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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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Guides to AQA GCSE English Literature Texts »

Richard Gent | Wednesday June 04, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

Modern Texts

  • An Inspector Calls PPT
  • GCSE English Literature Student’s Guide to An Inspector Calls
  • Learning Mats | An Inspector Calls
  • A Guide to Animal Farm
  • A Guide to Mister Pip
  • GCSE English Literature To Kill a Mockingbird | Set of Lessons
  • GCSE English Literature Student Guide to Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
  • A GCSE English Literature Guide to Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black
  • A GCSE Student’s Guide to The Woman in Black
  • GCSE English Literature Student Guide to John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’
  • A Guide to The Crucible...[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE English Unit 1 Higher Tier Guide and Exemplar Responses »

rlsmedia | Monday April 28, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Media & Non-Fiction, Analysing Media & Non-Fiction, Writing, Non-Fiction Analysis, AQA English, Unit 1 Non Fiction Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 1 Texts: Non Fiction

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AQA Unit 1: Understanding and Producing Non-Fiction Texts

When answering this paper it is important to remember that Section A is designed to support you and help your written pieces in Section B. It often offers ideas regarding the key topics covered and it provides you with valuable information such as statistics or facts to help you in your responses. Even more importantly, it can remind you of the genre and style conventions. For example, if you are asked to write an article, you can quickly look back to one of...

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AQA Unit 3b: Creative Writing Teacher’s Guide Script Writing »

Sarah Mellor | Wednesday April 16, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Script Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

Associated Resources

Lesson Plan for Script Writing.doc
Script Writing Grid.doc
Script Writing - Presentation Feedback Grid.doc
Script Examples.doc

Introduction

The resources contained here are designed for students studying GCSE English (focused on the AQA Boards Specification). The resources are designed primarily for students of lower ability as well as with specific special educational needs; however, as this unit is skills and practice based the ideas and guides can easily be adapted for general use. The exam boards’ only...

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AQA GCSE Unit 3b: Creative Writing Teacher’s Guide »

Sarah Mellor | Tuesday April 15, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

AQA GCSE Unit 3b: Creative Writing (Descriptive) Teacher Notes

Associated Resources

Character Description Task.docx
Scene Images Prompts.docx
Descriptive Writing Grid.docx

Introduction

The resources contained in this teaching pack are designed for students studying GCSE English (focused on the AQA Boards Specification but easily adaptable for all other GCSE English specifications). The resources are designed specifically for struggling students, including those of lower ability and including those with specific Special Educational Needs....

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AQA GCSE Unit 3b Guide to Creative Writing: Descriptive »

Sarah Mellor | Wednesday January 22, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, Descriptive Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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Introduction

The resources contained in this teaching pack are designed for students studying GCSE English (focused on the AQA Boards Specification but easily adaptable for all other GCSE English specifications). The resources are designed specifically for struggling students, including those of lower ability and including those with specific Special Educational Needs. The exam board’s only differentiation concession is to create a Higher and Foundation Tier paper each series; they do not specifically cater to...

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AQA GCSE Unit 3b Guide to Creative Writing: Informative Account »

Sarah Mellor | Friday November 22, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, Informative Account, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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Introduction

The resources contained here are designed for students studying GCSE English (focused on the AQA Specification). The resources are designed specifically for students of Lower Ability as well as those with certain specific Special Educational Needs. The exam boards’ only differentiation concession is to create a Higher and Foundation Tier paper each series, they do not specifically cater to students who struggle to access the basics in English – so we face a dilemma.

Do we stick to teaching only...

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AQA GCSE Unit 3b Guide to Creative Writing: Narrative »

Sarah Mellor | Friday November 22, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, Narrative Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts

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Introduction

The resources contained within this SOW are designed for students studying for their GCSE English qualification. This resource has been designed specifically both for students with lower than average abilities at English as well as those with certain specific ‘Special Educational Needs’.

The exam boards’ only differentiation concession is to create a Higher and Foundation Tier paper each series; they do not specifically cater to students who struggle to access the basics in English – so we...

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AQA GCSE Unit 3b Guide to Creative Writing: Persuasive »

Sarah Mellor | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, Persuasive Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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Introduction

The resources contained here are designed for students studying GCSE English (focused on the AQA ‘A’ Specification). The resources are designed specifically for students of Lower Ability and with specific Special Educational Needs. The exam boards’ only differentiation concession is to create a Higher and Foundation Tier paper each series; they do not specifically cater to students who struggle to access the basics in English – so, as teachers, we face a dilemma.

Do we stick to teaching only...

