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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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A GCSE English Literature Guide to Hardy’s Wessex Tales »

Jo Winwood | Monday March 18, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Analysing Prose, Hardy's Short Stories, The Withered Arm, Wessex Tales, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, OCR GCSE English, Unit A641 Reading Literary Texts, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

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1. Introduction
2. The Withered Arm
3. The Son’s Veto
4. Tony Kytes, The Arch-Deceiver
5. Absent-mindedness in a Parish Choir
6. The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion
7. The Distracted Preacher

This guide has been written with a focus on AQA Unit 4, Section B (‘Approaching Shakespeare and the English Literary Heritage’); however, Hardy’s stories are popular and the guide will be useful for any exam board specification.

In the AQA unit specifically, candidates will need to read texts from the so-called...

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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 Teaching Julius Caesar at GCSE »

Jo Winwood | Tuesday January 31, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, Drama, Julius Caesar, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 3 Shakespeare and Contemporary Drama, OCR GCSE English, Unit A641 Reading Literary Texts, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A661

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This guide has been written to help teachers in their reading, preparation and teaching of the play. Julius Caesar can be taught as a part of several exam board English Literature units:

  • AQA GCSE English Literature 4710 | Unit 4: Approaching Shakespeare & the English Literary Heritage
  • AQA GCSE English 4700 | Unit 3 Understanding and producing creative texts
  • OCR GCSE English Literature | 2.1 Unit A661: Literary Heritage Linked Texts
  • OCR GCSE English | Unit A641 Reading literary texts
  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature | Unit 3: Shakespeare and...
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GCSE English and English Literature: Writing About A Play - Drama, Narrative & Romeo and Juliet »

Steve Campsall | Wednesday November 17, 2010

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, OCR GCSE English, Unit A641 Reading Literary Texts, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A661, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 2a Literary Heritage, Drama and Prose

Teacher’s Note

This first part of this EnglishEdu guide is aimed at students who are studying any Shakespeare play – but they can easily and profitably be adapted to suit any play.

The second part of the guide is an analysis and commentary of Act 3 Sc. 1 of Shakespeare’s play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, with accompanying notes that are based upon ideas discussed in the guide’s first section.

  • The notes accompanying Act 3 Scene 1 of the play are designed to work towards helping students who are planning their Controlled Assessment essay,...
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