Lady Audley’s Secret Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level

(First Teaching 2015)

Set text for: Edexcel AS & A Level

Blackmail, bigamy, murder, arson, intrigue… Braddon’s fast-paced and absorbing novel about a beautiful, yet cunning, middle-class Victorian woman established her as one of the masters of the sensation genre. Investigate her manipulative villainess alongside themes, language, critical reception and more with this illuminating guide.

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms; practice essay questions throughout!

Each pack 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
    To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

Also included! Comparison activities across the Edexcel Crime and Detection set texts: In Cold Blood, The Murder Room and The Moonstone.

Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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AQA AS and A Level Textual Analysis Packs

AQA AS and A Level Textual Analysis PacksBoost students’ confidence in analysing unseen texts of all types with rich and comprehensive packs of notes, extracts, activities and exam-style questions. Get students comfortable with unseen extracts and thinking about audiences, purposes, genres and themes!
Fully co-teachable!

  • Separate exam-style questions for AS and A Level (including language change and language varieties)
  • ‘A Level Only sections’ for analysis of older texts

Packed with content!

For each text type:

  • Helpful introductions covering all of the need-to-know language theory and terminology
  • Engaging exemplars clearly linked to the AQA themes of language diversity
    • Plus! Annotated versions – supports weaker learners and reduces marking time!
  • Focused activities for developing key analytical skills
    • Builds up to AQA-style questions for Paper 1 and Paper 2 to apply learning and improve exam technique

Bring it all together!

  • Comparison section with activities, bonus texts and exam-style questions for practice hitting AO4
  • Detailed glossary of key terms and theories – great for revision
  • Indicative content for all questions and activities plus full student-friendly AO mark schemes – ideal time-saver for self-assessment!

Complements our Comprehensive Course Companion range perfectly!

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‘An excellent resource! I really enjoyed reading through this; it was very user friendly and clear throughout with well placed and relevant activities. I could see it being used in a variety of ways by Language teachers… I particularly like the range of and variety of texts and the clear, articulate explanations and introductions to text types. There are clear references to the AOs and it covers the AQA requirement to explore a range of texts both from different periods of time and for different purposes. It also identifies the key themes required of the AQA specification and indicates when discussion could be developed further.’ – E Stephenson, A Level AQA Examiner and Independent Reviewer

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‘This is a really good resource which provides a really useful teaching and revision tool. The content is varied and meets the requirements of the specification and provides scope for students to develop their thinking and research beyond the specification if they want… The inclusion of annotated texts and suggested answers is always really helpful – both for teachers and students! he focus on spoken texts is nice as text books often contain just a single example. The inclusion of a glossary and the theories meets the demands of the specification well.’ – R Shakeshaft, Head of English and Independent Reviewer

Price is £69 each — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Eduqas GCSE English Language Practice Papers: Component 1 and Component 2

GCSE Eduqas English Language Practice Papers: Component 2

Plus sample answers and examiner’s commentary!

Helps students understand marking, improve their answers, and achieve top grades

Give your students the support they need to prepare for the new GCSE Eduqas exams. Three full practice papers for Component 1 and for Component 2 that mirror the Eduqas sample assessment material exactly. The papers ensure students are familiar with the format, are ready to answer each question type and gain complete practice across the AOs.

  • Carefully chosen extracts and thought-provoking themes including poverty, danger and challenge
  • Full student-friendly mark schemes – ideal for quick marking or self-assessment
  • Perfect for mock exams!

‘A useful and effective resource for use in the classroom or as individual papers for students to complete as homework. The instructions are sufficiently straightforward and clear for students to work through the activities at their own pace, even without the presence of a teacher… The range of Reading materials is interesting… The sample answers are very useful for students to understand the progression of skills.’ – P Adair, Eduqas Examiner and Independent Reviewer

Price is £69 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Writing for Different Purposes and Audiences: Political Parties (Y9)

Writing for Different Purposes and Audiences: Political Parties (Y9)

Lively, student-friendly project packs with over 10 worksheets and handouts to use in class or as homework. Guide your class through an engaging scenario as they work towards creating their own meaningful independent writing.

A refreshingly fun Scheme of Learning for KS3
R Goulds, HoD & Independent Reviewer (Space Flight for Y8)

Assuming roles from astronaut to secret service official, students gain valuable experience in writing for a range of purposes and audiences across fiction and non-fiction. With a clear focus on the new 2014 National Curriculum, your class will be completely prepared for the writing demands of GCSE English.

Example writing tasks:

  • Letters
  • Newspaper articles
  • Travel writing
  • Speeches
  • Blog articles
  • … and many more!

