Doctor Faustus AS/A Level Comprehensive Guide (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • Edexcel AS & A Level
  • Eduqas AS & A Level

Fatal ambition, necromancy, and deals with the devil: the magic of Marlowe’s controversial drama will capture students as surely as Mephostophilis’ promises ensnare Faustus. Help your class deconstruct the play with concise, focused analysis and engaging activities. Ready-to-use, detailed study notes guide your students through each scene.

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms throughout!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each scene
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6475)
'I particularly liked the inclusion of critics’ views and a range of contexts – the two elements students find most challenging. Both these elements are required by the examination and are heavily weighted assessment objectives... An excellent revision tool as it deals with the text chronologically and analyses every scene. It also deals with the play as a whole text, considering themes, characters, motifs and issues arising out of the reading of the play... Layout and presentation are clear and user friendly... The resource skillfully matches the new specification as it adheres to all relevant assessment objectives... What makes this resource invaluable is that it focuses on the B text when nearly all published resources on the market deal with the A text.' - E Hewitt, Head of English and Independent Reviewer