- Subject(s):English Literature
- Author(s):Peter Thomas, Jon Seal
- Available from: June 2015
A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 GCSE English qualifications.
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Approved for the AQA 2015 GCSE English Literature specification, this print Student Book is designed to help students develop whole text understanding and written response skills for their closed-book exam. The resource provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of Dicken’s novel as well as a synoptic overview of the text and its themes. Short, memorable quotations and striking images throughout the book aid learning, while in-depth exam preparation includes practice questions and sample responses. See also our Great Expectations print and digital pack, which comprises the print Student Book, the enhanced digital edition and a free Teacher’s Resource.
Written specifically for the 2015 AQA GCSE English Literature specification, covering the 19th-century aspect of the specification.
Class, group and individual activities will support students in building the skills they need to write personal, creative and critical responses to texts.
A progressive learning sequence incorporates differentiated support, providing opportunities to stretch the more able and support those who need it.
Detailed activities based around characters, plot and the writer’s craft encourage students to develop whole-text understanding.
Draws and builds on prior learning through Assessment for Learning activities, allowing students to develop confidence and skills in reporting and responding to literature.
Provides exam preparation through practice tasks, advice for marking linked with mark scheme descriptors, annotated sample answers to demonstrate a range of achievement and revision suggestions.
- Introducing Great Expectations
- Part 1. Exploring the novel: Unit 1. Setting up prospects and problems
- Unit 2. Satis House: Pip meets Miss Havisham and Estella
- Unit 3. Pip's fortune
- Unit 4. Pip's new life in London
- Unit 5. The benefactor discovered
- Unit 6. Pip's love and loyalty
- Unit 7. Crime, guilt and forgiveness
- Unit 8. Escape!
- Unit 9. Maturity and true friendship
- Unit 10. How does it end?
- Part 2. The novel as a whole: Unit 11. Plot and structure
- Unit 12. Context and setting
- Unit 13. Character and characterisation
- Unit 14. Themes and ideas
- Unit 15. Language
- Preparing for your exam
Jon has been a Teacher for over 25 years with experience as a Head of English, Head of Drama and Media Studies. He has written teacher guides with accompanying DVDs on Of Mice and Men, To Kill A Mockingbird and DVD film making in the classroom all published by NATE and he has written and directed a large number of plays and is a film maker winning a Jerwood Film Shorts Prize for Back To Earth.
Peter has previously been a Lecturer in Education, an English Teacher and an Advisory Teacher and is involved in English curriculum development and assessment. He has been an Associate Fellow of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, researching good practice in teaching the more able and is currently working with The Globe Education department as well as the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Peter has written for the national press, educational journals and NATE Classroom on various aspects of the English curriculum and its assessment. Publications include editions of Dickens novels as well as various GCSE support materials
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