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Chapter 4: consolidating your knowledge New!
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'New!
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 shoesNew!
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 EduqasNew!
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 New!
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 New!
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 New!
Questions for students to answer after they have read Chapter  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 19/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Spies by Michael Frayn
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Chapter 10 tension analysis New!
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 New!
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' New!
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 New!
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 questionsNew!
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 New!
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 New!
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 New!
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 New!
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 tasksNew!
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' New!
Students consider the wider concepts relevant to the poem - pre-existence,  … 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'New!
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 rejectionNew!
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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Chapter 8 questions
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
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
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
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 media
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 English
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?'
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 words
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
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
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
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 tasks
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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