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Christmas advent calendar Updated!
An interactive advent calendar with festive starters, plenaries  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 23/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Topical and seasonal one-offs
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Analysing a spoken language acquisition transcriptNew!
A number of prompt questions to support students exploring a  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 11/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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Comparing poems in the Love and relationships clusterNew!
A series of activities supporting students comparing poems in  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 11/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Love and relationships | Comparing poems
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Practice exam question with notes - A Christmas CarolNew!
A detailed resource guiding teachers through a sample question.  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 11/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Practice exam question using an extract from 'A Christmas Carol' New!
An AQA Literature exam style question focusing on Scrooge's attitude  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 11/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Language investigation: hypotheses, research questions and data collectionNew!
Students consider the importance of their question and hypothesis  … read more
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KS5 | Language Investigation | Published: 11/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Investigation principles and practices
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Getting started with your language investigation: collecting dataNew!
A language investigation resource that gets students to consider  … read more
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KS5 | Language Investigation | Published: 11/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Investigation principles and practices
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Exam tips - an Oxford University Press videoNew!
This short video reveals Oxford's eight top exam tips for exam  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 07/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Oxford University Press | Exam preparation
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Revision tips - an Oxford University Press videoNew!
Discover Oxford's eight top revision tips in this short video.  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 07/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Oxford University Press | Exam preparation
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Weekly revision planner - an Oxford University Press resourceNew!
Support students with their revision with this weekly planner.  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 30/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Oxford University Press | Revision templates
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Exam tips poster - an Oxford University Press resourceNew!
Share these exam tips with your students to encourage them to  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 30/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Oxford University Press | Exam preparation | Revision templates
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Revision tips poster - an Oxford University Press resourceNew!
Print out, put up on your walls and share Oxford's revision top  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 30/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Oxford University Press | Exam preparation
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Tutor time advent calendarNew!
Christmas songs, facts, news, fake news, international customs  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 27/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Topical and seasonal one-offs
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Poetry bracelet
Using seven of the poems they have studied from the GCSE Edexcel  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 13/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Language acquisition matching task
A revision resource aimed at helping students remember the findings  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 13/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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Identifying form in Shakespeare's plays
An informative explanation of the language forms used by Shakespeare,  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 13/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Introduction to Shakespeare: language
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Act 5: presentation of Macbeth
A resource to encourage students to analyse the imagery used  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 13/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth - Act 5
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Describing a picture
A guide to writing descriptive pieces for the GCSE English Language  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 07/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing
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Christmas fun
A collection of Christmas-themed English activities for the end  … read more
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KS3 KS4  | Published: 07/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Topical and seasonal one-offs
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Comparing 'Adlestrop' by Edward Thomas and 'First Flight' by U.A Fanthorpe
A helpful comparison grid, looking at form, structure, language  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 06/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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Sorting out sentence structures: narrative writing
Based on narrative writing tasks which begin 'Write about a time  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Writing | Published: 06/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Narrative writing | Sentence construction
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Sorting out sentence structures: starting a new school
Based on writing about starting a new school, this DIRT (Dedicated  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 06/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Self-assessment | Sentence construction
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The presentation of education at the end of the novel
Activities for students exploring the theme of education in the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 06/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Analysing Iago's speech - Act 1 Scene 1
A series of questions to focus student analysis on this important  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 30/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Othello
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Child language acquisition: cognitive approach
Students consider the impact of cognition on a child’s language  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 30/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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Getting started with your language investigation: selecting a topic
Get students thinking about suitable and possible topics for  … read more
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KS5 | Language Investigation | Published: 30/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Investigation principles and practices
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Gender stereotyping in children's texts
Students consider what to analyse in a child’s written text by  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 30/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Language diversity | Language and gender
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Flex your lexis!
A vocabulary building exercise for studying literature at A-level.  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Prose | Reading | Published: 30/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Reading novels | Reading plays
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Children's writing development: analysing a greeting card
Students to consider what to analyse in a child’s written text,  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 30/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Written acquisition
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Interruptions and overlaps
Students analyse the impact of gender on interruptions and overlaps  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 23/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Language diversity | Language and gender
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The presentation of schools
This resource supports students exploring the theme of education  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 23/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Making connections
A revision task to encourage pupils to think about key themes  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 23/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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An introduction to written language acquisition
Students to reflect on their own experiences, and to look at  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 23/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Written acquisition
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Act one quotation bingo
Students listen to the clues and cross off the quotations they  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 23/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Dice revision game
Students roll the dice and answer the relevant question. An excellent  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Understanding of context
A challenging revision resource compelling students to connect  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Structuring your response
Structuring and planning tips for students, focusing on the  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing
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Writing tasks: letters and leaflets AQA GCSE Paper 2 revision letter and leaflet
A detailed resource guiding students through the different language  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Writing for purpose and audience
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Exploring the role of a more knowledgeable other (MKO)
Using an example of children's writing, students analyse the  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Written acquisition
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Analysing the impact of environmental print on children's written acquisition
Using an example of children's writing, students consider the  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 17/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Written acquisition
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Romeo and Juliet mastermind
A fun card game in which students identify key quotations and  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 09/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Romeo and Juliet
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Themes and motifs
A useful table with themes and motifs for students to analyse  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 09/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Revision workbook
A selection of tasks to support students nearing a closed-book  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 09/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Phonology: terminology test
A quick quiz to test students' knowledge of key terms. Suggested  … read more
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KS5 | Introduction to language studyPublished: 09/10/2018 | 
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Comparing 'To Autumn' with 'Home Thoughts from Abroad'
A comparison grid looking at the structure, ideas and language  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 09/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Time and Place
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19th century unseen fiction practice tasks
A comprehensive resource taking students through the key learning  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 09/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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The human cost of war
Reflect on the human cost of war by considering some statistics  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 04/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Weir, Jane ('Poppies')
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Which character?
Students identify which character is being described from the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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The presentation of Jack
A number of activities for students to complete, focusing on  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Progress reflection
Reflection prompts to encourage students to explore their feelings  … read more
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KS3 | Planning and assessment | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Assessment and targets | Self-assessment
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English language activities
Designed to prepare KS3 students for the English Language GCSE,  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Writing | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Imaginative writing
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Chapter summaries and questions
Detailed notes of each chapter's events with analytical questions  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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'The Eve of St Agnes': stanza by stanza analysis
Students work in groups to analyse the opening 21 stanzas of  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 03/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Keats, John
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Pictures into words
A bank of images taken from the poem, with a creative writing  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 28/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Weir, Jane ('Poppies')
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Wordscapes
A pre-reading activity in which students explore the core vocabulary  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 28/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Wordsworth, William ('Extract from The Prelude')
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Word sort
A pre-reading activity in which students uncover patterns of  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 28/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Nagra, Daljit ('Singh Song!')
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Word patterns and groupings
An analysis task to help students explore word choices. There  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 27/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Barrett Browning, Elizabeth ('Sonnet 43')
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Word patterns
Pairs of students take a task each and investigate patterns of  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 27/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Clarke, Gillian ('Cold Knap Lake')
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Venn diagram comparison
An activity for comparing poems using a Venn diagram format,  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 27/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Agard, John ('Checking Out Me History') | Shelley, Percy Bysshe ('Ozymandias')
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How is Paris represented in 'French Milk'?
Comprehensive range of activities exploring the impact of first-person  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Published: 25/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): AQA Anthology: Paris
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