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  • ISBN:9781107453951
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):English Literature
  • Qualification:AQA
  • Author(s):Anthony Partington, Richard Spencer, Peter Thomas
  • Available from: May 2015

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 GCSE English qualifications.

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  • DESCRIPTION

    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 Macbeth print and digital pack, which comprises the print Student Book, the enhanced digital edition and a free Teacher’s Resource.

  • Contents
  • FEATURES
    • 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.

  • Author(s)
  • CONTENTS
    • Introduction
    • Introducing Macbeth
    • Part 1. Exploring the play: Unit 1. Act 1: Fair and foul
    • Unit 2. Act 2: Alarms and escapes
    • Unit 3. Act 3: Illusions and delusions
    • Unit 4. Act 4: Resistance and revenge
    • Unit 5. Act 5: Endings and beginnings
    • Part 2. The play as a whole: Unit 6. Plot and structure
    • Unit 7. Context, setting and stagecraft
    • Unit 8. Character and characterisation
    • Unit 9. Ideas, perspectives and themes
    • Unit 10. Language
    • PREPARING FOR YOUR EXAM
    • Glossary
    • Acknowledgements
  • AUTHOR(S)

    Anthony Partington

    Anthony is a Head Teacher and Executive Leader in the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust. He was previously Director of English and Media at a federation of schools in Cambridge, and has been involved in research with Institute of Education, London. Anthony is Editor of two Cambridge School Shakespeare plays.

    Richard Spencer

    Richard is Vice Principal of Impington Village College in Cambridge and was previously Head of English in two schools. He was previously the Eastern Region coordinator for NATE (National Association for Teachers of English) and is Editor of two Cambridge School Shakespeare plays.

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