Here you will find resources that related explicitly to the teaching of AQA’s GCSE English Language Papers.

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This short extract from J.G. Ballard’s dystopian High Rise makes a fantastic introduction to Language Paper 1! With it’s shocking opening and continued ambiguity, this extract is fantastic for exploring language and structure, as well as providing some good debates. Download with my Language Paper 1 Section A scheme for some ideas on how to [...]

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This simple worksheet will help your students to plot out their own ideas before writing a story.

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This 3 week scheme covers key aspects of creative writing with reference to the GCSE Language Paper 1.

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This set of interesting photographs from around the world make ideal descriptive writing starters. Scaled to A3, they’re ideal for students to cut up and zoom in on key segments of an image. These also work well in carousels and group work.

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This one sheet homework tracker is editable so you can add your own homework policy. There are a combination of visual, writing and speaking tasks, plus further research tasks.

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This is a very structured approach to the reading section of Paper 1 that uses an extract from Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart'.

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​This is a very structured approach to the reading section of Paper 2 that uses the AQA Education specimen available on their website.

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A structured approach to writing section of paper 2, this lesson includes 2 helpful handouts that make it clear what is required in different writing types.

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Travel Writing

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This set of 10 non fiction and literary non fiction extracts are ideal for practising language paper skills and will definitely prompt some interesting class discussions!