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Of Mice and Men Study Guide

Excellent. A thorough, interactive guide to the book which should be purchased by any school teaching this book. R Lodge, HoD Teacher & Independent Reviewer
Provides:
  • Detailed notes on every aspect of the novel to aid strong comprehension
  • Questions and tasks throughout to support learning, test knowledge and for effective revision
  • Thorough examination guidance and practice

Importantly includes:
  1. Exam material specific to each examination board
  2. Exceptional differentiation via 'First Impressions' and 'Assessment Objectives in Pupil-Speak' for weaker students and special tasks for the more able

Includes original character and scene illustrations

Covers Everything
  • plot overview
  • character summaries and analysis
  • useful quotations and chapter summaries, all with analysis
  • historical and social contexts
  • themes
  • language
  • settin
  • imagery
  • symbolism
  • structure
And More!
  • exam and essay guidance
  • Foundation and Higher sample exam questions
  • sample exam answers
  • analysis of responses using the mark scheme criteria
  • writing exercises including 'How to improve this…'

This guide adheres to the requirements of the new specifications for GCSE Literature. The summary grid below indicates which units allow for the study of this text and the methods of assessment.


  English Literature English Language English
AQA Unit 1: Section B — Exploring Cultures Unit 3a: Understanding spoken & written texts and writing creatively — Part A (extended reading) Unit 3a: Understanding creative texts (literary reading)
One of four texts prescribed for an exam. Optional text for controlled assessment. Optional text for controlled assessment.
Edexcel Unit 1: Understanding Different Cultures Unit 2: The Writer's Voice — Section A: Studying written language (reading) Unit 2: The Writer's Craft — Section B: Reading (prose)
One of seven texts prescribed for an exam. One of seven texts prescribed for an exam. One of seven texts prescribed for an exam.
OCR Unit 3: Prose from Different Cultures Unit 1: Extended Literary Text and Imaginative Writing Unit 1: Reading Literary Texts — Prose
One of six texts prescribed for an exam. Optional text for controlled assessment.* Optional text for controlled assessment.*
WJEC Unit 1: Section A — Different Cultures Prose Unit 3: Literary reading & creative writing — studying written language(extended literary text) Unit 3: English in the world of the imagination - Reading (literary heritage poetry and Shakespeare)
One of five texts prescribed for an exam. Optional text for controlled assessment. Optional text for controlled assessment.

*For OCR Language and English, centres can either choose from the prescribed texts (Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar) or they can choose their own text.