Hamlet: Context, Themes and Questions

Set text for:
  • OCR AS and A Level
  • AQA B A Level
  • Edexcel A Level
  • Eduqas A Level
  • WJEC A Level

Advanced Learner Pack for AS / A Level

With sublime poetry, an emotional and rebellious central character, and the philosophical questioning of one’s place in a perplexing world, Hamlet is perfect for opening up new kinds of imaginative understanding in your talented students. Dig deep into the influential contexts of the play, including its Early Modern English and religious setting and Renaissance influence with this insightful pack.

An exceptionally well-informed resource... Will be invaluable to teachers of this text at A Level

M Thresher, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Comprehensive notes, questions/ and exam-preparation material investigating the influential contexts and themes of Hamlet for a fuller, more sophisticated understanding. Pitched to the 2015 AS and A Level specifications, these packs inspire your strongest students to go the extra mile in their journey towards exam success.

Pushing high achievers…
  • Informative notes encourage students to think independently about the core aspects of the play, including characters, form, genre and themes
  • Packed with questions to promote intelligent discussion – the perfect springboard for higher-level analysis
  • Suggestions for wider reading empower students to foster an individual critical stance towards the play
To reach those top marks!
  • Exam-style questions provide extensive practice for creative, unique responses
  • Higher-level sample answers with examiner commentary help students recognise what makes a good answer
  • Revision and exam tips help students focus answers to gain top marks
  • A carefully constructed historical timeline
  • A detailed critical bibliography with useful quotations for essays or discussion!
  • Indicative content for all questions

What do teachers say about this resource? (8563)

This is an exceptionally well-informed resource which reflects the author's excellent knowledge of the text. [It] will be invaluable to teachers of this text at A Level, and the author addresses the AOs across the different exam boards with dexterity... It is really helpful to have the accompanying sample answers and explanation about how they address the success criteria. The early section on influencing contexts is also accessible and well informed... This resource will enhance learning because it so successfully addresses all AOs across the examination boards. Any teacher will be able to pick this resource up and feel confident at delivering the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to support A Level Literature students... A great one-stop package of teacher and student support.

M Thresher, Teacher & Peer Reviewer