Macbeth Gifted and Talented Challenge Pack for GCSE (ZigZag Education)

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Macbeth Gifted and Talented Challenge Pack for GCSE
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90 photocopiable A4 pages
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Macbeth Gifted and Talented Challenge Pack for GCSE

It is perfectly matched for higher ability GCSE students… It allows students to form their own opinions, and to critically analyse Shakespeare's craft - all A-grade skills. J Whitbread, G&T English Teacher & Independent Reviewer

A challenging activity pack which stretches your gifted and more able students during their exploration of Macbeth at GCSE. The activities demonstrate how to achieve the highest grades possible using aspects of Bloom’s Taxonomy and give students control over their own learning.

The resource covers the key areas of the play: important events, characters, context, language, structure, form, themes, ideas and interpretations. Within each key area, engaging and thought-provoking activities aim to:

  • Prompt the recall of important points, aid comprehension and reinforce clear, advanced understanding
  • Support literal and abstract analyses
  • Enable students to apply their knowledge of the play to a new situation or an unseen extract, encourage individual interpretations and stimulate new, creative and individual ideas

Teacher’s notes and answers have been included for the more challenging tasks.

Achieving that A*!

Exam-style activities are also included throughout the resource to help students practise their essay-writing skills by using an annotated response to show the best way of achieving an A*, suitable for AQA, WJEC, OCR and Edexcel English Literature.

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5194)
"The resource is flexible and classroom ready - perfect! The students enjoyed the play and have a much better view of Shakespeare." K Greaves, English Teacher
"I especially liked the sections where there were examples of answers which would be awarded different grades which would clearly demonstrate to students how they need to develop their answers to achieve an A*." C Webb, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"I really like this resource as all AOs are covered in depth and the resource is accessible to teachers and students. The resource is structured in such as way that teachers can dip in and out of the resource depending upon what they need to focus on. The tasks really stretch students too. There are a range of activity tasks available which allow teachers to find tasks to suit their classes or to challenge them further. Most worksheets have tips on the worksheets which support the students throughout the tasks. The students will feel more independent as the tips will help them during the tasks and they will be less reliant upon the teacher. Any resource that helps students learn independently is valuable to any department." K Greaves, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"A clear and interesting resource which provides plenty of teaching suggestions to help to support gifted and talented students in the classroom. Clearly organised and caters to a range of different learning styles. The use of essay tips which were interspersed throughout the resource were also very helpful and made it easy to see how the student could improve their work." A Davenport, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"It does a good job of targeting the gifted and talented as promised and there are a wide range of tasks. The tone is good without being patronising. I like how it gets students to think about comparing to other texts even though they dont need to do this for AQA it is good prep for A-level, as is the context section. The level of tasks does indeed challenge gifted and talented." E Gasan, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
"It is perfectly matched for higher ability GCSE students. This resource is lively, age appropriate and enhances the reading of the play rather than over complicate interpretation. The resource moves away from simply 'understanding' or translating Shakespearean language. It allows students to form their own opinions, and to critically analyse Shakespeare's craft - all A grade skills. It would create a real buzz in the classroom and gives a teacher guidance for independent study." J Whitbread, G&T English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer


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