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All My Sons | How to address through two sample lessons »

Chris Barcock | Monday November 11, 2019

Categories: Writing, Drama Analysis

In this lesson we will look at Act One pp 99- 106 (Penguin Edition) Chris: We've made a terrible mistake with mother...... Kate: 'he's not going to marry her.' The learning objective is to develop our understanding of Joe, Chris and Kate and the relationships between them as they appear both below and above the surface. We might also go on to consider how this section prepares us for what follows in the play and precipitates the final climax. By the end we should be able to… [ read full article ] »


A Guide to Much Ado About Nothing »

Steph Atkinson | Saturday September 21, 2019

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‘Much Ado about Nothing’ in context: ‘Comedy’ vs. ‘Tragedy’ Much Ado About Nothing is technically considered to be a Shakespearean ‘comedy’ of the classical kind; indeed, it’s even frequently taught at KS3 owing to its frequent comic tone. The witty and entertaining exchanges between the main protagonists Beatrice and Benedick have been the subject of much literary criticism and are often considered to be the most engaging and enjoyable… [ read full article ] »


A Student’s Guide to ’Much Ado About Nothing’ »

mandy_lloyd | Friday September 20, 2019

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, LITA4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, LITB4, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET02, Edexcel A Level Pre-2015 Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL3, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT4, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Associated Resources Much Ado About Nothing - Student’s Guide.doc This brief study guide focuses on the themes, language and issues of the play relevant to the current A-Level Literature specification AO2 requirement of form, structure and language: ‘demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in literary texts’. The guide also explores some areas of the historical context of the play which will assist… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme Lessons 1-17 »

Shane Richardson | Thursday August 08, 2019

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme Lessons 1-17 Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme Lesson 18 Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack How the Component is Assessed Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE 80 marks 1 hour 45 minutes written paper Content Overview - Reading and responding to: one Shakespeare play one studied modern prose… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: An Inspector Calls Scheme Lessons 1-9 »

| Thursday February 21, 2019

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack Associated Resources An Inspector Calls Comparative Table 1912 & 1945.doc How the Component is Assessed Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE 80 marks 1 hour 45 minutes written paper Content Overview - Reading and responding to: one Shakespeare play one studied modern prose or drama text This is a closed book… [ read full article ] »


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

Shirley Bierman | Thursday November 22, 2018

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

click on image to enlarge 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 choices; but many struggle… [ read full article ] »


An Inspector Calls Learning Mat »

jennywebb | Thursday November 22, 2018

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

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An Inspector Calls PPT »

Steve Campsall | Thursday November 22, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, 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, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Click on one of the links below to download Steve Campsall’s PowerPoint on An Inspector Calls. An Inspector Calls.ppt An Inspector Calls.pptx [ read full article ] »


A GCSE Higher Ability Guide to Macbeth and Browning’s Monologues »

Steph Atkinson | Wednesday November 21, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 3 Significance of Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 3 Poetry and Drama, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis

click on image to enlarge In Macbeth, Shakespeare’s context seems to have brought him to want to explore several ideas to create an entertaining and tense plot, ideas that bring us an awareness of the guiding themes of the play; perhaps the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is one of the most central, encompassing as it does they key themes of conflict, control and power. At GCSE, the play is often used as part of a controlled assessment task (CAT) in which students explore… [ read full article ] »


Essay Question on Lady Macbeth »

Jack Todhunter | Wednesday November 21, 2018

Categories: Drama, Macbeth, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis, Essays

What does Lady Macbeth do to help her husband kill King Duncan? To sum up, what does she do/say? Reads letter. Rejoices in the news. Worries about his nature.  (Why?) Prays to the devil. (Why does she need to?) Welcomes him home. Chastises him. (How?) Takes over. Uses euphemisms to describe the regicide. (Why can’t she call a spade a spade? What does this reveal about her?) Insults his masculinity. (How? Why?) Talks of killing her own child.  (Why?) Issues orders. (Where? How?… [ read full article ] »


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme »

Shane Richardson | Wednesday November 21, 2018

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Poetry, Agard, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack GCSE Overview The qualification is made up of two externally-assessed components: Component 1 and Component 2. Both components allow learners to show their depth and breadth of knowledge through varied assessments. This specification has been designed on the basis that learners’ reading should be of whole texts. Learners are required to study the following content: at least one play by… [ read full article ] »


