Tailored to the CCEA GCSE English specification for 2003 onwards, this title provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the examinations. Through a range of activities, students should be able to improve their reading and writing capabilities whilst also developing the vital skills needed for success. The assessment objectives and the requirements of papers 1 and 2 are analysed and explained. Students are assisted in developing the style of answer required for each section and are provided with original Foundation Tier and Higher Tier practice materials designed for the new specification. Teachers are also provided with helpful advice on working with each section.
John Andrews, Ellen McVea, Len Quigg and Pauline Wylie are all experienced examiners. John Andrews, the series editor and Ellen McVea were also members of the English Working Group that produced the English Programme of Study for Northern Ireland. Kate O'Hanlon is an English Adviser for the Southern Education and Library Board and Len Quigg is the Vice-Principal of the CAI. Pauline Wylie is the Head of English at Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College, Noreen Doran is Head of Media Studies and an English teacher at Shimna College and Ellen McVea is the Vice-Principal at Shimna Integrated College.