Jo has written and contributed to a number of text books, teacher guides and study guides.
Just out this month is Jo’s brand new text book designed to give teachers in post 16 a complete off-the -shelf curriculum for the new AQA GCSE English Language. The book contains a planned step-by-step 30 week course which covers each question on the AQA specification with Progress Tests and two complete mock apers. Accompanying this text book is a totally invaluable Teacher Guide which contain not only lesson plans, powerpoints and worksheets but also sample answers for all of the mock papers with examiner comments and an assessment masterclass in the new specification for teachers. This series is ideal for those who are facing teaching large numbers of new students in a resit environment, perhaps with non – specialist staff having to take on groups. This text book has done all of the work for you.
Jo co wrote and series edited the new Collins text books for the new specification GCSE English Language and Literature. This comprises a Core Book for students aiming up to Level 7, an Advanced follow on book for students aiming for Levels 8 and 9 and a substantial Teacher Guide packed with practical curriculum and lesson plans, supporting worksheets, printable source texts and classroom powerpoints to accompany all lessons and textbook topics. It provides a complete off the shelf course for teachers who are co-teaching Language and Literature for AQA GCSE and is endorsed by the examination board.
Jo’s most recent York Notes study guides are for key set Literature texts Romeo and Juliet and The Sign of the Four. Thorough, practical and helpful, these are guides packed with activities and well-researched help for students.
Jo has also recently completed a new workbook for York Notes featuring practice questions and sample answers for the very popular set text An Inspector Calls. Pre order now: http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/Secondary/Literature/14-16/YorkNotesforGCSE/ISBN/NEW-for-GCSE-9-1-Practice-Tests-for-English-Literature/AnInspectorCallsAQAEnglishLiteraturePracticeTestsYorkNotesforGCSE91.aspx
Still teaching the current AQA specification? If you are working in FE or sixth form college with re sit students, there is no better practical guide to the examination skills for Foundation Tier, which now count for 60% of the course, than Jo’s Oxford University Press text book.