Useful links

Welcome to our new WIKI style links page. We will continue to add links that we think that you will find useful.


Jump to useful teaching links:

AQA resources

AQA Our New AQA GCSE English Language and Literature have now been accredited

Useful websites
Andrew Moore’s Resource site A site of free resources for English developed by the late Andrew Moore, and now hosted and maintained by Teachit.

CCEA CCEA is the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment in Northern Ireland

DCSF The government Department for Children, Schools and Families

DCELLS DCELLs is part of the Welsh Assembly government and is the Department for Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills

English and Media Centre The English and Media Centre provides publications and professional development on English teaching for teachers and students of literature, language and media.

National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) NATE is a UK subject teacher association for English from pre-school to university. NATE objectives include promoting standards of excellence in the teaching of English, ideas that have practical classroom outcomes and providing a national voice on matters concerning the teaching of English and its related subjects

National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) NAWE supports the development of creative writing of all genres and in educational and community settings throughout the UK

Ofqual The regulator of qualifications, exams and tests in England.

Poetry Archive The Poetry Archive’s purpose is to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience. The For Teachers section includes lesson plans and activities for all key stages.

QCDA QCDA works closely with government and other agencies to develop, deliver and reform the education and training framework for England.

Teachit Teachit is an online English community with a library of over 11,000 pages of classroom materials, schemes of work, lesson plans and teaching tools created by working teachers

The English Association Based at the University of Leicester, the English Association aims to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the English language and its literatures.

The Poetry Society The Poetry Society’s mission is to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry.

The United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) UKLA is concerned with literacy education in school and out-of-school settings in all phases of education.

Jane Weir's Poppies
Poppies The clip is presented by Jane Weir - entitled 'Poppies by Jane Weir - The Auto/biography of the Poem' - and offers additional background to the poem from the poet's perspective - where it was originally conceived and written in Derbyshire and goes on to provide further context including a reference to the poem's central preoccupations of grief and loss, and the metaphors used to convey these. Jane Weir also references the poem with Emily Dickenson's poem 'After Great Pain a Formal feeling Comes'. The clip is about eight minutes long and culminates in the poem being read by Jane Weir at High Tor above Matlock and Matlock Bath.




AQA New accredited GCSE English Language and Literature