In 2013 I started as an NQT in a new-build academy in a largely young and adventurous English department. Much of my practice was shaped by my time there and one of the best creations which I have taken to other schools has been our ‘Progress Pack’. A somewhat gimmicky title coined by my HOD... Continue Reading →
These follow a similar style and purpose as the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Quotation Retention Challenge cards posted here and here. They can be used in class for analysis, as part of self-quizzing and for display material.
Compiled by an excellent colleague of mine, @CMeenaghEng, here is a whopping 42 page collection of indicative content from the old specification given to examiners as far back as 2012. 'Edexcel Poetry Anthology Indicative Content' for examined unit
Life Lessons and Values: “Until you climb into his skin” “It’s ugly but those are the facts of life” p. contrast with Miss Caroline’s “Pre-ju-dice” p. and satirizes the educational system. “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird wouldn’t it?” p. 304 Atticus’ parenting style gives them more autonomy, he seems passive but... Continue Reading →
Quotes and thoughts to deal with this theme - The patriarchal society: the family tree and Finch Landing frames the masculinity in the novel. The plantations were described as “Empires” p. 4 Atticus – Masculinity and courage Unconventional father figure Seen as old and weak by Jem and Scout and then strong – best... Continue Reading →
Using past papers and their indicative content are an excellent way to prepare for examinations; pre-planning responses which with any luck will come up in the actual exam. Here are three different sets of indicative content from the old spec Edexcel examinations which we have discussed and annotated as a class. These have formed comprehensive... Continue Reading →