Twelfth Night: Activity Pack for GCSE (first teaching 2015)

Set text for: Edexcel

Approach this play from all angles! This engaging companion provides a variety of stimulating, ready-to-use activities, covering all aspects of the play.

Carefully considered structure develops understanding:

  1. Build a foundation for learning and get students interested with introductory pre-reading exercises.
  2. Dig deeper with text-based activities. For each scene, at least two activities explore different aspects of the play through drama, debate, research and imaginative writing. Additional 'Quote Quests' and guided notes pages with sentence starters encourage knowledge retention.
  3. Consolidate knowledge with whole-text activities focusing on: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context
I wish all GCSE material was of this high a standard! It is matched to the specification but retains a real sense of exploration and fun. J Whitbread, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer (of legacy spec. edition)

The fantastic structure makes the pack accessible for your whole class. AOs are cross-referenced throughout - making outcomes crystal clear!

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (1628)
“This would be an extremely valuable resource for any teacher preparing to teach Twelfth Night for the new GCSE Lit specifications. Very thorough and detailed... Enables students to engage with key scenes in the play, as well as the whole text, in a structured and engaging way. I particularly liked how the AOs were tracked and signposted next to each activity. Would I purchase this resource for my teaching? Yes, absolutely. It would be extremely useful.” - E Plumpton, HoD and Independent Reviewer
“This is a well-focused resource that is presented well so that teachers can simply pick up a resource/lesson and run with it. The worksheets are visually exciting and use pupil friendly language... This resource is clearly focused on enhancing learning. It has an examination focus and breaks down some of the fear that is within the profession about how we can make students exam ready and make [the text] accessible and fun for all... The exam-related activities are particularly strong, and will start to focus students straight away on what they are being asked to do.” - R Goulds, HoD and Independent Reviewer