Unseen Prose Preparation Packs for A Level OCR

Available for:
  • Dystopia
  • The Gothic
  • American Literature

Component 02: Comparative and Contextual Study

Give students the skills to conquer the unseen aspect of the A Level OCR Comparative and Contextual Study exam with this structured and confidence-boosting resource. Ready to use in class or as independent homework tasks.

A very precise and focused selection of examination-style tasks. This is of real value to a teacher...

...Simulates an exam experience for pupils while hand-holding them to work through examples...

...I am impressed by this resource

C Hughes, Teacher, OCR Examiner & Peer Reviewer (on The Gothic)

Start the process with…

  • Reassuring exam advice, including a student-friendly breakdown of the AOs.
  • Plus! An accessible timeline of key events and texts for each topic.

Move onto…

  • 10 unseen prose extracts (unannotated and annotated) provide differentiation and showcase exemplary close reading analysis.
  • Sample essay paragraphs demonstrate critical appreciations, while reflective activities encourage students to examine and evaluate responses.
  • Plus! A further 10 prose extracts with close reading, topic convention and extension tasks to refine exam technique.

Complete with…

Well focused on AOs and skills required for success

L Wilford, Teacher, OCR Examiner & Peer Reviewer (on American Literature)
  • Exam-style questions put learning into practice.
  • Self-assessment mark schemes track
  • student progress.
  • Plus! Indicative content for all activities.

What do teachers say about this resource? (8223)

A very precise and focused selection of examination-style tasks. This is of real value to a teacher and for the students that will undertake these tasks and is something that is very time-consuming to create. It also explains well how to hit the AOs. I am impressed by this resource... Loved the bit on timings and stages of exam – so useful for the students! Excellent and useful unpacking of critical appreciation and the AOs – useful for students and teachers! The Gothic mind map is excellent – very useful... Excellent and useful timeline... The example critical appreciations are great. The unannotated unseen passages are very useful, and the tasks are ideal for each. Great glossary... The indicative content is excellent... It focuses carefully on the exams and the requirements... It simulates an exam experience for pupils while hand-holding them to work through examples.

C Hughes, Teacher, OCR Examiner & Peer Reviewer (on The Gothic)

A very well-constructed resource: I liked the fact that it gave a range of Gothic texts from different Gothic periods that would support learners in both sections of their exam, not just the unseen criticism... I [also] liked the way that each passage had a particular area of focus to target analysis... The range of activities and passages in the resource clearly focus the pupil on the kind of skills they need to develop in order to be successful in the exam. I also liked the way in which as the resource progressed, more was expected of the pupil – support was withdrawn appropriately...

J Hathaway, HoD & Peer Reviewer (on The Gothic)

What do teachers say about this resource? (8222)

This is a very professional resource, well related to purpose ... appropriate and useful... The exemplar material is excellent, and the activities are extremely good too. The passages chosen for analysis are excellent and wide-ranging... It is an appropriate level of difficulty and would provide excellent additional support and practice for this element of the course. I like the structure of providing an exemplar before giving students a less scaffolded activity... Well focused on Assessment Objectives and skills required for success on this course (and later)... The answers and indicative content are particularly useful to the teacher and student. The alphabetical glossaries are also very helpful.

L Wilford, Teacher, OCR Examiner & Peer Reviewer (on American Literature)

A good, clear explanation of the task for the exam with some interesting extracts for practising... The breakdown of the exemplar question is particularly helpful for weaker-ability students and hopefully will allow them to not be intimidated by the task after their GCSE level close-analysis exercises... Includes excellent use of the assessment objectives throughout and some good attention to the American synoptic contextual information.

T Tooze, Teacher, OCR Examiner & Peer Reviewer (on American Literature)

Incredibly useful resource for both teachers and students. It has saved lots of time trying to find suitable extracts... There is a broad cross-section of usable extracts which focus on different aspects of the themes in American Literature... It will save you lots of time.

N Phipps, HoD & Customer