Doctor Faustus: Comprehensive Guide for IB

Language A: Literature, Part Two: Detailed Study

Fatal ambition, necromancy, and deals with the devil: the magic of Marlowe’s controversial drama will capture students as surely as Mephostophilis’ promises ensnare Faustus. Help your class deconstruct the play with concise, focused analysis and engaging activities. Focused assessment practice helps ensure your students are fully equipped for the Part Two oral commentary!

Discussion-based tasks! Throughout: oral tasks creatively engage students with the text, improving key articulation skills and providing that essential assessment practice!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each scene
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on areas such as: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Put into practice
    Sample assessment materials replicate the structure of the oral commentary so students know exactly what to expect. Guiding and probing questions cater for all abilities. Plus! Discussion questions for HL students.

In addition… Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding.

It is so accessible to students. Every other guide I have seen for Faust tends to be convoluted and difficult to get your head around. But this spells it out to students in an accessible way. The context is accurate and detailed and the analysis is of a very high standard. K Chanter, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer (of A Level adaptation)