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VCE English / EAL Study Guides

VCE Text Response

The score you get in VCE English EAL matters a lot for your ATAR.

The BBE study guides for text response give you:

  • excellent ideas about the texts
  • strategies for essay writing.

The study guides help you work smart and steadily improve your results.

The quizzes let you judge the progress you are making by how well you score. You can take the quizzes as often as you want to and increase your grasp of the text steadily.

Born a Crime

BBE VCE Text Response Study Guide for Born a Crime (print version)

The BooBook Education study guide for Born A Crime supports a detailed reading and analysis of the text, with a comprehensive point form synopsis of the novel, key quotes, a discussion of themes, and a vocabulary curated for insightful discussion of the text’s characters, relationships and key ideas.  Sample responses are provided for two of the 25 essay topics.

$24.95 plus postage and handling.

ISBN: 978-0-6452433-3-8

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Flames

BBE VCE Text Response Study Guide for Flames (print version)

The BooBook Education study guide for Flames supports a detailed reading and analysis of the text, with a comprehensive point form synopsis of the novel, key quotes, a discussion of themes, and a vocabulary curated for insightful discussion of the text’s characters, relationships and key ideas.  Sample responses are provided for two of the 25 essay topics.

$24.95 plus postage and handling.

ISBN: 978-0-6452433-4-5

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High Ground

BBE VCE Text Response Study Guide for Rainbow's End (print version)

The BooBook Education study guide for Rainbow's End gives a detailed reading and analysis of the text including a comprehensive point form synopsis, key quotes, a discussion of themes, and an explanation of vocabulary needed to describe characters, relationships and key ideas.

A process for analysing and developing a response to an essay topic using a template of key incidents and quotes is outline and explained.

There are 25 essay topics and two are used to demonstrate the essay writing process.
There are two multiple choice and short answer quizzes that can be taken online.

$24.95 plus postage and handling.

ISBN: 978-0-6452433-8-3

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High Ground

BBE VCE Text Response Study Guide for Oedipus the King (print version)

The BooBook Education study guide for Oedipus the King supports a detailed reading and analysis of the text, with a comprehensive point form synopsis of the play, key quotes, a discussion of themes, and a vocabulary curated for insightful discussion of the text’s characters, relationships and key ideas.  Sample responses are provided for two of the 25 essay topics. 

$24.95 plus postage and handling.

ISBN: 978-0-6452433-5-2

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High Ground

BBE VCE Text Response Study Guide for High Ground (print version)

The BooBook Education study guide for High Ground supports a detailed reading and analysis of the text, with a comprehensive point form synopsis of the Film, key quotes, a discussion of themes, and a vocabulary curated for insightful discussion of the text’s characters, relationships and key ideas.  Sample responses are provided for two of the 25 essay topics. 

Watch the clip of the BBE partners discuss some aspects of the film High Ground and its filmic strategies.
High Ground talk

$24.95 plus postage and handling.

ISBN: 978-0-6452433-6-9

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GAT Study Guides

Some people think your GAT score doesn't matter. They are wrong.

The General Achievement Test or GAT tests whether students have demonstrated the literacy and numeracy skills typically expected of someone completing secondary schooling. The GAT is also important because it is used to check that VCE external assessments and school-based assessments have been accurately and fairly assessed. GAT results may also play a part in determining the final score if a student has an approved derived examination score.

All students studying at least one Unit 3 and 4 VCE subject (including a VCE Vocational Major Unit 3 and 4 subject) or a scored VCE VET subject are expected to sit all or a section of the GAT.

BBE produces the following GAT preparation materials.

BBE GAT MCQ Test Preparation Guide

The GAT Multiple Choice Test
Preparation Guide

BBE’s NEW GAT Multiple Choice Test Preparation Guide analyses the most recent GAT released so far by VCAA. The guide contains:

  • detailed discussion of what is tested in the Numeracy, Reading, Humanities and Math/science components;
  • an explanation of the answers to all items; and
  • advice on how to best deal with MCQ tests.

There are links to online versions of the four tests and these can be done by students. The test will be automatically scored by our software, and a report produced that gives total scores and shows which items were scored right and wrong for each component.

They are instantly downloadable if paying by credit card, or use a school order number to have them delivered by email within 24 hours.

$35

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BBE GAT Writing Test Preparation Guide

The GAT Writing Test Preparation Guide

BBE‘s NEW GAT Writing Test Preparation Guide analyses the VCAA GAT writing tests released by so far by VCAA.

The guide contains detailed discussion of:

  • what is tested in these writing tests;
  • the criteria for assessment of writing tasks;
  • the three different GAT tasks;
  • advice on how to plan and write responses;
  • 10 scored student responses to the writing tasks of 2022 as exemplars of levels of performance;
  • 3 scripts for trial marking for students;
  • advice on how to develop writing ability and how to best deal with the New GAT writing tests.

They are instantly downloadable if paying by credit card, or use a school order number to have them delivered by email within 24 hours.

$35

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BBE GAT Writing Test Preparation Guide

Writing for VCE English/EAL exam
and the GAT

This study guide is about the tests of writing ability in the GAT and the VCE English exam, focusing on Section B, Writing about a framework. It includes information about

  • samples of student writing
  • planning writing in test and exam conditions
  • criteria used in writing assessments
  • disabling and enabling approaches to writing

They are instantly downloadable if paying by credit card, or use a school order number to have them delivered by email within 24 hours.

$35

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BBE GAT Writing Test Preparation Guide

Buy all three for the special price of $85

  • The GAT Multiple Choice Test Preparation Guide
  • The GAT Writing Test Preparation Guide 
  • Writing for VCE English/EAL exam and the GAT

They are instantly downloadable if paying by credit card, or use a school order number to have them delivered by email within 24 hours.

 

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