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A Christmas Carol Study Guide
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"I think that this resource is really useful because it is incredibly focused on the requirements of the new specifications throughout this is very handy as it is something that none of us are overly familiar with yet and it is really nice to have resources that are clear and focus on exactly what is needed."
C Kelly, Retired English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

 

A Christmas Carol Study Guide

DYNAMITE for the new specifications! Reviewers agree…

Includes original character and scene illustrations and integrated 'Literary Heritage' notes throughout

Assessment
For each exam board the mode of assessment is considered and specific material for this is included.

Provides:

  • Detailed notes on every aspect of the novel to aid strong comprehension
  • Questions and tasks throughout to support learning, test knowledge and for effective revision
  • Thorough examination guidance and practice

Importantly includes:

  1. WJEC sample exam questions, with Foundation and Higher sample essay plans, and AQA sample controlled assessment tasks.
  2. Exceptional differentiation via 'First Impressions' and 'Assessment Objectives in Pupil-Speak' for weaker students and special tasks for the more able

Covers Everything
  • plot overview
  • character summaries and analysis
  • useful quotations and chapter summaries, all with analysis
  • historical and social contexts
  • themes
  • language
  • setting
  • imagery
  • symbolism
  • structure
And More!
  • exam and essay guidance
  • Foundation and Higher sample exam questions
  • sample exam answers
  • analysis of responses using the mark scheme criteria
  • writing exercises including 'How to improve this…'

"I think this is a wonderfully detailed and potentially very useful resource. I am new to teaching this text next year and I though that the resource was easy to access and comprehensive. I really like the creative nature of the tasks, as the novel is quite imagery heavy — this allows lower ability pupils easier access to the text."
C Kelly, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
 


This guide adheres to the requirements of the new specifications for GCSE Literature. The summary grid below indicates which units allow for the study of this text and the methods of assessment.


What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3744)
"This is a good step by step guide which gives the teacher a good scaffold that will allow them to build on the students ability ranges and guides them to improving the answers that the students produce." H Ward, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"As there are very few decent revision and workbooks for this text, I found this to be most useful and would certainly be appropriate for all levels of ability. It is most suited to WJEC and I think it fits the specification perfectly. I found the quotations very effective, especially as this is a closed book examination text. The sample essays were very effective in showing what needs to be done to reach the top grades and how a D grade is structured." V Kennedy, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"As a resource, there would be no need to look elsewhere for information; this covers everything I could think of, and a bit more!" Penglais English Dept
'This is clearly an outstanding resource that I really feel "ticks all the boxes". This resource is extremely detailed and informative about the text. It is closely focused on the requirements of the WJEC examination and suggests a wide and challenging range of tasks for students to engage with. The basics of how to write about literature successfully are stressed and stressed again in a way that makes advanced level writing seem achievable. I would definitely purchase a copy of the resource and recommend it whole-heartedly. I can't wait to use it! I found the resource interesting and stimulating. It made me want to look at the text again and again and I hope my students will be similarly inspired! T Tough, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'On the whole, for a resource that was produced so quickly when we discovered that this was to be a text for the new spec I think this is a wonderfully detailed and potentially very useful resource. I really like the creative nature of the tasks, as the novel is quite imagery heavy — this allows lower ability pupils easier access to the text. C Kelly, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer


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