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.


Key quotations about the power of the natural worldNew!
Focused on the 'Time and Place' cluster of the GCSE Edexcel poetry  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 19/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Freeze frame 'Othello' momentsNew!
Students use prompt cards to create a freeze-frame of some  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 19/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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First and last paragraphs - what comes in between? Creative writingNew!
Students are given the first and last paragraphs from pieces  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 13/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Narrative writing | Planning | Structure and paragraphs
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Dickens' life - writing his childhood diary New!
Students write three different diary entries, from three moments  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Published: 13/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens | Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
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'Tissue' guided annotation sheetNew!
This guided annotation sheet would work well for students who  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 13/08/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict | Dharker, Imtiaz
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Sentence types and effects
Matching task for sentence types, explanations, examples and  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Reading | Writing | Published: 18/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Imaginative writing | Sentence construction
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20 ideas for using technology for English teaching
A collection of tips for using apps, websites and technology  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 18/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ... | Making the most of ICT
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Quotations by theme in Act 1
A collection of quotations from Act 1 sorted into main themes.  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Quiz – Quiz – Trade: structure terms
Aimed at students exploring the structure of fiction texts. Students  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 11/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Fiction texts | Form and structure
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AQA English Language Paper 1 tips
A hint and tip sheet handy for revision for the AQA GCSE English  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 10/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Assessment and revision | Fiction texts
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Non-fiction writing dice game
Students can work individually, in pairs, or in groups. They  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 08/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing | Information texts | Writing for purpose and audience
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'Kamikaze': Word meaning and imagery
Focuses students on exploring individual words and phrases within  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Poetry bingo: AQA Power and conflict
A fun revision activity to support students' familiarity with  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 03/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Macbeth quiz
Quiz questions to test students' comprehension of every act of  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 03/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Song lyrics into stories
Encourage students to put their musical passions to use in this  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 24/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing
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First and last paragraphs - what comes in between?
Students are given the first and last paragraphs from pieces  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 24/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing | Planning | Structure and paragraphs | Writing for purpose and audience
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Using colour circles to create mood
Students are shown how to create their own colour circles, thinking  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 24/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing
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Coming full circle - cyclical structures in creative writing
Using lines from well-known poems as inspiration, students build  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 24/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Planning | Structure and paragraphs
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Sculpture inspired creative writing
Use abstract sculpture as inspiration for imaginative writing.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 18/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing
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Exploring 'The Class Game' by Mary Casey
Activities to explore 'The Class Game' by Mary Casey, including  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 18/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict
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