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Writing Skills: English Language Paper 2 Question 5

You can skip the boring bits if you want and use the slides here: https://1drv.ms/p/s!AnpvBTL12aDNijdfIacMS01HHAfB Here’s a series of slides that might be of some use if you’re teaching writing skills for Language paper 2. I delivered this remotely to a whole cohort of Year 11s. The question is based on experiences of lockdown and… Continue reading Writing Skills: English Language Paper 2 Question 5

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Some lessons for GCSE English Language Paper 1

The link below will take you to a folder with some resources that I have put together based on GCSE English Language Paper 1, November 2018 (the ‘dinosaur paper’). The PPTs are focussed on the reading section: there are seven lessons with detailed advice on how to answer each question. There is also a lesson… Continue reading Some lessons for GCSE English Language Paper 1

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GCSE English Language Paper 1: using the evaluation question to help with ‘structure’

We know that students find the structure question on AQA’s GCSE English Language Paper 1 a difficult nut to crack. Here’s an example from June 2019: You now need to think about the whole of the source. This text is from the beginning of a short story. How has the writer structured the text to… Continue reading GCSE English Language Paper 1: using the evaluation question to help with ‘structure’

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Professional Studies: Inclusion and the curriculum: October 2nd 2020

The following session was inspired by some work I’ve been doing with an Erasmus project on dialectical talk – you can read more about this here. Never was a professional studies session more topical than the one we held last week on inclusion and curriculum. Coming in the week when ‘culture-war’ controversies once again reared… Continue reading Professional Studies: Inclusion and the curriculum: October 2nd 2020