Lady Audley’s Secret Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level

(First Teaching 2015)

Set text for: Edexcel AS & A Level

Blackmail, bigamy, murder, arson, intrigue… Braddon’s fast-paced and absorbing novel about a beautiful, yet cunning, middle-class Victorian woman established her as one of the masters of the sensation genre. Investigate her manipulative villainess alongside themes, language, critical reception and more with this illuminating guide.

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms; practice essay questions throughout!

Each pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

Also included! Comparison activities across the Edexcel Crime and Detection set texts: In Cold Blood, The Murder Room and The Moonstone.

Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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The Winter’s Tale Comprehensive Guide for A Level (exams from 2016)

The WinterSet text for:

AQA A AS & A Level

Structured and detailed analysis illuminates Shakespeare’s meaningful play about love, repentance and time. Focused commentary on key quotes helps students consider the play’s multifaceted characters, complex genre and intriguing ending.

Engage your students!

Throughout:

  • debate prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • further reading suggestions
  • key literary and linguistic terms
  • practice essay questions

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through – Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each scene
  2. Drawing it all together – In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, language, form, structure, context
  3. Indicative content – Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

“I think this resource is fabulously detailed and incredibly accurate in its interpretation of the play. A really good go-to guide when it comes to picking this play up and teaching it to the demands of the new specification for A Level for the first time.” – K Chanter, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £59 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Persuasion AS/A Level Comprehensive Guide (first teaching 2015)

Persuasion AS/A Level Comprehensive Guide

Ready-to-use, detailed study notes illuminating the profits and perils of persuasive speech in Jane Austen’s delicately written final finished work. Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis allows students to reconcile the ‘marriage plot’ typical to Austen’s work alongside absorbing themes of responsibility, friendship and folly.

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms; practice essay questions throughout!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

‘An excellent resource… The activities integrated throughout the resource are appropriately challenging and facilitate independent learning.’ – E Hewitt, English HoD, Independent Reviewer

Price is £69 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Persuasion AS/A Level Comprehensive Guide

Persuasion AS/A Level Comprehensive Guide

Ready-to-use, detailed study notes illuminating the profits and perils of persuasive speech in Jane Austen’s delicately written final finished work. Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis allows students to reconcile the ‘marriage plot’ typical to Austen’s work alongside absorbing themes of responsibility, friendship and folly.

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms; practice essay questions throughout!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

‘An excellent resource… The activities integrated throughout the resource are appropriately challenging and facilitate independent learning.’ – E Hewitt, English HoD, Independent Reviewer (legacy edition)

Price is £69 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Philip Larkin: The Whitsun Weddings Comprehensive Guide for A Level English

Philip Larkin: The Whitsun Weddings Comprehensive Guide for A Level English

Delve into the penetrating truths of everyday life with Larkin’s observant and honest poetry collection. From matters of marriage to points on parenting, this comprehensive and in-depth guide ensures thorough understanding of the collection’s universal and poignant themes.

Set text for: WJEC AS and Eduqas A Level

Engage your students!

Throughout:

  • debate prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • practice essay questions

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each poem
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole collection focuses on: language, structure, form, context, themes and critical reception
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus!

  • Glossary of key terms
  • Further reading suggestions
  • Comparative notes on Carol Ann Duffy’s Mean Time

Excellent. Saved hours of prep time and pitched at just the right level. Very thorough analysis notes, and background information was excellent. Use of critical quotes also very valuable.’ – M Macmillan, English Teacher and Satisfied Customer (from previous edition)

Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Comprehensive Guides for International Baccalaureate

Comprehensive Guides for International Baccalaureate

Suitable for both SL & HL!

Comprehensive Guides now available for the following texts:

  1. A Streetcar Named Desire
  2. Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Poetry
  3. Doctor Faustus
  4. King Lear
  5. Macbeth
  6. Paradise Lost
  7. Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  8. The Great Gatsby
  9. The White Devil
  10. The Wife of Bath Prologue and Tale
  11. William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience
  12. Wuthering Heights

Ready-to-use, detailed study notes guide your students through the Language A set authors. Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis allows students to get to grips with even the trickiest of texts. Focused assessment practice helps ensure your students are fully equipped for the Part Two oral commentary!

Each pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through

    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter, poem or scene
  2. Draw it all together

    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on areas such as: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Put into practice

    Sample assessment materials replicate the structure of the oral commentary so students know exactly what to expect. Guiding and probing questions cater for all abilities. Plus! Discussion questions for HL students.

Discussion-based tasks!

Throughout: oral tasks creatively engage students with the text, improving key articulation skills and providing that essential assessment practice!

A thorough guide which contextualises the novel and shows real insight into each chapter. I particularly liked the social context, themes and symbols. I thought the tone of the chapter analysis was excellent as the student will feel that they are getting an in-depth idea of why characters behave in certain ways with examples from the novel. A superb resource. – S Fallon, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer (of Wuthering Heights A Level adaptation)

Thorough, useful and tailored to supporting students’ understanding, analysis and approach to the text. Furthermore, the information on Fitzgerald and relevance of his life is very useful in emphasising the need to make links and connections with the novel and author. A very accessible resource. – H Light, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer (of The Great Gatsby A Level adaptation)

Price is from £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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The Bloody Chamber AS/A Level English Comprehensive Guide

The Bloody Chamber AS/A Level Comprehensive Guide (first teaching 2015)

Angela Carter’s provocative and fantastical short stories bring out challenging new themes from traditional fairy tales. There is a wealth of meaning to explore when studying this collection – use this engaging resource to help students unpick Carter’s ideas, with a focus on Gothic elements throughout.

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms; practice essay questions throughout!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

“A very thorough and detailed teaching and revision resource which covers all aspects of the exam requirements but also allows for broader independent investigation.” – L Churchill, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
Click here for full details and to order.