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Great Expectations Activity Pack
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For each exam board the mode of assessment is considered and specific material for this is included.

"A well-planned resource full of useful & interesting tasks to aid pupils' learning." V Kondou, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer


Great Expectations Activity Pack

Hold your students' interest in this dense Literary Heritage novel with stimulating & engaging tasks:

  • A comprehensive combination of activities, questions & worksheets analyse key chapters
  • Cross-referenced to the AOs to ensure full coverage

Special extra activities ensure full understanding of the novel:

  1. Differentiated quizzes
  2. Pre- & post-reading activities look at context, themes & literary techniques (doubles, personfication and dehumanisation)/li>

"I liked everything: the tasks are interesting to capture pupils' attention; context is relevant & aids learning; the assessment questions are relevant to the specifications." V Kondou, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer


Perfect examination preparation for AQA & Edexcel English Literature:

  • Student friendly AOs help students to understand how their work will be marked
  • Exam-style questions for exam practice: 'theme & character Q's for AQA' & 'extract-based Q's for Edexcel
  • Sample answers with commentary-based tasks — students identify how the AOs have been met
  • Checklists & assessment grids improve exam responses by 1. encouraging identification of strengths & weaknesses in structure, content & quality 2. allowing students to set personal targets for improvement

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.

  English Literature English Language English
AQA Unit 4: Section B — Literary Heritage Prose Unit 3a: Understanding spoken & written texts and writing creatively — Part A (extended reading) Unit 3a: Understanding creative texts (literary reading)
One of five texts prescribed for an exam. Optional text for controlled assessment. Optional text for controlled assessment.
Edexcel Unit 1: Understanding Prose    
One of six texts prescribed for an exam.
OCR   Unit 1: Extended Literary Text and Imaginative Writing Unit 1: Reading Literary Texts — Prose
Optional text for controlled assessment.* Optional text for controlled assessment.*

*For OCR Language and English, centres can either choose from the prescribed texts or they can choose their own text.

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3851)
Great for addressing a variety of learning methods. The wider consideration of literary techniques and showing how they apply to this particular text is a good idea. During the study of each chapter the study develops from initial impressions to more thought-provoking questioning and exploration, and ends with a recap option - very useful. The close study of scenes is handy for stepping on from general understanding and would build weaker students' confidence as well as pushing more able students. English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer.
I thought that this resource was a very comprehensive one with a wide range of activities for exam preparation. I thought that it was excellent in providing an in depth knowledge of the text and provided varied activities to keep students interested.V Kennedy, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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