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The History Boys Activity Pack

The History Boys

Activity Pack

‘Packed full of inspired & creative tasks, making this complex play perfectly accessible for GCSE students.’
R. D’Rozario, ZigZag English Development Manager


A wealth of engaging activities & visually-stimulating worksheets for the whole play, allowing the teacher to find stimulating work at any time.
Fully differentiated & cross-referenced to the AOs.

  • Analytical, comprehensive & creative tasks
  • Individual, pair & group work
  • ‘Stretch & Challenge’ exercises provide for further differentiation
Focused worksheets specifically for WJEC & OCR English Lit:
  • Special exam-focused worksheets interspersed throughout the resource introduce assessment early on
  • Structured so students can build-up their skills for the examination — both extract-based questions and questions on ‘the novel as a whole’
  • For Foundation & Higher

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.
OCR Unit 2: Modern Drama Unit 1: Extended Literary Text and Imaginative Writing — Section A: extended literary text
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)
One of five texts prescribed for an exam. Optional text for controlled assessment.