Beyond's KS3 English Curriculum Map

Sorting the September Stress: Beyond’s KS3 English Curriculum Map

Tick a job off your to-do list with this comprehensive KS3 English Curriculum Map, resourcing every Key Stage 3 lesson from the beginning of Year Seven, to the end of Year Nine. Continue reading Sorting the September Stress: Beyond’s KS3 English Curriculum Map

Secondary School Books: Five Classic Short Stories Available Online

Choosing secondary school books to appeal to your students is particularly trying in these unusual times! If you’re stuck for reading recommendations for your KS3 and GCSE students, here are five classic short stories that can be accessed online. Continue reading Secondary School Books: Five Classic Short Stories Available Online

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BBC Children in Need 2019 with Beyond Secondary

This year, Beyond and our sister-site Twinkl are the Official Education Partner for BBC Children in Need 2019 – which means we have a secondary resource or two specifically geared to getting KS3 and GCSE students involved. It’s time to embrace the polka-dots, get stuck into fundraising, and raise the roof for Children in Need 2019! Continue reading BBC Children in Need 2019 with Beyond Secondary

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Beyond’s Latest & Greatest Secondary Resources

Did you know that in between teaching, ranting, and blogging, we also create secondary teaching resources! If you’re looking to plug some gaps in your lesson plan, need some inspiration, or fancy having some evenings to yourself this week, dive in and take a look at some of our latest and greatest resources. Continue reading Beyond’s Latest & Greatest Secondary Resources

Teaching Quotes as Said by Shakespeare

He may have lived four hundred years ago and spent most of his days striding around in doublet and hose, but Shakespeare was actually more modern than you might think. Thought his plays were about kings and queens and lovers … Continue reading Teaching Quotes as Said by Shakespeare

Would You Pass a Memory Test?

It’s a disturbing irony that the idea for this blog post originally came to me on the way to work and I’d contrived to forget it by home time! I had to rack my brain to dredge it back up. The same thing sometimes happens with words, which is not a good look for an English teacher. The most embarrassing memory lapse to date was forgetting the word ‘syllable’ in front of Y8. Fast approaching my fifth decade, I accept it as a sad fact of life that the memory slowly deteriorates. Then again, were my youthful powers of recollection … Continue reading Would You Pass a Memory Test?

Which Words Do You Love to Hate and Love to Love?

Content writer Katrina is a big fan of language. Just don’t mention ‘moist’. I’ve recently been reading a best-seller dedicated to giving a larger audience to some of the greatest correspondence in history. The author of the book, and the blog it derives from, isn’t elitist. He gives equal page space to letters from famous authors and presidents, school teachers and teenagers. One of my favourites from the first collection is a letter written by an ex-copywriter who quit his job in advertising with the dream of being a screenwriter. His covering introduction for the job at MGM is actually … Continue reading Which Words Do You Love to Hate and Love to Love?