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GCSE Skills Summer 2021 - Reading »

Richard Gent | Saturday February 20, 2021

Categories: KS3 & KS4 Catch Up, Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627, IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, IGCSE English Language Edexcel A, IGCSE English Language Edexcel B, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, GCSE 2021

Edusites Exercises in GCSE English Language Reading Skills Cycling 1 Cycling 2 AO2 Language and Structure Eulogies Subject Terminology Balloons Dramatic Moments In January 2021 the government produced the consultation on the assessment of GCSE and A Levels in Summer of 2021. At Edusites we have worked with our writers who include GCSE advisors and senior examiners working to ensure that this summer exam season is less painful than 2020. What are the key features of the consultation document?… [ read full article ] »


Analysing Fiction »

ghallahan | Friday February 21, 2020

Categories: KS3 & KS4 Catch Up, Analysing Fiction, KS3, Key Stage 3 English Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE

Analysis Skills for English Fiction Language KS3 and GCSE This series of 5 short story units focus on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction Assessment Objectives All the lessons are delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) Below you will find printable resources to be printed for each student and the lesson slide links These lessons are appropriate for mid to long term cover. In class Each lesson has activities planned You might also use for… [ read full article ] »


Vendetta Short Story Lessons »

ghallahan | Friday January 31, 2020

Categories: KS3, Key Stage 3 English Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas Spoken Language

This Unit: Vendetta Skills for Fiction Language GCSE This is unit 1 of 5 focused on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction assessment objectives Vendetta contains 6 lessons delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) Attached resources which will need to be printed for each student and used in each of the 6 lessons This unit which is 1 of 5 is appropriate for mid to long term cover. In class Each lesson has activities planned If you need homework,… [ read full article ] »


The Brazilian Cat Short Story Lessons »

Emily Prentice | Thursday January 30, 2020

Categories: KS3, Key Stage 3 English Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE

This Unit: The Brazilian Cat Skills for Fiction Language GCSE This unit is number 2 of 5 focused on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction assessment objectives The Brazilian Cat contains 6 lessons delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) Attached resources which will need to be printed for each student and used in each of the 6 lessons This unit 2 of 5 is appropriate for mid to long term cover. In class Each lesson has activities planned You might… [ read full article ] »


The Red Room Short Story Lessons »

Emily Prentice | Tuesday January 28, 2020

Categories: KS3, Key Stage 3 English Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel Spoken Language, EDEXCEL iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE

This Unit: The Red Room Skills for Fiction Language GCSE This unit is number 3 of 5 focused on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction assessment objectives The Red Room contains 5 lessons delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) Attached resources which will need to be printed for each student and used in each of the 6 lessons This unit 3 of 5 is appropriate for mid to long term cover. In class Each lesson has activities planned You might also use… [ read full article ] »


Through the Tunnel Short Story Lessons »

Emily Prentice | Monday January 27, 2020

Categories: KS3, Key Stage 3 English Analysing Fiction, KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE

This Unit: Through the Tunnel Skills for Fiction Language GCSE This unit is number 4 of 5 focused on the skills needed for the GCSE English Language Fiction assessment objectives Through the Tunnel contains 7 lessons delivered through Online Slides (Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) Attached resources which will need to be printed for each student and used in each of the 6 lessons This unit 4 of 5 is appropriate for mid to long term cover. In class Each lesson has activities planned You… [ read full article ] »


Improving Writing | Discourse Markers: A Teacher’s Guide and Toolkit »

Christine Sweeney | Friday November 22, 2019

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE Generic Skills, WJEC GCSE Skills Resources, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, Writing, Essays, Persuasive Writing

Associated Resources Discourse Markers Toolkit Discourse Markers PowerPoint DISPLAY Discourse Markers A ‘discourse marker’ is a word or phrase that helps to link written ideas. These words are generally more formal lexical items that find little use in speech – which is perhaps why they do not always come naturally to students. Discourse markers can be used, for example, to link ideas that are similar (e.g. the adverbs, also and similarly); and they can be used to link ideas… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE English Language Paper 1 Live Scripts »

Richard Gent | Tuesday March 19, 2019

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas Schemes, J351/01 Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack

Materials for Assessment Files you will need for the exam OCR Question Paper GCSE English Language J351/01 Communicating Information and Ideas OCR Insert Text 1 and 2 Files you will need to mark the exam papers OCR GCSE English Language Mark Scheme Section A OCR GCSE English Language Mark Scheme Section B Many thanks to all schools who took part in our second mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who put themselves forward. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback and… [ read full article ] »


An English Literature Guide to The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde »

