Bourne · film education · Films · Hitchcock · Teaching Ideas

Dorsals and ventrals: neuroscience, film and literature

The incredibly brilliant Mark Cousins has written a fascinating article in September’s Sight and Sound which explores the ways in which a knowledge of neuroscience and its study of behavioural patterns can illuminate the study of film. Cousins uses an analogy of the brain’s ventral and dorsal systems to explain different visual/aesthetic styles in the… Continue reading Dorsals and ventrals: neuroscience, film and literature

AQA · AQA new specification · Reading skills · Teaching Ideas

GCSE English Language Paper 2 resources

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fncowm0ujn0vdt9/AACrDysAGeW-m4xjCdckKVNqa?dl=0 Finally, for a while anyway, I’ve put a load of resources I used for teaching paper 2 skills. Again, I’d blogged about these earlier (see for example Y10 exam revision paper 2 question 2; Preparing for a Paper 2 exam) and so these are the resources which accompanied those lessons. Again, in dropbox. See link above.… Continue reading GCSE English Language Paper 2 resources

English · Teaching Ideas · Writing

Layered writing resources

Thanks to some colleagues for pointing out the layered writing techniques used by Gavin McCusker – this blog here sets out the stages really clearly. If you follow my blog, you’ll see that I adapted these resources for polemical writing (see here: Using the layered writing technique for persuasive writing). I’ve now put the PPT I used and… Continue reading Layered writing resources

AQA · Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde · English · Reading skills · Teaching Ideas

Jekyll and Hyde resources on dropbox

I’ve added some more Jekyll and Hyde resources on dropbox. I’ve got a whole PPT but it’s too fragmented – things I’ve added as I’ve gone along or else two or three slides that made sense at the time or were backed up by me wittering on; I’ll have a look at it and put… Continue reading Jekyll and Hyde resources on dropbox

AQA · English · Reading skills · structure · Teaching Ideas

More resources for GCSE English Language Paper 1

I’ve added several more resources into the dropbox folder for teaching GCSE English Language paper 1. Some of them I’ve already blogged about (see the links below) – but at least now  you can see the resources I used. What I’ve added: Lessons on language and structure using Du Maurier’s Don’t Look Now – I’ve… Continue reading More resources for GCSE English Language Paper 1