Mind Maps with Activities for AS/A Level

Visual learners would benefit hugely from this resource. M Courtney-Holt, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer (The Kite Runner legacy edition)

A3 mind maps with activities provide a dynamic and visual addition to set text study at AS and A Level.

Encourage focused and creative analysis of key ideas with the combination of notes and activities. Ideal for learning, revision, and developing independent thinking:

  1. Visually appealing, concise summaries of essential literary features
    • Topics include: context, key chapters, language, structure & form, characterisation, themes, key quotations, genre, literary interpretations and critical reception
  2. Stimulating write-on activities to ensure engagement
    • Including completing mind maps with key information and quotations, essay tasks, discussion prompts, character studies and much more!
    • When completed, mind maps provide valuable revision posters
  3. Suggested content and answers provided for a selection of tasks

Makes texts accessible for all abilities and learner types:

  • Breaks complex ideas down into manageable and interesting formats
  • Helps make links between ideas, and aids recall of key points

What do teachers say about this resource? (7567)

'A very well organised resource that methodically worked its way through the text and identified key aspects relevant to the different AOs... I really liked the way in which it was structured to be used for either class discussion or prep activities and how it could supplement teaching of the text... The way in which the various mind maps encourage learners to interact with the text and think more deeply makes this an enriching resource that will educationally benefit pupils... I really liked the way in which it gave a range of critical references and responses, some contemporary and some from the present day.' J Hathaway, Head of English and Independent Reviewer

'A thorough, interesting and engaging resource! I particularly liked the accessibility of this resource... The fact that it's arranged into discreet mind-maps is perfect for both class and home use... It promotes active learning with focused and appropriately modelled tasks which promote independent learning. Context (AO3) is handled particularly well and I was pleased to see detailed work on Literary Criticism (AO5) included as in order to access the upper grade bands, students should be comfortable exploring this area... [The resource] allows students to work at their own pace while providing lots of opportunity for extension. I particularly like the fact that it is an A Level resource that doesn't just simply include notes to facilitate a 'chalk and talk' style of A Level teaching.' J Callan, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7071)

A very useful revision tool, helping students to get a very good overview of the text... I like the timeline of Scott and Zelda – a very useful visual summary... The activities and structure of a mind map invite a more creative response and synthesis of overarching themes, ideas of symbolism... Contains a range of engaging revision activities that would help deepen and reinforce their students’ understanding of the novel and hence their ability to write a high scoring response to it in an exam.

K McLoughlin, Customer, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7068)

A comprehensive resource that covers all key aspects that pupils need to understand... It includes probing questions which invite pupils to engage deeply with the text... I like the suggested answers to the mind map tasks... The visual nature of the resource provides excellent opportunities for pupils to link context more meaningfully to the text... Very helpful in supporting the revision and comprehension of a challenging novel... Excellent!

K McLoughlin, Customer, Teacher and Independent Reviewer