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Unit of work New!
A teacher-facing resource with a number of activities for students  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 22/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Once by Morris Gleitzman
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Tess in the pastoral environmentNew!
Students analyse a number of quotations from Chapter 15 and 16  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 22/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
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Practice exam paper - texts about fireNew!
This resource was designed to help students practice the AQA  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 22/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing texts
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Police profile: Shelter New!
Students make a police profile for Shelter, on suspicion of murder,  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 22/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
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A first look at the poem New!
A resource that helps students with their first impressions of  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 22/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) | Hardy, Thomas
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Writing about RatNew!
An essay plan, evidence table and support for writing about the  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Trash by Andy Mulligan
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OCR AS and A level English Literature practice paper for 'The Tempest' New!
Practice questions for the OCR AS and A level papers.  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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Exploring sample extractsNew!
This resource looks at two sample extracts in preparation for  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Close analysis of parts I and II of 'Lamia' New!
A number of thought provoking questions to guide students through  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: Poetry: tragedy and comedy | Keats, John
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Avoiding comma splicingNew!
Instructions for how to avoid comma splicing and a number of  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Punctuation
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'The Farmer's Bride': Focus on structure New!
A resource focusing on the structure of 'The Farmer's Bride'  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 16/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Zooming in on wordsNew!
Help students unpick the meaning of new words by using parts  … read more
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KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary
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Critical viewpoints on HeathcliffNew!
A set of critical statements about Heathcliff, with prompt questions  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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Love and relationships themes gridNew!
A ticklist to help students link poems by theme, in the 'Love  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Letter of complaintNew!
A letter writing task for the popular, fictional (yet faulty)  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing | Letter writing
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Practice exam questions using Chapter 4 of 'The War of the Worlds'New!
A series of questions for students to practise the reading section  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Close analysis of 'Nettles' by Vernon ScannellNew!
Discuss ideas linked to battles throughout childhood, zoom in  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 08/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards)
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Introduction to pragmaticsNew!
A detailed PowerPoint taking students through the basics of pragmatics.  … read more
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KS5 | Introduction to language study | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptions of language
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Poetry anthology revision New!
A number of questions and activities that students can use for  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing poetry
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Introducing nounsNew!
This introductory worksheet introduces different types of nouns  … read more
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KS5 | Introduction to language study | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptions of language
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Dickens' language New!
Students make a dice with key language features, then find examples  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Character analysis using PEE New!
Students explore the characters of Jay and Gatsby, finding evidence  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Practice exam questions using 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'New!
Exam style questions for Paper 1 (first teaching from 2015),  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 01/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Close analysis
A detailed resource exploring Wordsworth's poem 'A Complaint'.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) | Wordsworth, William
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Exploring the sublime
Students explore a number of theories relating to the sublime  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Ideas for approaching a poem
A number of questions and activities for students to complete  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing poetry | Unseen poetry
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Hot-seating character activity
Students answer a number of questions in character, thinking  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
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Drama and writing activities
A selection of activities with a drama focus that can be used  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah
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AQA English Language Paper 1: Practice exam questions using ‘Stone Cold’
Exam style questions for Paper 1 (first teaching from 2015),  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Controversial topics
A number of controversial speaking and listening topics, with  … read more
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KS4 | Spoken English | Published: 25/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Debates and discussions
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Reading assessment
Students are given a number of extracts from Skellig with a selection  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Skellig by David Almond
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Learning grid
A revision game to help students make connections between the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (playscript) by Simon Stephens
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Assessment for learning ideas pack
A number of templates and ideas you can use with students to  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching tools | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and targets
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'The drinking scene'
Students explore the dramatic impact of this part of Act 2 Scene  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 19/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Wilfred Owen poems - comparison
An Excel spreadsheet allowing comparison between selected poems  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Owen, Wilfred
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Themes
Students explore the key themes in the text by selecting appropriate  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Trash by Andy Mulligan
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Spotlight on Portia
A number of activities for students to complete based on the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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Kingship in the play
A group task designed to get students thinking about the development  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Exploring characters through drama
A range of tasks focusing on Ed and Christopher, with particular  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (playscript) by Simon Stephens
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Early impressions of Christopher
A number of activities for students to complete as they read  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 11/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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'Meeting Point' by Louis MacNeice
A range of activities to help students analyse this poem, with  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 05/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Power, government, justice and mercy
Detailed questions to guide students through the whole play,  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Measure for Measure
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Personification
Students focus on personification using an Emily Dickinson poem  … read more
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KS3 | Poetry | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Analysing poetry
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Dramatic features match up
Useful matching activity for dramatic terminology, particularly  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Plays | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Reading plays
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Contextual tasks on the poem 'Who so list to hount I knowe where is an hynde'
A number of activities to help students understand Thomas Wyatt's  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Analysing the opening
In groups, students are given a number of character quotes to  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 04/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Themes
Students colour code a number of themes and match them to the  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Setting in the novel
Students annotate a number of extracts exploring setting in this  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Power and conflict poetry quiz
A fantastically useful PowerPoint quiz to test students' knowledge  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Comparing texts with biographical texts
A resource designed for the Edexcel course from 2015, comparing  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Voices in Speech and Writing anthology for Edexcel (from 2015)
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Book seventh: Chapter by chapter activities
A number of questions and activities to help students when readingthe  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
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'Catchphrase' word quiz
A fun PowerPoint 'Catchphrase' style game. Perfect as a starter  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 27/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Word games
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The analogy of the rainbow in Keats' 'Lamia'
A suggested lesson plan and resources to enhance students' understanding  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: Poetry: tragedy and comedy | Keats, John
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Mood graph
Students plot points along an 'emotive' graph and decide whether  … read more
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KS3 | Plays | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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Exploring the character of Lady Macbeth
An essay question, prompt notes and word bank designed to help  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Exploring interpretations of the poem: 'The Scrutiny' by Richard Lovelace
This resource focuses on how students should combine critical  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: love poetry through the ages
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Direct speech at the end of 'Lamia'
A resource designed to support discussion at the end of the poem.  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: Poetry: tragedy and comedy | Keats, John
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'The Eve of St Agnes' close analysis questions
Questions to guide students through this poem. Written for students  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 20/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA AS and A level anthology: Poetry: tragedy and comedy | Keats, John
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Oscar Wilde dominoes
A domino game to encourage students to revise Wilde's life and  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 15/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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Impressions of the characters
A number of tasks exploring the characters and their development  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 15/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
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