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A GCSE English Guide to Persuasive Writing Techniques »

Sarah Mellor | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing, Hot Entries, Writing, Persuasive Writing, Speech Analysis

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Identifying Persuasive Techniques and Analysing Persuasive Texts

Introduction

The following lesson plan and resources are ideal for a one-off GCSE preparation lesson. The idea is to examine persuasive techniques and then answer a GCSE examination-style question on two persuasive texts, requiring students to compare the texts in terms of the audience and point of view of the writer.

You can use this resource in two ways:

  • Spread the tasks out over two or three lessons, possibly adding an evaluation task to see how...
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AQA GCSE Unit 3b Guide to Creative Writing »

rlsmedia | Friday November 08, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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June 2015 Submission

    Candidates must complete two tasks. Each task must be taken from a different column.
  • Work should be produced under formal supervision in time totalling up to four hours. The responses do not need to be of equal length. They do not have to be completed in the same session.

The objective assessed in this part of Unit 3 is:

AO4 Writing

  • Write to communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, using and adapting forms and selecting vocabulary appropriate to task and purpose in ways that engage...
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AQA GCSE English Paper 1 Section A Guide »

Steve Campsall | Tuesday May 28, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Media & Non-Fiction, Analysing Media & Non-Fiction, Writing, Non-Fiction Analysis, AQA English, Unit 1 Non Fiction Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 1 Texts: Non Fiction

Note

The advice in the guide is focused on the requirements of the AQA Unit 1 exam (Section A), but could easily be adapted to suit the requirements of other exam boards in their testing on non-fiction and media texts.

The examples shown at the end of each section of the guide as exemplification are based on the AQA Unit 1 June 2012 Higher paper texts and questions, available from the AQA website.

Section A: Reading

Question 1

  • Use a highlighter pen to mark the key words contained in the question to help make sure you address each of these....
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Non-Fiction and Media PPT »

Steph Atkinson | Tuesday October 09, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Media & Non-Fiction, Media & Non-Fiction Activities, Writing, Media Analysis, AQA English, Unit 1 Non Fiction Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 1 Texts: Non Fiction, OCR GCSE English, WJEC GCSE English, Unit 1 English in the Daily World (Reading)

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A GCSE Student Guide to Reading Non-Fiction and Media Texts »

Steve Campsall | Monday October 08, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Media & Non-Fiction, Media & Non-Fiction Activities, AQA English, Unit 1 Non Fiction Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 1 Texts: Non Fiction, Edexcel English, Edexcel Unit 1 English Today, Edexcel English Language, Unit 1 English Today, OCR GCSE English Language, Unit A680, OCR GCSE English, Unit A680 Information and Ideas, WJEC GCSE English, Unit 1 English in the Daily World (Reading), WJEC GCSE English Language, Unit 1 Studying Written Language

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As part of your GCSE English exam, you’ll be asked to analyse and discuss aspects of the non-fiction and media text ‘genre’.

Genre

The word ‘genre’ suggests that a text type is easily identifiable by readers as belonging to a particular kind or type; in effect, we all ‘stereotype’ texts just as we do people but the effect is called ‘genre’ rather than stereotyping! Texts that clearly ‘fit’ a particular genre are called ‘generic texts’ and we recognise them because they show particular ‘genre conventions’ in...

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A Guide to Animal Farm »

Jo Winwood | Wednesday October 03, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Animal Farm, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, AQA English, AQA English Language , AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664

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A Guide to Animal Farm
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5
Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10

AQA English Literature GCSE

3d Unit 4: Approaching Shakespeare and the English Literary Heritage

AQA English GCSE

3c Unit 3 Understanding and producing creative texts

AO1: respond to texts critically & imaginatively; select & evaluate textual details to illustrate & support interpretations
AO2: explain how language, structure & form contribute to writers’ presentation of ideas, themes & settings....[ read full article ] »


AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology Powerpoints »

Jo Winwood | Tuesday January 31, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, AQA English, AQA English Language , AQA English Literature, Unit 2 Poetry Across Time, AQA Moon On The Tides

Guide Navigation

  1. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Relationship PPTs
  2. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Character and Voice PPTs
  3. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Place PPTs
  4. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Conflict PPTs

Relationship Powerpoints

This anthology is used for the following courses:

GCSE English Spec Code 4700
GCSE English Language Spec Code 4705
GCSE English Literature Spec Code 4710

The Anthology can also be used for Controlled Assessments in the following:

GCSE English Literature Unit 5: Exploring poetry
GCSE English...

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