Study and Revise for GCSE: The History Boys


Author: Sue Bennett,Dave Stockwin
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1471854434
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 104
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Exam Board: AQA, WJEC, WJEC Eduqas Level: GCSE (9-1) Subject: English literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2017 Enable students to achieve their best grade in GCSE English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise The History Boys throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of The History Boys as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of plot, characterisation, themes and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, annotated sample student answers and tips for reaching the next grade - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay - Provides opportunities for students to review their learning and identify their revision needs with knowledge-based questions at the end of each chapter

The History Boys


Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571246885
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 96
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An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool. In Alan Bennett's new play, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose. The History Boys premired at the National in May 2004. 'Nothing could diminish the incendiary achievement of this subtle, deep-wrought and immensely funny play about the value and meaning of education .. In short, a superb, life-enhancing play.' Guardian

The History Boys: AQA GCSE English Literature


Author: Collins Collins GCSE,Collins UK
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780008247171
Category:
Page: 80
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Exam Board: AQALevel & Subject: GCSE English LiteratureFirst teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Revise set texts in a snap. Need extra help with 'The History Boys’ ahead of the exam? Revise and review your understanding of the plot, characters, themes and context with this handy A5, exam-focused guide. With lots of practice and tips for your AQA exam, this 'The History Boys’ Snap Revision Text Guide contains all the key information you need to get a top mark.

DNA


Author: Dennis Kelly
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849432376
Category: Drama
Page: 88
View: 980

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A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart. A contemporary play for younger people, DNA opened at the National Theatre in February 2008

The History Boys

Educational Edition
Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571335800
Category:
Page: 240
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Designed to meet the requirements for students at GCSE and A level, this accessible educational edition offers the complete text of The History Boys with a comprehensive study guide. Highlights of Andrew Bruff's guide include: – detailed analyses of character, theme and structure; – a clear introduction to the context of the play and its auth∨ – key quotations and activities both for the student working alone and in the classroom. An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he’s a fool. In Alan Bennett’s award-winning and hugely popular play, staffroom rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it, about education and its purpose.

The Farmer's Bride


Author: Charlotte Mary Mew
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780649755608
Category: Fiction
Page: 70
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Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.

Pigeon English


Author: Stephen Kelman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408826143
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on a London housing estate. The second best runner in the whole of Year 7, Harri races through his new life in his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on with marker pen - blissfully unaware of the very real threat all around him. With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of his new life in England: watching, listening, and learning the tricks of inner-city survival. But when a boy is knifed to death on the high street and a police appeal for witnesses draws only silence, Harri decides to start a murder investigation of his own. In doing so, he unwittingly endangers the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to try and keep them safe. A story of innocence and experience, hope and harsh reality, Pigeon English is a spellbinding portrayal of a boy balancing on the edge of manhood and of the forces around him that try to shape the way he falls.

A Kestrel for a Knave


Author: Barry Hines
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014190383X
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a disillusioned teenager growing up in a small Yorkshire mining town. Violence is commonplace and he is frequently cold and hungry. Yet he is determined to be a survivor and when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk he discovers a passion in life. Billy identifies with her proud silence and she inspired in him the trust and love that nothing else can. Intense and raw and bitingly honest, A KETREL FOR A KNAVE was first published in 1968 and was also madeinto a highly acclaimed film, 'Kes', directed by Ken Loach.

AQA GCSE History: Understanding the Modern World


Author: David Ferriby,Dave Martin,Ben Walsh
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1471864367
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Create a stimulating, well-paced teaching route through the 2016 GCSE History specification using this tailor-made series that draws on a legacy of market-leading history textbooks and the individual subject specialisms of the author team to inspire student success. - Motivate your students to deepen their subject knowledge through an engaging and thought-provoking narrative that makes historical concepts accessible and interesting to today's learners - Embed progressive skills development in every lesson with carefully designed Focus Tasks that encourage students to question, analyse and interpret key topics - Take students' historical understanding to the next level by using a wealth of original contemporary source material to encourage wider reflection on different periods - Help your students achieve their potential at GCSE with revision tips and practice questions geared towards the changed assessment model, plus useful advice to aid exam preparation - Confidently navigate the new AQA specification using the expert insight of experienced authors and teachers with examining experience This single core text contains all four period studies and the following wider world depth studies: - Conflict and tension, 1894-1918 - Conflict and tension, 1918-1939 - Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945-1972 - Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950-1975

AQA GCSE History: Migration, Empires and the People


Author: Abdul Mohamud,Robin Whitburn
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1471886263
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 3511

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Create a stimulating, well-paced teaching route through the 2016 GCSE History specification using this tailor-made series that draws on a legacy of market-leading history textbooks and the individual subject specialisms of the author team to inspire student success. - Motivate your students to deepen their subject knowledge through an engaging and thought-provoking narrative that makes historical concepts accessible and interesting to today's learners - Embed progressive skills development in every lesson with carefully designed Focus Tasks that encourage students to question, analyse and interpret key topics - Take students' historical understanding to the next level by using a wealth of original contemporary source material to encourage wider reflection on different periods - Help your students achieve their potential at GCSE with revision tips and practice questions geared towards the changed assessment model, plus useful advice to aid exam preparation - Confidently navigate the new AQA specification using the expert insight of experienced authors and teachers with examining experience

Poems Past and Present

A Guide for Aqa Gcse English Literature
Author: Liz Croft
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781541088788
Category:
Page: 174
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The Guide has been written primarily for students of GCSE English Literature as specified by AQA in the post-2015 syllabus (8702). It addresses the requirement to study one cluster of poems taken from the AQA poetry anthology: Past and Present and the requirement to analyse and compare Unseen Poetry. The Guide covers all the poems in both the "Love and Relationships" and the "Power and Conflict" clusters in the Anthology.The poems are explored individually, and links and connections between them are drawn as appropriate. The format of each exploration is similar:* An explanation of key features of the poem that require contextual knowledge or illustration and the relationship between the text and its context. * A summary of the key themes of the poems, with a note on possible connections and links to other poems in the cluster* A brief summary of the metric form, rhyme scheme or other structural features* A "walk-through" (or explication) of the poem, ensuring that what is happening in the poem is understood, how the rhythm and rhyme contribute to meaning, an explanation of the meaning of words which may be unfamiliar, an exploration of language and imagery and a comment on main themes.

The History Boys

The Film
Author: Alan Bennett,Nicholas Hytner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0865479712
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 107
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Now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures, The History Boys: The Film contains Alan Bennett's diary of the filming, the shooting script, and an introduction by director Nicholas Hytner, as well as an extensive plate section that includes a look behind the scenes and stills from the film. An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys' school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university, generally in that order. In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes undefined ways, and a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. In The History Boys, Alan Bennett evokes the special period and place that the sixth form represents in an English boy's life. In doing so, he raises not only universal questions about the nature of history and how it is taught but also questions about the purpose of education today.

An Inspector Calls


Author: Julia Burchell,Mike Gould,Lindsay Skinner
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780008249397
Category:
Page: 128
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Exam Board: AQALevel & Subject: GCSE English Language, GCSE English LiteratureFirst teaching: September 2015, First exams: June 2017 Develop your students' skills in English Literature and English Language as you study An Inspector Calls. This Student Book offers English Literature lessons to help your classes explore the set text in depth. In parallel, English Language lessons give students the opportunity to respond to fiction and non-fiction extracts that will deepen their understanding of the play's themes and contexts. This practical resource is designed for in-class study, as well as exam preparation. * Give students a supportive route through the set text, with pre-reading, close reading and whole-text review chapters to help them understand the plot, characters, themes and contexts and analyse the writer's methods.* Build writing stamina with the longer exam-style tasks at the end of each chapter.* Support all learners with clear plot summaries and a 'Who's who' guide to the main characters.* Prepare for examination success with a final chapter on the Literature exam, including exam-style questions, step-by-step guidance for writing an effective response, and sample answers at different levels.* Practise all the AQA English Language Paper 1 and 2 question formats. Students will learn how to locate information, analyse language and structure, synthesise, critically evaluate and compare as they read texts about life in Edwardian and post-war Britain, class, marriage and the suffrage movement. They will also be given the opportunity to produce their own narrative, descriptive and argumentative writing in response to the play and its concerns.

