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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 Don't let being short of time or inspiration stop you studying and revising. This AQA GCSE Rapid Revision guide to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has been expertly written and designed to provide everything you need to succeed, in no time at all. Cleverly structured and easy to use, this nifty guide is packed with all the content, quotations and questions you need to study, practise and revise effectively and efficiently. And with quick quizzes, memorable ideas maps and model answers you'll be able to remember and recall what you've learned with ease. Whether you're after some fast and focused help with studying the text, or counting down to an exam, Rapid Revision for Romeo and Juliet is the quick and powerful way to race ahead to great results.

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

Feel fully confident, prepared and exam-ready with seven AQA practice tests to work through Calm your nerves and overcome your worries by getting familiar with exam-style questions before the final exam Reduce your anxiety about the time you'll have to plan and answer questions by experiencing examination conditions before you enter the exam room Maximise your grades and aim higher by comparing your work against the sample answers provided We take your success seriously, so if you're studying The Sign of The Four by 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 your knowledge, focus your revision and face your exam feeling ready, prepared and confident. Why not use these AQA Practice Tests with our The Sign of The Four 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

Feel fully confident, prepared and exam-ready with seven AQA practice tests to work through Calm your nerves and overcome your worries by getting familiar with exam-style questions before the final exam Reduce your anxiety about the time you'll have to plan and answer questions by experiencing examination conditions before you enter the exam room. Maximise your grades and aim higher by comparing your work against the sample answers provided 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 your knowledge, focus your revision and face your exam feeling ready, prepared and confident. Why not use these AQA Practice Tests with our An Inspector Calls 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.

AQA GCSE English Language for post-16 Student Book

AQA GCSE English Language for post-16 Student Book

Author: Jo Heathcote Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2017

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 Student Book provides 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. * Assess progress and build confidence for the summer exam with half-term progress tests, end-of-term mock exams and two further practice papers for revision. All are supported with marking guidance and a wealth of annotated sample responses in the Teacher Guide. * Show students how to improve their work, with annotated sample responses to exemplify the Level 3 mark scheme criteria, and regular self- and peer-assessment activities. * Save time searching for texts with a fantastic selection of fiction and non-fiction extracts from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. * Engage 16-19 year old and adult learners with texts and topics chosen to interest students in post-16 contexts. *Trusted support from Jo Heathcote, a GCSE English Language assessment expert and an experienced teacher of GCSE and A-level.

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

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

Author: Jo Heathcote Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2016

Get straight to the heart of the text with focused analysis and expert summaries Quickly demystify historical contexts and get to grips with the text's form, language and structure Efficiently unpick plots, contexts and themes and deepen your knowledge of quotations and characters Power up your essay-writing skills, master your memory of important facts and feel ready, prepared and fully equipped to sit your GCSE exam We take your success seriously, so if you're studying The Sign of The Four by Arthur Conan Doyle for GCSE, York Notes is your best bet for better grades. Packed with more powerful grade-boosting features than any other guide, this essential The Sign of The Four companion is easy to use and suitable for AQA, Pearson Edexcel and all other GCSE (Grades 9-1) English Literature exams. Use it throughout your course and for last-minute revision to help you think, focus and face your exam with confidence. Why not use this Study Guide with the York Notes Workbook and Practice Papers for The Sign of The Four? Together, they're a powerful way to make sure you're on track for success. Just search for 9781292236865 for the Workbook and 9781292236858 for the AQA Practice Papers.

AQA Unit 1 GCSE English & English Language Foundation Tier Student Book

AQA Unit 1 GCSE English & English Language Foundation Tier Student Book

Author: Jo Heathcote Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2013

Oxford's AQA Unit 1 Foundation Tier Student Book, written by experienced examiners, aims to help students improve question specific Reading and Writing skills, in the context of the individual exam questions. Providing examples of the types of texts that students will face in the exam papers, together with helpful exam tips, and drawing experience from current exam papers, this book contains activities that enable students to develop and improve their responses.

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