Atonement: Activity Pack for AS/A Level (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • AQA A AS & A Level
  • AQA B A Level
  • Edexcel AS & A Level
  • OCR A Level (NEA)
  • Eduqas A Level (NEA)

This invaluable activity pack provides a variety of ready-to-use handouts, covering the whole text, for you to mix and match to suit your class. There is plenty to explore in Ian McEwan's acclaimed novel, which raises weighty questions of imagination and reality, innocence and guilt, and the nature of writing itself.

Extremely good... The comparisons to other texts focus is brilliant and will encourage a love of reading for our Literature students

R Goulds, HoD & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research

Plus! Tasks in every section focusing on comparison with other texts

  • Prepare
    Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study

  • Explore
    Appealing scene-by-scene tasks guide students through the text, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged

  • Reflect
    Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key areas of: Characterisation • Relationships • Genre • Themes • Attitudes and Values • Writer's use of language • Form • Structure • Context • Critical Reception

What do teachers say about this resource? (1051)

Extremely good stuff. From opening of the resource it is clear that it was well researched. The comparisons to other texts focus is brilliant and will encourage a love of reading for our Literature students; the author uses a good range of well-known texts to do this and it is very focused on the new A Level assessment objectives.

R Goulds, HoD & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)

This is an excellent resource. The guidance for students through the text is exemplary. The extracts for the comparative tasks are useful as means of helping students develop their skills, especially with the focused questions. A thorough and professional study pack... Instils confidence in both student and teacher alike!

R Shakeshaft, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)

An engaging way through the text. The AOs could not be more explicitly addressed. The pack encourages close reading and analysis with a variety of activities, both written and spoken with lots of prompts. A great time-saver for those teaching the novel for the first time.

A Baiden, A Level Teacher & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)

It is detailed and gives some great ideas for activities for my students. Many of the activities were very interesting and would give students a wider understanding of the text. The 'Activities on the Text as a Whole' section really tests knowledge and understanding of the text... These questions could easily be given out as homework activities. Gave me a good insight into the new specs.

M Reeve, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer (1st edition)