Philip Allan Literature Guide (for GCSE): Lord of the Flies by Robert Francis, Steve Eddy, Martin Walker


Philip Allan Literature Guide (for GCSE): Lord of the Flies by Robert Francis, Steve Eddy, Martin Walker

For study or revision, these guides are the perfect accompaniment to the set text, providing invaluable background and exam advice. Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) offer succinct and accessible coverage of all key aspects of the set text and are designed to challenge and develop your knowledge, encouraging you to reach your full potential. Each full colour guide: - Gives you the confidence that you know your set text inside out, with insightful coverage for you to develop your understanding of context, characters, quotations, themes and style - Ensures you are fully prepared for your exams: each guide shows you how your set text will be measured against assessment objectives of the main specification - Develops the skills you need to do well in your exams, with tasks and practice questions in the guide, and lots more completely free online, including podcasts, glossaries, sample essays and revision advice at


I bought this about 3 weeks before my prose & drama English lit exam because my teacher didn't have much time to teach the topic, so I thought I should get a guide to help me with the book... and it really did! It contains all the areas you need to know about for the exam, and in good detail unlike some guides. It also includes tips on how to write your answers for different exam boards, not just AQA. These tips were really helpful and definitely helped in my preparations for the exam. The content is very good, covering context, plot, characterisation, themes, style and a separate section with exam skills and sample essays. I don't think it matters whether you want a C or an A*, this guide is really helpful, developing your ideas and encouraging you to develop your own ideas. It definitely caters for every student, offering specific points to help grade F, C and A candidates, and a further section for A*. The book itself is a little smaller than A4, but I think it's about the right size. Honestly, I would recommend this book to any student, it is so good!! I only wish I had bought it sooner! Amazon reviews

About the Author

Robert Francis is an experienced teacher and senior examiner and examiner of English Literature at A2, AS, GCSE and Key Stage 3. He has been a Head of Department, a Head of Year and has experience of teaching in a variety of schools. He is an experienced deliverer of English INSET courses and has been involved in writing a series of books for Key Stage 3 and GCSE students. Martin Walker has 15 years' experience as a teacher of English. He also has 20 years' experience in GCSE examinations. He now trains teachers in assessment methods and has written the Philip Allan series of AQA English Workbooks.

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96 pages


Robert Francis, Steve Eddy, Martin Walker
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Publication date

26th March 2010



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