Chris Curtis | Monday December 03, 2018

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664, 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, LITB3, Hot Entries, Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis

click on image to enlarge The Really Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde For readers today The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, is far from being a shocking story that induces both fear and terror into our beating hearts. It’s a story whose effects have been diluted by modern graphic media content, constant repetition and simplified interpretations over the years since it was first published in1888. We know the story so well that it even features in popular cartoons like… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Literature - Updated! »

Richard Gent | Thursday November 22, 2018

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Schemes, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes

Our teaching materials are used in two thirds of the top schools. Our resources empower teachers to plan effectively, assess accurately and teach with confidence. As a non-subscriber you will be able to see a preview of the resources. To access them in full click on Subscribe now. Edusites Teacher Guides to GCSE English Language and Literature Edusites Teacher Guides to GCSE English Language and Literature Edusites Teacher Guide to Revision of GCSE English Language and Literature Edusites… [ 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

An Inspector Calls Learning Mat.docx [ read full article ] »


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 ] »


Shakespeare Learning Mats | Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet »

jennywebb | Wednesday November 21, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, 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 A661, Drama, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays

Associated Resources Macbeth Learning Mat.pdf Romeo and Juliet.pdf How to pass the exam.pdf [ read full article ] »


Allusions Booklet | Introduction to Macbeth »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday November 21, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Literature, Paper 1 Prose and Drama, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources

For resources described in this introduction please see the end of this page Do You Know What You Don’t Know, And Know Why You Need To Know It? It’s a family dinner. We’re talking about the new CCTV cameras that have been installed by the bus stop. ‘Remember, Big Brother is watching,’ warns my dad. My little sister gives him a stare. ‘I didn’t know you watched Big Brother dad?’ she asks. My sister isn’t one for reading. She has watched Big… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE »

Emily Prentice | Friday September 28, 2018

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Overviews

  Our English teaching support is used in two thirds of the Top 100 Schools and five of the Top Ten Progress 8 Schools. A not-for-profit by teachers for teachers Edusites is committed to supporting all teachers with outstanding and expert resources. Our resources empower teachers to plan effectively, assess accurately and teach with confidence. Click on the links below to see our vast expert resources for the OCR GCSE specifications OCR GCSE Language OCR GCSE Literature Not a member? Would… [ read full article ] »


Last Minute English Exam Preparation and Revision »

Richard Gent | Friday May 04, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015

Today’s Friday Takeaways are a range of instant use PDFs for GCSE texts, unseen poetry, vocabulary lists and how to improve writing skills. Intended to be used as ‘Aide Memoirs’ for Year 11 as they head for their GCSE exams. Many of our subscribers have laminated them and use them as mats in their classrooms. AQA Love and Relationships Vocabulary list Edexcel Time and Place Vocabulary List [ read full article ] »


GCSE Live Scripts »

Chris Barcock | Monday April 30, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Overviews

Live Scripts What are Live Scripts? Many thanks to all schools who took part in our first mock exam project and thanks again to all the schools who put themselves forward. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback and generosity of you busy teachers and hope you find this useful. Click below to see how you can make how to make mocks matter. AQA Live Scripts GCSE English Language Assessment Overview Page Edexcel Live Scripts GCSE English Language Assessment Overview Page Eduqas Live Scripts… [ read full article ] »


The Twelve Days of Christmas »

pdodd | Wednesday January 03, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015

Our Twelve days of Christmas takeaways are Knowledge Organisers for GCSE texts, unseen poetry and how to improve writing skills. These Knowledge Organisers are intended to be used as ‘Aide Memoirs’ for Year 11 as they head for their GCSEs or equally they could be used when introducing a topic. Many of our subscribers have laminated them and use them as mats in their classrooms. On the first Day of Christmas my true love gave to me A Christmas Carol Knowledge Organiser On the second… [ read full article ] »


OCR English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Conflict »

pdodd | Monday December 04, 2017

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Schemes

Component Two Exploring effects and impact Introduction From the OCR English Language specification: ‘For the reading of fiction, learners read and respond to unseen prose fiction texts drawn from the 20th and /or 21st century. One text may be literary non-fiction. Learners develop knowledge and understanding of writers’ use of language and techniques to create meaning and effects in narrative fiction and literary non-fiction’. Learners read a wide range of high-quality prose… [ read full article ] »


OCR English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Time and Place Part 1 »

pdodd | Monday December 04, 2017

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Schemes

This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource. OCR English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Time and Place Part 2 Component Two Exploring effects and impact Introduction From the OCR English Language specification: ‘For the reading of fiction, learners read and respond to unseen prose fiction texts drawn from the 20th and /or 21st century. One text may be literary… [ read full article ] »


