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.