A Letter to Lady Macbeth - Response to Shakespeare »

Jack Todhunter | Wednesday November 21, 2018

Categories: KS4, Drama, Macbeth, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, Drama Analysis

A homework assignment - Create an inventive and enterprising personal response to a Shakespeare play. Egghead Productions Dear Ms Holden, Congratulations! We are delighted to inform you that you have successfully made it through the auditions and have been chosen to portray the role of Lady Macbeth in the forthcoming production of ‘The Scottish Play’ which will feature in this year’s Edinburgh Festival! The panel and I were very impressed with your performance. You managed to… [ read full article ] »


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

| 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 AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack Associated Resources An Inspector Calls Comparative Table 1912 & 1945.doc 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 Questions Section A Modern texts: students will… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Macbeth Scheme »

Shane Richardson | Tuesday January 26, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack How the Unit is Assessed Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare (02) Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE80 marks 2 hours written paper Content Overview - Reading and responding to:one thematic poetry cluster from the OCR poetry Anthology, including making connections with a thematically linked poem one studied Shakespeare play Assessment Objectives GCSE English and English Literature… [ read full article ] »


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 AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Macbeth Scheme Model Responses AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack 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 to write and then use this as a springboard… [ read full article ] »


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Blood Brothers Scheme »

Stuart Lawrence | Thursday October 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Schemes, Drama, Blood Brothers, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Assessment Pack Associated Resources Blood Brothers Workbook 2015.docx Aims and Learning Outcomes Courses based on this specification should encourage students to develop knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. Through literature, students have a chance to develop culturally and acquire knowledge of the best that has been thought and written. Studying GCSE English Literature… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Blood Brothers Scheme »

Stuart Lawrence | Thursday October 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, Blood Brothers, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack Associated Resources Blood Brothers Workbook 2015.docx Aims and Learning Outcomes Courses based on this specification should encourage students to develop knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. Through literature, students have a chance to develop culturally and acquire knowledge of the best that has been thought and written. Studying GCSE English… [ read full article ] »


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Blood Brothers Scheme »

Stuart Lawrence | Thursday October 08, 2015

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

Guide Navigation AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack Associated Resources Blood Brothers Workbook 2015.docx Aims and Learning Outcomes Courses based on this specification should encourage students to develop knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. Through literature, students have a chance to develop culturally and acquire knowledge of the best that has been thought and written. Studying GCSE English Literature should encourage… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Tempest Scheme »

| Wednesday May 20, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, The Tempest, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack Associated Resources The Tempest Character List.docx The Tempest Symbolism Chart.docx How the Component is Assessed Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE80 marks 1 hour 45 minutes written paper Content Overview - Reading and responding to:one Shakespeare play one studied modern prose or drama text This is a closed book… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

Shane Richardson | Tuesday May 19, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack How the Component is Assessed Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE80 marks 1 hour 45 minutes written paper Content Overview - Reading and responding to:one Shakespeare play one studied modern prose or drama text This is a closed book examination. The texts will not be allowed in the examination with the student. Aims and… [ read full article ] »


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: The History Boys Scheme »

Shirley Bierman | Monday May 11, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Schemes, Drama, The History Boys, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Assessment Pack Associated Resources The History Boys Quotes Table.docx The History Boys Thematic Evidence Worksheet.docx The History Boys Character Table.docx The Role of Mrs Lintott Table.docx The Role of Mrs Lintott BLANK Table.docx The History Boys Theme Table.docx Margret Thatcher Worksheet.docx GCSE Overview This component assesses learners on either prose or drama from 1914 onwards, a 19th… [ read full article ] »


Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

| Friday May 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 8-15 Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Assessment Pack How the Component is Assessed Component 1: Studying Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE80 marks 1 hour 45 minutes written paper Content Overview - Reading and responding to:one Shakespeare play one… [ read full article ] »


