The Great Gatsby ‘Writing About Society’ Re-Creative Writing Exam Guide for AS/A Level AQA Language & Literature

The Great Gatsby

A Level Paper 2: Exploring Conflict, Section A

Prepare your class for the challenging re-creative writing exam
with these targeted guides. Each covers a whole set text in
depth, analysing literary and linguistic techniques and exploring
the text from new angles – with re-creative writing advice and
practice throughout.

  • Preparatory material introduces the
    context and plot of the text
    for essential background
  • Introduction to re-creative writing with top
    tips
    , practice exercises and
    sample answers with commentary
  • Progressive chapter-by-chapter study:
    • Detailed and accessible analysis of key
      features of the chapter
    • Varied activities, including consolidation
      questions, discussion questions and active learning tasks,
      to strengthen knowledge of the base text – answers included
    • Exploration of underplayed perspectives
      to provide potential re-casting opportunities
    • Practice re-creative writing tasks for
      perfect exam preparation – suggestions given

 

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AS/A Level OCR Latin Set Texts Guide: Ovid, Propertius, Tibullus

AS/A Level OCR Latin Set Texts Guide: Ovid, Propertius, Tibullus

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

‘The notes are superb… I thought it was thorough, well laid out, and clearly written. The author has excellent knowledge of the topic. The notes on literary criticism and mythological allusions was excellent, being clear, easy to understand and detailed. The introduction to the poets included helpful material: their life and an overview of content and style of their writing… I especially liked the tone of the notes, which used the 1st person (giving it a personal feel, and helpful for the Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation exam requirements which reward use of personal response – something students find hard to incorporate when they have studied e.g. History, which demands an objective style).’
– A Webb, Head of Classics & Independent Reviewer

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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