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.


Theme of leadership in 'Lord of the Flies'New!
This powerpoint introduces the theme of leadership in Lord of  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 14/10/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Quick style hacks - making writing more formalNew!
Tips for students on how to make choices about vocabulary, punctuation  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 14/10/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Punctuation | Sentence construction
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Fiction analysis questions and re-creation taskNew!
Using a fictional extract from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 07/10/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Descriptive writing | Fiction texts
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Different types of love in 'Othello'New!
Explore different types of love in Othello with a matching task.  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 07/10/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Comparing anger in 'London' and 'Checking Out Me History'New!
A structured series of tasks to support an exam style question  … read more
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Key quotations about urban environments - Time and placeNew!
Focused on the 'Time and place' cluster of the GCSE Edexcel poetry  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 30/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Judging Lady MacbethNew!
Students make notes about Lady Macbeth under victim/villain headings  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 30/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Key quotations about dislike of a place - Time and placeNew!
Focused on the 'Time and place' cluster of the GCSE Edexcel poetry  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 30/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Female characters in 'Frankenstein'New!
Discussion and note-taking activities designed to encourage students  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Prose | Published: 30/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Words to describe a writer's toneNew!
This resource provides students with a bank of words to describe  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Reading | Published: 24/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Comparing texts about tigersNew!
This resource includes three texts about tigers, including a  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 24/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing texts | Descriptive writing | Fiction texts | Imaginative writing | Non-fiction texts
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Answer the previous question: poetry featuresNew!
Students have to answer the previous question, not the one on  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 24/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Poetry basics
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The island - Cultural capital projectNew!
Originally used as a case study at the AQA training hubs, this  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Reading | Writing | Published: 20/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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‘The Emigrée’ guided annotation sheet
This guided annotation sheet would work well for students who  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 16/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Reaching the higher grades in your 'Romeo and Juliet' essay
Step by step advice for how to reach the higher grades in AQA  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 16/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Romeo and Juliet | Romeo and Juliet - The Banquet Scene (Act 1 Scene 5)
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Plan comparing power in 'London' and 'Ozymandias'
Students complete a planning template for an exam style question  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 10/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict | Blake, William ('London') | Shelley, Percy Bysshe ('Ozymandias')
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Unseen text with analysis questions
Unseen text with analysis questions and suggested answers. Uses  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Reading | Published: 10/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Fiction texts | Short stories
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20 ideas for enriching students' cultural capital
20 creative and varied ideas to enrich students' cultural capital,  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Reading | Published: 10/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ... | Independent reading | Topical and seasonal one-offs
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Quick-fire quiz on 'An Inspector Calls'
A quick-fire quiz to check students' basic knowledge of An Inspector  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 04/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Exploring types of evidence
A series of tasks to get students thinking about different types  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 04/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Non-fiction texts
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