Student Guides to Texts and Genres for A Level AQA B

Elements of Crime Writing / Elements of Political and Social Protest Writing

An informative, detailed and well-structured student guide that will be of tremendous benefit to teachers and students alike. M Lloyd, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer (Crime Writing)
Literary extracts
  • New-to-them texts get students comfortable with unseen extracts
  • Models close reading to support Section A
  • Familiar extracts and references to studied texts support your set-text teaching for Sections B and C
  • Further reading suggestions inspire independent study
Essay-skills activities
  • Including both extract-based and set-text-based questions, to reflect exam structure
  • Full practice exam-style questions for Sections A, B and C

These comprehensive resources, full of thematic notes, literary extracts and skills-based activities, are perfect preparation for Paper 2 – whichever genre you choose.

The definitive companions for teaching Texts and Genres!

  • Need-to-know introduction to the genre, with timeline of key texts – engage your class from day one!
  • Thematic notes on key topics group all the elements in the spec into manageable sections
    • Including literary extracts from set texts and other key works of the genre analysed throughout
  • Reflective activities consolidate learning and encourage active engagement
  • Essay-skills activities build confidence for the exam, focusing on planning, re-drafting, introductions and conclusions, and focused writing
  • Glossary of key contextual and literary terms helps build critical vocabulary for AO1 and AO3
  • Answers or indicative content for all activities, and a peer-marking essay checklist, make marking simple

These companions will take you right through the course – use as an introduction to the topic, hand out sections as part of your scheme of work, and use for exam preparation.

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7096)
'An extremely comprehensive resource as there is a relative scarcity of material such as this on the market at the moment. The sections were very clear and useful and the organisation of material excellent... The context section is very useful at the start to place all the set texts in this module accurately in their relative historical period, outlining key events and issues in history and providing lots of key terms to anchor and structure analysis. This is very useful for wider reading and for the unseen section and guides students to look at the other texts they may not be studying in the unit... Each section had useful reflective activities which contain nice ideas to carry out in class. I especially liked the wealth of information and passages for the unseen (section A in the exam)... the educational value of this resource for both teachers and students is huge. It gives an excellent grounding in key literary history (something which resources often lack) and the key elements of social and political protest that students have to identify and comment on in both set texts and unseen passages... It was very useful to have all the exam questions for each section and the indicative content collected at the end of the resource together with a bibliography for further reading, so essential at this level... A fantastic and scarce resource.' N Fry, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'This is excellent for inviting students to think and make connections between historical events/contexts and texts.' - T MacLean, Course Leader and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7046)
'This is an EXCELLENT resource, entirely suited to the new specification and covers everything that I could think of that my students would need in order to prepare for this examination.' - E Gardiner, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'The content of this resource is excellent... Student-friendly, relevant and detailed. Reflective activities are effective and encourage students to think carefully and critically about the key texts. They also encourage independent research and independent learning. Clever and effective examples from other texts. Fulfils the needs of the new AQA B English Literature curriculum... An informative, detailed and well structured student guide that will be of tremendous benefit to teachers and students alike. I would definitely use this resource.' M Lloyd, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer