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.
Jo Heathcote is an experienced teacher of GCSE and A level English. She has extensive experience as a Principal Examiner for GCSE English Language and was involved in the development of the new specification for GCSE English Language for a major awarding body. Alexandra Melville is a writer and educator. Formerly a Head of English, she has taught English at sixth form and secondary schools in London. She has examined for AQA GCSE English and has written educational resources for Fuel Theatre, the British Library and HarperCollins.