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!

An essential resource for any teacher... Successfully navigates the novel chronologically whilst providing a whole range of different activities which could be used in both mixed-ability and set classes

P Town, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)

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.

What do teachers say about this resource? (1631)

It is an excellent resource. Would be an essential resource for any teacher whether familiar with the novel or not. It successfully navigates the novel chronologically whilst providing a whole range of different activities which could be used in both mixed-ability and set classes... Highly student-friendly... I'm not sure I could teach this novel without it! P Town, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

P Town, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)

This is an excellent resource. It is detailed in terms of the novel's content, but also provides a great insight into the demands and assessment of the new GCSE. Tasks are purposeful and creative and will therefore engage the students... I am confident that this would inspire both experienced teachers and those new to the profession. It would be an excellent resource for studying the novel with any exam board.

S Mann, HoD & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)

This resource is very useful in terms of providing a wide range of material for both teachers and students. The use of games makes it very accessible for students who might be finding the text challenging. It also provides an excellent tool for revision. Enhances the learning of students by allowing them to learn through a great series of different activities. I would purchase this resource because of the many opportunities for independent learning within the resource. Provides a good scope to stretch and challenge students. The educational value of this resource is very good... It covers all bases.

E Amisu, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)

A very comprehensive resource pack... It allows the students to study a long novel in depth whilst still remaining engaged throughout. There is a variety of tasks available to suit a range of students, with excellent use of differentiation so that it is accessible by all. It has a clear focus on the new specification, and the activities are formed with this in mind. Each task is focused on the AOs and provides a clear purpose and learning objective.

L Richards, Teacher & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)