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GCSE Skills Summer 2021 - Reading »

Richard Gent | Saturday February 20, 2021

Categories: KS3 & KS4 Catch Up, Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627, IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, IGCSE English Language Edexcel A, IGCSE English Language Edexcel B, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, GCSE 2021

Edusites Exercises in GCSE English Language Reading Skills Cycling 1 Cycling 2 AO2 Language and Structure Eulogies Subject Terminology Balloons Dramatic Moments In January 2021 the government produced the consultation on the assessment of GCSE and A Levels in Summer of 2021. At Edusites we have worked with our writers who include GCSE advisors and senior examiners working to ensure that this summer exam season is less painful than 2020. What are the key features of the consultation document?… [ read full article ] »


Paper 3 Prose Extracts and Mark Schemes »

Emily Prentice | Sunday May 03, 2020

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English Literature, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477

Assessment and Mark Schemes How to use At Edusites we think carefully about how teachers use our resources. These assessments have been written by experts and are designed to suit your needs both for this academic year and for future use. Taking the exams You have a choice of doing the whole paper as a mock or separating the questions for classroom use. We are aware that most schools teach one text and printing the whole paper is unnecessary. Because of this you are able to click on the exam… [ read full article ] »


Paper 3 Poem Extracts and Mark Schemes »

Emily Prentice | Sunday May 03, 2020

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English Literature, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477

Assessment and Mark Schemes How to use At Edusites we think carefully about how teachers use our resources. These assessments have been written by experts and are designed to suit your needs both for this academic year and for future use. Taking the exams You have a choice of doing the whole paper as a mock or separating the questions for classroom use. We are aware that most schools teach one text and printing the whole paper is unnecessary. Because of this you are able to click on the exam… [ read full article ] »


Analysing Fiction »

ghallahan | Friday February 21, 2020

Categories: KS3 & KS4 Catch Up, Analysing Fiction, KS3, Key Stage 3 English Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE

Analysis Skills for English Fiction Language KS3 and GCSE This series of 5 short story units focus on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction Assessment Objectives All the lessons are delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) Below you will find printable resources to be printed for each student and the lesson slide links These lessons are appropriate for mid to long term cover. In class Each lesson has activities planned You might also use for… [ read full article ] »


What are the differences between 0627 and 0990? »

Richard Gent | Tuesday February 04, 2020

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, Introduction, Cambridge iGCSE English, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627, IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477, Hot Entries, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Contextual Linking, Contextual Research, Informative Account

IGCSE Overview What are the differences between 0627 and 0990? Syllabus 0627 replaced syllabus 0522 for examination from 2017 onwards Paper 1 and Paper 2 are graded using a numerical grading scale of 9–1 Paper 1  0627 Reading Passages is 2 hours 10 minutes and is worth 50% of the total marks. There are three questions: Comprehension; Summary; Comprehension and Comparison. The three unseen passages for Paper 1 will be taken from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. In Syllabus 0990… [ read full article ] »


Vendetta Short Story Lessons »

ghallahan | Friday January 31, 2020

Categories: KS3, Key Stage 3 English Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas Spoken Language

This Unit: Vendetta Skills for Fiction Language GCSE This is unit 1 of 5 focused on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction assessment objectives Vendetta contains 6 lessons delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) Attached resources which will need to be printed for each student and used in each of the 6 lessons This unit which is 1 of 5 is appropriate for mid to long term cover. In class Each lesson has activities planned If you need homework,… [ read full article ] »


The Brazilian Cat Short Story Lessons »

Emily Prentice | Thursday January 30, 2020

Categories: KS3, Key Stage 3 English Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE

This Unit: The Brazilian Cat Skills for Fiction Language GCSE This unit is number 2 of 5 focused on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction assessment objectives The Brazilian Cat contains 6 lessons delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) Attached resources which will need to be printed for each student and used in each of the 6 lessons This unit 2 of 5 is appropriate for mid to long term cover. In class Each lesson has activities planned You might… [ read full article ] »


The Red Room Short Story Lessons »

Emily Prentice | Tuesday January 28, 2020

Categories: KS3, Key Stage 3 English Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel Spoken Language, EDEXCEL iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE

This Unit: The Red Room Skills for Fiction Language GCSE This unit is number 3 of 5 focused on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction assessment objectives The Red Room contains 5 lessons delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) Attached resources which will need to be printed for each student and used in each of the 6 lessons This unit 3 of 5 is appropriate for mid to long term cover. In class Each lesson has activities planned You might also use… [ read full article ] »


