Tess of the D’Urbervilles: Comprehensive Guide for AS & A Level English Literature

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Trace the tragic story of Tess Durbeyfield, a woman betrayed by the callousness of Victorian society and the men who governed it. Detailed analysis and a vast bank of questions will engage students and amplify understanding of this Hardy classic.

Set text for:

  • AQA A
  • AQA B
  • Edexcel
Engage your students!
Throughout:

  • tasks to develop students’ personal responses
  • key quotations
  • practice essay questions

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

Price is £74 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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An Inspector Calls Exam Preparation Packs for GCSE English Literature (Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas & WJEC (Wales)

An Inspector Calls Exam Preperation Packs for GCSE English Literature

Apply set-text teaching to the exam with these focused companions, specifically tailored to the exam board.

Three structured steps to build success:

  1. Revision
    • At-a-glance topical summaries cover key points in an easy-to-digest format
    • Revision activities consolidate knowledge through quizzes, mind mapping, quotation analysis, close reading and more!
  2. Exam Preparation
    • Essay-focused exercises build planning and writing skills and improve exam technique
  3. Exam Practice
    • Plenty of original exam-style questions give practice in all areas – great for mock exams
    • Worked-through example takes students through planning, drafting and completing an essay in manageable steps
    • Sample essays with annotated versions and activities demonstrate how to improve grades

Includes annotated sample essays!

Plus! Student-friendly self- or peer-mark scheme and suggested answers for all activities. Tasks can be set in class or for homework to enhance your revision schedule.

 Price is £59 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.

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Rossetti’s Selected Poems Comprehensive Guide for AS and A Level OCR

Memory, the supernatural, religion, love, desire and death are all addressed in this eclectic collection of Christina Rossetti’s poetry. Ready-to-use, detailed study notes, guide your students through the challenges of teasing meaning from poetic language and structure with fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis. Active learning tasks, extended essay questions or debate prompts finish each section, to deepen your students’ understanding of the poetry and prompt them to apply what they have learnt.

The pack tackles the key stages of text analysis.

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each poem
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, gender and relationships, drama and conflict, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

‘The resource explores each poem in depth and uses terminology required for KS5. This resource would be beneficial to teachers at any stage of their career as it is easily accessible and very clear. The focus on narrative is very clear and also the wider context.’ – K Greaves, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer (Feedback from legacy edition)

Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Macbeth A5 Revision Cards for GCSE (exams from 2017)

Macbeth A5 Revision Cards for GCSE (exams from 2017)

Macbeth Revision Cards for GCSE

Double-sided revision cards covering all key aspects of
Macbeth for GCSE English Literature. Flexible,
bite-sized format makes revision manageable and achievable.

Wide-ranging activities encourage both independent thought and
productive group discussion. Detailed answers are provided
throughout to consolidate and expand learning.

Covers all criteria for:

  • AQA
  • Edexcel
  • WJEC
  • Eduqas
  • OCR

Carefully matched to the AOs covering:

  • Characters
  • Key events
  • Key themes
  • The writer’s use of language, structure and form
  • Relevant contexts
  • Reception over time
  • … and more!

And after all that revision, students can complete their exam
preparation with a series of practice essay questions!

All provided as photocopy masters in both A5 double-sided and A4
single-sided format.

‘Very useful indeed as a starting point for weaker ability students… The character cards were particularly useful as they breakdown key elements of personality and motivation… The fact that the cards are A5 is itself a good idea as they are manageable and small enough to keep inside exercise books.’ – D Corns, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £59 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Comedy in Twelfth Night Literary Genre Companion for AQA B

Comedy in Twelfth Night Literary Genre Companion for AQA B

Complement your set-text teaching for Papers 1 and 2 with these innovative genre-based resources. Notes, quotes and activities help students situate their studied text within the genre of comedy.

