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About a Boy Gifted and Talented Pack

An excellent resource; well written and intelligent. It is pitched exactly right for the G&T audience. K Chanter, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer

Challenging activity pack that stretches your gifted and more able students during their exploration of About a Boy 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 text: important events, characters, context, language, structure, form, themes, ideas and interpretations. Within each key area, engaging and thought-provoking activities aim to:

  1. Prompt the recall of important points, aid comprehension and reinforce clear, advanced understanding
  2. Support literal and abstract analyses
  3. 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 to practice 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.