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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Brothers Moderation »

Richard Gent | Wednesday March 26, 2014

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 Assessment Pack, Mocks, Mock Exams, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Improve Your Teaching

This resource takes a Language Paper One extract, and provides exemplar answers for every question, and every band, along with helpful explanations of how to interpret the mark scheme.

This could be used in a number of ways

Department Moderation

See video links to examiner talking you through this paper

  • As a mock paper for your whole cohort to sit, and the exemplar responses will mean that department marking will be accurate and consistent

In Class

  • In class when going through different responses to really focus on the difference between...
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Improve Your Teaching | What Makes An Oustanding Lesson? »

rlsmedia | Tuesday March 25, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Improve Your Teaching

Associated Resources

  • Lesson Plan.docx

Ofsted Inspections: What Makes An Outstanding Lesson?

For many teachers the anxiety and worry of being observed is all too real. With new government initiatives such as the fact that pay is linked to performance, and the new Ofsted Framework (2012) breathing down our necks, it could enhance these worries and fears even more. It was therefore thought that it will be helpful to provide some guidance in terms of what makes an outstanding lesson. I was fortunate enough to participate in a project where we...

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A Level English Literature Starters »

Beth Kemp | Monday March 11, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters, Improve Your Teaching, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET01, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, AQA A Level English Literature B, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

This collection of lesson starters for A Level English Literature complement the collection of ‘ice breakers’ and general English starters for broad recapping ideas, word games, creative writing starters, essay skills, general terms activities and skill builders. See A Level English Starters.

General discussion prompts are useful as broad starters once in a while. Try one of these quotations to get the class thinking:

  • “Literature adds to reality. It does not simply describe it.” C. S. Lewis
  • “Poetry is the best words in the best...
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Teaching English Literature 16-19 An Essential Guide »

Richard Gent
Tuesday July 02, 2013

A new title in the NATE/Routledge Teaching English Series

Teaching English Literature 16-19 An Essential Guide

by Carol Atherton, Andrew Green and Gary Snapper

A new piece of work by Andrew Green and Gary Snapper who are both part of the consultancy team here at EnglishEdu.

“… a major step forward in the teaching of English Literature at 16-19 … principled, persuasive, and packed with great teaching ideas … an essential handbook for anyone teaching the subject in the sixth form today…”
Sean McEvoy,...

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(1 pages)