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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.
- ‘Fabulous book, which breaks down each question with well structured exercises to build the skills required for excellent responses.’5 star Amazon review
- ‘Really useful book which guides students through each of the skills required for each section of the exam. Currently using this as part of my post-16 teaching and it's great.’5 star Amazon review
- ‘We have been using the Collins AQA GCSE English Language for Post-16 textbook and teacher guide since September 2017.
- The textbooks have been particularly useful across the department – it is very reassuring to know that students are being exposed to texts and practice assessment materials which they have not seen before. We find students are quickly put off by material they feel they are ‘re-doing’. A range of texts that are new to students is also essential for rigorously assessing students in preparation for unseen exams. The structure of the activities in the textbook is very clear for students and the tasks effectively build up the relevant skills for each question type. This is especially important given the variety of different assessment objectives across the exams. The texts that have been chosen are suitably challenging, mirroring the level of texts that students encounter in the exams.
- The clear objectives and structure of the text book lessons also make them valuable for setting cover / catch up work.’
- Tom Spindler, Head of English, St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College, London