Othello: Context, Themes and Questions

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

Advanced Learner Pack for AS / A Level

Othello is a deeply rewarding play on a critical level, especially when considering its powerful themes of femininity, race, gender and jealousy. But for your advanced students, its meanings are both broadened and deepened by reading it as a product of the socio-historical moment in which it was written. Uncover the secret of Othello’s endurance and continuing relevance with this challenging pack.

Comprehensive notes, questions/ and exam-preparation material investigating the influential contexts and themes of Othello 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
  • Key term boxes will prompt students to use sophisticated language to express their sophisticated ideas!
  • Indicative content for all questions