So this is Christmas…what secondary resources have you done? None? Well, seeing as you’ve been such good teachers this year, don’t sweat it. Sit down, crank up the Christmas tunes, and let Beyond take the reins for Christmas 2019… Continue reading Seasonal Secondary Resources: Christmas 2019 with Beyond
“I can already speak English; why do I need to carry on learning it?” It’s the battle-cry of pupils still confused by commas and semi-colons and fearful that our demanding exam system might label them failures in their native language. Little do they realise, this sentiment is probably not far removed from the apprehension with which many of their teachers approached the QTS skills tests. A quick glance at most Twitter feeds is enough to prove that you don’t need to be a stickler for SPaG to become successful or influential, yet at the same time making such an error … Continue reading Whole-School Literacy: A-B-C, Easy as 1-2-3!
Revise for language papers 1 and 2 with these approaches to AO2 (language and structure). A text extract is included for practising exam skills. Continue reading GCSE English Language Revision: Approaches to Language and Structure
Read through our stage-by-stage guidance for paper 2, picking up hints and tips along the way. Continue reading Revision Ideas for AQA English Language Paper 2
Your creative writing will be more engaging and sophisticated if you ‘show, not tell’. But how do you do this? Continue reading Revise GCSE English Language: Creative Writing Tips
Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) was an English poet and playwright. Browning began his career as a playwright but soon realised that his expertise lay in writing long, dramatic poems.
He developed the form of poetry known as the dramatic monologue for a Victorian audience and became one of the most loved Victorian poets. Continue reading Revise ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning