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Essays for Excellence: A collection of GCSE essays to support students and teachers in achieving success

Essays for Excellence: A collection of GCSE essays to support students and teachers in achieving success

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Have you ever marked a set of student essays and been left with little time to develop a resource which pushes your students further? This collection will offer you a time-saving resource to alleviate that workload, alongside developing your subject knowledge and raising the academic aspirations of your students.

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Have you ever marked a set of student essays and been left with little time to develop a resource which pushes your students further? This collection will offer you a time-saving resource to alleviate that workload, alongside developing your subject knowledge and raising the academic aspirations of your students.

As teachers of English, Laura Webb and Becky Jones, continually found themselves having to spend precious hours answering essay questions ourselves so that they could guarantee the quality of models our students are exposed to.

This collection offers you the opportunity to reclaim your work/life balance whilst safe in the knowledge that your pupils are excelling. You will find essays on a range of the most popular texts (‘Macbeth’, ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’ and various poems) that will push students of every ability and help them unlock their potential.

These essays are written with all of the major exam board expectations in mind, and ranked based on the exam board criteria for each level. All essays are accompanied by examiner commentary with student-friendly phrasing.

Improve your subject knowledge, share responses and plans with your students, or use in your department as a standardisation resource; this collection offers a wide range of opportunities.

About the Authors

Becky currently works as an Assistant Head in a large comprehensive school in the South West. She is responsible for raising achievement across the school, following working as Director of achievement and as Head of English. Last year she completed a successful NPQSL which focused on raising attainment at KS4. She has been an examiner for many years, working both for the summer and November series. Over the years Becky has worked with students of all abilities, but in particular has worked with high ability students developing their academic style and sophisticated responses. Becky has contributed to LitDrive’s online CPD and shares her thoughts @BeckyTeachopia

Laura currently works as a Head of English in a large comprehensive school in the South West. She has been teaching for nearly nine years, and has spent a lot of time on Twitter sharing resources, blogs, and ideas for English teaching. Alongside this, Laura has set up online conferences for the teaching of A Level Literature, as well as offering sold-out remote CPD during the pandemic. She has spoken at the Team English National Conference, and blogs reviews and ideas on her own website. Laura has worked as an examiner, for both language and literature, for most of her career, and tweets @lauralolder

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Author Becky Jones and Laura Webb
ISBN 9781915261335
No of pages 150
Format Paperback
Publication Date 22 Aug 2022

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