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Curious Incident SOW »

| Friday March 13, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Schemes, Drama, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Assessment Pack Associated Resources Character Table.docx Aspergers Syndrome Fact Sheet.docx GCSE Overview This component assesses learners on either prose or drama from 1914 onwards, a 19th century prose text and unseen poetry. In Section A and Section B, learners will need to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of aspects of plot, characterisation, events and key themes; they will need… [ read full article ] »


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: An Inspector Calls »

| Monday March 02, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Schemes, Drama, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Assessment Pack Associated Resources Comparing 1912 to 1945.docx GCSE Overview This component assesses learners on either prose or drama from 1914 onwards, a 19th century prose text and unseen poetry. In Section A and Section B, learners will need to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of aspects of plot, characterisation, events and key themes; they will need to evaluate and analyse how… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

Shane Richardson | Thursday February 12, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack How the Unit is Assessed Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare (02) Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE80 marks 2 hours written paper Content Overview - Reading and responding to:one thematic poetry cluster from the OCR poetry Anthology, including making connections with a thematically linked poem one studied Shakespeare play Assessment Objectives GCSE English and English Literature… [ read full article ] »


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: The History Boys Scheme »

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday February 11, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Drama, The History Boys, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: The History Boys Scheme AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: The History Boys Sample Questions AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack Associated Resources The History Boys Quotes Table.docx The History Boys Thematic Evidence Worksheet.docx The History Boys Character Table.docx The Role of Mrs Lintott Table.docx The Role of Mrs Lintott BLANK Table.docx The History Boys Theme Table.docx Margret Thatcher Worksheet.docx… [ read full article ] »


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

Shane Richardson | Friday February 06, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack GCSE Overview The qualification is made up of two externally-assessed components: Component 1 and Component 2. Both components allow learners to show their depth and breadth of knowledge through varied assessments. This specification has been designed on the basis that learners’ reading should be of whole texts. Learners are required to study the following content:at least one play by… [ read full article ] »


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Romeo and Juliet Scheme »

Shane Richardson | Tuesday February 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 Schemes, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack How the unit is assessed: 1 hour 45 minute written exam 64 marks 40% of GCSE Exam Questions Section A Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole. Section B The 19th-century novel: students will answer one question on their novel of choice. They… [ read full article ] »


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

| Monday February 02, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 8-14 WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack Associated Resources The Merchant of Venice Table 1.docx GCSE Overview The qualification is made up of two externally-assessed components: Component 1 and Component 2. Both components allow learners to show their depth and breadth of knowledge… [ read full article ] »


WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Much Ado About Nothing Weeks 1-3 »

Alex Bull | Monday January 26, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Much Ado About Nothing Weeks 1-3 WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Much Ado About Nothing Weeks 4-6 WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack Associated Resources WJEC Much Ado Assessment for Learning Sheet.docx Edusites Much Ado About Nothing Activities Pack WJEC.docx GCSE Overview The qualification is made up of two externally-assessed components: Component 1 and Component 2. Both… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: An Inspector Calls Scheme »

| Tuesday January 20, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Schemes, Drama, An Inspector Calls , Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack Associated Resources An Inspector Calls Comparative Table 1912 & 1945.doc Approaches to Component 01 Section A: Comparison How the Unit is Assessed Exploring modern literary texts (01) Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE80 marks 2 hours written paper Content Overview - Reading and responding to:one studied modern prose or drama text, including making connections with… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: DNA Scheme »

| Friday January 16, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Schemes, Drama, DNA, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack Associated Resources OCR DNA Table 1.docx Approaches to Component 01 Section A: Comparison How the Unit is Assessed Exploring modern literary texts (01) Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE80 marks 2 hours written paper Content Overview - Reading and responding to:one studied modern prose or drama text, including making connections with a thematically linked unseen… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 1-3 »

Alex Bull | Tuesday January 13, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 1-3 OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 4-6 OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack Associated Resources OCR Much Ado Assessment for Learning Sheet.docx OCR Much Ado About Nothing Activities Pack.docx How the Unit is Assessed Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare (02) Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE80 marks 2 hours written paper… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

| Monday January 12, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 8-14 OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack Associated Resources OCR GCSE The Merchant of Venice Table 1.docx How the Unit is Assessed Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare (02) Assessment Overview - 50% of total GCSE80 marks 2 hours written paper Content Overview - Reading and responding to:one thematic… [ read full article ] »


