A Level Textbooks

This is where it started – with A Level writing. The book on the left is the first textbook I was involved with, and the one on the right is the latest A Level book I’ve contributed to. As you can see, both of these are specifically written to the AQA English Language specification – ….  Read More

GCSE Study and Revision Guides

These cover a range of formats: traditional study guide, workbook, practice tests and the new ‘rapid revision’ book and flashcards. Each offers different challenges for writing, with different types of content to provide, cut up into precise blocks of word count that sometimes feels impossible. I really like working on these – they’re an interesting ….  Read More

KS3 books

These anthologies, for the now-part-of-OUP-Nelson-Thornes, were a really interesting task. We were quite a big team, assembling texts/extracts for either communication/information or creativity/imagination (or for a few of us, both). The huge wire-bound teacher guides offered lesson plans with links to the then assessment strategies/strands – they were really detailed, with a range of different ….  Read More

International projects

There are two main markets covered here: the Cambridge examinations board, and the Caribbbean. I’ve been fortunate enough to teach IGCSE and to write – and gain endorsement – for CAIE qualifications, which has been fascinating, especially the opportunity to compare A level content. I’ve also been invited to write for the Jamaican and broader ….  Read More

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