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Redhill Revision – here are the tips for paper 2 English Language

GCSE English Language: Some Exam Tips for Paper 2. I have put a PPT here – it’s the one we’re using in class  In this paper, you are asked to read two extracts of non-fiction ONE will be from the 19th century ONE will be contemporary – either 20th or 21st century  There are FOUR… Continue reading Redhill Revision – here are the tips for paper 2 English Language

AQA · For Pupils · Revision

Redhill Y11 GCSE Revision Folder: April 2017

REVISED PPT for working through paper 2 is here   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jqtjpkxr6d7lnr6/AACD2LJ9E99bQh2EmnK5rRPSa?dl=0     Right, to my 60 year 11 students (!!): here is the link to the revision folder which contains loads of resources including the recent lesson PPTs. I’ll be adding more ideas to this as we go on https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jqtjpkxr6d7lnr6/AACD2LJ9E99bQh2EmnK5rRPSa?dl=0   I need to… Continue reading Redhill Y11 GCSE Revision Folder: April 2017

AQA · For Pupils · literature · poetry · Reading skills · Teaching Ideas

Saving Section C: Unseen comparison poetry (AO2 only)

This week, we’ve been feeding back on the mock exam. We found the two section C poems for the comparison question quite difficult and for the comparison ended up talking more about the ideas in the poem than the language. We’ve called this our ‘Saving Private Ryan’ question: there were bodies everywhere with only a… Continue reading Saving Section C: Unseen comparison poetry (AO2 only)

AQA · For Pupils · Language Paper 2 · Reading skills · Teaching Ideas · viewpoint · Writing

Language paper 2 – viewpoints: The Internet – good or a bad thing?

Following on from the idea of using images to practise paper 2 question 2, I dug up this little gem from some old resources that I used to use for media studies. It uses the old AOL adverts for the internet (voiced by the late John Hurt). At the time, I found them really useful… Continue reading Language paper 2 – viewpoints: The Internet – good or a bad thing?

For Pupils · literature · Macbeth · Shakespeare · Teaching Ideas

Y11 Return to Macbeth – Act 5 Scenes 2 and 3

Last week, we returned to Macbeth and decided to read some key scenes from act 5 for two reasons: firstly, we didn’t do this enough justice first time round (we ran out of time) and secondly it’s a good way to revise the play because we are constantly thinking back to how these scenes link… Continue reading Y11 Return to Macbeth – Act 5 Scenes 2 and 3

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde · For Pupils · literature · Reading skills

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – a strange case of abjection

Three definitions of the term ‘abjection’: Abjection: the state of casting out or being cast out. From the Latin abjectus, which means to ‘reject’ or ‘throw away’. Abjection according to French theorist Julia Kristeva: that which defies borders, the zone between being and non-being. It is filth and pollution, decay and the corpse. Abjection: Mr… Continue reading Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – a strange case of abjection

AQA · AQA new specification · For Pupils · Reading skills · Teaching Ideas

Using images to practise summary and synthesis skills for Lang paper 2 question 2

A short blog on paper 2 skills. On a recent visit to a school, one of the English teachers talked about how they are using images to help develop synthesis and summary skills for paper 2. Inspired by this, I’ve put together a little lesson which I will run with my year 11s as we… Continue reading Using images to practise summary and synthesis skills for Lang paper 2 question 2