Tess of the D’Urbervilles: Activity Pack for AS and A Level

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

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research
  • extension tasks

Accessible for every level and linked to the AOs throughout!

Plus! Answers to all activities included.

With a morally compromised dairymaid as its heroine, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is a fascinating and atypical text from which to explore the cultural attitudes to sexual morality, religion, class and love in late Victorian England. This invaluable, varied activity pack provides a variety of ready-to-use handouts, covering the whole text, for you to mix and match to suit your class.

  • Prepare
    Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study
  • Explore
    Appealing chapter-by-chapter tasks guide students through the text, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged
  • Reflect
    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