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Why did Golding write the novel?New!
A series of tasks encouraging students to reflect on the novel's  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 22/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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The end of the novelNew!
A number of questions for students to consider the impact of  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 22/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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OCR style practice exam question New!
An OCR style practice exam question with an extract, exploring  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 22/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Metaphysical poems: themes New!
Students group poems based on theme and method. Designed for  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 22/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Metaphysical poetry
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Analysing Caliban: Act 1 Scene 2New!
Students study an extract from Act 1 Scene 2 and answer an essay  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Plays | Published: 22/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest - Act 1
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Practice exam question: Macbeth as an unwilling murderer New!
A practice exam question (for AQA) with an extract from Act 1  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 16/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Imagery patterns New!
A list of imagery patterns to help students make connections  … read more
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KS5 | Poetry | Published: 16/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Edexcel – Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry
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AQA style practice exam question: responsibility New!
A practice question exploring the theme of responsibility in  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 16/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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AQA style practice exam question: JustineNew!
A practice exam question exploring the role of Justine in 'F  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 16/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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AQA style practice exam question: family New!
A practice exam question exploring the theme of family in 'F  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 16/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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'Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan' - The writer's intentionNew!
A series of questions exploring the writer's intentions in the  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 16/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Understanding the beastNew!
A range of tasks focusing on the boys' understanding of the beast  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 09/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Poetic techniques spinner New!
Students 'spin' the poetic techniques wheel and give an example  … read more
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KS3 | Poetry | Published: 09/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): An introduction to poetry
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First impressions of a poem New!
A number of accessible questions for students to consider after  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry | Published: 09/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): An introduction to poetry | Unseen poetry
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Exam practice for Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper 1: 'The Time Machine'New!
An exam practice extract with accompanying questions, designed  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 09/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Contexual and character information New!
An informative PowerPoint exploring the context of this novel,  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 09/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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'A Poison Tree': Analysis activities New!
A number of activities for students to look closely at this poem,  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 09/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) | Anthology poetry for OCR (2015 onwards) | Blake, William
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Themes and imagery New!
A useful list of textual references organised by the play's themes  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 02/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Strategies for understanding new wordsNew!
A resource which helps students learn ways to understand new  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 02/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary
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Non-standard English and dialect formsNew!
A range of engaging tasks to develop students' understanding  … read more
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KS5  | Published: 02/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Language diversity | Accents and dialects
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An introduction to early language acquisition and child-directed speechNew!
Students consider some of the contextual factors associated with  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 02/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Spoken acquisition
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'Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan' - Understanding the vocabularyNew!
Supporting activities for the more challenging vocabulary in  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 02/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE
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Zooming in on language
A number of questions to test students' understanding of the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 11/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
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Language, form and structure
Focused questions to allow students to think about the content  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 11/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Blake, William
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Language and love - Act 3 Scene 1
Explore the presentation of Olivia and Viola/Cesario's relationship  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 11/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Twelfth Night
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Understanding Marcia
This resource helps students explore Marcia's character and consider  … read more
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KS3 | Prose | Published: 11/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo
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Getting to know Mr Brocklehurst
Students are given a number of key quotations to analyse. They  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 11/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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AQA poetry anthology, Conflict cluster - independent tasks
A collection of independent tasks for students to work on before  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 11/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards)
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Practice exam questions
Seventeen practice exam questions based on extracts from the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 04/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
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Unpicking the poems: 'Meeting at Night' and 'Parting at Morning'
A series of questions to guide students through these poems.  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Poetry | Published: 04/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): AQA Anthology: Poetic Voices | Browning, Robert
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Revision questions
A selection of exam-style questions designed for students following  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 04/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): All My Sons by Arthur Miller
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Practice exam questions and imaginative writing tasks
A selection of reading practice questions, with extracts, and  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 04/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Fiction texts | Imaginative writing
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Guessing the meaning of a word from context
A PowerPoint with tips and pointers for how students can identify  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 04/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary
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Build a sentence fortune teller
A fun starter or game to help students create sentences. Students  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 04/12/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Sentence construction
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Thoughts on reading
A number of thought-provoking statements to generate discussion  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Reading | Published: 27/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Themes in the text
Students are given a number of images that represent the themes  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 27/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Regeneration by Pat Barker
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Reading Jane's voice
Students explore the narrative perspective of the novel and how  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 27/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Imagery and conflict
Students explore the use of imagery and how conflict is presented  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 27/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) | Anthology poetry for OCR (2015 onwards) | Byron, George Gordon
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'The Charge of the Light Brigade': Analysing and comparing the poem
A number of activities to encourage students to analyse the poem  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 27/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) | Tennyson, Alfred
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AQA GCSE English Literature practice exam question
A practice exam question with an extract from Chapter 22, for  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Chapter 6 questions
Character questions for students to answer after they have read  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Edexcel transactional writing tasks
A selection of practice questions for Paper 2 Section B of the  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Writing for purpose and audience
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Describing an autumnal scene
Students are given an autumnal image to describe, with a word  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing
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Close analysis of the poem: 'Johannes Agricola in Meditation' by Robert Browning
A set of questions to help students unpick the poem. Designed  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Poetry | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): AQA Anthology: Poetic Voices | Browning, Robert
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AQA English Language Paper 1 - practice paper
A series of exam-style questions for students sitting the AQA  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Looking at the poem in detail: 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy
Analysis questions and creative tasks to help students explore  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) | Duffy, Carol Ann
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Language devices in non-fiction texts
A useful glossary of the language techniques writers use in  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Comparative prose questions
A selection of questions for students following the AQA A/AS  … read more
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KS5 | Reading | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Comparing texts
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Close analysis of the poem: 'The Lost Leader' by Robert Browning
A series of analytical questions for studying the poem. Designed  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Poetry | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): AQA Anthology: Poetic Voices | Browning, Robert
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Attitudes to women in the play
Students analyse a number of quotes, identifying who said them,  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Much Ado About Nothing
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Analysing the poem: 'Prospice' by Robert Browning
A series of tasks and questions on the poem. Designed for AQA  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Poetry | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): AQA Anthology: Poetic Voices | Browning, Robert
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Written acquisition: an introduction to theory
A great introduction to leading theories about written language  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Written acquisition
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Revision log
A loose template for students to track their thoughts and ideas  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Regeneration by Pat Barker
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Jane's disappointment and Charlotte's success
A series of tasks focusing on chapters 21-24.  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Crooks character study
A beautifully illustrated resource for students to explore the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Theme revision grid
Students are given a number of key quotations from the play,  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Much Ado About Nothing
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Exam style questions
Ten sample exam questions in the style of AQA Paper 2 - WW1 and  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Regeneration by Pat Barker
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20 teaching ideas for Christmas
20 fun and festive ideas for end-of-term jolliness.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ...
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Embedding quotations
A straightforward worksheet to support students with embedding  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 30/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Tempest
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Planning to analyse an extract
A sample extract from Act 1 Scene 5 for students to annotate  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 30/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Hamlet
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