**Do your students claim they ‘don’t know how to revise’ for the writing sections of their English exams? Do you have some students who have missed several lessons (for whatever reason) and need to be given some materials to work through independently to help prepare them for the GCSE English exam? Are you stuck on what work to assign over the holidays/study leave to help your classes revise? **

This is your answer - an extensive revision workbook designed to help GCSE English students independently prepare for the writing portion of their exams. 45 pages of activities designed to recap key skills and improve their standard of writing. Simply print it off, hand it out and let them work through it at their own pace. The booklet begins with a self-assessment where students are asked to rate their confidence in the skills covered, which might help them to select which sections of the workbook to prioritise. The reminder of the book is split into:

  • 18 pages of exercises focusing on AO6 (writing with accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar, varying vocabulary and sentence structures) such as recognising and correcting homophones, avoiding comma splicing, using complex sentences and varying sentence moods.
  • 25 pages of exercises focusing on AO5 (communicating clearly, effectively and imaginatively/ adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences/ organising information and ideas) such as developing characters, building a plotline, showing not telling and adding formality to your writing.
    This resource is suitable for ALL major exam boards and is also ideal for post-16 resitters (originally created for an FE environment). It is aimed at those working to achieve a grade 4/5 but includes some optional challenges/extension activities throughout to suit students aiming higher.
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