Constructed in association with The Basic Skills Agency, this work is designed for KS4 English pupils operating at levels 2 to 4 of the National Curriculum. It contains group and individual activities which provide access to the text and develop an understanding of the plot.
The "Hodder English Gold 4" course combines access to a quality English programme at KS4 with emphasis on basic skills support for pupils working at levels 2 to 4 of the National Curriculum. The course has been constructed in association with the Basic Skills Agency to ensure readability and accessibility, while offering students full coverage of the English National Curriculum. This study book can be used in conjunction with units from the coursebook to provide integrated coverage of English and English Literature in preparation for GCSE or Certificate of Achievement qualifications. The book is a study of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men". It contains group and individual activities which provide access to the text and help to develop students' understanding of the plot. Drawing on debate and close reading, students should be able to engage with the characters and think about the serious themes addressed by the novel. There are also opportunities for producing written coursework in a variety of forms.