A Level Student Guides to OCR Set Topics

Key areas include…

  • Authorial Techniques
  • Characterisation
  • Themes and Motifs
  • Context
  • Setting
  • Literary Criticism

…and many more topic-specific areas
Component 02: Comparative and Contextual Study

  • The Gothic
  • Women in Literature
  • Dystopia

Arm your students with an arsenal of ideas!

Give students a firm grounding in your chosen topic with student-friendly notes, essential context, and activities on carefully-chosen key aspects. A broad selection of extracts from set texts and unseen prose are analysed against topical features to perfectly prepare for the exam.

Target exam skills

  • Extract analyses model critical appreciations for unseen extracts
  • Reflective activities – matched to the AOs – encourage engagement and consolidate learning
  • Exam preparation questions build confidence and develop essay-writing skills
  • Practice essay questions and peer/self-assessment mark schemes track student progress

Answers included for easy delivery and marking

Student Guide to Dystopia
‘Absolutely brilliant – really detailed and comprehensive. I would use this as the basis of my entire scheme of work, using the tasks for class discussions and homework… Wide-ranging resources/extracts that most teachers would never have the time to source themselves.’ – A Quidder, Director of English and Independent Reviewer

‘It would help students to establish firm understanding of the genre and the sub genres, together with an understanding of the exam requirements. There are some very academic ideas which would really help teachers to push the most able which is a current Ofsted focus.’ – C Harvey, Second in Department and Independent Reviewer

Student Guide to DystopiaStudent Guide to The Gothic
“Introduces the main elements of Gothic fiction using extracts from a range of well-judged texts. It is focused on building students’ ability to critical appraise texts which is crucial for this specification… Good focus on the AOs, always focusing students’ response to the questions.” – E Iles, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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