Exam Board: AQA
Level: GCSE Grade 9-1
Subject: English Literature
First Teaching: September 2015, First Exams: June 2017
Everything you need to score top marks on your GCSE Grade 9-1 English Literature exam is right at your fingertips! Revise Lord of the Flies by William Golding in a snap with this new GCSE Grade 9-1 Snap Revision Text Guide from Collins.
Refresh your knowledge of the plot, context, characters and themes and pick up top tips along the way to ace your AQA exam. Each topic is explained in an easy-to-read format so you can get straight to the point. Then, put your skills to the test with plenty of practice questions included in every section.
he Snap Text Guides are packed with every quote and extract you need. We’ve even included examples of how to plan and write your essay responses! This Collins English Literature revision guide contains all the key information you need to practise and pass.
Scene by scene analysis including:
- Plot summaries
- Key thematic and character notes
- Relevant context
- Detailed analysis of language, form and structure
- Critical interpretations over time - and how to apply them to the text
- Details of crucial elements of form, and structure - and how to write about them
- How to approach a closed book exam: choosing quotes, and ways to maximise your marks
- Practice questions
- Glossary of literary vocabulary
Our Revision Workbooks are designed to help you develop vital skills throughout the course in preparation for the exam with:
- One-to-one page match with the AQA GCSE English Language Revision Guide so you can find the practice you need quickly and easily
- 'Putting it into practice' pages correspond to the Revision Guide pages with exam-style questions and text references.
- Loads of practice questions in the style of the new exams, with their own set of accompanying texts
- Guided support and hints provide additional scaffolding and help avoid common pitfalls
- A full set of practice papers written to match the new specification exactly
Includes a double-sided printable flashcard for all the Love and Relationships cluser, to help students revise for the GCSE exam. Each flashcard includes:
- language, structure and form explained
- context of the poem and why it matters
- key quotes, with analysis of language techniques
- key relevant literary terminology
- explanation of key quotations
- which poems to compare together
A common text for GCSE and A-Level, this edition has TONS of space for student annotations as they study the play, with wide margins on every page. This is the 1831 edition used by exam boards. Mary Shelley’s gothic tale of horror, madness, and man’s desire to push the boundaries of science. Written in 1818, on the storm-washed shores of Lake Geneva in response to a ghost story competition with Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, Frankenstein was revised in 1831. Victor Frankenstein, gifted and driven young scientist, pushes all boundaries of religion and science to create a being. Once achieved, he realises the depths of his transgression and abandons the creation – who follows him, determined to reunite with his creator. Contemporary reviewers claimed “There never was a wilder story imagined,“ and as one of the first sci-fi novels, Frankenstein has given birth to the common cultural ideas of the mad scientist, the quest for knowledge at all costs even to oneself, the question of a creator’s responsibility to the created. Shelley explores the bounds of her known science and its relationship to religion.
Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' has long since filtered into the cultural consciousness as a morality tale of redemption and forgiveness. The original story includes many details omitted by film and television adaptations, as Dickens delves deeper into his character's psyche and explores what it really is to deserve- and be granted - forgiveness. Visited by three spirits reminding him of his earlier cruelties to mankind, Scrooge must come to terms with his past and understand the errors of his ways. This edition has extra-wide margins for annotations, ideal for students who want space for the best possible interpretations for their exams or teachers to make sure they're covering everything their students need to know.