Atonement: Comprehensive Guide for AS / A Level (first teaching 2015)
- AQA A AS
- AQA B A Level
- Edexcel AS and A Level
Set against the backdrop of World War II England, Atonement tells of a young girl who naively misinterprets her older sister’s relationship with the family’s gardener. Her mistake sets in motion a string of events that tears the family apart, and changes the course of the girl’s life.
Delve into McEwan’s intelligent and beautifully written story of love, war, childhood, remorse and forgiveness with this detailed and absorbing guide.
A superb resource...
...The detailed chapter analysis ... incorporates appropriate subject terminology linked to critical learning... The active learning discussion points are excellent for student focus
A knowledgeable, useful and comprehensive run-through of the novel, targeted very clearly at the various AOs assessed in A Level Literature
Tackles the key stages of text analysis:
Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter, with commentary on context throughout
Drawing it all together
In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure and literary approaches
Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered
Brilliant resource. Best revision material I have seen for 'Atonement'
Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding
What do teachers say about this resource? (7416)
Helpful for students at all grade levels, and most certainly pushes those who are perhaps grade C/B to a safe and secure A... This is a non-exam board specific resource; however ... [it] could be used for any spec, as questions and content are all relevant... Insightful discussion questions, perceptive structural comments [and] apt contextual references... Brilliant resource. Best revision material I have seen for Atonement.
A superb resource and very enjoyable to read... I particularly liked the detailed chapter analysis which incorporates appropriate subject terminology linked to critical learning and underpinning their grasp of how authorial methods shape meaning. It also has very good contextual links, which supports new historicist learning. The active learning discussion points are excellent for student focus.
A knowledgeable, useful and comprehensive run-through of the novel, targeted very clearly at the various AOs assessed in A Level Literature. It contained a wealth of information, and the breakdown of each chapter gave very detailed and salient points that would clearly be of valuable benefit for either a teacher teaching this text for the first time or a pupil studying the text... The numerous discussion points and research activities likewise offered very accessible ways for pupils to expand and develop their knowledge through a variety of different activities and questions... It clearly targets each of the AOs with focus on different perspectives and relevant contextual information. This would be invaluable for completing either an examination or a coursework task based on the novel... I liked the level of detail: 'comprehensive' is definitely an appropriate adjective to apply to this resource! I could easily pick this resource up and use it to teach the novel with ease without having to do too much extra research.
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