The Bloody Chamber: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level OCR (first teaching 2015)

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  • OCR AS & A Level

Angela Carter’s provocative and fantastical short stories bring out challenging new themes from traditional fairy tales. There is a wealth of meaning to explore when studying this collection – use this engaging resource to help students unpick Carter’s ideas, with a focus on Gothic elements throughout.

The range of content in the pack covers all the things that a student needs to know in order to understand the text thoroughly

T Panayiotou, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms throughout!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

Particularly useful is the variation of tasks

L Churchill, Teacher & Peer Reviewer
Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

What do teachers say about this resource? (7057)

Excellent overall... The summary and analysis of each story are excellent – clearly well-researched and thorough. Good use of quotations to support points with focus on language. Active learning tasks are exactly what A-level students need – a range of activities that would work well with post-16 students, allowing for lots of discussion... Really like the further critical reading suggested and the fact that one key quote is picked out from each here – perfect as a form of differentiation for the less able but also directs the more able towards the value of critical texts in a guided way... The range of content in the pack covers all the things that a student needs to know in order to understand the text thoroughly.

T Panayiotou, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A very thorough and detailed teaching and revision resource which allows for broader independent investigation by teacher and student. Particularly useful is the variation of tasks e.g. debates and research. I think it mirrors the specification well. Love the practice questions and the texts selected. I thought this was an extremely useful resource which would be beneficial to a new A Level teacher as well as to someone who has taught it for years. Well thought-out.

L Churchill, Teacher & Peer Reviewer