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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

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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 Syllabus code 0522. The ideas below can be...

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A GCSE Guide to Argumentative Writing Skills: Introducing an Essay »

Beverly Abrahams | Thursday June 26, 2014

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

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Introducing an Essay

  • This guide has been written with the CIE English Unit 0522 in mind, but it could be equally useful to introduce and practice argumentative writing skills for WJEC, OCR, AQA and Edexcel GCSE and iGCSE.

Where do we start? We all realise the importance of an introduction to an essay. Besides being important because of its content (i.e. ‘what’ it says), it is also important in that it sets the tone for the rest of the essay (i.e. ‘how’ it says it). Therefore, how the introduction is...

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EDEXCEL IGCSE Guide to Paper 3 Poetry Coursework »

Paul Merrell | Thursday June 12, 2014

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Literature, Paper 3 Poetry Coursework, Hot Entries, Writing, Poetry Analysis

Introduction

I’m going to level with you, the Edexcel IGCSE English Literature examination paper makes me very nervous indeed. We’ve been preparing students to undertake this examination for several years now – using the full range of available texts to try to see if there are any patterns to achievement – and, as every member of my department would testify to, we still do not feel especially confident we can predict how individual students will do.

As an example, our most recent cohort achieved almost 20% better A*-B compared to...

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

Shirley Bierman | Wednesday April 02, 2014

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

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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 choices; but many struggle with discussing the effects of structure; and many more...

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GCSE English Literature To Kill a Mockingbird | Set of Lessons »

Emma Radford | Friday November 29, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Literature, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, To Kill A Mockingbird, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 1 Exploring Modern Texts, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A663, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 1 Prose and Poetry

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A set of lessons for teaching GCSE English Literature To Kill a Mockingbird with a particular focus on the WJEC examination board.

Associated Resources

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  • Preparing for a Theme Question.pptx
  • Theme Question PowerPoint Teacher Notes.doc



Edexcel iGCSE English and English Literature Guide to Anthology Texts »

Steph Atkinson | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Paper 1 Reading and Writing, Paper 2 Reading and Writing, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Literature, Paper 1 Prose and Drama, Paper 2 Poetry Unseen, Hot Entries, Media & Non-Fiction, Analysing Media & Non-Fiction, Poetry, Anthologies, Pre-2015 Anthologies, Edexcel iGCSE Anthology, Prose, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis, Media Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis

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Overview and Guide to Grids for the Edexcel Anthology Texts

These teaching grids can be used with any GCSE syllabus for which the analysis of non-fiction, media, poetry or prose is required. Whilst initially intended for those pupils sitting the Edexcel English Language and English Literature iGCSE / Certificates, they have been created to work across all exam boards and to be multi-purpose, hopefully providing a worthwhile and timesaving resource. A free copy of the anthology is available from the Edexcel...

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GCSE English Teaching Guide to Descriptive Writing »

Beth Kemp | Monday October 14, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL iGCSE, Edexcel iGCSE Generic Skills , Edexcel iGCSE Skills Resources, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Descriptive Writing, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC GCSE Generic Skills, WJEC GCSE Skills Resources, Introduction, Cambridge iGCSE English

Tips for Teaching Descriptive Writing for GCSE/IGCSE

This guide examines the skill of writing descriptively quite broadly, with teaching ideas to explore and refine particular aspects of that skill (i.e. sensory description, effective imagery, avoiding writing a list of incomplete sentences, moving around the scene, writing from a neutral third person position - seen as crucial in some specifications).

The various GCSE and Certificate/IGCSE specifications have slightly different requirements for descriptive writing, so not everything in this...

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