A View from the Bridge Study Guide

A View From The Bridge Study Guide

With original character and scene illustrations
  • Detailed notes on every aspect of the novel to aid strong comprehension
  • Questions & tasks throughout to support learning & effective revision
  • Thorough examination guidance & practice

Importantly includes:
  1. Exam material specific to each examination board: WJEC and OCR sample exam questions with Edexcel sample controlled assessment tasks
  2. Exceptional differentiation via 'First Impressions' and 'Assessment Objectives in Pupil-Speak' for weaker students and special tasks for the more able

Covers Everything
  • plot overview
  • character summaries and analyses
  • useful quotations and chapter summaries, all with analysis
  • historical and social contexts
  • themes
  • language
  • setting
  • symbolism
  • structure
And More!
  • exam and essay guidance
  • Foundation and Higher sample exam questions
  • sample exam answers
  • analysis using the mark scheme criteria
  • writing exercises

For each exam board the mode of assessment is considered and specific material for this is included.

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
AQA   Unit 3a: Understanding spoken & written texts and writing creatively Part A (extended reading)
Optional text for controlled assessment.
Edexcel Unit 3: Shakespeare and Contemporary Drama  
Optional text for controlled assessment.
OCR Unit 2: Modern Drama Unit 1: extended literary text and imaginative writing
One of six texts prescribed for an exam. Optional text for controlled assessment.*
WJEC Unit 2: Section B — Contemporary Drama and Literary Heritage Prose Unit 3: Literary reading & creative writing — studying written language (extended literary text)
Optional text for controlled assessment. Optional text for controlled assessment.

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

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3685)
The tasks sprinkled through the early context and background section are a great way to get the pupils engaged with the text. I especially liked the web link to the "Paper Doll" lyrics - what a great idea! S Owen, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
<i>'A comprehensive and thorough study pack. I particularly liked the detailed introduction and the focus on the different exam specifications.'</i><br><b><small>J Sallabank, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer</b></small>