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AQA GCSE »

Emily Prentice | Monday October 01, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Overviews

 

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Click on the links below for expert advice, CPD and resources for the AQA GCSE specifications

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Allusions Booklet | Introduction to Macbeth »

Emily Prentice | Friday September 28, 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

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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 Brother, and...

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Death of a Hoarder »

Richard Gent | Wednesday May 09, 2018

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

This set of resources, including the exam paper and mark scheme, can be used in a number of ways including;

  • A mock exam with mark scheme and indicative content
  • A series of learning slides focused on improving performance

Online slides can be used projected for the whole class or by tutors taking a student through the development of responses.

Use Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer to access these online slides.

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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.

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AQA GCSE English Language Live Scripts Paper 1 Explorations »

Chris Barcock | Monday April 30, 2018

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 Assessment Pack

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

Files you will need to mark the exam papers

Live Scripts

Many thanks to all schools who took part in our second mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who put themselves...

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GCSE Live Scripts »

Chris Barcock | Monday April 30, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Overviews

Live Scripts

What are Live Scripts?

Many thanks to all schools who took part in our first mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who put themselves forward. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback and generosity of you busy teachers and hope you find this useful. We are sorry that we are unable to include this project within the cost of your subscription but the quality of documents you are looking at is critical and we could not...

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GCSE AQA Language Live Scripts Paper 2 »

Richard Gent | Monday April 30, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack

What are Live Scripts?

Many thanks to all schools who took part in our second mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who put themselves forward. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback and generosity of busy teachers and hope you find this useful. We are sorry that we are unable to include this project within the cost of your subscription but the quality of documents you are looking at is critical and we could not reproduce the...

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AQA Paper 1 Assessment and Moderation »

ghallahan | Friday April 27, 2018

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 Assessment Pack, Mocks, Mock Exams

Moderation

Serving Suggestions

How do you know that your department moderation of paper 1 is reliable? These materials have been develop to complement this mock exam in the following ways.

  1. For teachers’ moderation we have links to videos where you can read the examples, marks and explanations. Use the links below to watch a video of a script being ‘live’ marked, then ‘mystery’ ones where you are tested on your marking. This can be completed by your...
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AQA Literature Poetry Last Minute Activity »

Richard Gent | Thursday April 19, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry


AQA Paper 1 Question 4 Comparison of Levels Activity »

Richard Gent | Thursday April 19, 2018

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, Mocks, Mock Exams


Question Four is such a pickle of a question. Students are thrown by the idea of writing about ‘methods’, thrown by the statement (should I agree? Should I disagree?) and then thrown by the bullet points. If you have students producing responses that are lacking in detail, I prescribe this treatment.

Please use this document for this activity

Here is an activity I use to help students write more...

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Vendetta Short Story Lessons »

ghallahan | Friday January 19, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing, Edexcel Spoken Language, 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, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, WJEC Eduqas Spoken Language

Vendetta

Skills for Fiction Language GCSE

  • This unit is one of four 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 4 is appropriate for mid to long term cover.

In class

  • Each lesson has...
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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

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AQA English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Childhood Part 2 »

pdodd | Friday December 08, 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

Paper One

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Introduction

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.

‘The aim of this paper is to engage students in a creative text, reading a literature fiction text in order to consider how established writers use...

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AQA English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Childhood Part 1 »

pdodd | Friday December 08, 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

Paper One

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Introduction

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.

AQA English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Childhood Part 2

‘The aim of this paper is to engage students in a creative text, reading a literature fiction text in order to consider how established writers...

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AQA English Language Fiction Reading Anthology | Place and Time Part 2 »

pdodd | Friday December 08, 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

Paper One

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

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.

AQA English Language Fiction Reading Anthology | Place and Time Part 1

Part 2

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This extract from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

This extract is set in America in the 1960s.

On an afternoon a few weeks before...

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AQA English Language Fiction Reading Anthology | Place and Time Part 1 »

pdodd | Friday December 08, 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


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.


Paper One

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Introduction

‘The aim of this paper is to engage students in a creative text, reading a literature fiction text in order to consider how established...

