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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Student Guide to Latin OCR GCSE Prose A Set Texts 2018-19 Pliny, Tacitus, Cicero

Student Guide to Latin OCR GCSE Prose A Set Texts 2018-19 Pliny, Tacitus, Cicero

Translations and textual analysis of Prose set texts for the GCSE exams from 2018 onwards.
Each text is broken down into manageable chunks, translated into English and accompanied by meaningful notes on style, grammar and literary effects.
Additionally, for each text: a brief biography of the author, cast list showing key relationships and ideas for further study.

  • Aided translation activity – suggested word order, additional vocabulary and comprehension questions all support students in making sense of the Latin
  • Widely spaced Latin text next to clear translation – perfect balance between literal, easy-to-follow translations & an eloquent rendering of the text
  • Detailed student-friendly notes deepen their appreciation of the text

Plus!

  • Overview and biographical notes put the work in context
  • Key technical vocab highlighted – glossaries included
  • Practice Exam Questions with mark schemes – fully prepare your students for the exams!

‘Easy to use and very helpful as a teacher. I felt it provided me with useful material, especially as a background to the text. I also enjoyed it, which speaks volumes! The notes gave enough detail without overwhelming the student.The author warms to his subject and I think the student will find this inspirational… I like the feeling of the text’s accessibility which the author gives to the student. The conversational style of the notes helps the students to realise that these ancient writings have something to say which will strike a chord with them. This helps to create a positive approach to the text rather than an attitude of drudgery! I liked: the timeline; the ability to convey the pathos in the text, particularly in The Ideal Daughter text; the summary of incidences of chiasmus, asyndeton etc. in the Glossary of Terms; the rigorous attention to the literary detail of the text and the requirements of the exam; the comparison of ancient attitudes with modern day responses e.g. Arria would have been taken into care by social services!’ – R Millar, Head of Latin & Independent Reviewer

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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Machinal: A Complete Text Guide for AS & A Level

Machinal: A Complete Text Guide for AS & A Level

Expressionist theatre at its most innovative! The study of Sophie Treadwell’s ground breaking play offers unrivalled opportunity for exciting experimentation and imaginative interpretation.

Fantastically clear explanations, in-depth analysis of key dramatic and theatrical aspects, and a wealth of engaging practical and non-practical activities. Your students will know Machinal inside out:

  • Introductory notes and exploratory activities ensure full understanding of the social, historical, cultural, textual and theatrical contexts
  • Episode-by-episode walk-through includes detailed analysis of the relevant performance aspects, with plenty of opportunity for practical investigation and independent study
  • Production concepts and performance strategies cover character, design, staging, practitioners and more
  • Includes indicative content for all activities to support your teaching and your students
  • With key terms glossary – perfect for revision!

Specifically geared towards the AS and A Level text-based question, this dynamic pack is your one-stop shop!

Clear, concise and innovative […] This is a fantastic resource!
E Haynes, Drama Teacher, HoD and 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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Student Guide to Latin OCR GCSE Verse A Set Texts 2018-19: Ovid, Horace, Martial

Student Guide to Latin OCR GCSE Verse A Set Texts 2018-19: Ovid, Horace, Martial

Translations and textual analysis of both Prose and Verse set texts for the GCSE exams from 2018 onwards.
Each text is broken down into manageable chunks, translated into English and accompanied by meaningful notes on style, grammar and literary effects.
Additionally, for each text: a brief biography of the author, cast list showing key relationships and ideas for further study.

  • Unique translation aid assists students in word order
  • Translation with the perfect balance between literal, easy-to-follow translations and an eloquent rendering of the text
  • Detailed notes focus on key literary devices

Plus!

  • Overview and biographical notes put the work in context
  • Practice Exam Questions with mark schemes – fully prepare your students for the exams!
  • Key technical vocab highlighted – glossaries included

Praise for previous editions:

The resource teaches pupils that translating ancient texts is within their scope. – Millar, Head of Latin & Independent Reviewer

Absolutely outstanding… This is going to save me so much work! – E Williams, Head of Latin & Independent Reviewer

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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AS/A Level OCR Latin Set Texts Guide Virgil Aeneid VIII

AS/A Level OCR Latin  Set Texts Guide Virgil Aeneid VIII

Original translation and detailed commentary – including notes on style, grammar and context, picking up where the set text notes end. Give it to students either as a complete companion, or as handouts to support your class teaching. The perfect complement to the set text!

AS and A Level

  • All styles of exam questions including AS 10-mark and A Level 20-mark essay questions
  • Detailed notes on metre and context for A Level students
  • Latin text provided alongside a precise but clear translation
  • Detailed line-by-line notes on grammar, translation, style and context
  • Activities and practice exam questions help students engage with and develop an in-depth appreciation of the text
  • Specifically designed to support students in areas identified for improvement in examiners’ reports
  • Written by an experienced examiner
  • Glossary of linguistic terms

A fresh look at the prescribed text… informative comments and information all the way through, which students could incorporate into essays. – S Henton, Latin Teacher & 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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GCSE OCR Latin Set Texts Student Guide: Prose Literature B: Druides and Tumultus et Rebellio

GCSE OCR Latin Set Texts Student Guide: Prose Literature B: Druides and Tumultus et Rebellio

Translations and textual analysis of both Prose and Verse set texts for the GCSE exams from 2018 onwards.
Each text is broken down into manageable chunks, translated into English and accompanied by meaningful notes on style, grammar and literary effects.
Additionally, for each text: a brief biography of the author, cast list showing key relationships and ideas for further study.

  • Unique translation aid assists students in word order
  • Translation with the perfect balance between literal, easy-to-follow translations and an eloquent rendering of the text
  • Detailed notes focus on key literary devices

Plus!

  • Overview and biographical notes put the work in context
  • Practice Exam Questions with mark schemes – fully prepare your students for the exams!
  • Key technical vocab highlighted – glossaries included

Praise for previous editions:

The resource teaches pupils that translating ancient texts is within their scope.
– R Millar, Head of Latin & Independent Reviewer

Absolutely outstanding… This is going to save me so much work!
– E Williams, Head of Latin & Independent Reviewer

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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A2 OCR Latin: Catullus Student Companion for Unit F363 (2016-17)

A2 OCR Latin: Catullus Student Companion for Unit F363 (2016-17)

Original translation and detailed commentary – including notes on on style, grammar and context, picking up where the set text notes end. Give it to students either as a complete companion, or as handouts to support your class teaching. The perfect complement to the set text!

  • Well-informed notes set the Latin text in its social, historical and literary context
  • Discussion of literary techniques
  • Activities and/or exam-style questions help students engage with and develop their own personal response to the text
  • Glossary of linguistic terms
  • Specifically designed to support students in areas identified for improvement in examiners’ reports.
  • Written in student-friendly language
  • Written by an experienced examiner

 

These are exactly the kind of clear notes I wanted.
Seeing this resource has inspired me to continue with Latin to A Level.

Michaela, Latin student

“A fresh look at the prescribed text. Good informative comments and information all the way through, which students could incorporate into essays… Good thought that the solution to the scansion example is given… The appendices are an excellent addition to the book, giving students practice in exam type questions… Good mentions of places where there are alternative versions of the text… I like the way the poems are laid out, with the Latin, then a translation, then grammar notes then stylistic/context notes. It makes for easier reading than having to look up notes in the back, which is the format for most books of this kind, and would give more encouragement to students… [While the prescribed text] is old-fashioned in manner and not always easy to follow, [this resource] has a modern feel to it.”– S Henton, Latin Teacher & Indepedent 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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