New key stage 4 resources

Looking for inspiration or substantial teaching materials for your key stage 4 class? Browse our latest resources for exercises, activities and lesson ideas.


Discussion questions: the supernatural and guilt New!
A number of thought-provoking questions for students to explore  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 20/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Sentence starts for responding to a textNew!
This resource features useful vocabulary and sentence structures  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 16/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Building vocabularyNew!
A pre-reading task where students investigate some of the challenging  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 16/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Connecting ‘Postcard from a Travel Snob’ with other poems in the collection New!
A grid to support students in making comparisons between 'Postcard  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 06/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Researching visions of LondonNew!
Pre-reading discussion and presentation ideas for exploring Blake's  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William ('London')
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Pre-reading activitiesNew!
Some ideas for exploring the symbolism of flags.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Agard, John ('Flag')
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First impressions: form and structure New!
Teaching suggestions for initial reading and discussion activities,  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Wordsworth, William ('Extract from The Prelude')
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First impressions New!
A pre-reading activity in which students form impressions of  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William ('London')
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Exploring themes and issuesNew!
A shape poem/visual representation activity and a theme card  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Nagra, Daljit ('Singh Song!')
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Drama activitiesNew!
A series of physical activities for exploring and presenting  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Wordsworth, William ('Extract from The Prelude')
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Drama activities New!
Explore the theme of poverty in the poem.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William ('London')
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Comparing an extract from 'The Prelude' with 'London'New!
A useful table for students to use as the starting point for  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Wordsworth, William ('Extract from The Prelude')
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Comparing 'Cold Knap Lake' and 'The Blackbird of Glanmore'New!
Differentiated support for approaching a comparison of these  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Clarke, Gillian ('Cold Knap Lake')
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Comparing 'A Vision' and 'London'New!
Students weigh up statements about these two poems, finding evidence  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William ('London') | Comparing poems
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An unorthodox bride?New!
Rank the bride's characteristics from most to least unorthodox.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Nagra, Daljit ('Singh Song!')
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AQA exam style question: ghosts and the supernatural New!
Using an extract from Stave 4 students explore the presentation  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 30/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Themes in Macbeth: discussion questions New!
Two sets of questions based around the themes of ambition and  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 30/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Discussion activity: critical interpretationsNew!
Students are given a number of quotations and opinions on the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 30/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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Poetry comparison New!
A template to support students when comparing and contrasting  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 30/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place | Comparing poems
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Comparing 'Home Thoughts from Abroad' and 'Hurricane Hits England'New!
A grid with prompts, allowing students to compare and contrast  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 30/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place | Comparing poems
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