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Books by Jo Heathcote

Reimagine Key Stage 3 English

Reimagine Key Stage 3 English

Author: Jo Heathcote, Emma Slater, Caroline Davies, Nic Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2020

One photocopiable and editable teacher pack with 9 knowledge-rich projects to build skills, reading stamina and cultural understanding in Key Stage 3 English. Invigorate your KS3 English curriculum and create a firm foundation for GCSE 9-1 English with 9 projects over three years and ready-to-use teaching PowerPoints, lesson plans and student activity worksheets. * Explore thematically linked extracts from nineteenth-century fiction, poetry and non-fiction and twenty-first-century non-fiction to build a springboard for GCSE 9-1 English and English Literature * Illuminate and understand key contexts for GCSE 9-1 set texts such as growing up, crime and punishment, monsters and medicine, and child labour * Develop and interleave knowledge, skills and cultural capital to build a coherently planned curriculum that enriches students' study in Key Stage 3 English * Easy to use and fit alongside your English department's class readers, plays and anthologies * Save time with expertly planned and sequenced lessons with ready-made teaching PowerPoints, age-appropriate texts and student activity worksheets * Photocopiable and editable files on the free download on collins.co.uk

AQA GCSE English Language: Reading Skills Workbook- Targeting Grade 5

AQA GCSE English Language: Reading Skills Workbook- Targeting Grade 5

Author: Jo Heathcote, Emma Slater Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Matched to the requirements of the AQA GCSE English Language specification, this workbook provides a targeted approach to practising the key reading skills of language and structural analysis; evaluation and comparision. Focusing on how to achieve grade 5, this full-colour, write-in workbook takes students through the individual exam questions and provides extensive practice opportunities, sample student answers, revision tips and sample exam papers. Including opportunities for self-assessment and reviewing progress, students take control of their skills development through this motivational resource, written by an expert and experienced author team.

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: Romeo and Juliet

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: Romeo and Juliet

Author: Jo Heathcote Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2019

Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE Grade 9-1 Subject: English Literature No fuss, no stress - just a really quick way to revise, practise and pass! Speed up and simplify your exam revision and practice. Rapidly revise every topic, theme and key quotation. Laser focus your attention on what matters most. Sharpen your skills with expert tips and exam advice. York Notes are the experts in English Literature, and this AQA GCSE Rapid Revision guide to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has been cleverly designed to provide everything you need to succeed, in no time at all. Intelligently structured and so easy to use, this handy, portable guide is brimming with everything you need to supercharge your revision sessions so every second counts. And with quick quizzes, memorable ideas maps and model answers right at your fingertips, you'll be able to remember and recall everything with ease. Whether you're after some fast and focused help with studying the text, counting down to an all-important exam, or just need a quick refresher, Rapid Revision for Romeo and Juliet is the super speedy way to race ahead to great results in your GCSE AQA English Literature exam. To really master your memory and recall skills try combining this book with our Rapid Revision Cards for an even faster, smarter way to revise and remember what matters? Simply search for 9781292273662.

AQA GCSE (9-1) English Language Exam Practice Student Book

AQA GCSE (9-1) English Language Exam Practice Student Book

Author: Jo Heathcote Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2018

Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: GCSE English Language First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Help your students succeed in AQA GCSE (9-1) English Language, with resources to develop and practise the skills they need for every question in the Paper 1 and Paper 2 exams. * Help students build and apply the key skills for each question with a carefully designed learning sequence, a step-by-step process for responding and plenty of opportunities to practise the question in focus. * Assess progress and build confidence for the final exams with half-term progress tests, end-of-term mock exams and two further practice papers for revision. * Show students how to improve their work, with annotated sample responses to exemplify Grade 5 achievement. * Save time searching for texts with a fantastic selection of fiction and non-fiction extracts from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. *Trusted support from Jo Heathcote, a GCSE English Language assessment expert and an experienced teacher of GCSE and A-level.

