Faber is delighted to announce the launch of a new series of educational editions for students at GCSE, IGCSE and A Level. Each edition combines the complete text of a major curricular work with an approachable, stimulating and author-approved study guide.
Henry Volans, Digital and New Business Director, comments:
‘Faber books have been studied in schools for many years. Now we are building on our position as a publisher of core texts with first-class resources for teachers and students. We worked with two outstanding educators as well as Kazuo Ishiguro, Alan Bennett and Michael Frayn themselves to produce the first three Faber Educational Editions. These editions mark the start of a long-term initiative to position Faber’s novels, plays and poetry at the heart of literature teaching in schools, and to be part of a wider conversation with teachers and students.’
The launch titles are scheduled for April 2017 publication and will comprise: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, with a study guide by Geoff Barton; Spies by Michael Frayn, and The History Boys by Alan Bennett, both with study guides by Andrew Bruff. Each is priced at £9.99.
Intended to support the teaching and study of the new specifications at GCSE and A Level, these new editions celebrate the significant role Faber books play in English Literature in secondary education.
Each guide covers:
· The context of the work and its author
· Detailed analyses of character, setting and theme
· Close examination of plot, structure, and narrative or dramatic techniques
· Critical responses to the work
· Activities both for the student working alone and in the classroom
· Test questions designed to prompt deeper thinking
About the authors:
Geoff Barton, the author of educational notes for Never Let Me Go, has been described as Britain’s best-known English teacher. A columnist for the TES and a regular speaker on literacy, grammar and education, he is Headteacher of a large comprehensive school, where he still teaches English.
Andrew Bruff, the author of educational notes for The History Boys and Spies, is a pioneer in online education. A sought-after school consultant and former Head of English, his ‘Mr Bruff’ teaching videos on YouTube have been viewed over ten million times around the world.
For further information please contact Henry Volans tel: 020 7927 3835