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 and active learning tasks consolidate and deepen learning.

The content is high quality and thorough in the way it works through the different aspects of the text

A Harrington, Teacher & Peer Reviewer
Engage your students! Throughout:
  • debate prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • further reading suggestions
  • key literary and linguistic terms

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 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, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A good resource which carefully considers the text from a number of literary and contextual angles.

This resource would allow teachers to ensure they are teaching the text from an analytical angle, whilst also ensuring students understand the plot. The resource careful tracks through the text and highlights areas which will help students in their exams. Lots of relevant quotations from the text to flag to students areas which could be useful for literary and linguistic analysis.

T Hollins, Head of English Enrichment - Thomas Alleyne's High School Consultant in KS5 English & Peer Reviewer