Globe Education

Globe Education

Direct your students to achieve stand-out success in their Shakespeare questions with the only GCSE play texts matched to the 2015 AQA specifications. And, take your students straight to the heart of Shakespeare’s plays with the Shorter Shakespeare Play Texts.

Packed with grade-boosting exam-focused activities and insider insights, these books offer you much more than a normal play text.

Titles in this series
Choose from Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet
Both books contain:
  • ‘Exam Skills’ sections matched to AQA’s requirements so your students can learn, practise and reinforce the skills they need to fulfil their potential
  • ‘Exam Preparation’ sections that show students how to meet the AQA Assessment Objectives when answering exam-style questions

Macbeth for AQA GCSE English Literature

Romeo and Juliet for AQA GCSE English Literature

…of the series
Sample pages

See for yourself how Globe Education bring Shakespeare to life

Here’s what GCSE teachers have been saying about our Shakespeare texts:
  • ‘I like the objectives!’
  • ‘Good quotations and analysis’
  • ‘Modern’
  • ‘Wonderful pictures’
  • ‘A fresh look’
Supporting you at a time of change
How do these texts help you tackle the 2015 specifications?
• Ease the transition from coursework to terminal assessment, offering in-depth exam guidance and preparation
• Cut down your new spec planning time, supplying in-class and independent study activities for each scene
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Shorter Shakespeare Play Texts

Take your students straight to the heart of Shakespeare’s plays; their confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plots, themes and Shakespeare’s language, which is supported throughout these abridged play texts from Globe Education.

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Romeo and Juliet