The Great Gatsby: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • AQA A
  • AQA B
  • OCR

Settle in to West and East Egg – ready-to-use, detailed study notes guide your students through love, tragedy and the pitfalls of class elitism in this jazz age, party-filled society with its seedy underbelly of crime. Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis ensures your students grip the social slights, colourful motifs and subtleties of this literary classic, while varied discussion tasks, active learning tasks and practice essay questions consolidate and deepen learning.

Engage your students! Throughout:
  • debate prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • further reading suggestions
  • key literary and linguistic terms
  • practice essay questions

The pack 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
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7391)
"A very useful resource. The content is high quality and thorough in the way it works through the different aspects of the text... Breaks down the elements of the text and makes them accessible (...) for the target audience, and offers a lot of useful observations." A Harrington, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer