Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: GCSE English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Revise set texts in a snap. Need extra help with 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' ahead of the exam? Revise and review your understanding of the plot, characters, themes and context with this handy A5, exam-focused guide. With lots of practice and tips for your AQA exam, this 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' Snap Revision Text Guide contains all the key information you need to get a top mark.
An Inspector Calls
Author: Collins Collins GCSE
Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: GCSE English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Revise set texts in a snap. Need extra help with 'An Inspector Calls' ahead of the exam? Revise and review your understanding of the plot, characters, themes and context with this handy A5, exam-focused guide. With lots of practice and tips for your AQA exam, this 'An Inspector Calls' Snap Revision Text Guide contains all the key information you need to get a top mark.
Oxford Literature Companions offer accessible support for GCSE set texts. This guide to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is ideal for use in the classroom or as revision, providing insight into characters, themes, performance and contexts, together with activities designed to prompt a closer analysis of the writer's language.
Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Student Editions provide in-depth explanatory material alongside the play texts frequently studied at Key Stage 4. Whether for use in the classroom or independent study, these editions offer a fully comprehensive and lightly glossed play text with accompanying notes specifically directed towards readers of this age, which unravel essential topics and challenge all students to delve further into literary analysis. In Simon Stephens's multi-award-winning stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on Mark Haddon's novel, Christopher's investigation into the death of the neighbour's dog tears his world apart and confronts him with the struggle to survive when everything feels foreign. In addition to some on-page explanatory notes and the play text itself, this edition contains sub-headed analyses of themes, characters, context and dramatic devices, as well as background information on the playwright. The Methuen Drama GCSE Student Editions never lose sight of their readership, and offer students the confidence to engage with the material, explore their own interpretations, and improve their understanding of the works.
The Age of Innocence
Author: Richard McRoberts, Marcia Pope, Martin Scorsese
The Age of Innocence study guide provides background on the author and director.
Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE (9-1) Subject: English literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2017 Enable students to achieve their best grade in GCSE English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise the AQA Poetry Anthology: Love and Relationships throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of the AQA Poetry Anthology: Love and Relationships as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of plot, characterisation, themes and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, annotated sample student answers and tips for reaching the next grade - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay - Provides opportunities for students to review their learning and identify their revision needs with knowledge-based questions at the end of each chapter
Teach AQA’s GCSEs in English Literature and English Language as one coherent course. Ensure all your students make good progress with rich, evolving resources that will help your classes enjoy English and develop the skills and understanding they need for examination success.
A Spot of Bother
Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
George Hall is an unobtrusive man. A little distant, perhaps, a little cautious, not quite at ease with the emotional demands of fatherhood or of manly bonhomie. “The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely.” Some things in life can’t be ignored, however: his tempestuous daughter Katie’s deeply inappropriate boyfriend Ray, for instance, or the sudden appearance of a red circular rash on his hip. At 57, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden and enjoying the freedom to be alone when he wants. But then he runs into a spot of bother. That red circular rash on his hip: George convinces himself it’s skin cancer. And the deeply inappropriate Ray? Katie announces he will become her second husband. The planning for these frowned-upon nuptials proves a great inconvenience to George’s wife, Jean, who is carrying on a late-life affair with her husband’s ex-colleague. The Halls do not approve of Ray, for vague reasons summed up by their son Jamie’s observation that Ray has “strangler’s hands.” Jamie himself has his own problems — his tidy and pleasant life comes apart when he fails to invite his lover, Tony, to Katie’s wedding. And Katie, a woman whose ferocious temper once led to the maiming of a carjacker, can’t decide if she loves Ray, or loves the wonderful way he has with her son Jacob. Unnoticed in the uproar, George quietly begins to go mad. The way these damaged people fall apart — and come together — as a family is the true subject of Haddon’s hilarious and disturbing portrait of a dignified man trying to go insane politely. A Spot of Bother is Mark Haddon’s unforgettable follow-up to the internationally beloved bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Once again, Haddon proves a master of a story at once hilarious, poignant, dark, and profoundly human. Here the madness — literally — of family life proves rich comic fodder for Haddon’s crackling prose and bittersweet insights into misdirected love. From the Hardcover edition.
