Birdsong: Activity Pack for A Level AQA A (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • AQA A A Level

Activities include:

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

Accessible for every level.
Answers to all activities included.

This invaluable activity pack provides a variety of ready-to-use handouts, covering the whole novel, for you to mix and match to suit your class. Faulks' lyrical novel perfectly captures the atmosphere of the First World War - ideal for contextual analysis. Packed full of ideas for comparison and with AOs highlighted throughout, this resource ensures students will meet all the exam requirements.

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

  • Explore
    Appealing section-by-section 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 have to say about this resource? (1244)
'A well-prepared resource with a lot of helpful activities that could be adapted for A Level teaching. It provides comprehensive coverage of a large novel... It helps me considerably in planning lesson activities, and also allowing me to focus on specialist sections of the novel... This will save you considerable preparation time if teaching Birdsong for the first time!' J Metcalf, Customer, Teacher and Reviewer