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Heroes Study Guide

Heroes Study Guide

"It's your best resource yet that I've reviewed...

What an amazing resource… it matches all the AOs in detail and has interpreted them extremely well"
C Hornby, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer


Matches new 2010 specification criteria for Edexcel & WJEC

DYNAMITE for the new specifications! Reviewers agree…

Includes original character and scene illustrations


  • 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. Exceptional differentiation via 'First Impressions' and 'Assessment Objectives in Pupil-Speak' for weaker students and special tasks for the more able!
  2. Exam material specific to each examination board, WJEC & Edexcel
  • Guidance and tasks to ensure students are comfortable using the PEE framework for essays

Special Different Cultures notes specifically for Edexcel's genre categorisation of this text

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

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

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  English Literature English Language English
Edexcel Unit 1: Understanding Different Cultures Unit 2: The Writer's Voice — Section A: Studying written language (reading) Unit 2: The Writer's Craft — Section B: Reading (prose)
One of seven texts prescribed for an exam. One of seven texts prescribed for an exam. One of seven texts prescribed for an exam.
WJEC Unit 1: Section A — Different Cultures Prose Unit 3: Literary reading & creative writing — studying written language(extended literary text)  
One of five texts prescribed for an exam. 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.