Hard Times: Comprehensive Guide for A Level

Set text for:
  • AQA B A Level
  • Edexcel AS and A Level

Uncover the importance of love and compassion among the harsh and unforgiving realities of the life of the working poor in Dickens’s Hard Times. This Comprehensive Guide will take your students chapter by chapter through this three-part novel, ensuring a full understanding of the key themes of childhood, social class and utilitarianism within the wider social and historical context.

Engage your students!

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

The pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough chapter-by-chapter commentary walks students through each section
  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 ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! ! A Further Reading List and Glossary of Key Terms