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A GCSE Guide to Argumentative Writing Skills: Introducing an Essay »

Beverly Abrahams | Thursday June 26, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Paper 2 Reading and Writing, Edexcel iGCSE Generic Skills , Edexcel iGCSE Skills Resources, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, Edexcel English, Edexcel Unit 3 Creative Responses, OCR GCSE English, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC GCSE English Language, WJEC GCSE Generic Skills, WJEC GCSE Skills Resources, English 0522, Cambridge iGCSE English

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Introducing an Essay

  • This guide has been written with the CIE English Unit 0522 in mind, but it could be equally useful to introduce and practice argumentative writing skills for WJEC, OCR, AQA and Edexcel GCSE and iGCSE.

Where do we start? We all realise the importance of an introduction to an essay. Besides being important because of its content (i.e. ‘what’ it says), it is also important in that it sets the tone for the...

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Guides to AQA GCSE English Literature Texts »

Richard Gent | Wednesday June 04, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing


AQA GCSE English Unit 1 Higher Tier Guide and Exemplar Responses »

rlsmedia | Monday April 28, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Media & Non-Fiction, Analysing Media & Non-Fiction, Writing, Non-Fiction Analysis, AQA English, Unit 1 Non Fiction Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 1 Texts: Non Fiction

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AQA Unit 1: Understanding and Producing Non-Fiction Texts

When answering this paper it is important to remember that Section A is designed to support you and help your written pieces in Section B. It often offers ideas regarding the key topics covered and it provides you with valuable information such as statistics or facts to help you in your responses. Even more importantly, it can remind you of the genre and style...

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AQA Unit 3b: Creative Writing Teacher’s Guide Script Writing »

Sarah Mellor | Wednesday April 16, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Script Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

Associated Resources

Lesson Plan for Script Writing.doc
Script Writing Grid.doc
Script Writing - Presentation Feedback Grid.doc
Script Examples.doc

Introduction

The resources contained here are designed for students studying GCSE English (focused on the AQA Boards Specification). The resources are designed primarily for students of lower ability as well as with specific special educational needs; however, as this unit is skills and practice based the...

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AQA GCSE Unit 3b: Creative Writing Teacher’s Guide »

Sarah Mellor | Tuesday April 15, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Creative Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

AQA GCSE Unit 3b: Creative Writing (Descriptive) Teacher Notes

Associated Resources

Character Description Task.docx
Scene Images Prompts.docx
Descriptive Writing Grid.docx

Introduction

The resources contained in this teaching pack are designed for students studying GCSE English (focused on the AQA Boards Specification but easily adaptable for all other GCSE English specifications). The resources are designed specifically for struggling students,...

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AQA GCSE Unit 3b Guide to Creative Writing: Descriptive »

Sarah Mellor | Wednesday January 22, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, Descriptive Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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Introduction

The resources contained in this teaching pack are designed for students studying GCSE English (focused on the AQA Boards Specification but easily adaptable for all other GCSE English specifications). The resources are designed specifically for struggling students, including those of lower ability and including those with specific Special Educational Needs. The exam board’s only differentiation concession is to...

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AQA GCSE Unit 3b Guide to Creative Writing: Informative Account »

Sarah Mellor | Friday November 22, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, Informative Account, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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Introduction

The resources contained here are designed for students studying GCSE English (focused on the AQA Specification). The resources are designed specifically for students of Lower Ability as well as those with certain specific Special Educational Needs. The exam boards’ only differentiation concession is to create a Higher and Foundation Tier paper each series, they do not specifically cater to students who struggle...

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AQA GCSE Unit 3b Guide to Creative Writing: Persuasive »

Sarah Mellor | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, Persuasive Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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Introduction

The resources contained here are designed for students studying GCSE English (focused on the AQA ‘A’ Specification). The resources are designed specifically for students of Lower Ability and with specific Special Educational Needs. The exam boards’ only differentiation concession is to create a Higher and Foundation Tier paper each series; they do not specifically cater to students who struggle to access the...

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A GCSE English Guide to Persuasive Writing Techniques »

Sarah Mellor | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing, Hot Entries, Writing, Persuasive Writing, Speech Analysis

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Identifying Persuasive Techniques and Analysing Persuasive Texts

Introduction

The following lesson plan and resources are ideal for a one-off GCSE preparation lesson. The idea is to examine persuasive techniques and then answer a GCSE examination-style question on two persuasive texts, requiring students to compare the texts in terms of the audience and point of view of the writer.

You can use this resource in two ways:

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AQA GCSE Unit 3b Guide to Creative Writing »

rlsmedia | Friday November 08, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Writing, Productive, Creative or Original Writing, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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June 2015 Submission

    Candidates must complete two tasks. Each task must be taken from a different column.
  • Work should be produced under formal supervision in time totalling up to four hours. The responses do not need to be of equal length. They do not have to be completed in the same session.

The objective assessed in this part of Unit 3 is:

AO4 Writing

  • Write to communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, using and...
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AQA GCSE Unit 3c The Spoken Language Study »

rlsmedia | Thursday November 07, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Gender, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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When starting a module it is important to explain to students what the course requirements are. I tend to share the information from the specification with them and explain what each point means in detail.

  • Candidates must complete one task.
  • Work should be produced under formal supervision in time totalling up to 3 hours.
  • The objective assessed in this part of Unit 3 is:

AO2: Study of Spoken Language

  • Understand variations in...
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GCSE Teacher’s Guide to AQA Unit 3c Spoken English Power »

aimeeedusites | Monday November 04, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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Introduction

A comprehensive 3-week scheme of work for the Power Spoken English controlled assessment with associated resources. This SOW refers to the 2015 task banks.

