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24 May 18 04 Feb 19

Teaching resources for KS3 and GCSE English

The resources draw on the work of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), to engage students with up to date humanitarian challenges, and have been guided by clearly established learning objectives for Key Stages 3 and 4 English. They include games, real-life stories, images and videos to create a buzz in the classroom.  

Click on the links below to access the exercises.

Key Stage 3

War of words

Activities regarding differences in perception using the example of war poetry. The presentation guides students through the activities which are laid out in the accompanying lesson plan and resource pack.

Dr Who

This English resource consists of six tasks promoting creative writing and descriptive writing including adjectives, metaphors and similes.

Hitting the headlines

This English resource has been guided by the following learning objectives: text analysis – recognising and producing persuasive language; developing a global viewpoint; and formal letter writing. 

Key Stage 4

Refugee stories

Activities for KS4 English with a presentation and lesson plan with resource pack discussing the stories of Rohingya refugees.  The resource uses extracts from the popular prize winning children’s book ‘The Bone Sparrow’ by Zana Fraillon and these are reproduced with the kind permission of Hachette UK.

The letter that changed me

This resource is designed for GCSE students studying reading and writing skills with clear learning objectives outlined at the start. The resource uses a non-fiction text to identify narrative techniques, and practice descriptive detail and informal letter writing.