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AQA GCSE Eng Lang Paper 1 Section B Writing: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing »

rlsmedia | Friday September 18, 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, Hot Entries, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Imaginative Writing

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

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  • Deconstructing Questions.docx

What is Assessed

At the start of the learning journey share with pupils the assessment criteria as well as the expectations of the exam. It is important that pupils have a full and detailed understanding of what is expected of them and how they need to approach the exam. This is an excellent assessment for learning strategy and it enables the teacher to make expectations clear....[ 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

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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
  • In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’
  • No...
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A Level English Language Guide to Language Investigation »

Theresa Sowerby | Thursday April 03, 2014

Categories: Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Comparing & Contrasting, Language Investigations, Textual Analysis, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB4, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language, F654, WJEC A Level English Language, LG3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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How to introduce the AQA English Language B A2 Investigation to enable students to handle their own chosen material with confidence.

  • This guide focuses on the second section of the AQA A2 English Language unit ENGB4. Teachers of other examination board units will, however, hopefully find the guide easily adaptable to their own requirements, for example the Language Investigation parts of WJEC Unit LG3, Edexcel Unit 4, and OCR Unit F654.

Most students need support and guidance in setting up their investigations so...

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A Guide to OCR A2 F663 Section B (from 2013): Drama and Poetry Pre-1800 »

Paul Merrell | Tuesday April 01, 2014

Categories: Drama, The Rivals, Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Prologue, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale with Comparative Notes for Sheridan’s The Rivals

Introduction

This guide covers Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath, both the Prologue and Tale, and focuses of the A2 OCR unit F663, Section B – but the guide should prove very useful to anyone teaching these Chaucer texts for any other exam board. The OCR unit itself requires a comparison with another text, and in this guide, that text is Sheridan’s The Rivals – thus, teachers will find much that is useful for this play here...

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A GCSE Guide to AQA Unit 2: Poetry Across Time | Introduction »

Shane Richardson | Tuesday January 14, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Poetry, Agard, Flag, Anthologies, Armitage, Out of the Blue, Dharker, The Right Word, Hardi, At the Border, Minhinnick, The Yellow Palm, Sheers, Mametz Wood, Weir, Poppies, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Comparing & Contrasting, Poetry Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 2 Poetry Across Time, AQA Moon On The Tides

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Guide Navigation

1. Introduction
2. Out of the Blue
3. Flag
4. Mametz Wood
5. The Yellow Palm
6. The Right Word
7. At the Border
8. Poppies
9. Exam Technique
10. Sample Exam Questions

AQA Anthology Poems

“Moon on the Tides: Conflict Cluster”

Introduction to the Conflict Cluster

All of the poems in this cluster have been placed together because they share a common theme: that theme is conflict. Each of the different poems, in their own ways, explores an element of conflict. The challenge for you is to...

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Analyse the connections between Lord of the Flies and The Inheritors »

Jack Todhunter | Friday August 07, 2009

Categories: Prose, Lord Of The Flies, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Essays

William Golding wrote his second novel entitled “The Inheritors” one year after “Lord of the Flies”. The action covers the extinction of the last remaining tribe of Neanderthal Men at the hands of the more sophisticated and malevolent Homo sapiens. What does “malevolent” mean?

The novel is written in such a way that the reader might assume the group to be modern humans as they gesture and speak simply among themselves and bury their dead with heartfelt, solemn rituals.

The plot follows the fate of one Neanderthal called Lok when...

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Analysing Two Versions of The Monkey’s Paw B »

Jack Todhunter | Thursday July 23, 2009

Categories: Prose, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Prose Analysis

The Monkey’s Paw - Version B

W.W. Jacobs

Two versions of the same story…

  • One was written for children who find reading difficult.
  • What has changed?
  • Why?

The Monkey’s Paw

W.W. Jacobs (Version B)

The year was 1876. A fire burned brightly in the front room of Laburnum Villa. Outside, the weather was cold and wet. It was night time and Mr and Mrs White had drawn the curtains to try and keep out the draught.

“Just listen to that wind,” said Mr White to his son opposite. Father and son were enjoying a game of chess.

“I’m listening,”...

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Analysing Two Versions of The Monkey’s Paw A »

Jack Todhunter | Thursday July 23, 2009

Categories: Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Prose Analysis

The Monkey’s Paw - Version A

W.W. Jacobs

Two versions of the same story…

  • One was written for children who find reading difficult.
  • What has changed?
  • Why?

The Monkey’s Paw

W. W. Jacobs (Version A)

Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of Laburnum Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. Father and son were at chess; the former, who possessed ideas about the game involving radical changes, putting his king into such sharp and unnecessary perils that it even provoked comment from the white-haired old...

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A Guide to Comparative Analysis »

Jack Todhunter | Thursday July 23, 2009

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Comparative Analysis, Comparing & Contrasting

To undertake a comparative analysis of the two texts, you can concentrate on a number of areas. I have made general comments here and this ‘model’ could be used with other texts.

Essentially, one of these versions of “The Monkey’s Paw” (Text B) has a lower reading age than the other (Text A). I study this story with a number of classes. It is VERY popular and we often do drama based on the action in the tale.

I use Text B because some of my students cannot understand what is happening when I read Text A to them.

How? Read on…

We...

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Developing Writing Skills: Practising Comparison »

Beth Kemp
Friday June 17, 2011

Several specifications require comparison: of known texts, of known with unseen texts, or of all unseen texts.  These may be literary or linguistic comparisons, or there may be a requirement to combine both techniques.  The activities here include ways of developing comparative skills that will benefit all of these kinds of exam and coursework tasks.  Each activity has a short introduction in italics to indicate the kind of task that it is most suited as preparation and practice for.  The majority of these...

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