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Bright Lights of Sarajevo: discussion and resources

A class in which y9 (!) discuss this poem. Now part of the IGCSE materials for study, they worked so well – the video is testament to their attitude.

sarajevo sheets

A movie of the lesson can be found here on the department you Tube feed.  the boys explain each sheet in turn.

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Night: Alice Munro, for Edexcel IGCSE.

Alice Munro’s semi-autobiographical short story is the longest of the stories in the anthology.

This PowerPoint uses material from the Edexcel text book to give a starting point for analysis. The story engages with her struggles as a teenager to cope with mental illness and also develops an interesting discussion about her evaluation of her father’s role in stabilizing her as she grows up….


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Whistle and I’ll come for you: Susan Hill for Edexcel IGCSE.

This material relates to an extract from Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black. It forms part of the Anthology Section B for Language Paper 2.


Whistle and I_ll come to you  


Whistle and I’ll come to you


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Significant Cigarettes: Rose Tremain

This extract from Tremain’s novel  The Road Home is in section 2 of the Edexcel IGCSE anthology, for English Language Paper 2.

As ever I offer this resource as a starting point. Good luck!

significant cigarettes


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Refugee Blues group work: Y11 revision

My Year 11 were revising Refugee Blues (Auden) today. Their work is copied below.  Fee free to borrow.  They will be downloading and keeping…


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Edexcel Anthology B: Short Stories introduction

As a new group of students begin to work on Edexcel Certificate/IGCSE Anthology B, here is a short introduction to the unit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6CDiTJdiqI&feature=youtu.be

Resources for the anthology can be found here: https://jwpblog.wordpress.com/tag/anthology-unit-b/

or here:

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“I don’t know how to revise English” Look here for ideas:

If you follow this link, I have tried to organise some thoughts to help with revision for English Language. This is aimed at my Edexcel Certificate students, but the ideas may well be used by anyone.


I have not used linoit before, and think I have got this right!

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Edexcel certificate English Language paper 2: Short stories revision class

Posts to assist revision of the short story section of the English Language paper.

The powerpoint:
approaching short stories

The screencast – A link to the SGS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT YOUTUBE page: https://www.youtube.com/user/SGSEnglish/videos?view=0&flow=grid

Useful web links to the Edexcel website:

Sample Assessment material: http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/Edexcel%20Certificate/Edexcel-Cert-English-Language-SAMs-web.pdf

the syllabus: http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/Edexcel%20Certificate/Edexcel%20L1-2%20Cert%20in%20English%20Language%20spec.pdf

the anthology: http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/Edexcel%20Certificate/UG026701-International-GCSE-Anthology-English-Lang-spec-A-English-Lit-Issue-2-for-web.pdf

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Year 10 revision materials: An Unknown Girl

Revision materials made by students at SGS for An Unknown Girl by Moniza Alvi.

A short podcast discussion about the poem: unknown girl ideas.

The script for the task above: discussion_on_unkown_girl

A revision mat/wordle: girl mat

An essay about the poem: an_unknown_girl_essay

Again, use these as you see fit. Please respect the fact that they have been written by students in year 10, but feel free to feedback!



Year 10 revision material: Out, out-

Revision material made by year 10 at SGS to support the teaching of Robert Frost’s Out, out- as part of their work on the Edexcel Anthology for IGCSE, section B. A quick quiz: out_out_q_a An essay based around the SCASI format of analysis: out_out_scasi_essay_final A presentation on the poem: out_out_presentation (2) A video presentation: https://www.dropbox.com/s/eh6yzztrjfa4ft3/out%20out-.mp4 A video response to the poem: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bu37srna30pg8wq/movie%202.wmv Please enjoy these resources that my Year 10 class have created and feel free to offer feedback!

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