Resources

Week 1

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GCSE Teacher’s Guide to AQA Unit 3c Spoken English Multimodal »

aimeeedusites | Monday November 04, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing

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Introduction

A comprehensive 3-week scheme of work for the Multimodal Spoken English controlled assessment with associated resources. This SOW refers to the 2015 task banks.

Resources

Week 1

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GCSE English Language Spoken Language Study Scheme of Work »

bethk | Thursday September 05, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Speaking & Listening, Individual, Group, Drama-Focused, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing, WJEC GCSE English Language, Unit 4 Spoken Language

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Spoken Language Study at GCSE

Some advice from an A Level English Language specialist

Firstly, don’t worry! What students are being asked to do at this level isn’t linguistically ‘heavy’ and will not require a lot of new terminology in order for them to do it very well indeed; in fact, many of us who were comfortable with the linguistics from our teaching of A level initially went overboard on concepts and terminology,...

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A Study of Classroom Discourse Spoken English Scheme »

theresasowerby | Wednesday September 04, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing, AQA A Level English Language B, ENGB1, ENGB4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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Background

This SOW was initially used as a GCSE English Study of Spoken English Controlled Assessment task (CAT) with a set of able students. It worked very well in focusing them on an area of language that was of interest to them, encouraged them to undertake an in depth study of an area of spoken language and become familiar with the necessary terminology with which to analyse the data and reflect on their own experience of...

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AQA GCSE English Paper 1 Section A Guide »

Steve Campsall | Tuesday May 28, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Media & Non-Fiction, Analysing Media & Non-Fiction, Writing, Non-Fiction Analysis, AQA English, Unit 1 Non Fiction Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 1 Texts: Non Fiction

Note

The advice in the guide is focused on the requirements of the AQA Unit 1 exam (Section A), but could easily be adapted to suit the requirements of other exam boards in their testing on non-fiction and media texts.

The examples shown at the end of each section of the guide as exemplification are based on the AQA Unit 1 June 2012 Higher paper texts and questions, available from the AQA website.

Section A: Reading

Question 1

  • Use a highlighter pen to...
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Non-Fiction and Media PPT »

Steph Atkinson | Tuesday October 09, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Media & Non-Fiction, Media & Non-Fiction Activities, Writing, Media Analysis, AQA English, Unit 1 Non Fiction Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 1 Texts: Non Fiction, OCR GCSE English, WJEC GCSE English, Unit 1 English in the Daily World (Reading)


A GCSE Student Guide to Reading Non-Fiction and Media Texts »

Steve Campsall | Monday October 08, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Media & Non-Fiction, Media & Non-Fiction Activities, AQA English, Unit 1 Non Fiction Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 1 Texts: Non Fiction, Edexcel English, Edexcel Unit 1 English Today, Edexcel English Language, Unit 1 English Today, OCR GCSE English Language, Unit A680, OCR GCSE English, Unit A680 Information and Ideas, WJEC GCSE English, Unit 1 English in the Daily World (Reading), WJEC GCSE English Language, Unit 1 Studying Written Language

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As part of your GCSE English exam, you’ll be asked to analyse and discuss aspects of the non-fiction and media text ‘genre’.

Genre

The word ‘genre’ suggests that a text type is easily identifiable by readers as belonging to a particular kind or type; in effect, we all ‘stereotype’ texts just as we do people but the effect is called ‘genre’ rather than stereotyping! Texts that clearly ‘fit’ a particular genre are called ‘generic...

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A Guide to Animal Farm »

winwoodedu | Wednesday October 03, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Animal Farm, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, AQA English, AQA English Language , AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664

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AQA English Literature GCSE

3d Unit 4: Approaching Shakespeare and the English Literary Heritage

AQA English GCSE

3c Unit 3 Understanding and producing creative texts

AO1: respond to texts critically & imaginatively; select & evaluate textual details to illustrate & support interpretations
AO2: explain how...

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AQA GCSE Spoken English Scheme + Supporting Resources »

aimeeedusites | Tuesday January 31, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing


AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology Powerpoints »

winwoodedu | Tuesday January 31, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, AQA English, AQA English Language , AQA English Literature, Unit 2 Poetry Across Time, AQA Moon On The Tides


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  1. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Relationship PPTs
  2. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Character and Voice PPTs
  3. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Place PPTs
  4. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Conflict PPTs

Relationship Powerpoints

This anthology is used for the following courses:

GCSE English Spec Code 4700
GCSE English Language Spec Code 4705
GCSE English Literature Spec Code 4710

The Anthology can also be used for Controlled...

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GCSE English: ‘Spoken English’ Scheme of Work & Associated Resources »

aimeeedusites | Tuesday December 07, 2010

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English Language, Unit 3 Spoken Language, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE English Language, Unit A650, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Language, Unit 4 Spoken Language, Hot Entries, Language and Linguistic Analysis, Spoken English, GCSE Spoken English

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A very useful zipped set of files from Aimee Williams including a Scheme of Work and Associated Resources for the new GCSE English “Spoken English” Unit. Although written for AQA, these will be fully transferable across other boards as this is a new universal GCSE English requirement.

Week 1 - Scheme & Resources

Week_1_Scheme.doc
Annotation_of_Txt_Message.pptx
Annotation_of_Txt_Message.ppt
Features.docx
Features.doc
Spoken_vs_Written_Cards.docx
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