Getting to Know... Le silence de la mer

Suitable for:
  • Eduqas A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of a book which became a symbol of resistance against Nazi occupiers. Students will get to know Le silence de la mer inside out and be fully prepared for the A Level Eduqas writing exam.

Well-thought-out and organised... It considers the requirements of the examining bodies, but also shows an awareness of students’ needs

S Webster, French Teacher and Peer Reviewer

Written specifically for the 2016 specifications, the logical structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent research:

  • Before: Includes introductory tasks covering historical context, the author and genre. Special sections on literary and wartime vocabulary give students the tools they need to present their analysis.
  • During: The comprehensive chapter-by-chapter walk-through ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the narrative through vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, and writing activities.
    • Includes dedicated whole-text analysis section covering characters, setting, themes, techniques, structure, symbols, messages and reception.
  • After: Exam-style questions help students to apply what they have learnt. Example essay prompts discussion of successful essay technique.

What do teachers say about this resource? (6319)

An excellent resource... it enhances learning in many different ways. Although it is very focused towards the A Level exam, I also feel that it allows students to appreciate the work, in an enjoyable way, and to share their thoughts and opinions on the novel.

J I Ermina, MFL Teacher and Peer Reviewer

I liked the resource. It felt very complete. This resource is systematic in its approach to the novel and provides the students with an opportunity to consider the setting, themes etc. It also covers grammar, vocab and practices the skills of writing and speaking.

A Luke, French Teacher and Peer Reviewer

This is an impressive resource, well thought out and organised. It considers the requirements of the examining bodies, but also shows an awareness of students’ needs, in that it offers a variety of source material, activities, vocabulary and questions. The resource is a complete package, incorporating different media, and as such stands a chance of appealing to a variety of learning styles, whilst enriching each student’s appreciation of the book, its historical context and the attitudes of its author.

S Webster, French Teacher and Peer Reviewer