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Living in lockdown KS4 writing workbook
Written specifically for students experiencing life in lockdown  … read more
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KS4 Published: 12/05/2020 | 
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Living in lockdown KS4 reading workbook
A series of six reading activities all on a 'survival' theme.  … read more
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KS4 Published: 30/04/2020 | 
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23 home learning ideas for English teachers while schools are closed
We've collected together ideas and opportunities for teaching  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 02/04/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English
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20 ideas for parents when schools close for Coronavirus (Covid-19)
From board game Olympics to round the world night, here are twenty  … read more
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KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 18/03/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching and learning - English | CPD
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Personal conflict in 'Checking Out Me History' and 'Kamikaze'
A grid to help students compare how personal conflict is presented  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 13/01/2020 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Handwriting: how to support students
A teacher-facing resource providing tips on helping secondary  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 10/01/2020 | From the resource collection(s): SEND - English
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AQA Paper 1 English Language sample practice questions
A set of practice exam questions designed in the style of AQA  … read more
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KS4 | ReadingPublished: 03/01/2020 | 
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Playwriting toolkit
A creative resource for writing original plays. A series of tasks  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 17/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Script writing
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Map inspired creative writing
A creative way of getting students to think about setting and  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 16/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Narrative writing
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Key quotations about seasons
Focused on the 'Time and place' cluster of the GCSE Edexcel poetry  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 16/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Thematic vocabulary
A vocabulary list organised by theme to help students comment  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 09/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Structuring an argument
A useful template for structuring a piece of writing to argue/persuade  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 09/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing
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Plan, teach, mark: a step-by-step approach
Written for training teachers, this is a practical guide for  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 05/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): ITE - English | Planning aids
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Introductory plot game
Introductory game to use before students have read the play (if  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 02/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Iago's persuasive capabilities in Act 1 Scene 3
A resource to introduce the persuasive and manipulative talents  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 02/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Planning a story set on a dark night
Support students to plan and write a narrative response to an  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 02/12/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Narrative writing | Planning
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Supporting students in developing resilience
Tracy Godfroy, child psychotherapist and clinical supervisor,  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 28/11/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Wellbeing - English
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10 golden rules of mental health wellbeing
Andy Sammons, Head of Department and author of 'The Compassionate  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 28/11/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Wellbeing - English
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Key quotations about the presentation of journeys
Focused on the 'Time and Place' cluster of the GCSE Edexcel poetry  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 26/11/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Writing fiction: words to dazzle
A synonym matching task to develop students' vocabulary for writing  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 26/11/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Narrative writing
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