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations The Feet Afoot »

ghallahan | Friday November 10, 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

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

We don’t do downloads as everyone has different software and the text can sometimes look all wrong. Instead please cut and paste straight from the page. I take out the links and writer in the heading as I think it looks better but the formatting all remains the same as...

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations List 42b »

ghallahan | Friday October 27, 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

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

We don’t do downloads as everyone has different software and the text can sometimes look all wrong. Instead please cut and paste straight from the page. I take out the links and writer in the heading as I think it looks better but the formatting all remains the same as the...

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New All Exam Boards GCSE English Language Paper 2 with indicative content and Exam papers »

Richard Gent | Thursday October 12, 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, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives 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, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing Assessment Pack, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas Schemes, J351 Component 01: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, J351/01 Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Schemes, 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, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, Component 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Assessment Pack, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Schemes

All Exam Boards

Live Scripts available for these exam papers for Eduqas and AQA exam boards. If you are interested in live scripts for Edexcel or OCR please {encode="

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AQA GCSE Literature »

Richard Gent | Tuesday October 03, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry

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Edusites Teacher Guides to GCSE English Language and Literature

Edusites Teacher Guide to Revision of...

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AQA GCSE Language »

Richard Gent | Tuesday October 03, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE

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Edusites Teacher Guides to GCSE English Language and Literature

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AQA Paper 1 Knowledge Organiser »

Richard Gent | Friday September 29, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing


AQA Paper 2 Knowledge Organiser »

Richard Gent | Friday September 29, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack


Power and Conflict Knowledge Organiser »

Lauran Hampshire-Dell | Thursday September 21, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Poetry, Anthologies, AQA Anthology, AQA Power and Conflict Cluster


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...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use »

pdodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry


GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry Anthology Packs »

pdodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry

Our Unseen Poetry Anthologies provide 30 poems covering five categories:

  • Love and Relationships
  • Conflict and Power
  • Youth and Age
  • Time and Place
  • The Natural World

Included in the anthology is an introduction around meaning, discussion points for the classroom and teaching tips for each poem.

Our Top Examiner Tips look at what is required in answering unseen poems in terms of the assessment objectives, structuring a response, how to reference effectively...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: An Inspector Calls Scheme »

winwoodedu | Friday December 09, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation

Associated Resources

Students will study one from a choice of 12 set texts, which include post-1914 prose fiction and drama. Students should study the whole text.

What’s assessed

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s assessed

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Exam...

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Improving Writing | Discourse Markers: A Teacher’s Guide and Toolkit »

Christine Sweeney | Wednesday December 07, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE Generic Skills, WJEC GCSE Skills Resources, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, Writing, Essays, Persuasive Writing

Associated Resources

A ‘discourse marker’ is a word or phrase that helps to link written ideas. These words are generally more formal lexical items that find little use in speech – which is perhaps why they do not always come naturally to students.

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Discourse markers can be used, for example, to link ideas that are similar (e.g. the adverbs, also and similarly); and...

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme List 42b Section A »

ghallahan | Thursday October 27, 2016

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

8700/1

Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Edusites English Practice Paper


Time Allowed: 1 hour 45 minutes

Materials


For this paper you must have:

  • Source A
  • Source B

Instructions

  • Answer all questions
  • Use black ink or ball-point pen
  • You must answer the questions in the spaces provided
  • Do not write outside the box around each page or on blank pages
  • Do all rough work in this book. Cross out any work you do not wish to be marked
  • You...
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Explorations Exam Paper List 42b »

ghallahan | Thursday October 27, 2016

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

8700/1

Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Edusites English Practice Paper


Time Allowed: 1 hour 45 minutes

Materials


For this paper you must have:

  • Source A
  • Source B

Instructions

  • Answer all questions
  • Use black ink or ball-point pen
  • You must answer the questions in the spaces provided
  • Do not write outside the box around each page or on blank pages
  • Do all rough work in this book. Cross out any work you do not wish to be marked
  • You...
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AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology »

pdodd | Friday September 30, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack


AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Guide and Exemplar Material for Questions Two and Four »

Chris Barcock | Wednesday September 07, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis

This material should be used in conjunction with the Edusites publication How to Compare and Contrast

AQA Paper Two

The relevant assessment objectives are:-

  • AO1: Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise from different texts.
  • AO3: Compare writer’s ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed across two or more texts.

