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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 ] »


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 ] »


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 Speaking and Listening Scheme »

Paul Merrell | Monday September 02, 2019

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, English 0500, English 0522, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Speaking & Listening, Individual, Group

The point of this guide is to give you some thoughts and approaches to lessons that might assist you in preparing your students for this test. It should be stressed that you do not need to deliver these lessons in sequence unless you so wish, nor at a particular time of the course.  As you study the Literature texts and prepare for the First Language English examination you will, naturally, be conducting exercises and undertaking tasks that will help prepare your pupils for the Speaking… [ 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 ] »


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 20/20/20 Reading & Writing Lessons »

Morag Larsen | Tuesday January 31, 2017

Categories: KS3 & KS4 Catch Up, KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE

'Cover lessons not just for cover teachers'! We have created some invaluable sets of 1-hour Cover Lessons that follow a 3-Step format : 20 Minutes Silent Reading (Fiction or Non-Fiction book of student choice) 20 Minutes Reading Task 20 Minutes Writing Task This format allows you to teach lesson-by-lesson or dip in and out as per your requirements. Set A: English GCSE 20/20/20 16 Lessons Set B: English GCSE 20/20/20 14 Lessons [ read full article ] »


Cambridge IGCSE English Language Schemes »

Morag Larsen | Wednesday October 21, 2015

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, English 0500, English 0522

To ease your preparations for Cambridge iGCSEs Edusites English has published a number of new schemes. As a non-subscriber you will be able to see a preview of the schemes. To access the schemes in full click on Subscribe now Cambridge IGCSE First Language English Reading Passages Scheme Coursework Assignment 2 Scheme Speaking and Listening Scheme [ 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 - 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 ] »


GCSE Exercises Reading - Cycling »

Richard Gent | Friday February 20, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, 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, GCSE 2021

GCSE Reading Assessment Objectives AO1                 (a) Identify and interpret explicit information and ideas (b) Select and synthesise evidence from different texts AO2                 Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to… [ read full article ] »


Cambridge IGCSE English Language Creative Writing »

Paul Merrell | Monday February 09, 2015

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

Associated Resources Senses Grid.docx Nighthawks Writing Frame.doc Lesson One: Constructing Descriptive Sentences Learning Objectives By the end of the lesson students will be able to: To be able to make use of the five senses To be able to develop the opening of a descriptive piece Starter Activity Display Edward Hopper’s Night Hawks to the class. Students have a few minutes to come up with as many adjectives that describe this scene as possible. Take feedback on the board - highlighting… [ read full article ] »


GCSE English Spoken Language ‘Defend the Indefensible’ Activity »

iyerm | Wednesday November 05, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel Spoken Language, Cambridge iGCSE, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR Spoken Language, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas Spoken Language, Starters & Teaching Ideas, KS4 English Starters, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development

This activity is taken from the First Activity in Lesson Two of the AQA, WJEC Eduqas, OCR & Edexcel GCSE Spoken Language Scheme. ‘Things that irk’ On a piece of A4 paper, ask the students to write down something they really do not like – encourage these suggestions not to be too serious. Use the example of Marmite; things that irk rather than serious issues. Once this is done, collect their responses and distribute them amongst the class so that everyone has someone else’s… [ read full article ] »


IGCSE English Literature 0486 Teacher’s Guide to Poems of Thomas Hardy »

Paul Merrell | Thursday July 24, 2014

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English Literature, English Literature 0486, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Poetry, Hardy, Selection, Writing, Comparative Analysis, Comparing & Contrasting, Poetry Analysis

click on image to enlarge Introduction When you begin teaching the Cambridge IGCSE English Literature, you have a choice as to which texts your students will study in order to complete the poetry part of the examination. You can choose to teach a selection of poems by Thomas Hardy: Neutral Tones ‘I Look into My Glass’ Drummer Hodge The Darkling Thrush On the Departure Platform The Pine Planters The Convergence of the Twain The Going The Voice At the Word ‘Farewell’ During Wind and Rain… [ read full article ] »


A GCSE Student’s Guide to Narrative Writing Skills »

Beverly Abrahams | Thursday June 26, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English, Edexcel Unit 3 Creative Responses, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Paper 2 Reading and Writing, Edexcel iGCSE Generic Skills , Edexcel iGCSE Skills Resources, Cambridge iGCSE, English 0500, English 0522, Cambridge iGCSE English, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC GCSE Generic Skills, WJEC GCSE Skills Resources

click on image to enlarge This guide has been written with the CIE English Unit 0500 and 0522 in mind, but it could be equally useful to introduce and practice narrative writing skills for WJEC, OCR, AQA and Edexcel GCSE and iGCSE. Objective To develop appropriate writing skills in line with the objectives required by Cambridge International Examinations for Cambridge iGCSE First Language English Syllabus code 0500 and Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificate First Language English… [ read full article ] »