Revolutionary Road: Comprehensive Guide for A Level AQA A (first teaching 2015)

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  • AQA A A Level

Picking apart the suburban ideals of the American Dream, Revolutionary Road examines gender roles, conformity and identity. Ready-to-use, detailed study notes guide your students through Richard Yates' often overlooked writing, which still has the power to captivate today.

Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis takes your students through the novel's realism with regular activities to ensure constant engagement.

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms; practice essay questions throughout!

Each pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

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

Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (1281)
“This is a really impressive and strong resource. The author has managed to embed all AOs and spec requirements seamlessly ... with plenty of opportunity for challenge. The analysis is accurate, thorough and thought-provoking (plenty of scope for AO1). This resource covers a great deal of information that would provide students with great freedom when it comes to the exam questions – they would be thoroughly prepared. Really impressive activities. They are wide-ranging in terms of getting students to think of the wide range of material that AQA wants them to consider. The comparative element is consistently referenced throughout." - N Maloney, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
“I was consistently impressed by the lucid style sustained throughout, and the clarity of the guide. The chapter summaries were excellent and quotations well-chosen. The 'active learning' questions were very well-judged and do lead to independent thinking and research... The essay titles set at various intervals across the resource are excellent.” - A Stanton, Teacher, Independent Reviewer