OCR English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Time and Place Part 2 »

pdodd | Monday December 04, 2017

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Schemes

This resource has been broken into two parts to make it easier for you to cut, paste and edit. Please click on the link below to find the other half of this resource. OCR English Language Unseen Fiction Reading Anthology | Time and Place Part 1 Part 2 9 In this extract is from A Journey by Edith Wharton In this extract the woman in the story is travelling by train through the night with her desperately ill husband. Suddenly she thought she heard him call. She parted the curtains and listened.… [ read full article ] »


New All Exam Boards GCSE English Language Paper 2 with indicative content and Exam papers »

Richard Gent | Thursday October 12, 2017

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, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack, Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives, Paper 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Schemes, Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives Assessment Pack, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Assessment Pack, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Schemes, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing, Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing Assessment Pack, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas Schemes, J351/01 Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack, J351 Component 01: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Schemes, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Assessment Pack, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Schemes, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, Component 2: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Assessment Pack, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Schemes

All Exam Boards AQA GCSE English Language (8700) Paper 2 WVP School Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper 2 Mark Scheme NFTW Summerhill Eduqas/WJEC GCSE English Language C2 Exam Paper RTPW Safari OCR GCSE English Language Practice Paper Two EEI Crete Live Scripts available for these exam papers for Eduqas and AQA exam boards. If you are interested in live scripts for Edexcel or OCR please {encode="" title="contact us"}. GCSE AQA Language Live Scripts Paper 2 GCSE Eduqas… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Language »

Richard Gent | Tuesday October 03, 2017

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas Schemes, J351/01 Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack, J351 Component 01: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Schemes

Our teaching materials are used in two thirds of the top schools. Our resources empower teachers to plan effectively, assess accurately and teach with confidence. As a non-subscriber you will be able to see a preview of the resources. To access them in full click on Subscribe now. Edusites Teacher Guides to GCSE English Language and Literature Edusites Teacher Guides to GCSE English Language and Literature Edusites Teacher Guide to Revision of GCSE English Language and Literature Edusites… [ read full article ] »


Taxi Tales - Creative Writing »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday September 20, 2017

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, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Assessment Pack, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing Schemes, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Paper 1 Reading and Writing, Paper 2 Reading and Writing, Edexcel iGCSE Generic Skills , Edexcel iGCSE Skills Resources, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0627, IGCSE English Language CIE 0990, IGCSE English Language Edexcel A, IGCSE English Language Edexcel B, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Assessment Pack, Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing Schemes

Presented at both The Team English Conference and the ResearchEd National conference this series of resources combine the latest research to improve creative writing. Directed towards improvements for the GCSE English Language Paper this resource can be used in conjunction with any qualification which includes a Creative Writing element. Based on and including concrete resources to be used in the classroom, Taxi Tales is a practical guide to improve the creative writing processes of students.… [ read full article ] »


GCSE 20/20/20 Reading & Writing Lessons »

Morag Larsen | Tuesday January 31, 2017

Categories: KS3 & KS4 Catch Up, KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE

'Cover lessons not just for cover teachers'! We have created some invaluable sets of 1-hour Cover Lessons that follow a 3-Step format : 20 Minutes Silent Reading (Fiction or Non-Fiction book of student choice) 20 Minutes Reading Task 20 Minutes Writing Task This format allows you to teach lesson-by-lesson or dip in and out as per your requirements. Set A: English GCSE 20/20/20 16 Lessons Set B: English GCSE 20/20/20 14 Lessons [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use »

pdodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Contents of Poems OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Love and Relationships OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Natural World OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Conflict and Power OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Time and Place OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Youth and Age OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Glossary… [ read full article ] »


GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry Anthology Packs »

pdodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature , Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature Schemes, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry

Our Unseen Poetry Anthologies provide 30 poems covering five categories:Love and Relationships Conflict and Power Youth and Age Time and Place The Natural World Included in the anthology is an introduction around meaning, discussion points for the classroom and teaching tips for each poem. Our Top Examiner Tips look at what is required in answering unseen poems in terms of the assessment objectives, structuring a response, how to reference effectively and how to compare and contrast. For each… [ read full article ] »


OCR English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology »

pdodd | Wednesday September 28, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351 Component 01: Non Fiction Reading Anthology Comparative Text Pack

Guide Navigation OCR English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | How To Use OCR English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Contents of Extracts OCR English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Poverty OCR English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Sport and Entertainment OCR English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Crime and Punishment OCR English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Women OCR English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | War and Espionage… [ read full article ] »


Integrated Exercises for OCR GCSE English Language and Literature »

Chris Barcock | Friday September 09, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE

