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Teaching resources for KS3 and GCSE English

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 humanitarian challenges. They are based on 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 Key Stages below to access the exercises.

War in 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.

 

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Dr Who?

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

 

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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. 

 

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Refugee stories

Activities for KS4 English, with a presentation, lesson plan and 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, which are reproduced with the kind permission of Hachette UK.

 

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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.

 

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Dr Johnson

The story of MSF medical coordinator, Thok Johnson Gony, who started life as a refugee and went on to become an MSF nurse. For GCSE English Language - Practice for AQA (8700) Paper 2 - Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives - Autobiography.


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The Mind's Eye

For GCSE English Literature (AQA Power and Conflict Poetry). Looking at the poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy as a starting point and its language and imagery. This resource also examines the work of MSF and the need to speak out. Student handout and teacher's notes included with a Powerpoint presentation.


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Attention English teachers!

Are you a teacher who uses these resources in the classroom? If so, we would love to hear your feedback, good or bad, to help us keep improving our resources. Please send us an e-mail with your thoughts.

Look out for more resources from MSF on the Times Educational Supplement website.