Through the Tunnel Short Story Lessons »

Emily Prentice | Monday January 27, 2020

Categories: KS3, Key Stage 3 English Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE

This Unit: Through the Tunnel Skills for Fiction Language GCSE This unit is number 4 of 5 focused on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction assessment objectives Through the Tunnel contains 7 lessons delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) Attached resources which will need to be printed for each student and used in each of the 6 lessons This unit 4 of 5 is appropriate for mid to long term cover. In class Each lesson has activities planned You… [ read full article ] »


0990 IGCSE Paper 2 Directed Writing and Composition (examination from 2020) »

Chris Barcock | Friday October 18, 2019

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0990

Learner Guide Check and correct your writing to avoid errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar. Find Practice Exam Paper Here Exam Paper New pdf Exam Paper InsertNew pdf Exam Paper mark SchemeNew pdf Paper 2 Advice Section A Directed Writing Writing Identify the purpose and form (text type) for the task as you read the question and keep these in mind as you plan and write your answer. Organise your ideas before writing and plan the structure of your response carefully so that is it helpful… [ read full article ] »


0990 IGCSE Paper 1 Reading (examination from 2020) »

Chris Barcock | Friday October 18, 2019

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0990

Paper 1 Advice Find Paper 1 Exam Papers Here Exam Paper New pdf Exam Paper InsertNew pdf Exam Paper mark SchemeNew pdf Read Text A carefully before you answer any of the questions. As you deal with each question, look back at the section of the text it is asking about to work out your answer. Make sure you use your own words where the question tells you to do so. Pay attention to the specific evidence the question is asking for, e.g. if the question asks for two examples make sure you give two.… [ read full article ] »


Cambridge IGCSE First Lang Eng Reading Passages Scheme »

Paul Merrell | Saturday June 29, 2019

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, Hot Entries

Example First Person Narrative. New pdf When Disaster Strikes Booklet 2014. New pdf Features of the Narrative Voice Grid. New pdf News Report and International. New pdf Three Non-Fiction Texts - Features of the Narrative Voice. New pdf Preparing Students for this Examination I would suggest that this question can be answered in several ways Firstly, the skills that your students will need to do well in Paper 2 are ones that you will, hopefully, be able to build throughout delivering the English… [ read full article ] »


CIE English Language Resources 0990 (9-1) »

Richard Gent | Friday May 03, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, Hot Entries

  Click here for an examiner guide to moving from 0627 to 0990 2020 Assessment and Mark Schemes How to use At Edusites we think carefully about how teachers use our resources. These assessments have been written by experts and are designed to suit your needs both for this academic year and for future use. Taking the exams You have a choice of doing the whole paper as a mock or separating the questions for classroom use. We are aware that most schools teach one text and printing the whole… [ read full article ] »


CIE English Language 0627 (9-1) »

Richard Gent | Friday May 03, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627

Edusites resources for the Cambridge IGCSE 9-1 English Language 0627 are intended to compliment the CIE resources available from the CIE website. To help teach this specifications and for your students to make measurable progress Edusites has engaged some of the best writers and English experts to both write and moderate these materials ensuring that what we bring to you has a carefully constructed for your classroom practice. Below are links to the three main resources, please be aware that… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Youth and Age Unseen Poetry »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477

Introduction This Anthology is for teachers of the new Pearson/Edexcel IGCSE English Literature Specification and in particular Paper 1 Section A – Unseen Poetry. Unseen Poetry Anthology Format of the Examination Paper One 20 mark question exploring the meaning and effects created in an unseen poem. Section A: Unseen Poetry Students will apply their knowledge of poetic form, content and meaning to compare poems. Students must: demonstrate understanding of how writers create literary… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Conflict and Power Unseen Poetry »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Introduction This Anthology is for teachers of the new Pearson/Edexcel IGCSE English Literature Specification and in particular Paper 1 Section A – Unseen Poetry. Unseen Poetry Anthology Format of the Examination Paper One 20 mark question exploring the meaning and effects created in an unseen poem. Section A: Unseen Poetry Students will apply their knowledge of poetic form, content and meaning to compare poems. Students must: demonstrate understanding of how writers create literary… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Time and Place Unseen Poetry »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477