Section A: Reading: one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text
...

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AQA GCSE English Language (8700) Paper 2 WVP School »

Richard Gent | Thursday May 12, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

Files you will need to mark the exam papers




GCSE English Literature Student’s Guide to An Inspector Calls »

Shirley Bierman | Saturday April 02, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 3 Shakespeare and Contemporary Drama, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Literature, Paper 1 Prose and Drama, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Essays

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Focusing on the analysis of form, structure and language

For any text you study for your GCSE English Literature coursework, controlled assessments or exam, to gain a high grade, the exam board’s mark scheme requires you to analyse and discuss effective aspects of form, structure and language. Many teachers call this “FSL?. In practice, most students cope well with analysing and discussing the useful effects created by language...

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An Inspector Calls Learning Mat »

jennywebb | Sunday February 14, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 3 Shakespeare and Contemporary Drama, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Writing, Drama Analysis


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Macbeth Scheme »

Shane Richardson | Tuesday January 26, 2016

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 Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation


How the unit is assessed:

  • 1 hour 45 minute written exam
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A

In Section A, students will respond to a Shakespeare play that they have been taught in preparation for the examination. The paper will contain an extract about which students will need...

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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Wednesday January 20, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the...

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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Tuesday January 19, 2016

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 Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual...

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AQA English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment »

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack


AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Thursday December 03, 2015

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

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and...

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AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Wednesday December 02, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Assessment Pack

Welcome to Edusites English AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content.

These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of...

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AQA English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Life and Relationships Part 2 »

Richard Gent | Monday November 23, 2015

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 One

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Introduction


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‘The aim of this paper is to engage students in a creative text, reading a literature fiction text in order to consider how established...

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AQA, WJEC Eduqas, OCR & Edexcel GCSE Spoken Language Scheme »

Paul Merrell | Thursday November 05, 2015

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Spoken Language Endorsement for GCSE English Language

The four English awarding bodies have developed the new criteria for Spoken Language assessment in the new GCSE English Language (9-1) qualifications. This will be a separately endorsed component, for which candidates will be graded Distinction, Pass, or Merit. Candidates who do not achieve a Pass grade, or those who do not take the component, will be given non-classified.

The Guidance Document for...

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations School Days »

ghallahan | Friday October 30, 2015

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

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations The Breakout »

ghallahan | Friday October 30, 2015

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

Materials for Assessment

Files you will need for the exam

We don’t do downloads as everyone has different software and the text can sometimes look all wrong. Instead please cut and paste straight from the page. I take out the links and writer in the heading as I think it looks better but the formatting all remains the same as the...

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme The Feet Afoot Section B »

ghallahan | Friday October 30, 2015

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

Section B: Writing

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Write in full sentences.

You are reminded of the need to plan your answer.

You should leave enough time to check your work at the end.
You are going to enter a creative writing competition.
Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age.


Either:

Write a description of a mountain suggested by this picture

Or:

Write the opening of a story that...

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme The Breakout Section B »

ghallahan | Friday October 30, 2015

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

Section B: Writing

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Write in full sentences.

You are reminded of the need to plan your answer.

You should leave enough time to check your work at the end.
You are going to enter a creative writing competition.
Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age.


Either:

Write a description of a bike ride suggested by this picture

Or:

Write a story that begins with the...

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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme School Days Section B »

ghallahan | Friday October 30, 2015

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

Section B: Writing

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Write in full sentences.

You are reminded of the need to plan your answer.

You should leave enough time to check your work at the end.
You are going to enter a creative writing competition.
Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age.


Either:

Write a description suggested by this picture

Or:

Write a story that begins with the sentence:...

[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme School Days Section A »

ghallahan | Friday October 30, 2015

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

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Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Edusites English Practice Paper


Time Allowed: 1 hour 45 minutes

Materials


For this paper you must have:

  • Source A
  • Source B

Instructions

  • Answer all questions
  • Use black ink or ball-point pen
  • You must answer the questions in the spaces provided
  • Do not write outside the box around each page or on blank pages
  • Do all rough work in this book. Cross out any work you do not wish to be marked
  • You...
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