  1. Set the scene with introductory notes for both genre and text
  2. Concentrate attention on relevant features with focused, student-friendly analysis of comedic aspects in the text
    • Explore characters, language, structure, form, setting, critical reception and themes
    • Quotation analysis pinpoints key ideas
    • Literary and dramatic terms defined in context and in a comprehensive glossary
  3. Build analytical skills and consolidate genre-based comedy knowledge with varied, creative activities – suggested answers included!
  4. Practise close reading for Section A with important annotated extracts and accompanying activities

Presented as an A5 booklet for easy use – a perfect companion to ZigZag Education’s Comprehensive Guides.

Price is £44 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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The Sign of Four Exam Preparation Pack for AQA GCSE English Literature

The Sign of Four Exam Preparation Pack for AQA GCSE English Literature

 

Exam Preparation Packs for GCSE AQA English Literature

Absolutely fantastic… Will save hours and hours of work [for]
teachers teaching this new spec. P Town, English Teacher
& Independent Reviewer (A Christmas Carol version)

Apply set-text teaching to the exam with these focused
companions, specifically tailored to the exam board.

Three structured steps to build success:

  1. Revision
    • At-a-glance topical summaries cover key points in an
      easy-to-digest format
    • Revision activities consolidate knowledge through
      quizzes, mind mapping, quotation analysis, close reading and
      more!
  2. Exam Preparation
    • Essay-focused exercises build planning and writing skills
      and improve exam technique
  3. Exam Practice
    • Plenty of original exam-style questions give practice in
      all areas – great for mock exams
    • Worked-through example takes students through planning,
      drafting and completing an essay in manageable steps
    • Sample essays with annotated versions and activities
      demonstrate how to improve grades

Includes annotated sample essays!

Plus! Student-friendly self- or peer-mark scheme
and suggested answers for all activities. Tasks can be set in
class or for homework to enhance your revision schedule.

 

‘A very effective guide through the main points of the text. Provides clear and comprehensive features relevant to the exam board. I particularly liked the revision grid which outlines narrative devices and context. The exam questions and indicative content will be invaluable as there is little in the way of exemplar exam papers being released from the exam board at this time. I would definitely purchase this resource for my department.’ – J Harrison, Curriculum Leader of English and Independent Reviewer

Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Blood Brothers Exam Preparation Pack for Edexcel GCSE English Literature

Blood Brothers Exam Preparation Pack for Edexcel GCSE English Literature

Exam Preparation Packs for GCSE Edexcel English Literature

This is an excellent resource in every way and would save a
teacher hours of work especially at the moment when there are so
few past papers and little exemplar material available… Best of
all is the detailed work on examination responses, the chance to
self mark and the focus on the AOs. P Town, S Griffin,
Teacher and Independent Reviewer (An Inspector Calls
version)

Apply set-text teaching to the exam with these focused
companions, specifically tailored to the exam board.

Three structured steps to build success:

  1. Revision
    • At-a-glance topical summaries cover key points in an
      easy-to-digest format
    • Revision activities consolidate knowledge through
      quizzes, mind mapping, quotation analysis, close reading and
      more!
  2. Exam Preparation
    • Essay-focused exercises build planning and writing skills
      and improve exam technique
  3. Exam Practice
    • Plenty of original exam-style questions give practice in
      all areas – great for mock exams
    • Worked-through example takes students through planning,
      drafting and completing an essay in manageable steps
    • Sample essays with annotated versions and activities
      demonstrate how to improve grades

Includes annotated sample essays!

Plus! Student-friendly self- or peer-mark scheme
and suggested answers for all activities. Tasks can be set in
class or for homework to enhance your revision schedule.

‘Comprehensive [with] a good range of ideas and activities. [The resource] was well written and constructed, taking the students (and teachers) from the basics of scene summaries, and building up gradually to full examination answers. The annotated exemplars are very valuable and I liked the fact that these were linked to the AOs.’ – M Smyth, English teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
Click here for full details and to order.