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Othello: Activity Pack for AS/A Level English Literature

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

Transport your class to the exotic and tragic world of the Renaissance Mediterranean, with comprehensive and dynamic activities on Shakespeare’s most theatrical tragedy.

Explore the play’s destructive and gripping themes, observe Shakespeare's amazing ability at characterisation, and discover the contextual factors that make Othello such a fascinating text.

Ready-to-use handouts cover the whole text, for you to mix and match to suit your class.

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

Accessible for every level and linked to the AOs

Plus! Answers to all activities included.

  • Prepare Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study
  • Explore Appealing chapter-by-chapter tasks guide students through the novel, 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