Frankenstein: Study Guide for GCSE (first teaching 2015)

Suitable for: AQA | Edexcel

This comprehensive and detailed companion will bring Mary Shelley’s fantastical Gothic novel to life! New to the GCSE curriculum this year, this captivating story provides an excellent basis for exploring narrative voice, symbolism and imagery, and introducing key themes such as science and religion, man versus nature, and obsession.

Such a well-organised and detailed resource that it would enable all teachers to teach the novel exceptionally well...

...I cannot think of anything that would enhance this resource – it is amazing!

S Mann, Subject Leader & Peer Reviewer
  1. Walkthrough – Build understanding of the chosen text with insightful and relevant commentary and analysis. All chapters are concisely summarised, then examined in detail.
  2. Whole-text Analysis – Explores: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context

  3. The content is high quality and is suitable for GCSE

    L Prince, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

Plus!

  • Student-friendly plot summary
  • Further reading suggestions
  • Original illustrations

Woven into the analysis throughout you will find:

  • Discussion prompts to encourage debate and individual interpretation
  • Active learning tasks to deepen understanding

What do teachers say about this resource? (6483)

A very comprehensive guide to Frankenstein that clearly meets the requirements of the new GCSE. It has clearly been written by someone who has an excellent knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the text... As an experienced teacher who has taught this novel before, I felt that it enhanced my own learning, never mind that of my students. This is such a well-organised and detailed resource that it would enable all teachers to teach the novel exceptionally well regardless of whether or not they have taught the text before... I cannot think of anything that would enhance this resource – it is amazing!

S Mann, Subject Leader & Peer Reviewer

The resource is informative, comprehensive and breaks down all the particular areas required for analysis. Furthermore, it ensures to stretch and challenge as well as cover all areas for lower ability students.

I liked the fact that language, form structure, character analysis as well as a general summary and analysis of each chapter has been included.

assessment objectives are addressed throughout the resource as it gives opportunities to respond to the text, as well as offers analysis of content, characters as well as themes and explores a wide variety of themes that covers all learning abilities.

S Hormann, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

The content is high quality and is suitable for GCSE.

L Prince, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

Good chapter summaries and explanations of the themes, characters etc., and it was easy to follow.

M Margarita, Teacher and Peer Reviewer