Introduction This Anthology is for teachers of the new Pearson/Edexcel IGCSE English Literature Specification and in particular Paper 1 Section A – Unseen Poetry. Unseen Poetry Anthology Format of the Examination Paper One 20 mark question exploring the meaning and effects created in an unseen poem. Section A: Unseen Poetry Students will apply their knowledge of poetic form, content and meaning to compare poems. Students must: demonstrate understanding of how writers create literary… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Unseen Poetry | How to Use »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Introduction This Anthology is for teachers of the new Pearson/Edexcel IGCSE English Literature Specification and in particular Paper 1 Section A – Unseen Poetry. Unseen Poetry Anthology Format of the Examination Paper One 20 mark question exploring the meaning and effects created in an unseen poem. Section A: Unseen Poetry Students will apply their knowledge of poetic form, content and meaning to compare poems. Students must: demonstrate understanding of how writers create literary… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE »

Emily Prentice | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel A, IGCSE English Language Edexcel B, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel, Overviews

  Our English teaching support is used in two thirds of the Top 100 Schools and five of the Top Ten Progress 8 Schools. A not-for-profit by teachers for teachers Edusites is committed to supporting all teachers. Edusites membership empowers teachers to plan effectively, assess accurately and teach with confidence. Edusites Teacher Guide to Revision of IGCSE English Language and Literature Edusites Teacher’s Guide to IGCSE English Revision Revised for 2019 Click on the links below for… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Literature (9-1) 4ET1 | Unseen Poetry Anthology »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Unseen Poetry Anthology In preparing students to respond to unseen poetry texts, you should draw from as wide a range of poems as possible. This could include students’ choice of poems, reflecting their own interests and enthusiasms around themes that might interest them using such websites as Poem Finder. There is scope to explore different traditions, forms and genres, as well as different poetic styles and techniques. You might find it an efficient use of time to initially treat as… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Natural World Unseen Poetry »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Introduction This Anthology is for teachers of the new Pearson/Edexcel IGCSE English Literature Specification and in particular Paper 1 Section A – Unseen Poetry. Unseen Poetry Anthology Format of the Examination Paper One 20 mark question exploring the meaning and effects created in an unseen poem. Section A: Unseen Poetry Students will apply their knowledge of poetic form, content and meaning to compare poems. Students must: demonstrate understanding of how writers create literary… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Love and Relationships Unseen Poetry »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Introduction This Anthology is for teachers of the new Pearson/Edexcel IGCSE English Literature Specification and in particular Paper 1 Section A – Unseen Poetry. Unseen Poetry Anthology Format of the Examination Paper One 20 mark question exploring the meaning and effects created in an unseen poem. Section A: Unseen Poetry Students will apply their knowledge of poetic form, content and meaning to compare poems. Students must: demonstrate understanding of how writers create literary… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature (9-1) Glossary Unseen Poetry »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Glossary of Terms for Unseen Poetry These terms have been added for reference purposes and should be used carefully by teachers with their students. This glossary is by no means exhaustive and teachers may wish to add to it. Allegory A story for which there is a hidden second meaning beyond the autonomous narrative. Alliteration The repetition of sounds at the beginning of two or more words in close proximity. The term is usually applied to the repetition of consonants. Allusion A reference to… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel B, Hot Entries

Edusites resources for the Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) are intended to compliment the Edexcel resources available from the Edexcel website. To help teach this specifications and for your students to make measurable progress Edusites has engaged some of the best writers and English experts to both write and moderate these materials ensuring that what we bring to you has a carefully constructed for your classroom practice. Below are links to the three main resources. These resources… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Poverty »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel B

Non Fiction Reading Anthology Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification, students should… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Sport and Entertainment »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel B

Non Fiction Reading Anthology Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification, students should… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | War and Espionage »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel B

Non Fiction Reading Anthology Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification, students should… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Childhood »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel B

Non Fiction Reading Anthology Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification, students should… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Travel »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel B

Non Fiction Reading Anthology Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification, students should… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Exploration »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel B

Non Fiction Reading Anthology Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification, students should… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language B (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Natural Forces and Nature »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel B

Non Fiction Reading Anthology Paper 1: Section A- Reading – study and analyse selections from a range of texts Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging texts, in preparation for responding to unseen extracts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification, students should… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Experiencing Different Cultures Part 1 »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel A

This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource. Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) | Experiencing Different Cultures Part 2 Non Fiction Reading Anthology For Paper One - Non Fiction and Transitional Writing- Section A Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging non-fiction texts, in preparation to respond to unseen non-fiction texts in the… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Childhood and Challenges »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel A

