- Subject(s):English Literature
- Author(s):Peter Thomas, Chris Sutcliffe
- Available from: June 2015
A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 GCSE English qualifications.
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Written for the 2015 AQA GCSE English Literature specification, this Student Book provides in-depth support for studying Telling Tales – the AQA Anthology of Modern Short Stories. With a dedicated unit for each short story, this resource builds students’ skills and confidence in understanding and writing about these exciting short texts. An exam preparation section includes practice questions, example answers and a chart comparing themes and ideas. See also our Short Story Anthology 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 modern British fiction aspect of the specification.
Encourages skills development and progression based on GCSE English Literature assessment objectives and study focus areas, including structure, contexts, characterisation and language.
Each unit begins with a helpful outline of the main details for each story, along with biographical information about the author.
A detailed exam preparation section includes practice questions, example answers and a chart comparing themes and ideas across all seven short stories.
The Cambridge Elevate-enhanced Edition features additional rich digital content, including audio recordings as well as video interviews with experts discussing key questions for the stories.
- TELLING TALES – THE AQA ANTHOLOGY: Unit 1. 'Chemistry' – Graham Swift
- Unit 2. 'Odour of Chrysanthemums' – D.H. Lawrence
- Unit 3. 'My Polish Teacher's Tie' – Helen Dunmore
- Unit 4. 'Korea' – John McGahern
- Unit 5. 'A Family Supper' – Kazuo Ishiguro
- Unit 6. 'Invisible Mass of the Back Row' – Claudette Williams
- Unit 7. 'The Darkness Out There' – Penelope Lively
- 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.
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