Twelfth Night: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • AQA B AS & A Level
  • OCR AS & A Level
  • Edexcel AS & A Level

Ready-to-use, detailed study notes guide your students through Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a humorous tale of deception and trickery. Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis provides students with a road map through the play’s misdirection and a clear analysis of the techniques and meaning behind the stage dressing.

Engage your students!


  • 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 scene
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characters, 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? (7517)
'High quality! The author clearly has a great deal of knowledge of the play... It is well-tailored towards the A Level examinations on the whole... The debate prompts are nice... I liked the emphasis on criticism - it is refreshing to see this as a focus! I also liked that the criticism was dealt with contextually - i.e. through time - this is a requirement of the mark scheme, but is actually really hard and time-consuming for a teacher/student to research from scratch as there is so much to look through!' C Hughes, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
‘An excellent resource; detailed and the writer is clearly knowledgeable. I liked the in-depth analysis. Provides a lot of contextual detail, which is helpful. Would be really helpful as a study guide for students; it would help them be more independent as it is so comprehensive. The comments on language and genre are particularly good.' - J Sallabank, Teacher and Independent Reviewer