA GCSE Paper  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 06/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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How well do you know 'Frankenstein'?
30 questions for students to answer after they have read the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 06/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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'Ozymandias': Looking at language
Detailed activities that explore the language and 'story' of  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 06/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Shelley, Percy Bysshe
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Christina Rossetti poetry revision
Detailed analysis questions for a selection of Rossetti poetry  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Rossetti, Christina
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Language debates discussion task
Students discuss a number of language statements and discuss  … read more
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KS5 | Language diversity | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Exam preparation (Language and social contexts)
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Exploring language change
Using an extract from 'Emma', and other examples from Jane Austen  … read more
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KS5 | Language Change | Published: 30/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Language change over time
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Identifying characters from words
Students use words from the play to explore the characters in  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 23/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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