A Streetcar Named Desire: AS/A Level English Literature Activity Pack

A well-presented and detailed resource, invaluable to any teacher delivering this course. M Georgiou, Head of English and Independent Reviewer
Set text for:
  • Edexcel AS & A Level
  • Eduqas AS & A Level
  • AQA A A Level
  • AQA B AS
  • OCR AS

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 throughout!

Embark on the exhilarating ride aboard A Streetcar Named Desire with this stimulating Activity Pack. Journey with Blanche, Mitch, Stella and Stanley through the twists and turns of love, loss, power and pretence to uncover the harsh realities of Tennessee Williams’ compelling play.

A variety of structured handouts covering the whole play, ready-made for you to mix and match to suit your class.

Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study

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

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

Plus! Answers to all activities included.
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8147)
'The variety of tasks will support different learners and the formatted worksheets will allow students to focus on key symbols, motifs etc... There are some good contextual tasks... The scene-by-scene tasks provide a great deal of variety... The after-reading tasks are thorough and comprehensive and I like that they are specific to AOs... The suggested answers at the end are very useful in supporting students and guiding their learning. These will also save teachers valuable time.' T Copestake, Assistant Headteacher and Independent Reviewer
'Wow! The level of detail in this resource is phenomenal! It includes a wide variety of activities with an excellent balance between developing an understanding of the play and providing opportunities for students to analyse the text in detail. At no point did the resource feel repetitive! The drama activities allow students to appreciate the text as a play, and not just an exam text... The glossary is detailed and helpful... There is a wide range of essay questions... The suggested answers are helpful to teachers and students alike!' L Deighton, Director of English and Independent Reviewer
'A varied, engaging resource, which would be extremely useful when teaching the text. The activities cover all the necessary aspects of teaching a drama text e.g. form, structure, stage directions and are flexible enough to be set for homework as well as classroom activities... [The Pack] allows students to understand each scene of the text, covers other important aspects such as characters and contextual issues, as well as preparing them for examinations... [Activities are] well matched to the specification and refer to the AOs throughout, which is extremely helpful to both students and teachers... The presentation is excellent - there is a wide range of different worksheets which are aesthetically pleasing and this helps to maintain student interest as well as effectively covering different aspects of the topics... The essay questions are also very useful as is the exam preparation section... The suggested answers at the end are real time savers for busy teachers... A well-presented and detailed resource, invaluable to any teacher delivering this course.' M Georgiou, Head of English and Independent Reviewer