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A Level Teacher’s Guide to T. S. Eliot’s Poem The Waste Land »

pauledusites | Monday April 14, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Eliot, The Waste Land, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET01, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA1, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL03, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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I love teaching this text; in fact, I see it as one of the most versatile (and important) things that I deliver across all of my KS5 classes – be it A Level, Pre-U or on the IB.

I know Eliot’s poetry appears in various forms across a wide range of specifications and courses, but I more often than not teach this poem as either a comparative coursework text or, more generally, as key AO4 information for any Modernist...

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A Level English Literature Guide to Jane Austen’s Novel Persuasion »

Steph Atkinson | Wednesday April 02, 2014

Categories: Prose, Analysing Prose, Persuasion, Writing, Essays, Literary Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Prose Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB2, ELLB4, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL02, 6EL04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT2, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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Persuasion is a fascinating and accessible novel with rather less typical Austen aspects, such as love lost and rediscovered, that provide students with an interesting and fascinating read; it provides also, if they are more widely read, an interesting counterpoint to her other, perhaps more famous, works.

A feature of this teaching guide is to provide plenty of exemplification, through the close textual analysis of Persuasion...[ read full article ] »


A Guide to OCR A2 F663 Section B (from 2013): Drama and Poetry Pre-1800 »

pauledusites | Tuesday April 01, 2014

Categories: Drama, The Rivals, Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Prologue, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale with Comparative Notes for Sheridan’s The Rivals

Introduction

This guide covers Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath, both the Prologue and Tale, and focuses of the A2 OCR unit F663, Section B – but the guide should prove very useful to anyone teaching these Chaucer texts for any other exam board. The OCR unit itself requires a comparison with another text, and in this guide, that text is...

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A Student Guide to A Level English Language ‘Text Analysis’ »

Steve Campsall | Wednesday January 22, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Lexical Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Textual Analysis, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F672, F674, OCR A Level English Language, F652, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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This guide is intended to help you learn or revise for your English Language A level course. In writing it, I’ve tried to tackle the analysis of language and texts in a particularly straightforward way in the hope that it will appeal especially to you if you are feeling a bit ‘lost’ by this often complex subject, one that can so very easily, for many students, seem more different from English at GCSE than they ever...

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An A Level Guide to Context »

Steve Campsall | Friday November 15, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Contextual Research, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Literature, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Language, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Generic Skills, AQA A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level, Edexcel A Level Generic Skills, Edexcel A Level Skills Resources, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A Level Generic Skills, WJEC A Level Skills Resources

Teacher’s Note

Below is an EnglishEdu Student Guide that will, hopefully, help your own students to a deeper and useful understanding of the key idea of context. Many students struggle with this concept which, along with purpose, audience and genre must surely rank as one of the four key aspects of all texts; indeed, it could be argued that, along with the individual writer or speaker of a text, context is the main aspect of central concern as, from...

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A Level English Literature Guide to Teaching Chaucer Background Lessons »

jennywebb | Wednesday October 23, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, Writing, Literary Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL02, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level

Introduction

Chaucer can be a daunting prospect for many 17-year-olds. His medieval 14th Century historical, cultural, religious and literary context is so far removed from anything else they have come across before; and the likelihood is that they will never have come across even his name in their earlier school career. By the time they hit A Level, Shakespeare is familiar territory, having been studied at GCSE and KS3 in most schools, but Chaucer remains...

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A Level English Language & Literature ELLA3 Revision Guide »

bethk | Tuesday May 21, 2013

Categories: Drama, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Poetry, Prose, Analysing Prose, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, Speech Analysis, Transformative or Editorial Writing, Transcribed Conversations, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


A Level English Linguistic Lesson Starters »

bethk | Monday March 11, 2013

Categories: Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters, Writing, Linguistic Analysis, Speech Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, Gender, Gender Resources, Spoken English, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA2, ENGA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB1, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language, LG2, LG3, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level


Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein PPTs »

Sarah Knightley | Wednesday November 07, 2012

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Frankenstein, Writing, Prose Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, OCR GCSE English Literature, WJEC GCSE English Literature, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, F662, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level


Analysing Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre »

Steph Atkinson | Tuesday April 24, 2012

Categories: Hot Entries, Prose, Jane Eyre, Writing, Analytical Writing, Prose Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET01, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA1, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA2, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level

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Binary Opposition

The way a text creates and shapes its reader’s interpretation to develop both meaning and feeling can be fruitfully and subtly analysed by means of binary opposition. Despite its apparent complexity, this method can easily be understood by students of varying levels and ability from GCSE upwards. It can allow them to create subtle analyses of texts of the kind that can fulfil the requirements of the highest grade bands.

The theory...

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Comparative Study | Duffy & Larkin »

bethk | Monday June 06, 2011

Categories: Poetry, Duffy, Feminine Gospels, Mean Time, Medusa, Larkin, MCMXIV, Whitsun Weddings, Writing, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


AQA A A Level English Language & Literature A2 Coursework Booklet (ELLA4) »

bethk | Wednesday April 20, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Comparative Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

ELLA4 A2 Student Coursework Booklet.doc

This booklet is intended to have the coursework mark scheme as the final pages of the booklet. For copyright reasons this has not been included. You will need to download the spec and add these pages to complete it. This should be easy as our ELLA4 A2 Student Coursework Booklet is an editable .doc file.

Link to AQA website See pages 10 and 11.

 




A Guide to Teaching Duffy’s Mean Time for ELLA4 »

bethk | Tuesday March 29, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Duffy, Mean Time, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4

Associated Resources

This guide is to support the teaching of Duffy’s Mean Time for ELLA4, together with Plath’s Ariel and Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings.

