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A-level Resources
Jane Austen's novels - Sense and Sensibility
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Jane Austen's novels - Sense and Sensibility

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A selection of activites for students studying Jane Austen, with a focus towards ‘Sense and Sensbibility’. The ‘Jane Austen Mega Lecture’ gives a broad overview of context surrounding all Austen’s novels and includes critical material and context. There are notes for each slide so could either be delivered or used by students for revision.
The Great Gatsby: Creative Activities for Contextual and Critical Research
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The Great Gatsby: Creative Activities for Contextual and Critical Research

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A selection of activities for A-level students to complete over half terms/holidays or for revision, focusing on contextual knowledge and critical interpretation of the text. The tasks include: Fitzgerald’s other novels Baz Luhrmann’s film version of the novel v Redford’s version of the novel American Art Study Listen to a podcast on the American Dream/History A historical study of the 1920s in New York Creative piece inspired by Fitzgerald’s evocative writing Critical reading on money, love and aspiration Fitzgerald’s Short Stories Fitzgerald’s contemporaries A Study of Zelda: supporting or dismissing biographical readings ‘The American Dream’ in Drama
Duchess of Malfi Activities and Ideas
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Duchess of Malfi Activities and Ideas

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Some activites for a study of ‘The Duchess of Malfi’. *some references to Chaucer are because it is the comparative text but these can easily just be deleted or substituted for your chosen text!
The Tempest: Full Text Guide for A-level and some extra resources
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The Tempest: Full Text Guide for A-level and some extra resources

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A selection of notes, organised by scene, that include: close language analysis, critical reading, context and dramatic interpretation. For those looking to teach the play, this hopefully gives a really comprehensive knowledge so could be given to students or used to create lessons. There are also lots of activities and critical bits for students to use for revision, or if approaching the play for the first time. Some of these are pitched quite high but could be differentiated easily.
Edward II Marlowe: Ideas and Activities
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Edward II Marlowe: Ideas and Activities

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A selection of activities and ideas (including presentations) for teaching Marlowe’s Edward II. These are aimed at higher ability students but can easily be differentiated for students of all abilities. *there is some mention to Paradise Lost (which is a comparative text for OCR) but these references can be deleted or edited for a different text.
Richard II Lessons and Activities
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Richard II Lessons and Activities

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A selection of activities, lesson plans, vocab sheets and other bits for studying Shakespeare’s Richard II. Also includes a workbook with context and activities to do for each scene of the play, with essential quotations and performance history notes.
Macbeth Act 1 Resources
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Macbeth Act 1 Resources

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Activities, notes and essay support sheets for Macbeth at GCSE level. All easily edited but offer activites ideas for writing practice of Act 1 for students who are reading the play for the first time. *some are in both pdf and word/ppt format so they can be edited easily!