The following passages are all taken from J352/01 Literature Paper ‘Exploring modern and literary heritage texts’. All five set texts are represented and can, of course, be added to from whichever set text is being studied so as to go alongside any of the passages which will, effectively, be ‘unseen’. Teachers can fill in as much or as little detail as they wish in preparing learners for either or both of them. For example, some glossing of some of the vocabulary may be helpful.… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Wednesday March 02, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack

Welcome to Edusites English OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content. These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of Education. They have been… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/01: Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Wednesday March 02, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351/01 Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack

Welcome to Edusites English OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/01: Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content. These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of Education. They have… [ 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 ] »


OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Friday January 08, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts, Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern and Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content. These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of Education.… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack »

pdodd | Thursday January 07, 2016

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Hot Entries

Welcome to Edusites English OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack. Click on the links below to access a sample paper, marking guidelines and indicative content. These packs have been developed by experienced English assessors with extensive awarding body experience and by people who were very closely involved in the development of these new specifications within the awarding bodies, with Ofqual and the Department of Education. They have been… [ read full article ] »


AQA, WJEC Eduqas, OCR & Edexcel GCSE Spoken Language Scheme »

Paul Merrell | Thursday November 05, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, AQA Spoken Language, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, Edexcel Spoken Language, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, OCR Spoken Language, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas Spoken Language, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Speaking & Listening, Individual, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English

Spoken Language Endorsement for GCSE English Language The four English awarding bodies have developed the new criteria for Spoken Language assessment in the new GCSE English Language (9-1) qualifications. This will be a separately endorsed component, for which candidates will be graded Distinction, Pass, or Merit. Candidates who do not achieve a Pass grade, or those who do not take the component, will be given non-classified. The Guidance Document for centres is copied below, including the… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

jallen | Wednesday October 14, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, The Sick Rose, Burns, A Red Red Rose, Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Road Not Taken, Hannah, Symptoms, Kemp, I Sing the Battle, Sandburg, Sketch, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis

Associated Resources Worksheet 1.docx Worksheet 1 Level 1-3.docx Worksheet 2.docx Worksheet 3.docx Worksheet 4.docx Worksheet 5.docx Teacher’s Copy Worksheet 5.docx Success in the Unseen Poetry Section.pptx Unseen Poetry - Component 2 Section A Part A This scheme of work focuses upon the skills required for the unseen poetry question in section A of the paper. The Sample Questions at the end of the unit refer to the anthology poems so it is recommended that the pupils have studied at… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/02 Exploring Effects and Impact: Reading Scheme »

iyerm | Thursday October 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Schemes, Hot Entries, Narrative, Analysing Narrative, Reading, Identify & Interpret Key Ideas, Language Analysis, Text Comparison, Text Connections, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/02 Exploring Effects and Impact: Reading Scheme OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/02 Exploring Effects and Impact: Writing Scheme OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack Note: this should be used in conjunction with the companion scheme of work OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/02 Exploring Effects and Impact: Writing Scheme. See the OCR Specimen Assessment Materials on the OCR website for question papers, mark scheme and… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/02 Exploring Effects and Impact: Writing Scheme »

iyerm | Thursday October 08, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact, J351 Component 02: Exploring Effects and Impact Schemes, Hot Entries, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Language, Punctuation & Grammar, Narrative Writing, Textual Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/02 Exploring Effects and Impact: Reading Scheme OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/02 Exploring Effects and Impact: Writing Scheme OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/02: Exploring Effects and Impact Assessment Pack Associated Resources OCR Eng Lang J35102 Writing Genres.docx OCR Eng Lang J35102 Oliver Twist Sentences.docx OCR Eng Lang J35102 Creative Pairings.docx Note: this should be used in conjunction with the companion scheme of work OCR GCSE Eng Lang… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Conflict Anthology Higher Ability Scheme »

Russell Carey | Wednesday October 07, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Agard, Flag, Bhatt, Partition, Blake, A Poison Tree, Clarke, Lament, Dharker, Honour Killing, Dickinson, There’s a Certain Slant of Light, Douglas, Vergissmeinnicht, Hardy, The Man He Killed, Heaney, Blackberry Picking, Punishment, Lamb, Envy, Levertov, What Were They Like?, Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib, Owen, Anthem for Doomed Youth, Disabled, Shapcott, Phrase Book, Wordsworth, Boat Stealing, Writing, Poetry Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack Introduction This resource makes reference to the exam board’s published specification, poetry anthology (Towards a World Unknown) and sample assessment materials. At the time of writing this resource, there have been no live materials. The first question papers will be taken in the summer of 2017. When working with particular year groups, teachers should refer to the relevant year’s… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/01 Communicating Information & Ideas: Writing Scheme »

