Strange Meeting: Comprehensive Guide for A Level

Set text for:
  • AQA A AS and A Level

Allow your students to experience the poignant portrayal of the importance of love, friendship and memory amid war, tragedy and trauma in Susan Hill’s Strange Meeting.

With detailed commentary, in-depth analysis and valuable exam support, this Comprehensive Guide provides critical understanding in preparation for the A Level AQA English Literature A ‘Texts in shared contexts’ exam.

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

What do teachers say about this resource? (10350)

It was an accessible and engaging text that explored the novel in detail and showed tremendous insight and sensitivity towards this text. It gave a clear entry point to any further study of the text.

The section-by-section summary and analysis was very detailed and thoughtful. Quotes and other points were highlighted and the analysis of each section was detailed and apposite. I also thought the range of extra questions were very thought-provoking and useful to help push the knowledge of pupils further.

The educational value of this resource lies in its excellent analysis of the text. It would be perfect to support candidates studying this novel as part of any NEA or coursework component. It also offers a range of different insights and ideas that would allow pupils to study this text further.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. 

J Hathaway, Head of English & Peer Reviewer