Exam Board: SQA
Level: National 5 and Higher
First teaching: September 2017 (N5) / September 2018 (Higher)
First exams: Summer 2018 (N5) / Summer 2019 (Higher)
Understand, analyse, evaluate, succeed. This study and revision guide takes you through every aspect of Carol Ann Duffy's poetry, with exam advice for the National 5 and Higher English Critical Reading papers.
Fully up to date with SQA's latest exam requirements, this book is written by an expert who knows what exam success looks like.
> Develop understanding of language, structure and themes. Clear explanations and detailed commentary are supported by definitions of key terms and unfamiliar words
> Build critical and analytical skills. Students are encouraged to think more deeply about the poems and consider the writers' ideas, choices and techniques
> Receive advice on the Scottish Texts section of the exam. Sample questions with model answers and examiner-style commentary are supported by additional practice questions for students to do
> Prepare for the Critical Essay section of the exam. With tips and examples for planning, structuring and writing a top-grade essay, plus practice essay questions for students to answer
> Remember key quotations. A selection of quotes are highlighted throughout, so students can use them in the exam to make comparisons between different parts of the text
> Review your learning. Quick questions at the end of each chapter check students' understanding of the poems