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Great Expectations: Activity Pack for GCSE (first teaching 2015)

Suitable for:
  1. AQA
  2. Edexcel
  3. OCR

Keep your whole class absorbed in this dense but rewarding text with a variety of stimulating, ready-to-use activities, covering all aspects of the novel. Perfectly focused on the new specification requirements throughout!

The educational value is very good... It covers all bases. E Amisu, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Activities include:

  • Insightful questions
  • Stimulating creative writing tasks
  • Spoken language and SPaG practice
  • Appealing tasks based on modern media
  • Web quests
  • Quizzes and match-ups
  • Mind maps
  • ‘Havopoly’ board game

Carefully considered structure develops understanding:

  1. Build a foundation for learning and get students interested with introductory pre-reading exercises.
  2. Dig deeper with text-based activities. Every chapter is explored through a range of thought-provoking tasks.
  3. Consolidate knowledge with whole-text activities focusing on: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context

All activities are perfectly matched to the GCSE Assessment Objectives, and the fantastic structure makes the pack accessible for your whole class – differentiation is built in.

Plus! Suggested answers for questions and activities included.