AQA GCSE (9-1) English Literature and Language - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

AQA GCSE (9-1) English Literature and Language - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Author: Jo Heathcote, Emma Slater, Christopher Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2018

Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature First teaching: September 2015, First exams: June 2017 Develop your students' skills in English Literature and English Language as you study The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This Student Book offers English Literature lessons to help your classes explore the set text in depth. In parallel, English Language lessons give students the opportunity to respond to fiction and non-fiction extracts that will deepen their understanding of the play's themes and contexts. This practical resource is designed for in-class study, as well as exam preparation. * Give students a supportive route through the set text, with pre-reading, close reading and whole-text review chapters to help them understand the plot, characters, themes and contexts and analyse the writer's methods. * Build writing stamina with the longer exam-style tasks at the end of each chapter. * Support all learners with clear plot summaries and a 'Who's who' guide to the main characters. * Prepare for examination success with a final chapter on the Literature exam, including exam-style questions, step-by-step guidance for writing an effective response, and sample answers at different levels. * Practise all the AQA English Language Paper 1 and 2 question formats. Students will learn how to locate information, analyse language and structure, synthesise, critically evaluate and compare as they read texts about nineteenth-century London, Victorian 'freak shows', macabre scientific experiments and the ethics of artificial intelligence. They will also be given the opportunity to produce their own narrative, descriptive and argumentative writing.

The Sign of the Four AQA Practice Tests: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)

The Sign of the Four AQA Practice Tests: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)

Author: Jo Heathcote Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2018

Simply the best exam practice from the experts in GCSE English Literature! Feel confident, prepared and totally exam-ready with seven AQA practice tests to work through. Beat your nerves by getting familiar with exam-style questions before the big exam. Reduce your worries about planning, timing and answering questions under the pressure of exam conditions. Maximise your full potential in the exam and aim for higher grades by comparing your work against the sample answers provided. York Notes are the long-established experts in English Literature, and we take your success seriously. So if you're studying The Sign of The Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for your AQA English Literature GCSE and are looking for some essential test practice before your final exam, you can trust this book to get you up to speed. Proper practice is crucial if you want to perform at your best, and this is the only book of AQA practice tests dedicated solely to The Sign of The Four. Use it before your final exam to test all your skills and knowledge, to target your revision, and to make sure you can face your exam feeling as ready, prepared and confident as possible. Why not use these AQA GCSE Practice Tests with a York Notes Study Guide and Workbook for the most complete practice and revision solution? Just search for 9781292138138 for the Study Guide, and 9781292236865 for the Workbook.

An Inspector Calls AQA Practice Tests: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)

An Inspector Calls AQA Practice Tests: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)

Author: Jo Heathcote Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2017

Simply the best exam practice from the experts in GCSE English Literature! Feel confident, prepared and totally exam-ready with seven AQA practice tests to work through. Beat your nerves by getting familiar with exam-style questions before the big exam. Reduce your worries about planning, timing and answering questions under the pressure of exam conditions. Maximise your full potential in the exam and aim for higher grades by comparing your work against the sample answers provided. York Notes are the long-established experts in English Literature, and we take your success seriously. So if you're studying An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley for your AQA English Literature GCSE and are looking for some essential test practice before your final exam, you can trust this book to get you up to speed. Proper practice is crucial if you want to perform at your best, and this is the only book of AQA practice tests dedicated solely to An Inspector Calls. Use it before your final exam to test all your skills and knowledge, to target your revision, and to make sure you can face your exam feeling as ready, prepared and confident as possible. Why not use these AQA GCSE Practice Tests with a York Notes Study Guide and Workbook for the most complete practice and revision solution? Just search for 9781447982166 for the Study Guide, and 9781292100791 for the Workbook.

AQA GCSE English Language for post-16 Teacher Guide

AQA GCSE English Language for post-16 Teacher Guide

Author: Jo Heathcote, Sheila McCann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2017

Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: GCSE English Language First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Help post-16 students achieve Grade 5 with resources to develop and practise the skills for each question in the AQA GCSE English Language exams. * Pick up and teach with this readymade course. Organised into 30 weeks and structured by exam question, the resources provide complete coverage of Paper 1 and Paper 2 as well as preparation for the Spoken Language endorsement. * Help students to build and apply the key skills for each question with a carefully designed learning sequence, a step-by-step methodology for responding and plenty of opportunities to practise the question in focus. * Everything you need to teach: the Teacher Guide includes medium-term plans to provide an overview of learning, clear and succinct lesson plans and worksheets to allow students to annotate and explore texts in depth. Readymade PowerPoints support front-of-class teaching while revision PowerPoints summarise what students need to remember for each exam question. * Assessment-focused: a wealth of annotated sample answers and marking guidance are provided in the Teacher Guide for each of the half-term progress tests, end-of-term mock exams and the final practice papers in the Student Book to help you mark to standard and show your students how to improve. * Tried and trusted support from Jo Heathcote and Sheila McCann, two experienced teachers and GCSE English Language assessment experts.

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