- Subject(s):English Literature
- Author(s):Peter Thomas, Chris Sutcliffe, Bernard Ward
- Available from: May 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 act-by-act coverage of Shakespeare’s play 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 Romeo and Juliet 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 Shakespeare 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 Romeo and Juliet
- Part 1. Exploring the play: Unit 1. Act 1: Prospects and problems
- Unit 2. Act 2: Making the match
- Unit 3. Act 3: Murder and separation
- Unit 4. Act 4: A wedding and a funeral
- Unit 5. Act 5: Ends and endings
- Part 2. The play as a whole: Unit 6. Plot and structure
- Unit 7. Context, setting, stagecraft, theatricality and performance
- Unit 8. Character and characterisation
- Unit 9. Ideas, perspectives and themes
- Unit 10. Language, form and structure
- PREPARING FOR YOUR EXAM
Chris has taught for 16 years in Grimsby before becoming Head of English at Huntcliff School in Kirton Lindsey, North Lincolnshire, where he spent 22 years. He was a regular contributor to the English Secondary Magazine and has co-written student books and teacher support files. For many years Chris helped to train PGCE students and has regularly undertaken consultancy work.
Bernard has been teaching since 1989 and in 2000 became English Co-ordinator at a Pupil Referral Unit. He has been Literacy Co-ordinator in a special needs unit, a Behavioural Advisor, and Head of English. In 2011 he gave up teaching to concentrate on freelance work as a poet, philosopher and as an Educational Consultant. Bernard is Consultant PhD Supervisor for Napier University.
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