A Doll’s House Comprehensive Guide for A Level

Set text for:
  • AQA B A Level
  • OCR A Level

Home in on the Helmer household with this accessible and analytical guide to Ibsen’s highly controversial and exciting play. The social, moral, gender and humanitarian issues raised are as relevant as ever! Make yourself at home!

A godsend for the busy teacher

J Hathaway, Head of English & Peer Reviewer

Consolidate and deepen learning!


  • discussion prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • extended essay questions
  • ‘take a closer look’ boxes
  • further reading suggestions
  • key literary and linguistic terms

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, setting, context, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, 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? (10754)

An incredibly thorough and systematic introduction to the text that gave a detailed walk through of the play and covered the various Assessment Outcomes necessary.

I particularly appreciated the thorough walk-through section. It broke down each particular segment and gave a detailed analysis of the action, relating it to wider themes and concerns. I thought the questions after each of these sections were particularly insightful to help pupils think through the issues raised in more detail.

There were a number of opportunities for pupils to research into various topics in more detail. The various hyperlinks to particular articles allowed in-built differentiation to encourage more able pupils to expand their knowledge without over-burdening pupils who might just need a more basic approach to the text.

The resource met the specification very well - it gave a dedicated section for each particular Assessment Outcome which explored how to incorporate criticism and context and discussed its relevance.

I would be very happy giving this to pupils to support their study of the text and also to develop their own knowledge and understanding.

A godsend for the busy teacher as it contains not only detailed knowledge but also a huge number of different activities that could be used and incorporated into teaching.

J Hathaway, Head of English & Peer Reviewer

This resource is exceptionally detailed and will be very helpful to teachers unfamiliar with the text and students studying the text independently.

Listing the weighting of the different AOs depending on exam board was really useful and very important as exam boards approach texts in different ways.

This could be so helpful for a teacher new to the text, or just very busy and wanting something to dip into, to support students and to suggest some interesting activities. It is also sufficiently self-explanatory to be used as a stand-alone support for students using the text for NEA or for those with limited access to a classroom.

It is a very thorough and worthy resource

C Allison, Teacher & Peer Reviewer