Writing non-fiction texts – GCSE English Language (2015 onwards)

These resources will help students to tackle the most difficult aspects of writing – structuring texts, writing for purpose and audience and SPaG to name a few. Here are some excellent teaching ideas and versatile resources for teaching writing, as well as teaching specific text types such as letters, articles, arguments and persuasive writing.


Revising non-fiction text types
A comprehensive guide to revising different types of non-fiction  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 20/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing | Information texts | Letter writing
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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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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 writing tasks: speech and article
This resource includes two practice exam questions and explores  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing | Writing for purpose and audience
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 revision tips
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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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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Text types posters and prompts
A beautifully illustrated resource that highlights different  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 18/05/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Critical reading | Writing for purpose and audience
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Writing to argue and persuade: techniques
A beautifully illustrated resource that gives students examples  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 12/01/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing
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Ordering the text
Based on an article about explorer Dorothy Conlon and her final  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 03/11/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Comprehension | Form and structure | Magazine and newspaper articles
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Writing peer assessment
A resource to help students access the GCSE writing mark scheme  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 13/10/2014 | From the resource collection(s): AfL
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Punctuation writing placemat
Achieve punctuation perfection from your students by giving them  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 06/05/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Learning mats | Punctuation
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Rewriting for audience and purpose
Students explore aspects of language and tone, and experiment  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 25/02/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Writing for purpose and audience and featured in our teaching pack(s) Non-fiction and media teaching pack | Argue and persuade pack
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Recycling texts
Students are given a number of examples of texts and asked to  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Writing | Published: 16/12/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Non-fiction texts | Writing for purpose and audience and featured in our teaching pack(s) Non-fiction and media teaching pack
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20 teaching ideas for non-fiction and media (writing)
Twenty creative and inspiring ideas for non-fiction and media  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Planning and assessment | Published: 18/11/2013 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ...
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Connectives writing placemat
This differentiated resource features a connective for every  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 21/01/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Connectives | Sentence construction and featured in our teaching pack(s) Essay writing
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Recipe for a formal letter
A fun activity in which students cut out sections of a formal  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 14/12/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing and featured in our teaching pack(s) Argue and persuade pack
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Writing a feature article
A planning aid and writing frame to develop students' understanding  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 14/12/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Magazine and newspaper articles | Media texts and featured in our teaching pack(s) Argue and persuade pack
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A formal letter of complaint
Students select the most appropriate sentence starts for a formal  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 28/09/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing
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Argument writing secrets
A secret formula for writing good arguments to help students  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 28/09/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing
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Strategies for tackling writing weaknesses
Practical strategies to address common weaknesses in students'  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Planning and assessment | Published: 11/11/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Observation, advice and teaching tips and featured in our teaching pack(s) Non-fiction and media teaching pack
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Crocodile language: making it snappy
Students explore real and fake versions of celebrity mag articles  … read more
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KS4  | Published: 26/08/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Investigating magazines and featured in our teaching pack(s) Non-fiction and media teaching pack
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Tips and tricks for success in writing exams
A series of practical (slightly cynical) cheats to help students  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 10/06/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Revision skills & exam preparation and featured in our teaching pack(s) Non-fiction and media teaching pack
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It's all in the structure
A useful template to help students to structure their arguments  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 15/05/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing
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Newspaper placemat writing frame and template
There are two different versions of this brilliant A3 prompt  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 09/01/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Media texts | Newspapers
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Persuasive writing worksheet
Learn persuasive skills to apply to your own work.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 26/04/2005 | From the resource collection(s): Argument and persuasive writing and featured in our teaching pack(s) Non-fiction and media teaching pack
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Purpose, audience, format
A detailed and lively lesson plan and resources to prepare students  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 13/01/2004 | From the resource collection(s): Writing for purpose and audience and featured in our teaching pack(s) Non-fiction and media teaching pack
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