Non-Fiction Reading Anthology For Paper One - Non Fiction and Transitional Writing - Section A Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging non-fiction texts, in preparation to respond to unseen non-fiction texts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification, students should develop… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Exploration and Adventure Part 1 »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel A

This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource. Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) | Exploration and Adventure Part 2 Non Fiction Reading Anthology For Paper One - Non Fiction and Transitional Writing- Section A Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging non-fiction texts, in preparation to respond to unseen non-fiction texts in the examination.… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Experiencing Different Cultures Part 2 »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel A

This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource. Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) | Experiencing Different Cultures Part 1 Non Fiction Reading Anthology For Paper One - Non Fiction and Transitional Writing- Section A Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging non-fiction texts, in preparation to respond to unseen non-fiction texts in the… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) | Unseen Fiction Anthology »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel A, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel

Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging non-fiction texts, in preparation to respond to unseen non-fiction texts in the examination. They should be able to read substantial pieces of writing, including whole and extended texts that make significant demands in terms of content, structure and the quality of the language. Throughout the qualification, students should develop the skills of interpretation and analysis. Text types studied should include a range of non-fiction… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) Unseen Fiction | Exploration and Adventure Part 2 »

pdodd | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel A

This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource. Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) | Exploration and Adventure Part 1 Non Fiction Reading Anthology For Paper One - Non Fiction and Transitional Writing- Section A Content Students should read a variety of high-quality, challenging non-fiction texts, in preparation to respond to unseen non-fiction texts in the examination.… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) »

Richard Gent | Friday April 26, 2019

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language Edexcel A, IGCSE English Language Edexcel B

Edusites resources for the Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (9-1) are intended to compliment the Edexcel resources available from the Edexcel website. To help teach this specifications and for your students to make measurable progress Edusites has engaged some of the best writers and English experts to both write and moderate these materials ensuring that what we bring to you has a carefully constructed for your classroom practice. Below are links to the three main resources, please be aware… [ read full article ] »


‘Slices’ for GCSE English Literature »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday February 06, 2019

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Schemes, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Assessment Pack, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789 Schemes, Component 2: 19th-Century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel, Drama, Macbeth, Prose, A Christmas Carol, Animal Farm

1. A Christmas Carol Online Slides New! A Christmas Carol Printable PDF SLICE booklet New! 2. Macbeth Online Slides New! Macbeth Printable PDF SLICE booklet New! 3. Animal Farm Online Slides New! Animal Farm Printable PDF SLICE booklet New! 4. AQA Love and Relationships Poetry Online Slides New! L&R Poetry Printable PDF SLICE booklet New! What are Slices and how do you use them? We asked Amy Forrester to share with you her 'slices' strategy. Back in 2015, when the first exams of the… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel IGCSE Literature (9-1) - Updated! »

Richard Gent | Thursday November 22, 2018

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel, Hot Entries, Poetry

Our teaching materials are used in two thirds of the top schools. Our resources empower teachers to plan effectively, assess accurately and teach with confidence. As a non-subscriber you will be able to see a preview of the resources. To access them in full click on Subscribe now. Edusites resources for the Edexcel IGCSE 9-1 English Literature are intended to compliment the Edexcel resources available from the Edexcel website. To help teach this specification, and for your students to make… [ read full article ] »


Allusions Booklet | Introduction to Macbeth »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday November 21, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Literature, Paper 1 Prose and Drama, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources

For resources described in this introduction please see the end of this page Do You Know What You Don’t Know, And Know Why You Need To Know It? It’s a family dinner. We’re talking about the new CCTV cameras that have been installed by the bus stop. ‘Remember, Big Brother is watching,’ warns my dad. My little sister gives him a stare. ‘I didn’t know you watched Big Brother dad?’ she asks. My sister isn’t one for reading. She has watched Big… [ read full article ] »


CIE (Cambridge) IGCSE »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday September 26, 2018

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627, IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477, Overviews

Cambridge International Examinations Our English teaching support is used in two thirds of the Top 100 Schools and five of the Top Ten Progress 8 Schools. A not-for-profit by teachers for teachers Edusites is committed to supporting all teachers. Edusites membership empowers teachers to plan effectively, assess accurately and teach with confidence. Edusites Teacher Guide to Revision of IGCSE English Language and Literature Edusites Teacher’s Guide to IGCSE English Revision Revised for… [ read full article ] »


Last Minute English Exam Preparation and Revision »

