Comprehensive Course Companions for A Level AQA

Topics covered include:
Child Language Development
  • Phonological, Lexical, Semantic, Grammatical and Pragmatic
  • Development
  • The Caregiver
  • Child-directed Speech (or Motherese)
  • Reading and Writing
  • and more!
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Take a detailed look at how the English language changes and develops both through childhood and over the centuries with these comprehensive packs of notes and theories, engaging student activities and exam-style questions. Flexible format to support your teaching of the 2015 A Level AQA specification.

  • Versatile worksheets with regular tasks and discussion points encourage reflective thinking and spark debate
  • Methods of language analysis integrated throughout activities
  • Uses a stimulating and relevant range of unseen written, spoken and electronic sources, with methods of language analysis integrated throughout
  • Varied examples provided and complex theories explained in an accessible way
  • ‘Synoptic Opportunities’ help students recognise how the topics merge with, support or contrast one another

Plus Vital Exam Practice!

  • Exam-style questions prep students to achieve top marks across the AOs
  • Indicative content included
An excellent resource! Each aspect of the spec is covered in depth and enhanced definitions with charts enables to the student to recognise if they understand each concept... Modern research is informative and encourages debate... The question examples are very useful... The layout presents complex topics in an interesting format with examples and activities.S Fallon, Teacher and Independent Reviewer on Child Language Development
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7553)
'Covers essential aspects of CLA... I liked the integrated tests, exemplars and student-friendly mark scheme. It lends itself to A Level well because it allows that degree of independent learning... It explains key syllabus material in easily digestible chunks... The transcripts are well chosen... It's written with the A Level learner on mind and the material / difficulty is gauged well for the audience.' S Alsop, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'A very comprehensive guide! Offers opportunity for stretch and challenge with research tasks and independent study material... The theorists are all listed in one place and there also opportunities for students to compare them and find suitable research material to evaluate theorists' ideas... There are also questions and tasks that help practise and refine skills in both a fun and more academic manner... There are materials for both within and outside the classroom. It encourages students to select discriminating examples and collect their evidence in such a way that they will be able to evaluate theorists' ideas and form their own opinions on pieces of research. Students can use the hand-outs to produce other revision materials... It would greatly reduce the amount of planning I would need to do and would help consolidate the knowledge of my learners because it tests what they know in several different ways. It would also help my students undertake more structured independent study.' R Budyakova, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'An excellent resource! Each aspect of the spec is covered in depth and enhanced definitions with charts enables to the student to recognise if they understand each concept... Topics such as grammatical development are explained with an illustration to ensure that learning has taken place... Mordern research is informative and encourages debate - students can compare research carried out in the early years with recent theorists which enables them to understand criticising and putting forward research to argue in essays... The question examples are very useful... The layout presents complex topics in an interesting format with examples and activities.' S Fallon, Teacher and Independent Reviewer