Exam Preparation Packs for GCSE Edexcel

Apply set-text teaching to the exam with these focused companions, specifically tailored to the exam board.

This is an excellent resource in every way and would save a teacher hours of work... Best of all are the detailed work on examination responses, the chance to self-mark and the focus on the AOs

S Griffin, Teacher & Peer Reviewer (Inspector Calls version)

Three structured steps to build success:

  1. Revision
    • At-a-glance topical summaries cover key points in an easy-to-digest format
    • Revision activities consolidate knowledge through quizzes, mind mapping, quotation analysis, close reading and more!
  2. Exam Preparation
    • Essay-focused exercises build planning and writing skills and improve exam technique
  3. Exam Practice
    • Plenty of original exam-style questions give practice in all areas – great for mock exams
    • Worked-through example takes students through planning, drafting and completing an essay in manageable steps
    • Sample essays with annotated versions and activities demonstrate how to improve grades

Lots of exemplars and ideas which would help students to focus and understand the requirements of the examination during the revision period

C Harvey, KS4 Coordinator & Peer Reviewer (Macbeth version)

Includes annotated sample essays!

Plus! Student-friendly self- or peer-mark scheme and suggested answers for all activities. Tasks can be set in class or for homework to enhance your revision schedule.

What do teachers say about this resource? (7565)

This is an excellent resource in every way and would save a teacher hours of work especially at the moment when there are so few past papers and little exemplar material available... Best of all are the detailed work on examination responses, the chance to self-mark and the focus on the AOs... Brilliant resource.

S Griffin, Teacher & Peer Reviewer (Inspector Calls version)

The resource was comprehensive and had a good range of ideas and activities. It was well written and constructed, taking the students (and teachers) from the basics of scene summaries, and building up gradually to full examination answers... Annotated exemplars are very valuable, and I liked the fact that these were linked to the AOs.

M Smyth, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer (Inspector Calls version)

What do teachers say about this resource? (8460)

I really liked the exemplar answers that were worked through with detailed commentaries; these would be helpful for all ability of students... The worked-through exemplars have an excellent task modelling how to embed quotations... Really useful for exam preparation. It's clearly focused on the assessment criteria ... and would be useful for both students and teachers familiarising themselves with the requirements of the question... The commentaries stick closely to the exam question examples I've seen so far.

S Comley, Teacher & Peer Reviewer (Christmas Carol version)

I liked the extracts identified in the example papers section as making exam-style papers is very time-consuming... The mark schemes provided are very useful...

C Harvey, KS4 Coordinator & Peer Reviewer (Christmas Carol version)

What do teachers say about this resource? (8239)

Comprehensive... I liked the way that the resource built up from summary to analysis in a way that would easily transfer to a scheme of work... The links to the AOs are helpful, and the revision activities are also beneficial and will save teachers a lot of time with these ready-made exemplars. M Smyth, Assistant Vice Principal and Independent Reviewer

M Smyth, Assistant Vice Principal & Peer Reviewer (Macbeth version)

It has lots of exemplars and ideas which would help students to focus and understand the requirements of the examination during the revision period... I particularly liked the scene-by-scene key themes suggestion – something I would certainly use in my teaching – and the breakdown of timings is a useful visual organiser... This resource would really help students to understand the requirements of each AO and to revise the themes and context of the play. The essay planning ideas would also help them to understand how to approach the exam questions.

C Harvey, KS4 Coordinator & Peer Reviewer (Macbeth version)

What do teachers say about this resource? (7702)

A helpful resource... I like the range of questions and the use of exemplar responses. [The] chapter summary is very useful... A useful resource for providing teachers with a bank of questions to help prepare students for the exam...

L Deighton, HoD & Peer Reviewer (Woman in Black version)