The unit is called “Comparative Analysis through Independent Study” and is therefore built on an...

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A Guide to Teaching Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings for ELLA4 »

bethk | Saturday March 12, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Larkin, Whitsun Weddings, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4

Associated Resources

This guide supports teachers using Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings together with Plath’s Ariel and Duffy’s Mean Time for ELLA4, following the teaching scheme and suggested coursework titles available in this topic on Edusites.

This unit, called...

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A Guide to Conversational Analysis »

bethk | Sunday January 30, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Conversational Analysis, A Guide to Conversational Analysis, Transcribed Conversations, Transcripts Pack, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA4, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, ENGB4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, F672, F673, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL1, LL3, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

Associated Resources

This guide is intended to support teachers preparing students for tasks involving the analysis of transcribed conversation at AS and A2 level, although teachers of the new GCSE unit on Spoken Language may also find some helpful information here, especially in the “Key Issues” section.  Just don’t get carried away with the technical terms or theories at this level!

The advice...

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Transcripts Pack »

bethk | Sunday January 30, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Transcribed Conversations, Transcripts Pack, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA4, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, ENGB4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, ELLA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, F671, F672, F673, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, LL1, LL3, LL4, WJEC A Level English Language, LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4

Associated Resources

Introduction

This collection of transcripts has been produced with A Level Language and combined Language and Literature teaching in mind, although some of the transcripts may also be suitable for use with the new Spoken Language GCSE unit.

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A Guide to Teaching Plath’s Ariel for ELLA4 »

bethk | Thursday January 27, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Plath, Ariel, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4

Associated Resources

This guide is to support the teaching of Plath’s Ariel, together with Duffy’s Mean Time and Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings for ELLA4.

The unit title is “Comparative Analysis through Independent Study”, so students are expected...

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Lang Lit A2 / AS Frameworks Self-Assessment Grid »

bethk | Wednesday January 12, 2011

Categories: AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA1, ELLA2, ELLA3, ELLA4

Click on the link below to download the resource.

Lang Lit AS or A2 Frameworks Self-Assessment Grid.doc




ELLA3 Adapting Text for the Spoken Mode »

bethk | Wednesday January 12, 2011

Categories: AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Remember that scripted speech is written to sound ‘genuine’ and not too scripted. Therefore it:

  • May be more standard than spontaneous speech, but won’t be excessively formal
  • Is likely to use some kind of address to the audience – perhaps direct (second person pronouns: you/your) or inclusive (first person plural pronouns: we/us/our)
  • Will use contractions
  • Will avoid over-long and complicated sentences, although this does not mean it will only use...
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Economist Debates: Language Shapes How We Think »

Dan Clayton | Monday December 13, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, AQA A Level English Language A, AQA A Level English Language B, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Language

There’s an interesting debate at The Economist.

http://www.economist.com/debate/debates/overview/190

Definitely good for people teaching the A spec (ENGA2 or ENGA3) and anyone interested in seeing a style model for a debate on a language topic.




A Student’s Guide to Producing a Lang Lit A2 Coursework Essay - ELLA4 Advice »

bethk | Wednesday November 17, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


AQA A2 Level Lang Lit Scheme of Work Spec A | Cupcakes & Kalashnikovs »

bethk | Tuesday November 16, 2010

Categories: AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA3, ELLA4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Click on the link below to download a Word version of Beth Kemp’s Scheme of Work for AQA A2 Level Lang Lit Spec A 2010.

AQA A2 Lang Lit Scheme of Work.doc

AQA A A2 Lang Lit New Coursework Scheme

Lang Lit A2 New Coursework Scheme 2011-12.doc

AQA A A2 Lang Lit Possible Coursework Titles

Lang Lit A2 Possible Coursework Titles 2011-12.doc




Teacher’s Guide to ELLA4 - Comparative Analysis through Independent Study »

bethk | Saturday October 30, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4

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This guide is for the coursework unit of A2 English Language and Literature AQA A, Comparative Analysis through Independent Study.

This unit requires students to study at least one poetry text and to discuss a theme, concept or technique across two texts, in a comparative essay that focuses on specific passages of texts, i.e. named poems, and perhaps specified passages of a prose or drama text.


Rationale

The spirit of the unit is that students will...

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Teacher’s Guide to ELLA2 - Analysing Speech & Its Representation »

bethk | Saturday October 30, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2

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Introduction to the unit

This guide is for the second exam unit of English Language and Literature AQA A: Analysing Speech and its Representation.

The unit requires students to study spoken language through transcripts of spontaneous speech, prepared speeches and non-literary representations of speech, such as magazine interviews.

Students also study one from a list of eight prose and drama texts for this closed book exam.


Assessment

Section A of this...

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Teacher’s Guide to ELLA1 - Integrated Analysis & Text Production »

bethk | Saturday October 30, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA1

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This guide is for the first unit of AS English Language and Literature AQA A, Integrated Analysis and Text Production.

This unit requires students to study two (from a choice of ten) prose and drama texts, and to produce one response to each in the exam: one analytical and one productive.

It is an open book exam, in which students are allowed to take un-annotated texts into the exam room, and they may choose from which text they produce each kind of...

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Teacher’s Guide to ELLA3 - Comparative Analysis & Text Adaptation »

bethk | Monday September 06, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA3

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This guide is for the examination unit of A2 English Language and Literature AQA A, ‘Comparative Analysis and Text Adaptation’.

This demanding 2½ hours examination develops students’ analytical and productive skills acquired in the AS year.

It requires students to compare texts of different types, as well as to recast a given extract into a different set type of text and provide a commentary that explains their linguistic choices.

These tasks...

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