Interlinking activities with a continuous theme

  • Appealing, relevant tasks based on modern media to captivate students
  • Ideal blend of independent, pair and group work
  • Heaps of extension tasks to challenge your high-fliers

Student support throughout

  • Confidence-building preparation questions to aid the all-important planning process
  • Activities to support every learner type – mind maps, presentations, role plays…
  • Packed with checklists to keep students on track – great for AFL and quick marking
  • Structured with example texts and sample activity answers for inspiration
  • Plus handy tips and essential guidance on SPaG

Planet Sapphire (for Year 7)
Embark on a mission to save planet Earth with a series of 12 entertaining creative writing tasks, including an instruction manual for aliens and an interview with expedition members. The writing form and skills used are signposted for each activity, so you can be sure every technique is covered. Includes full example answers and clear and accessible language analysis.
Scaling the Heights – Mountaineering (for Year 7)
Six varied units of work, each with five progressive activities, guide students through a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mount Everest. Creative writing, reading and spoken language exercises include interviewing Edmund Hillary and creating a holiday brochure for a trip to Nepal. The highly structured tasks, incorporating planning and self-assessment, allow all pupils to achieve their potential.
Space Flight (for Year 8)
Take your students on a realistic journey into space with 11 creative writing tasks including pre-flight diary entries, space rocket design briefs and recipes for space food. Suitable for all abilities – helpful writing frames and planning sheets for students looking for more support and 8 end-of-pack extension tasks for those aiming higher. Includes end-of-pack self-assessment – great for identifying strengths and weaknesses.
Zombie Apocalypse! (for Year 9)
Escape from a zombie invasion while learning about different writing forms with 12 creative writing activities. Your students will love the action-packed, imaginative tasks – from creating a zombie apocalypse survival kit to planning a design brief for fortifications. Suitable for all: support with writing frames and examples, and stretch with ‘challenge’ and ‘extension’ tasks. Written in entertaining and student-friendly language, this resource will harness pupils’ creative potential, culminating in a varied portfolio of work.
Creating a Political Party (for Year 9)
Twelve engaging, debate-prompting activities guide students through the making of a political party from planning policy to selling it to voters. Writing and speaking skills are developed as pupils put forward their arguments. Activities include everything from logo design to manifesto writing and TV-style political debates!

‘Such a good concept, and really good activities. Engages students in both writing tasks in an interesting way, and also the PSHE elements of this kind of activity which ticks of the SMSC element of the lessons. There is plenty here, and it enables students to develop skills which will benefit them greatly in the non-fiction writing exam. I liked the variety of tasks. It engages students with the practical uses of language in this non-fiction context. This can be really dry, so giving students a competitive edge really helps. A pleasurable unit for both teachers and students.’ – K Chanter, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £39 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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English Literature: The Merchant of Venice GCSE Activity Pack

The Merchant of Venice GCSE Activity Pack

There’s so much to explore in the plot, themes, characters and language of The Merchant of Venice, and this jam-packed resource provides a variety of stimulating, ready-to-use activities to help all learners engage with Shakespeare’s provocative play.

Carefully considered structure develops understanding:

  1. Build a foundation for learning and get students interested with introductory pre-reading exercises.
  2. Dig deeper with text-based activities. Every scene is explored through a range of thought-provoking tasks.
  3. Consolidate knowledge with whole-text activities focusing on: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context

All activities are perfectly matched to the GCSE Assessment Objectives, and the fantastic structure makes the pack accessible for your whole class. An ideal complement to the Study Guide for this text.

Plus! Suggested answers for questions and activities included.

‘Excellent resource which I would certainly use with pupils! I like the way it leads you through each scene, the variety of activities and clarity of presentation… It is clear and easy to follow… It has an impressive variety of activities and the extension questions are very good.’ – S Griffin, Teacher and Indepedent Reviewer

‘Clear focus on understanding the text, context, language and exam requirements. Deals with individual aspects of skills well, such as structuring paragraphs and incorporating contextual influences.’ – C Hughes, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £99 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Eduqas GCSE English Language Practice Papers: Component 1

Eduqas GCSE English Language Practice Papers: Component 1

Plus sample answers and examiner’s commentary!

Helps students understand marking, improve their answers, and achieve top grades

Give your students the support they need to prepare for the new GCSE Eduqas exams. Three full practice papers for Component 1 and for Component 2 that mirror the Eduqas sample assessment material exactly. The papers ensure students are familiar with the format, are ready to answer each question type and gain complete practice across the AOs.

  • Carefully chosen extracts and thought-provoking themes including poverty, danger and challenge
  • Full student-friendly mark schemes – ideal for quick marking or self-assessment
  • Perfect for mock exams!

‘A useful and effective resource for use in the classroom or as individual papers for students to complete as homework. The instructions are sufficiently straightforward and clear for students to work through the activities at their own pace, even without the presence of a teacher… The range of Reading materials is interesting… The sample answers are very useful for students to understand the progression of skills.’
– P Adair, Eduqas Examiner and Independent Reviewer

Price is £69 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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AS/A Level AQA English Language Keyword Activities

AS/A Level AQA English Language Keyword Activities

These stimulating activity packs ensure students get to grips with essential linguistic terminology for the 2016 specification.

Every key term from the spec is defined and taught through a series of engaging activities and memory games including: Match-up, Table Fill, Crosswords (plus interactive versions), Dominoes and Flash Cards. Also includes a topic-by-topic glossary with both blank and completed versions – great for revision!

Activities are provided on a CD-ROM which can be copied directly onto your school network and accessed through a custom interface. All activities are available in PDF format for easy printing, too.

  • Varied and appealing activities build confidence and familiarity with new terms
  • Student-friendly definitions make complex terms accessible to all
  • Totally flexible – hand out worksheets to groups or individuals, in class or for homework
  • Comprehensive solutions included for easy marking – an invaluable revision tool!

Spec content is broken down logically into manageable topics, so you can fit the activities into any lesson.

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