Russell Carey | Monday September 28, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas Schemes, Dictionary & Grammar, Grammar, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Imaginative Writing

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/01:Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack Introduction This resource makes reference to the exam board’s published specification and sample assessment materials. At the time of writing, there have been no live materials. The first question papers will be taken in the summer of 2017. When working with particular year groups, teachers should refer to the relevant year’s specification. Three particular forms of writing are… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lang J351/01 Communicating Information & Ideas: Reading Scheme »

Russell Carey | Thursday September 24, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas, J351 Component 01: Communicating Information and Ideas Schemes, Hot Entries, Reading, Identify & Interpret Key Ideas, Language Analysis, Text Comparison, Text Connections, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE English Language Component J351/01:Communicating Information and Ideas Assessment Pack Introduction This resource makes reference to the exam board’s published specification and sample assessment materials. At the time of writing, there have been no live materials. The first question papers will be taken in the summer of 2017. When working with particular year groups, teachers should refer to the relevant year’s specification. The resource concentrates on two… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Poetry Anthology Love and Relationships Scheme »

Russell Carey | Wednesday June 24, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, OCR Anthology, OCR Love and Relationships Cluster, Bronte, Love and Friendship, Browning, Now, Charlotte Mew, Fin de Fete, Derek Walcott, Love After Love, Duffy, Warming Her Pearls, Elizabeth Jennings, One Flesh, Hardy, A Broken Appointment, Jackie Kay, Dusting the Phone, James Fenton, In Paris With You, Keats, Larkin, An Arundel Tomb, Liz Lochhead, I Wouldn’t Thank You for a Valentine, Plath, Morning Song, Thomas, The Sorrow of True Love , Tony Harrison, Long Distance II

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack Introduction This resource makes reference to the exam board’s published specification, poetry anthology (Towards a World Unknown) and sample assessment materials. At the time of writing, there have been no live materials. The first question papers will be taken in the summer of 2017. When working with particular year groups, teachers should refer to the relevant year’s specification.… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: The War of the Worlds Scheme »

Chris Barcock | Thursday June 04, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, The War of The Worlds, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack 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 modern, same-genre extract one studied 19th century prose text. Aims and Learning Outcomes… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Pride and Prejudice »

leaves | Tuesday May 05, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Pride and Prejudice, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack 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 modern, same-genre extract one studied 19th century prose text. Aims and Learning Outcomes… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Anita and Me Scheme »

| Monday April 27, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Writing, Prose Analysis

Associated Resources Approaches to Component 01 Section A: Comparison OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack 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 modern, same-genre extract one studied 19th… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 1 - 7 »

jallen | Monday April 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Jane Eyre, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 1 - 7 OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Jane Eyre Scheme Lessons 8 - 14 OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack Associated Resources Jane and Rochester The First Meeting.docx Love Rivals.docx 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… [ read full article ] »


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Never Let Me Go Lessons 1 - 10 »

Chris Barcock | Friday March 27, 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, Hot Entries, Prose, Never Let Me Go, Writing, Prose Analysis

Guide Navigation OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Never Let Me Go Lessons 1 - 10 OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 01: Never Let Me Go Lessons 11 - 20 OCR GCSE English Literature Component 01: Exploring Modern & Literary Heritage Texts Assessment Pack How the Unit is Assessed J352/01 Exploring modern and literary heritage texts Assessment Overview: 50% of GCSE80 marks 2 hours written paper Content Overview: For this component, learners study one modern prose or drama text and one C19th novel. The… [ read full article ] »


Approaches to OCR GCSE Eng Lit Comp 01 Section A: Modern Prose or Drama »

iyerm | Thursday March 12, 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, Hot Entries, Writing, Comparative Analysis

Assessment Objectives GCSE English and English Literature assessment objectives (AOs) are set by The Department for Education and are the same across all boards. The examinations are set to assess how far students have achieved the following assessment objectives:AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to: maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations. AO2:… [ read full article ] »


GCSE Exercises Reading - Balloons »

Richard Gent | Sunday February 22, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Language 2015, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Language 2015, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015

Dramatic Moments Text One This is part of the opening scene of ‘Enduring Love’ by Ian McEwan. Joe Rose is the narrator James Gadd is the hapless pilot Harry, the boy in the basket, is James Gadd’s grandson An escarpment is a steep slope or cliff, such as one that marks the end of a range of hills. A hummock is a small hill or raised part of the ground Wagging is moving or causing to move rapidly and repeatedly up and down (as in wagging one’s finger) Balloons Text One… [ read full article ] »