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Tempest Higher Ability Scheme »

| Monday December 08, 2014

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, The Tempest, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack Associated Resources The Tempest Character List.docx The Tempest Symbolism Chart.docx How it’s assessed: 1 hour 45 minute written exam 64 marks 40% of GCSE Exam Questions Section A Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole. Section B The… [ read full article ] »


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 1-3 »

Alex Bull | Friday November 28, 2014

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, Much Ado About Nothing, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 1-3 AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Much Ado About Nothing Scheme Weeks 4-6 AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack Associated Resources Much Ado Assessment for Learning Sheet.docx Edusites Much Ado About Nothing Activities Pack.docx How the unit is assessed: 1 hour 45 minute written exam 64 marks 40% of GCSE Exam Questions Section A Shakespeare: students will answer one… [ read full article ] »


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time SOW »

| Tuesday November 11, 2014

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

Guide Navigation AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack Associated Resources Character Table.docx Aspergers Syndrome Fact Sheet.docx What’s Assessed:Modern texts Poetry Unseen poetry How it’s assessed:2 hour 15 minute written exam 96 marks 60% of GCSE Exam Questions Section A Modern texts: students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern proseor drama text. Section B Poetry: students will answer one… [ read full article ] »


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: DNA Scheme »

| Thursday September 11, 2014

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

click on image to enlarge Guide Navigation AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: DNA Scheme AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: DNA Sample Paper and Response AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack Associated Resources AQA DNA Table 1.docx Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts - 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 assessedModern texts Poetry Unseen poetry How… [ read full article ] »


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 »

| Monday September 08, 2014

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, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Drama, The Merchant of Venice, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 1-7 AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Merchant of Venice Lessons 8-14 AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: The Merchant of Venice Sample Paper & Response AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack Associated Resources AQA GCSE The Merchant of Venice Table 1.docx How the unit is assessed: 1 hour 45 minute written exam 64 marks 40% of GCSE Exam Questions Section A Shakespeare: students… [ read full article ] »


OCR A2 Unit F663 Guide to John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ »

Sarah Knightley | Friday June 27, 2014

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, Drama, Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience, Writing, Drama Analysis

Guide Navigation Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson One, Two and Three Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Four, Five and Six Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Seven, Eight and Nine Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Ten, Eleven and Twelve Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Thirteen, Fourteen and Fifteen Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Sixteen, Seventeen and Eighteen Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Nineteen, Twenty and Twenty One Associated Resources OCR A Level English Literature Specification.pdf Exemplar… [ read full article ] »


Student Study Guide for Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller »

mandy_lloyd | Friday May 02, 2014

Categories: KS4, Drama, Death of a Salesman, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, LITA2, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB2, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

click on image to enlarge Form - ‘Tragedy’ In classical tragedies, so famous in ancient Greece, the playwright presents a protagonist (a ‘hero figure’) who initially succeeds but then suffers a ‘reversal of fortune’: we watch his fall from grace because he ‘over-reaches’ and dares the gods in some way, angering them and causing them to bring about his downfall. The gods bring the hero to fail because of a human weakness – a ‘fatal flaw’. The audience are brought to… [ read full article ] »


AQA AS Eng Lit Guide LITA 1b World War One Literature »

jrichardson | Tuesday April 29, 2014

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, Drama, Journey’s End, Black’ell and Survivors, Hot Entries, Poetry, Kipling, My Boy Jack, Larkin, MCMXIV, Sassoon, Suicide in the Trenches , World War One, Writing, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis

click on image to enlarge Associated Resources World War One Literature Scheme of Work.docx Extract From Black’ell and Survivors.pdf Group Task One WWI What I Know.docx Resources for Exploring Wider Reading This resource is designed to expose students to a wide range of WW1 Literature, intending to give them a broad and useful understanding and appreciation of the texts and their context. The texts selected in this scheme of work focus on the Poetry and Drama wider reading requirements of… [ read full article ] »


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

click on image to enlarge 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… [ read full article ] »


