Anita and Me Study Guide for GCSE English Literature (First Teaching 2015)

Suitable for: AQA | Edexcel | Eduqas | OCR | WJEC

Engage your students and guide your class through this coming-of-age tale with structured analysis and varied activities, all tailored to explore the novel’s powerful themes of belonging, race, culture, love and female empowerment.

Covers all of the key assessment objectives in turn and provides students with everything they need in order to succeed in the exam. K Chanter, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer

  1. Walkthrough – Build understanding of the chosen text with insightful and relevant commentary and analysis. All chapters are concisely summarised, then examined in detail.
  2. Whole-text Analysis – Explores: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context


  • Student-friendly plot summary
  • Key term glossary
  • Further reading
  • Original illustrations

Woven into the analysis throughout you will find:

  • Discussion prompts to encourage debate and individual interpretation
  • Active learning tasks to deepen understanding
  • Essay tips and questions for excellent exam practice
  • Key term definitions and wider reading suggestions to ensure students grasp difficult concepts

Suggested answers are provided for questions and activities.

The perfect companion to the Anita and Me GCSE Activity Pack.