Emma: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level AQA B (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • AQA B AS & A Level

Matchmaking, meddling and misguided – Austen worried that readers wouldn’t like her, but Emma Woodhouse’s impetuous decisions, determined matchmaking and eventual happy ending have delighted for generations. Ready-to-use, detailed study notes help students pick apart the comedic aspects of this surprisingly light-hearted coming-of-age story with detailed, comprehensive analysis.

Engage your students!

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

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  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

Enhances learning through the depth of analysis, the examples and demonstration of techniques... Spot on for teaching Emma as a comedy text. B Jennings, English & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6514)
'This is an impressive and comprehensive resource which would certainly be very useful to both students and teachers, especially anyone teaching the text of Austen for the first time. The level of detail and reference to the text is most helpful. There is a good variety of activity which would be a help in such a long novel and the students are encouraged to think for themselves.' - S Griffin, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'Comprehensive and detailed. Provides everything needed to make a close study of the text with helpful and apt additional information. Essay topics were varied and pertinent to each chapter. Gave a really useful range of options. Enhances learning through the depth of analysis, the examples and demonstration of techniques. Clearly incredibly well researched so there is a wealth of information to aid students in their understanding and to make well informed responses. It is spot on for teaching Emma as a comedy text.' B Jennings, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer