English Student Book Targeting Grades A/A* by Keith Brindle, Mike Gould


English Student Book Targeting Grades A/A* by Keith Brindle, Mike Gould

Aimed at students Targeting Grade A-A* (C-A*) on the Higher paper, this Student Book gives you comprehensive coverage of each section of the NEW AQA GCSE English specification, including Speaking and Listening and the new Controlled Assessments in Creative Writing and Literature. Help your students achieve their target grade in GCSE English. The Targeting Grade A/A* Student Book shows students exactly what they need to do to reach Grades A and A*. * Covers the whole GCSE English specification. Help your classes build and develop key skills in reading and writing non-fiction; speaking and listening; creative writing; and reading literary texts. * Prepare for exam and controlled assessment success. Build confidence with regular exam tasks or assessment focus activities. Practice exam questions or assessment tasks are provided at the end of each chapter, and sample answers allow you to show your classes how other students have succeeded in achieving Grades A and A*. * Improve grades. Grade Booster checklists help students check their understanding and show them how to progress. Annotated sample answers throughout highlight the skills needed to reach Grades A and A*.

About the Author

Keith Brindle is a Senior Examiner with a leading Awarding Body, a former Head of English and the author of numerous books, many of which focus on revision and honing exam technique. He offers in-school support: Sessions for Teachers and Sessions for Students. Mike Gould is an independent consultant to the Secondary National Strategies, and has worked closely on English and Functional Skills developments. He is a former Head of English and has written widely for children and teachers.

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256 pages


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Publication date

22nd March 2010



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