Animal Farm: Weaker Learner Support Pack for GCSE

A very solid resource, lots of excellent activities which are beautifully differentiated to the lower-ability students. The instructions for answering the exam-style questions are also incredibly useful.K Chanter, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
Suitable for:
  • OCR
  • AQA
  • Edexcel

  • Aim 1 – Engage weaker learners with the text
    Characters speak directly to students to summarise the plot before and after reading the novel.
  • Aim 2 – Support their understanding of key literary aspects
    Worksheets include stimulating and well-pitched activities to engage students with main events, all key characters, major themes, form and structural features, and language. Also includes a supporting PowerPoint presentation!
  • Aim 3 – Consolidate their knowledge ready for the exam
    Essay-writing advice, a whole-text quiz and a revision mind map ensure students are fully prepared for the exam.


  • Full answers included
  • Original illustrations

Targeted at those students who need motivating, or who find English difficult.

What do teachers say about this resource? (8380)

'A detailed resource which can be used to form lessons as well as revision activities. It has a clear focus on the assessment objectives in the exam with specific tasks created in order to inform students and teachers... This resource covers the whole novel in enough detail in order to answer exam questions and to gain a rounded understanding of the novel. It simplifies the information whilst still enabling students to challenge themselves and ensure that they have a fully formed understanding.' L Richards, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

A really useful, lower ability take, on a fantastic text that makes it even easier to adapt teaching for weaker learners. There was so much that could be of use in the resource and which could easily be adapted for mixed ability teaching as well. It does not spoon feed with continual sentence stems and model answers, instead it encourages independence of thought with just enough gentle nudging along the way." P Town, English Teacher

A very solid resource, lots of excellent question and answer activities which are beautifully differentiated to the lower ability students. The Powerpoints are a really useful addition, especially if they will be included electronically so they can be used with a class. The instructions for answering the exam style questions are also incredibly useful. I really liked the introductions to the characters, where the story has been simplified for the lower ability kids. Sometimes they really struggle with who is who and who represents whom in this novella and I think that having those in this pack will be a godsend." K Chanter, English Teacher