Practice makes perfect This Practice Book for GCSE 9-1 English Language and Literature examinations is designed to support you in the development of good exam techniques, and provides a step-by-step guide through the new assessment specifications. With loads of practice questions (and answers) for every topic, and written by experienced teachers and revision experts - you can't go wrong! * Question styles similar to those you will meet in the exam * Work through lots of practice questions written specifically for the new GCSE 9-1 course * Challenge yourself with questions designed to get you better grades * Develop excellent exam technique with exam tips and support to help you when the going gets tough! Do it! Active practice to help you retain key facts Nail it! Examiner tips to help you get better grades Work it! Exam questions broken down into manageable steps The perfect companion... GCSE 9-1 English Language and Literature Revision Guide * Active revision to help the knowledge sink in * Make sure you really know and understand the key revision points * Free revision planner and revision cards to help you revise on the go
Rani And Sukh
Author: Bali Rai
Publisher: Random House
A powerful and gripping novel that sweeps the reader from modern-day Britain to the Punjab in the 1960s and back again in a ceaseless cycle of tragedy and conflict. 1950s Punjab - a secret affair goes terribly wrong and the bride commits suicide after her lover is attacked by her family. The two families part in violence and conflict. 2004 Leicester - Rani and Sukh fall in love, unaware of the terrible legacy of the past and the conflict between their two families-Can tragedy be averted or will the two young people be able to escape the cycle of violence and draw the families together for the future?
Exam Board: AQALevel & Subject: GCSE English LiteratureFirst teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Revise set texts in a snap. Need extra help with 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ ahead of the exam? Revise and review your understanding of the plot, characters, themes and context with this handy A5, exam-focused guide. With lots of practice and tips for your AQA exam, this 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ Snap Revision Text Guide contains all the key information you need to get a top mark.
Through a skills-based and Assessment Objective-focused approach, this student book develops the skills on which students will be assessed in the exam papers. It provides a thorough preparation for students of all abilities on the poetry requirements of the exam, with skills-development support for the other areas of the specification.
Author: Barry Lancet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Japanese antiques dealer and PI Jim Brodie goes up against a killer operating on both sides of the Pacific in Barry Lancet’s Pacific Burn—“a page-turning, globe-spanning tale of murder, suspense, and intrigue that grabs and holds your attention from beginning to end” (Nelson DeMille). In recognition for his role in solving the Japantown murders in San Francisco, antiques dealer and sometime-PI Jim Brodie has just been brought on as the liaison for the mayor’s new Pacific Rim Friendship Program. Brodie in turn recruits his friend, the renowned Japanese artist Ken Nobuki, and after a promising meeting with city officials and a picture-perfect photo op, Brodie and Nobuki leave City Hall for a waiting limo. But as soon as they exit the building, a sniper attacks them from the roof of the Asian Art Museum. Brodie soon realizes that, with the suspicious and untimely death of Nobuki’s oldest son a week earlier in Napa Valley, someone may be targeting his friend’s family—and killing them off one by one. Suspects are nearly too numerous to name—and could be in the United States or anywhere along the Pacific Rim. The quest for answers takes Brodie from his beloved San Francisco to Washington, DC, in a confrontation with the DHS, the CIA, and the FBI; then on to Tokyo, Kyoto, and beyond, in search of what his Japanese sources tell him is a legendary killer in both senses of the word—said to be more rumor than real, but deadlier than anything else they’ve ever encountered if the whispers are true. In the third book in “what will likely be a long and successful series” (San Francisco Magazine), Barry Lancet delivers his most exciting Jim Brodie novel yet.
All through his growing-up years, John Danalis's family had an Aboriginal skull on the mantelpiece; yet only as an adult after enrolling in an Indigenous Writing course did he ask his family where it came from and whether it should be restored to its rightful owners. This is the compelling story of how the skull of an Aboriginal man, found on the banks of the Murray River more than 40 years ago, came to be returned to his Wamba Wamba descendants. It is a story of awakening, atonement, forgiveness, and friendship. ""It is as if a whole window into Indigenous culture has blown open, not jus.
Exam Board: WJEC EduqasLevel & Subject: GCSE EnglishFirst teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 This English Revision and Practice range contains clear and accessible explanations of all the GCSE content, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. There are clear and concise revision notes for every topic covered in the curriculum, plus seven practice opportunities to ensure the best results. Includes:* quick tests to check understanding* end-of-topic practice questions* topic review questions later in the book* mixed practice questions at the end of the book* free Q&A flashcards to download online* an ebook version of the revision guide* more topic-by-topic practice and a complete exam-style paper in the added workbook