Specifically targeted at the specifications for first examination in 2004, "GCSE English for Edexcel" is a valuable resource for all students studying the Edexcel GCSE English specifications A and B. Covering all the elements of the GCSE English specifications A and B in one succinct book, students are provided with a comprehensive and stimulating course of study. The Edexcel GCSE English Literature specification is also covered when "GCSE English for Edexcel" is used together with "GCSE English for Edexcel: Teacher's Resource". The book includes units to tackle each element of the specifications, containing exciting reading and writing activities as well as group discussion. Every unit also begins with an explanation of the relevant assessment objectives, summarising the keys to success. The assessed elements of 'Personal and Imaginative Writing' and 'Speaking and Listening' are integrated into units throughout the book. Helpful examples of practice questions at Higher and Foundation Tiers are included to help students to improve their examination skills and build their confidence.
"GCSE English for Edexcel: Teacher's Resource" accompanies this student's resource, and contains further extension activities, assessment criteria, examples of examination work, photocopiable worksheets and OHTs to help teachers in preparing students for the examinations. It will also contain the 'Pre-1914 Poetry and Prose' elements of the English Literature specification. "GCSE English for Edexcel" also supports the recently published "EDEXCEL Anthology for GCSE English" - a vital examination text for the GCSE specifications.
The authors, Andrew Liddle, Richard Ormrod and Shirley Ormrod, are all experienced teachers and examiners who possess an in-depth understanding of the specifications and their requirements. Peter Ellison, the series editor, is a former English Subject Officer and is now a Key Stage 3 and 4 English and Literacy Consultant for CEA@Islington.