- Subject(s):English Literature
- Author(s):Peter Thomas, Imelda Pilgrim
- Available from: September 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 novella 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 A Christmas Carol 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.
Detailed activities based around characters, plot and the writer’s craft encourage students to develop whole-text understanding.
Provides exam preparation through practice tasks, advice for students and annotated sample answers to demonstrate a range of achievement.
Draws and builds on prior learning through Assessment for Learning activities, allowing students to develop confidence and skills in reporting and responding to literature.
- Introducing A Christmas Carol
- Part 1. Exploring the novel: Unit 1. Stave One: Marley's Ghost
- Unit 2. Stave Two: The First of the Three Spirits
- Unit 3. Stave Three: The Second of the Three Spirits
- Unit 4. Stave Four: The Last of the Spirits
- Unit 5. Stave Five: The End of It
- Part 2. The novel as a whole: Unit 6. Plot and structure
- Unit 7. Context and setting
- Unit 8. Character and characterisation
- Unit 9. Themes and ideas
- Unit 10. Language
- Preparing for your exam
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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