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Year 11 GCSE English

7 February 2019

English Revision Sessions for website

revision guide letter 2019 yr 11

January 2019

Dear Year 11 Parent

We are writing to remind about your son/daughter’s GCSE English Literature texts for Year 11 and to offer you another possibility of purchasing English Language and English Literature revision guides through the school.

English Literature Set Texts

Students have already studied Macbeth by William Shakespeare, An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. They have also almost completed studying a collection of poems from the Power and Conflict Anthology as well as preparing for the questions on the Unseen Poetry section their exam. Students will need to revise all these texts over next few months. The school has provided copies of the texts for all students to use in class and in their own time, however it may be helpful for your child to have their own copy so they are able to make notes in the text as they revise.

Copies of all of these texts can be purchased from most book retailers and also online. The editions we use in school are as follows:

Macbeth – Cambridge School Shakespeare ISBN 1107615496

An Inspector Calls – Heinemann ISBN 0435232826

A Christmas Carol – ISBN 1853261213

 

Revision guides for English Language and English Literature

In English literature students will have to be able to analyse short passages, relate these extracts to the whole text and understand how characters and themes are developed through each text. They will need to learn some key quotations as no copies of texts are allowed in the exams. In English language students will have to analyse unseen extracts from fiction and non-fiction sources, as well as write both fiction and non-fiction texts.

If you would like further details of what these exam questions are like, there is more information on the AQA specification on the AQA website:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702

There are study and revision guides available for each text and for other elements of the GCSE English language and literature exams which you may wish to purchase through school for a slightly reduced rate compared to the RRP. You do not need to purchase any or all of these guides, and you may prefer to buy alternative guides or buy guides online or in bookstores. Last year you may have purchased CGP guides through the school. This year we have decided to order a different set of revision guides, but you do NOT need to purchase any new guides – your CGP guides are still appropriate.

Details and prices of the guides we are offering this year are on the order form.

Please complete the form and return to the Finance Office by Monday 11th of February if you wish to take advantage of this offer.

We appreciate your support in this matter.

Best wishes,

 

Kathy Hamilton

SLL English Language

 

Year 11 Revision Guide Form English Language and Literature

Please remember you do NOT need new guides if you purchased different guides last year.

Name: ……………………………………………………………………Tutor Group ………………………………………..

English Teacher …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

COLLINS REVISION GUIDES – *special offer if you order all 6 from this group (total £12 rather than £16)

TITLE PRICE TICK to select
*Collins SNAP Revision – Reading (for papers 1 and 2): AQA 9-1 English Language £1.50

 

*Collins SNAP Revision – Writing (for papers 1 and 2): AQA 9-1 English Language £1.50

 

*Collins GCSE Revision – AQA 9-1 Poetry Anthology: Power and Conflict Revision Guide £4.00

 

*Collins GCSE 9-1 SNAP Revision – Macbeth £3.00

 

*Collins GCSE 9-1 SNAP Revision – An Inspector Calls £3.00

 

*Collins GCSE 9-1 SNAP Revision – A Christmas Carol

 

£3.00

 

TOTAL AMOUNT

If you have selected all 6 books the total is £12

 

REVISION WORKBOOK (only select grade 7 or grade 5) AND PRACTICE PAPERS

TITLE PRICE TICK to select
Collins GCSE 9-1 Revision – AQA GCSE English Language Exam Practice Workbook Grade 7 £4.00

 

Collins GCSE 9-1 Revision – AQA GCSE English Language Exam Practice Workbook Grade 5 £4.00

 

CGP New GCSE English Language AQA Practice Papers – Grade 9-1 £4.00

 

TOTAL AMOUNT

 

 

FINAL TOTAL AMOUNT

 

 

Parent / Guardian Signature __________________________________

Cash or cheque will be accepted. Please make cheques payable to Devon County Council.

Please submit, with payment, to the finance office, no later than Monday 11 February, 2019.