An Inspector Calls


Author: J. B. Priestley
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435232825
Category: English drama
Page: 79
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The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. In this play an inspector interrupts a party to investigate a girl's suicide, and implicates each of the party-makers in her death.

Mister Pip


Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459616359
Category: Authors, New Zealand
Page: 276
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Lloyd Jones' new novel is set mainly in a small village on Bougainville, a country torn apart by civil war. Matilda attends the school set up by Mr Watts, the only white man on the island. By his own admission he's not much of a teacher and proceeds to educate the children by reading them Great Expectations. Matilda falls in love with the novel, strongly identifying with Pip. The promise of the next chapter is what keeps her going; Pip's story protects her from the horror of what is happening around her - helicopters menacing the skies above the village and rebel raids on the ground. When the rebels visit the village searching for any remaining men to join their cause, they discover the name Pip written in the sand and instigate a search for him. When Pip can't be found the soldiers destroy the book. Mr Watts then encourages the children to retell the story from their memories. Then when the rebels invade the village, the teacher tells them a story which lasts seven nights, about a boy named Pip, and a convict . . .

Anita and Me


Author: Meera Syal
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007378521
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Nine-year-old Meena can’t wait to grow up and break free from her parents. But, as the daughter of the only Punjabi family in the mining village of Tollington, her struggle for independence is different from most.

An Inspector Calls

AQA GCSE English Literature
Author: Collins Collins GCSE
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008235918
Category:
Page: 80
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Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: GCSE English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Revise set texts in a snap. Need extra help with 'An Inspector Calls' ahead of the exam? Revise and review your understanding of the plot, characters, themes and context with this handy A5, exam-focused guide. With lots of practice and tips for your AQA exam, this 'An Inspector Calls' Snap Revision Text Guide contains all the key information you need to get a top mark.

The History Boys

With GCSE and A Level study guide
Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571335837
Category: Drama
Page: 160
View: 8801

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Designed to meet the requirements for students at GCSE and A level, this accessible educational edition offers the complete text of The History Boys with a comprehensive study guide. Highlights of Andrew Bruff's guide include: - detailed analyses of character, theme and structure; - a clear introduction to the context of the play and its author; - key quotations and activities both for the student working alone and in the classroom. An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool. In Alan Bennett's award-winning and hugely popular play, staffroom rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it, about education and its purpose.

Top Girls


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140817166X
Category: Drama
Page: 104
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Marlene hosts a dinner party in a London restaurant to celebrate her promotion to managing director of 'Top Girls' employment agency. Her guests are five women from the past: Isabella Bird (1831- 1904) - the adventurous traveller; Lady Nijo (b1258) - the mediaeval courtesan who became a Buddhist nun and travelled on foot through Japan; Dull Gret, who as Dulle Griet in a Bruegel painting, led a crowd of women on a charge through hell; Pope Joan - the transvestite early female pope and last but not least Patient Griselda, an obedient wife out of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. As the evening continues we are involved with the stories of all five women and the impending crisis in Marlene's own life. A classic of contemporary theatre, Churchill's play is seen as a landmark for a new generation of playwrights. It was premiered by the Royal Court in 1982. "Top Girls has a combination of directness and complexity which keeps you both emotionally and intellectually alert. You can smell life, and at the same time feel locked in an argument with an agile and passionate mind." (John Peter, Sunday Times)