Blood Brothers: Activity Pack for GCSE

Suitable for:
  • Edexcel
  • AQA
  • Eduqas
  • WJEC

Immerse your students in Willy Russell’s captivating tale of nature versus nurture and of class division with this engaging activity pack. The wide variety of stimulating activities, covering all aspects of the play, will enthuse all learners as they explore this modern classic. The plethora of relevant and controversial themes and topics will bring your class debates to life!

Carefully considered structure develops understanding:

  1. Build a foundation for learning and get students interested with introductory pre-reading exercises.
  2. Dig deeper with text-based activities. Every scene is explored through a range of relevant and useful tasks.
  3. Consolidate knowledge with whole-text activities focusing on: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context
Activities include:
  • Insightful questions
  • Stimulating reading and writing tasks
  • Pair and group work
  • Creative activities for visual and kinaesthetic learners
  • Appealing tasks based on modern media

All activities are perfectly matched to the Assessment Objectives and are accessible for your whole class – differentiation is built in.

Plus! Suggested answers are given for questions and activities.

What do teachers say about this resource? (9084)

An excellent resource for first teaching of Blood Brothers to students at the start of their GCSE course. The resources are clearly presented and engaging and cater for a range of abilities... I liked the wide range of tasks included in the resource. Students would find them really engaging and they build up skills including research, independent thinking, different styles of writing and group work... This resource supports GCSE students developing a full understanding of the play. In addition it develops their cultural capital through looking extensively at context and the influences on the playwright. Students will come away after completing this unit with broad knowledge that will enhance their approach to other texts... The layout is excellent and would support SEN students by being clear and not overly 'busy'... Overall an excellent resource,

J Whitbread, Teacher & Peer Reviewer