The Bloody Chamber: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level OCR (first teaching 2015)
- 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
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:
Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
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
To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered
Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding
Particularly useful is the variation of tasks
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.
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.