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Touching the Void: character discussion sheets

Based on a lesson today, year 9 (!) produced this resource for year 11…

 

Students working on Edexcel IGCSE English Language might like to use these sheets as a basis for further development as one of their revision activities.

void character sheets

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Approaching Edexcel igcse LANGUAGE PAPER 1

This is a short talk I gave to my year 11 group.  It is designed to run together with the attached power point and to help students prepare for the 135  minute bundle of joy that is Edexcel paper 1.

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Approaching paper 1 edexcel

Edexcel Lang paper 1 top trumps

give back summer exam

Preparing for Unseen texts

SLAP!

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Inform, Explain, Describe revision class

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA “Describe a peaceful place”

I am preparing the Year 11 revision session for 18th April. 30 minutes on writing triplet Inform, Explain,Describe…

As ever, this is for my students at SGS but suitable for all to use as you see fit. The sound file will follow in due course once the lesson has taken place.

inform explain describe

podcast of the revision class

TRAPPERS trappers simple
Reports: Reports2

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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.

http://linoit.com/users/jonathanpeel/canvases/%20English%20igcse%2Fcertificate

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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Revision session: Anthology A section

This powerpoint will be used tomorrow in the anthology A revision session for Year 11. I will add a podcast in due course. The material should be considered alongside the posts relating to PAPER 1 preparation and support which can be found on this site.
Anthology A approach

I refer to explorers or boys… a powerpoint relating to that text can be found below.
Explorers or…

The podcast from the lesson:
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Revision session: Unseen non-fiction

This refers to the first 3 questions on the Edexcel certificate English Language paper 1. The session covered a marginal gains approach to the first 2 questions in particular before moving to an extra discussion of format in the creative writing section with a focus on letter writing.

I attach the resources below.

AQA non fiction pre-release documents for revision and practice
mock prerelease spring 2009

2010 pre release

Session Power point
Approaching paper 1 non fiction edexcel

Link to SGS you tube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/SGSEnglish/videos?view=0

podcast of revision session. 130307_001

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Marking notes Yr 10 mock exam – Edexcel certificate English Language

I haver been marking my Yr10 summer examination – Paper 1 of the Edexcel certificate 1/2 igcse English Language syllabus. These thoughts are designed as a homework task for those students but might prove interesting for others working on the same course.
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Here is the paper and mark scheme.
Certificate SAM L1_L2 English Lang

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GCSE REVISION 3: Letters and reports

revsion 3 letters and reports

report proforma
formal letter pro forma

podcast summary of revision session 3
modals

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thoughts on IGCSE (CIE) Directed Writing

Designed as a give back for a class working on the extract in which a Mr Patel is interviewed about mobile phones. Thoughts about techniques rather than a sample response.

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