Richard Gent | Friday May 04, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015

Today’s Friday Takeaways are a range of instant use PDFs for GCSE texts, unseen poetry, vocabulary lists and how to improve writing skills. Intended to be used as ‘Aide Memoirs’ for Year 11 as they head for their GCSE exams. Many of our subscribers have laminated them and use them as mats in their classrooms. AQA Love and Relationships Vocabulary list Edexcel Time and Place Vocabulary List [ read full article ] »


CIE English Language Reading Anthology 0627 (9-1) | Childhood »

pdodd | Friday March 02, 2018

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627

For Centres in the UK For Paper One Reading Passages Introduction From the CIE English Language specification (0627): The skills covered in the syllabus are outlined below for the different areas of language developed. Reading Demonstrate understanding of extended texts, and of the words and phrases within them Synthesise, develop, analyse and critically evaluate facts, ideas and opinions Extract appropriate information for specific purposes Summarise and use material for a specific audience… [ read full article ] »


The Twelve Days of Christmas »

pdodd | Wednesday January 03, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015

Our Twelve days of Christmas takeaways are Knowledge Organisers for GCSE texts, unseen poetry and how to improve writing skills. These Knowledge Organisers are intended to be used as ‘Aide Memoirs’ for Year 11 as they head for their GCSEs or equally they could be used when introducing a topic. Many of our subscribers have laminated them and use them as mats in their classrooms. On the first Day of Christmas my true love gave to me A Christmas Carol Knowledge Organiser On the second… [ read full article ] »


0990 Mark Scheme Paper 2 Directed Writing and Composition - Generic Marking Principles »

Emily Prentice | Saturday October 21, 2017

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0990

Generic Marking Principles These general marking principles must be applied by all examiners when marking candidate answers. They should be applied alongside the specific content of the mark scheme or generic level descriptors for a question. Each question paper and mark scheme will also comply with these marking principles. Generic Marking Principle 1 Marks must be awarded in line with: The specific content of the mark scheme or the generic level descriptors for the question The specific skills… [ read full article ] »


Taxi Tales - Creative Writing »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday September 20, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Schemes, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Assessment Pack, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Schemes, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Paper 1 Reading and Writing, Paper 2 Reading and Writing, Edexcel iGCSE Generic Skills , Edexcel iGCSE Skills Resources, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627, IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, IGCSE English Language Edexcel A, IGCSE English Language Edexcel B, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Assessment Pack, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Schemes

Presented at both The Team English Conference and the ResearchEd National conference this series of resources combine the latest research to improve creative writing. Directed towards improvements for the GCSE English Language Paper this resource can be used in conjunction with any qualification which includes a Creative Writing element. Based on and including concrete resources to be used in the classroom, Taxi Tales is a practical guide to improve the creative writing processes of students.… [ read full article ] »


GCSE Exercises Reading - Balloons »

Richard Gent | Sunday February 22, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015

Dramatic Moments Text One This is part of the opening scene of ‘Enduring Love’ by Ian McEwan. Joe Rose is the narrator James Gadd is the hapless pilot Harry, the boy in the basket, is James Gadd’s grandson An escarpment is a steep slope or cliff, such as one that marks the end of a range of hills. A hummock is a small hill or raised part of the ground Wagging is moving or causing to move rapidly and repeatedly up and down (as in wagging one’s finger) Balloons Text One… [ read full article ] »


GCSE Exercises Reading - Two Eulogies »

Richard Gent | Sunday February 22, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, GCSE 2021

From the time of post -American civil war reconstruction in the last decades of the C19th to the 1960s the Democratic rulers of the southern, formerly confederate states operated and developed the ‘Jim Crow’ laws which segregated black people from white. As Rosa Parks was growing up, she was forced to walk to her underfunded very basic school and watched the white children being driven in their school bus on the way to their well- equipped one. On public transport the front seats of… [ read full article ] »


GCSE Exercises Reading - AO2 Language and Structure »

Richard Gent | Sunday February 22, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015

Edusites Exercises in GCSE English Language Reading Skills for developing appropriate subject terminology. Methodology What is NOT wanted is for candidates to have list of rhetorical devices committed to memory (often by the use of a variety of mnenomics: ‘aforest’ for instance), which can often lead to a distorted or partial view of task and text. What IS required is a sensitive account of the way the language works to establish/embody/ clarify/ reinforce/ emphasise/ echo /support… [ read full article ] »