GCSE English Literature Guide to Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice Part One »

| Friday October 25, 2013

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, Hobson’s Choice, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

click on image to enlarge Introduction The following guide is in two parts; Part One covers the background and Acts 1 and 2 and Part Two explores Acts 3 and 4.Background Hobson’s Choice was written by Harold Brighouse who was born in 1882 in Eccles, Salford, Lancashire. He was one of a group of Northern playwrights working in the years around World War 1. They wrote about their experiences as working men in the north of England which contrasted with the experiences of playwrights living and… [ read full article ] »


GCSE English Literature Guide to Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice Part Two »

| Thursday October 24, 2013

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, Hobson’s Choice, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

click on image to enlarge Introduction The following guide is in two parts; Part One covers the background and Acts 1 and 2 and Part Two explores Acts 3 and 4. Act 3 Synopsis The setting in Act 3 moves to the cellar in Oldfield Road where Willie and Maggie live and have set up shop.  Maggie and Willie are celebrating their marriage along with Alice and Vicky and their boyfriends. Alice and Vicky are surprised at how much Willie has achieved in such a short time. The sisters suggest they… [ read full article ] »


GCSE Teacher’s Guide To AQA English Literature Unit 1 Examination »

jennywebb | Wednesday October 23, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, Drama, An Inspector Calls , The Crucible, Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis

Introduction The AQA GCSE English Literature Unit 1 exam is the one that all students taking this course must sit, regardless of the route through the course your school has chosen. Unit 1 covers ‘Modern Texts’, and allows for the study of short novels with the possible choice of a play. In order to succeed in this exam, students must display perceptiveness when deploying a range of analytical skills that incorporate an awareness of literary form, language, structure and context. Additional… [ read full article ] »


Preparing students for WJEC English Literature Paper 3: Controlled Assessments - Linked Texts »

Beth Kemp | Sunday October 20, 2013

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Poetry, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 3 Poetry and Drama

This Controlled Assessment can also be used for GCSE English. It requires students to study a Shakespeare play (any except Othello or Much Ado About Nothing) and a cluster of fifteen poems from the WJEC poetry anthology (poems are allocated to set clusters by the board, according to theme – this changes annually and is notified in advance, to allow for completion in year 10 for submission in year 11). The specification changes require students to demonstrate that they have studied the entire… [ read full article ] »


A Teacher’s Guide to OCR AS F662: Literature Post-1900 »

Paul Merrell | Friday October 18, 2013

Categories: Drama, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Poetry, Prose, Analysing Prose, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, Re-Creative Writing, OCR A Level English Literature, F662, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level

click on image to enlarge Introduction This is, by far, my favourite unit to teach across OCR’s A Level – and it is the one that, most fairly, seems to reward the hard work of the pupil. Whereas the F661 and F663 examination units can be, understandably, nerve-wracking affairs, and the F664 coursework requires a complex juggling act of a range of challenging texts, F662 feels pleasantly straightforward. What’s more, the fact it is worth 40% of your pupils’ marks makes it a unit for… [ read full article ] »


WJEC GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Teaching Heritage & Contemporary Prose & Drama »

Beth Kemp | Thursday September 12, 2013

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Drama Analysis, Prose Analysis, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose, Unit 2b Drama and Prose

click on image to enlarge This guide focuses on the ‘strengthened’ version of the current specification for assessment from 2015 in terms of implications for teaching, as far as these can be told from the information currently available. This presentation is largely in comparison to the existing specification, examined for the final time in June 2014. This closed book examination assesses students’ understanding of two specific set texts, one drama and one prose, one of which must be a… [ read full article ] »


GCSE English Literature Guide to Educating Rita »

Shirley Bierman | Monday September 02, 2013

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, Drama, Analysing Drama, Educating Rita, Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A662

click on image to enlarge Navigation Guide GCSE English Literature Guide to Educating Rita GCSE English Literature Scheme of Work for Educating Rita Note: Whilst this Edusites English guide is focused on the requirements of the OCR English Literature exam (A662: Modern Drama), it would be easily adaptable to suit any other GCSE English Literature course. OCR Unit A662: Modern Drama Examined Unit This is worth 25% of the GCSE English Literature marks and you will have to respond to ONE question… [ read full article ] »