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Getting to Know... Machuca

Suitable for:
  • Edexcel A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this award-winning, Chilean account of the events of 1973. Students will get to know Machuca inside out and be fully prepared for the A Level Edexcel writing exam.

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

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering social, historical and political context, the director and his influences, and the medium of film provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study. Includes vocabulary, comprehension and research exercises.
  • During: Comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the events of the film while examining related themes and issues. Activities include: comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, and writing.
  • After: Full analysis of themes, characters and cinematic techniques encourages students to think critically about the film and evaluate its wider relevance. Exam-style essay questions help students to apply what they have learnt. Includes step-by-step guide to writing A Level-standard essays and example answer.