The Tempest: Exam Preparation Pack for AS/A Level OCR

Don’t leave your students adrift as they journey towards their OCR exams! Help your class apply understanding of The Tempest and sharpen exam technique with exam advice, exam-style questions, mark schemes and model answers, specifically designed to ensure safe passage to success in the AS and A Level OCR Component 1 exam.

The sample responses are brilliant and show a clear breakdown of which sections would achieve which AO points. Excellent commentary, succinct comments and clear reference back to mark scheme

M Lloyd, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

    Student-friendly summaries and revision activities on key elements of The Tempest - including themes of freedom and betrayal and motifs of servant and master – prompt students to refresh knowledge before attempting questions.

    I would gratefully use this with my students. It provides exactly what they need in the approach to their exams

    C Hughes, Teacher, Examiner and Peer Reviewer
    Heaps of unique exam-style questions not available from OCR – 10 for AS, 12 for A Level. Great for mocks!
    • Plus an ‘exam-question generator’ providing students with countless opportunities for practice!

    'How to Write a Great Essay’ section containing:
    • Essay sentence starters to offset writer’s block;
    • Writing plans to provide a framework for answering essay questions;
    • Suggested strategies illustrating how questions can be broken down into logical chunks;
    • Plus! Sample paragraphs with annotations, activities and tips

    Six original sample essays with detailed AO commentary and marking exercises – familiarise students with examiner thinking and demonstrate how to improve grades
    • Student-friendly mark schemes – perfect for easy marking and self-assessment
    • Includes indicative content for all exam-style questions

    Ready to embed into your revision programme in class or as homework.

What do teachers say about this resource? (6919)

This is a great resource overall and I can see myself using it. It is clear, concise and to the point.

I would gratefully use this with my students. It provides exactly what they need in the approach to their exams. The author clearly knows the play very well and has provided some excellent and very useful sample answers on various questions. The author also clearly has a thorough grasp of the examination paper, as the sample questions are great and really useful. The exam questions are great, and the indicative content is really useful.

The revision activities are great. I can see myself using those in the classroom on a regular basis in the run-up to the examinations. I LOVE the random exam question generator. Such a simple idea, yet so effective. That is a great resource.

I think this is exactly what my students would need in the run-up to the examinations – it’s clear, concise, and student-friendly. It would also be a real time-saver for the teacher.

C Hughes, Teacher, Examiner and Peer Reviewer

The resource would definitely improve analytical skills and planning... It is particularly strong in terms of close-text analysis and questions.'

L Churchill, English Teacher and Peer Reviewer

The revision ideas are helpful and would provide teachers with ideas for students after they have finished reading the whole play.

T Tooze, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

In my opinion, the content is excellent. This is a well structured and engaging exam pack that will be of benefit to teachers and students alike.

The indicative content for sample exam questions page 40-42 provided some excellent discussion points with reference to past productions.

The sample responses on page 59- 72 are brilliant and show a clear breakdown of which sections would achieve which AO points. Excellent commentary, succinct comments and clear reference back to mark scheme.

M Lloyd, Teacher and Peer Reviewer