Getting to Know… Bodas de Sangre

Suitable for Edexcel AS and A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Lorca’s classic Spanish tragedy. Students will get to know Bodas de Sangre inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level Edexcel writing exam.

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering social, geographical and theatrical context and the author and his influences provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study. Includes vocabulary, comprehension and research exercises.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the events of the play while examining related themes and issues. Activities include: comprehension, discussion, writing, busca una cita and more!
  • After: Full analysis of themes, characters, symbolism, structure and theatrical techniques encourages students to think critically about the play and evaluate its wider relevance.
    • Includes repaso activities – perfect for end-of-study revision
    • Dedicated exam preparation section helps students to apply what they have learnt. Includes exam-style practice questions, essay-writing guidance, sample answers and marking activities

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‘This resource is extremely detailed with many excellent activities for KS5 students’
– S Dunne, Spanish 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.
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Getting to Know… Der Vorleser

Getting to Know... Der Vorleser

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Bernhard Schlink’s triumphant post-war parable about the struggle to come to terms with the past. Students will get to know Der Vorleser inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

  • Before: Introductory tasks cover background to the novel and the author. Includes special section to expand students’ literary vocabulary and facilitate critical analysis.
  • During: The comprehensive chapter-by-chapter analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the novel through comprehension and reflection questions. Followed by critical examination of themes, characters, symbols and literary technique.
  • After: Bespoke exam section covering new exam requirements, tips for planning and writing literary essays, and sample essay with marking activity.

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‘Good vocab lists in German which gives students keywords but also makes them do some work by working out the meanings (…) I think that this resource would be extremely helpful for a teacher, especially as it includes the solutions to the questions. A teacher would also be able to pick and choose certain parts and use this resource when planning their scheme of work on Der Vorleser’
– S Davidson, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

‘I thought that the resource was a comprehensive and authoritative study guide to one of the most important German literary works of the last 20 years. It provides students with the chance to study the holistic picture, as well as the text itself, by looking in depth at themes raised. The educational value of the resource is vast.’
– N Jeffery, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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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Getting to Know… Sophie Scholl

Getting to Know... Sophie Scholl

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this award-winning, Oscar-nominated 2005 film by Marc Rothemund. Students will get to know Sophie Scholl inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering related vocabulary, relevant language structures and historical and political context give students a solid foundation for their study.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the film through activities that include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, research and writing.
  • After: Provides critical examination of all main themes and issues and cinematographic techniques used, including: colours, music, camerawork and symbolism. Detailed sections on the film’s director and actors. Followed by a bespoke exam section covering new AQA and Edexcel requirements, tips and sample essays with activities for both AS and A Level.

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‘A very useful and detailed resource which will help teachers snd students prepare in a structured way for the different parts of the new exams.’
– M Missenhardt, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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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Getting to Know… Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure full understanding of Jean-Pierre’s Jeunet’s Un long dimanche de fiançailles. Students will get to know this award-winning First World War romance inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

Written specifically for the 2016 specifications, the logical structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent research:

  • Before: Introductory tasks to prepare students, with particular focus on historical context. Special sections on cinematic and wartime vocabulary give students the tools they need to present their analysis.
  • During: Comprehensive scene-by-scene work-through to ensure thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the narrative through comprehension, translation, grammar and reflection exercises. Includes dedicated section on analysis of characters and themes.
  • After: Useful phrases, essay-writing template and exam-style essay questions to help students apply what they have learnt – and refine exam technique!

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This is an excellent resource and goes beyond the starting point it states that it is.
– Maggie Leach, 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.
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Getting to Know… Le silence de la mer

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of a book which became a symbol of resistance against Nazi occupiers. Students will get to know Le silence de la mer inside out and be fully prepared for the A Level Eduqas writing exam.

Written specifically for the 2016 specifications, the logical structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent research:

  • Before: Includes introductory tasks covering historical context, the author and genre. Special sections on literary and wartime vocabulary give students the tools they need to present their analysis.
  • During: The comprehensive chapter-by-chapter walk-through ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the narrative through vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, and writing activities.

    Includes dedicated whole-text analysis section covering characters, setting, themes, techniques, structure, symbols, messages and reception.

  • After: Exam-style questions help students to apply what they have learnt. Example essay prompts discussion of successful essay technique.

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This is an impressive resource, well thought out and organised. It considers the requirements of the examining body, but also shows an awareness of students’ needs, in that it offers a variety of source material, activities, vocabulary and questions.

– S Webster, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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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Getting to Know… El Bola

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this award-winning Spanish drama from Achero Mañas. Students will get to know the film El Bola inside out and be fully prepared for the extended writing task.

    • Before: Introductory tasks covering elements such as cinematic vocabulary, the background to the film, the director and plot provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study.
    • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the events of the play while examining related themes and issues. Activities include vocabulary, comprehension, grammar and more.
      • With focus on cinematic techniques
    • After: Detailed examination of key characters, themes and imagery.
      • Dedicated exam-preparation section helps students to apply what they have learnt. With useful phrases, exam-style practice questions, essay-writing guidance, sample answers and marking activities.

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A really interesting resource which engages the student. I especially like the third section of the resource, after watching the movie, in which the evolution of the characters, their motivations and the imaginery are analysed – perfect preparation for writing an essay.’
– A Puig Casas, Spanish 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.
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Getting to Know… Die Welle

Getting to Know... Die Welle

Suitable for German Edexcel AS & A Level and Eduqas AS & A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this German sociopolitical thriller. Students will get to know Die Welle inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

Logical structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering relevant social and political ideas and context – including a range of research and discussion opportunities.
  • During: The comprehensive section-by-section analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the novel and the characters through comprehension, reflection questions and more!
  • After: Critical examination of themes and cinematic techniques. Followed by a bespoke exam section covering new exam requirements – including useful essay phrases, exam-style questions and sample answers.

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In dealing with the film’s sensitive topic of Fascism the resource succeeds in exploiting the elements that make this film so watchable and so frightening at the same time.

– C Parker, German Teacher & Independent Reviewer

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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