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Unseen 19th-century fiction: tasks and exam-style questions New!
Tasks and activities to help students develop their ability to  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 23/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Imaginative writing
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Representations of love New!
Using the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy as a prompt, students analyse  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Poetry | Published: 23/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Duffy, Carol Ann
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Reading and writing tasks New!
A selection of reading and writing tasks based on extracts from  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Published: 23/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Colour in creative writing New!
Students explore the synonyms for colours and practise using  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 23/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing
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What is the significance of the hunt in Chapter 8?New!
A practice essay on the hunt in Chapter 8, with a structure strip  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 16/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Supporting learners with EALNew!
A resource written for us by Sue Cowley. Five tips for working  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 16/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Observation, advice and teaching tips
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Getting to know your learners New!
A resource written for us by Sue Cowley. Five top tips for getting  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 16/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Observation, advice and teaching tips
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Chapter 8: class boundaries New!
A number of detailed questions that focus on class boundaries  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 16/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 revision tipsNew!
A summary of each question in the exam paper, with tips for how  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 16/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Non-fiction texts | Writing for purpose and audience
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A sense of mystery New!
Students analyse chapters 3 and 4, focusing on the sense of mystery  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 16/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Supernatural atmosphere New!
Focusing on Chapter 5, students explore the author's techniques  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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First impressions New!
Students take an image and explore their first impressions of  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Imaginative writing
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Chapter 5: Roderick's room New!
A number of questions to encourage close analysis of this chapter.  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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Chapter 2 recap quizNew!
11 questions to test students' knowledge and understanding of  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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AQA exam style questions: Power and conflict cluster New!
15 practice questions on the 'Power and conflict' poetry cluster.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict
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Chapter 4 recap quiz New!
12 questions to test students' knowledge and understanding of  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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What is patriarchy?New!
A detailed informative PowerPoint presentation covering patriarchy  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Poetry | Prose | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Approaches to literature
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OCR style practice exam questionsNew!
Two exam papers in the style of the OCR GCSE based on man's arrogance  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
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Fiction and imaginative writing practice tasksNew!
Using an extract from 'Stone Cold' and with imaginative writing  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Writing | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Imaginative writing
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Juxtaposed descriptionsNew!
A selection of mini plots for students who struggle with ideas  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing
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Edexcel style practice exam questionsNew!
Five exam style extract questions, based on the themes of reputation,  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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'Remarkable Incident of Dr Lanyon' group activityNew!
A group task featuring a range of extracts from this chapter  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Narrative terms mix up New!
Students match narrative terms with examples. Answers are included.  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Reading | Published: 26/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Reading novels | The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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Preparing for the Edexcel A-level English Language and Literature exam New!
A useful revision guide for students taking the Edexcel A-level  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 26/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): All My Sons by Arthur Miller
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Edexcel practice exam questionsNew!
Two practice exam questions in the style of the Edexcel GCSE,  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 26/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
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Chapter by chapter questions New!
Detailed questions and analytical tasks for each chapter of this  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 26/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
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Act 5 workbookNew!
A series of comprehension tasks to help students understand the  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 26/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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'The Search for Mr Hyde' group activityNew!
A group task where students analyse extracts using a number of  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 26/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Strange Case of) by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Mapping the heart of Shakespeare
A resource written for us by Ben Crystal. In this teacher-facing  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Plays | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Hamlet | Introduction to Shakespeare: language | Reading plays
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Revision quiz
A series of questions to prompt students' thinking about the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
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Practice exam question: attitudes to gender roles
A question on gender roles in 'All My Sons' in the style of the  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): All My Sons by Arthur Miller
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Poppies: analysing the poem
A PowerPoint presentation looking at the poem stanza by stanza.  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict
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Edexcel practice exam questions
A practice exam paper in the style of the Edexcel GCSE, based  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Romeo and Juliet
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Act 4 workbook
A selection of comprehension activities for the whole act, with  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Merchant of Venice
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Analysing comedy in Act 3 Scene 4
Students consider the different types of comedy and then analyse  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 12/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Twelfth Night
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Act 5 Scene 1 analysis
A resource exploring the tone of the end of the play. How far  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 12/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Twelfth Night
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Child language acquisition – multiple choice quiz
10 multiple choice questions testing students' knowledge of child  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 12/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Exam preparation (Language acquisition)
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Revision treasure map
Follow the footprints to find information from each chapter and  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 12/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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100 revision questions
100 questions to test students' knowledge of the poems from the  … read more
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Practice exam questions for WJEC Eduqas English Lit GCSE
Two exam-style questions suitable for the WJEC Eduqas specification.  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 06/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
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Exam-style questions
Twelve practice exam questions on 'Othello', suitable for students  … read more
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KS5 | Language and Literature | Published: 06/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Shakespeare, William
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Comparison questions: women's suffering
Comparison questions focusing on 'Wuthering Heights' and 'A Thousand  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 06/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini | Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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AQA practice exam question: the presentation of time
An extract based question suitable for students following the  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 06/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Exploring the poem: 'Catrin' by Gillian Clarke
A PowerPoint featuring a series of prompt questions and suggested  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 26/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict | Clarke, Gillian
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Exploring the poem: 'War Photographer' by Carole Satyamurti
A comprehensive PowerPoint presentation with prompts for students'  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 26/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict
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Taking responsibility for protecting the environment: a persuasive task
A series of provocative images to prompt students' opinions on  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 26/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing
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Exploring the poem: 'The Class Game' by Mary Casey
A structured PowerPoint presentation to support students' first  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 26/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel (2015 onwards) Conflict
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Articles about children's writing
A selection of recent articles about children's written language  … read more
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KS5 | Language Acquisition | Published: 26/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Written acquisition
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Pick and mix questions
A selection of high level questions focusing on different elements  … read more
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KS5 | Plays | Published: 19/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Measure for Measure
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Exam based dicussion questions
A number of high level questions for students to analyse and  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Published: 19/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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AQA GCSE practice exam question
An exam style question exploring the theme of love.  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 19/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Much Ado About Nothing
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Fun ways to memorise Shakespearean quotations
Lots of ideas for students to use when revising.  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 19/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Henry V | Julius Caesar | Macbeth | Much Ado About Nothing | Othello | Romeo and Juliet | The Merchant of Venice | The Tempest | Twelfth Night
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Interpreting the ending
Questions and activities to encourage students to think about  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 19/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
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Practice exam questions for AQA English Language
Eight extracts from 'A Christmas Carol', each with four exam  … read more
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KS4 | Prose | Reading | Published: 19/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens | Fiction texts
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Exploring the poem: 'Bayonet Charge'
A series of analytical questions to support students' understanding  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 12/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict | Hughes, Ted
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AQA style exam question: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
A practice question for the AQA literature exam using Banquo's  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 12/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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AQA practice exam-style question: the supernatural
An extract based question focusing on Macbeth and Banquo's meeting  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 12/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Macbeth
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Analytical verbs placemat
A wordbank to use when analysing texts, to support students in  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 12/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading
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Comparing how writers present relationships
Students answer an essay question on the presentation of relationships  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 05/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Anthology poetry for Edexcel IGCSE English Literature (2016)
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Practice exam questions: George and Myrtle Wilson and Gatsby's parties
Two practice exam questions focusing on George and Myrtle Wilson  … read more
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KS5 | Prose | Published: 05/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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