The Tempest: Activity Pack for AS/A Level (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • OCR AS & A Level
  • Eduqas A Level

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research

Accessible for every level.

Explore the depths of Shakespeare's enchanting play with this carefully constructed pack of activities for you to mix and match to suit your class. Dive into language analysis, get essays shipshape and ensure your students storm through their exams.

  • Prepare
    Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study

  • Explore
    Appealing scene-by-scene tasks guide students through the text, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged

  • Reflect
    Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key areas of: Characterisation • Relationships • Genre • Themes • Attitudes and Values • Writer's use of language • Form • Structure • Context • Critical Reception

Comprehensive answers and teacher's notes make planning your lessons plain sailing.
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (761)
"Excellent... I would not hesitate to purchase this resource. It would be a very valuable, accessible asset on which to base lesson planning. It is also a well-structured reminder, to a busy teacher, of the key points and themes in the play. It begins with background knowledge, and then continues with interesting and clear activities... Questions are ‘open’ enough to encourage extended thought, but with plenty of supporting pointers for less able students." - S Hawker, English Teacher (feedback for legacy spec edition)
"This is a fun resource that has an emphasis on active learning. Discrete tasks are available for all five acts of the play, ranging from detailed analysis to research. It would be best used as a ‘companion’ for a first reading in class as the tasks are designed to aid understanding as students progress through the play." - L Burden, English Teacher (feedback for legacy spec edition)