Love through the Ages Mind Maps and Activities For AS and A Level Pre- and Post-1900 Poetry

Love through the Ages Pre- and Post-1900 Poetry

Target all abilities and learner types with these inspiring and highly visual A3 mind maps for AS and A Level AQA A English Literature. Perfect for consolidation, revision, and encouraging independent learning.

  • Poem-by-poem mind maps provide focused analysis, essential context, and valuable critical perspectives – break down all AOs for accessible and painless revision.
  • Whole-collection mind maps connect elements of literary analysis for full understanding across all poems – essential for the A Level Section C comparison question.
  • Diverse activities including research, discussion and comparative tasks ensure engagement and develop personal and evidenced responses – vital for exam success.
  • Answers included!


Plus! Detailed exam advice for AS and A Level – sample essay extracts clearly demonstrate how to achieve top marks.

‘A very comprehensive exploration of the poems … The inclusion of suggested answers is useful both to facilitate independent study and to support teachers.’ – R Shakeshaft, Head of English and Independent Reviewer (Post-1900)

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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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Measure for Measure Activity Pack for AS and A Level

Measure for Measure Activity Pack for AS and A Level

Set text for:

  • OCR AS & A Level
  • AQA A AS & A Level
  • Edexcel A Level
  • Eduqas A Level

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research

The city of Vienna is plagued by an abundance of brothels and unchaste morals. The one man who can re-establish order disappears, and it’s up to his unmerciful deputy to clean up the city… Guarantee engagement with this invaluable activity pack.

Diverse and original activities cover the whole play from 5-minute performance tasks to independent contextual study and analysis. Mix and match to suit your class!

Prepare
Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study

Explore
Appealing scene-by-scene tasks guide students through the novel, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged

Reflect
Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key areas of: Characterisation • Relationships • Genre • Themes • Attitudes and Values • Writer’s use of language • Form • Structure • Context • Critical Reception

Plus! Answers to all activities included.

‘Excellent. The approach to the resource was intelligent, serious and focused throughout and the author had clearly put a great deal of thought into it. It showed great passion for the play and a keen sense of the issues Shakespeare addresses in it and the techniques he uses to do so.’ – A Stanton, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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Unseen Fiction Preparation Pack: Diffability

Unseen Fiction Preparation Pack: Diffability for Edexcel GCSE English Language

for Edexcel GCSE Language

Boost students’ confidence in analysing unseen fiction and non-fiction texts with these rich and comprehensive banks of ❶ extracts with ❷ student activities and ❸ exam-style questions.

Full preparation for the reading sections of the Edexcel GCSE English Language specification:

❶ Carefully considered extracts

  • Includes 8 debate-provoking extracts – or pairs of extracts for comparative packs
  • Wide range of intriguing themes from secret societies to beauty blogging – mirrors the unpredictability of the Reading exams and prepares students for tricky texts

❷ Accompanying introductory and differentiated worksheets

  • Clearly structured pre-reading, comprehension and analysis activities for each extract
  • Develop key analytical skills needed for exam success
  • Answers to all activities – ideal for quick marking!
Worksheets available at two fully differentiated levels:
1. Scaffolded activities allow lower-ability students a straightforward way into the text
2. ‘Taking it Further’ extension sheets challenge high achievers!

❸ Exam-style questions for every question type

  • Apply learning and improve exam technique
  • Plus! Full student-friendly mark schemes – perfect for self-assessment and identifying areas for improvement

Embed in lesson plans or hand out for individual study!

“I particularly liked the progression of tasks and how they linked closely to the AOs. I also liked the detailed answer sheets for students to self and peer mark which is particularly useful for developing independent learning skills.” – J Mulholland, Teacher and Independent Reviweer

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The Handmaid’s Tale Flipped Classroom Resource

Set text for:

  • AQA A A Level
  • AQA B A Level
  • Edexcel AS & A Level
  • OCR A Level

Revolutionise your teaching of this challenging yet insightful novel. Students prepare at home with stimulating notes and activities, then reflect upon key concepts back in the classroom. Innovative, seminar-style learning facilitates independent thinking and delivers ready-made, valuable homework tasks.

  • Supportive teacher guidance provides useful strategies to approaching the text.
  • Pre-, during-, and post-reading study covers all aspects of text analysis and enables directed, in-depth classroom discussion, leading to outstanding exam responses.
    • Indicative content for peer- or self-assessment encourages student involvement and responsibility.
  • Essay writing advice and activities provide essential exam preparation.
    • Student-friendly AO guide ensures full comprehension of the marking criteria.

“This is just what we have been looking for. Although this is a text we have taught before, resources linked to the new A-level were scarce and many have release dates too far in the future for them to be useful to us in our planning. This is ideal for both experienced teachers and those new to the novel.” – P Town, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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Wuthering Heights Mind Maps with Activities for AS / A Level English Literature

Wuthering Heights Mind Maps with Activities for AS / A Level English Literature

A3 mind maps with activities provide a dynamic and visual addition to set text study at AS and A Level.

Encourage focused and creative analysis of key ideas with the combination of notes and activities. Ideal for learning, revision, and developing independent thinking:

  1. Visually appealing, concise summaries of essential literary features
    • Topics include: context, key chapters, language, structure & form, characterisation, themes, key quotations, genre, literary interpretations and critical reception
  2. Stimulating write-on activities to ensure engagement
    • Including completing mind maps with key information and quotations, essay tasks, discussion prompts, character studies and much more!
    • When completed, mind maps provide valuable revision posters
  3. Suggested content and answers provided for a selection of tasks

Makes texts accessible for all abilities and learner types:

  • Breaks complex ideas down into manageable and interesting formats
  • Helps make links between ideas, and aids recall of key points

Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Companions to the Edexcel Shakespeare Critical Anthologies: Aspects of Tragedy and Aspects of Comedy

Companions to the Edexcel Shakespeare Critical Anthologies: Aspects of Tragedy and Aspects of Comedy

Essential Critical Anthology Companions tailored to your chosen Shakespeare text.

For each critical essay…

  • Focused summaries and in-depth studies of key quotations provide model analyses to facilitate independent study.
  • Relevant contextual notes widen students’ knowledge of AO3.
  • Further reading studies analyse linked critical essays, encouraging students to form personal and developed interpretations.

As well as…

  • Whole-anthology study mind maps compare critics’ views.
  • Detailed exam advice ensures students know exactly what to expect.
  • Sample essay questions for crucial exam practice!

Plus!

  • Full glossary
  • Suggested answers to all activities

“Exceptionally high quality… This companion addresses students and teachers in an appropriately academic way, picking up on the style of the anthology… It provides appropriate additional information expressed in a non-patronising but very clear style, and has excellent developmental tasks for both individual and group work. Very closely related to the Edexcel anthology.” – L Wilford, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £49 each — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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