Rebecca: Activity Pack for AS / A Level

Set text for:
  • AQA A AS & A Level

With themes of first love, self-love, marriage, family and friendship, rolled in with passion, grief, jealousy and deception, du Maurier’s Gothic, psychological novel Rebecca is a perfect fit for ‘Love Through the Ages’. Subtle horror, murder and mystery combine with vivid and beautifully written descriptions, making it a text accessible for learners at all levels. This focused and creative activity pack provides a variety of ready-to-use exercises, covering the whole text, for you to mix and match to suit your class.

It is a comprehensive walk through of the text with a series of activities that would help pupils address the main issues

J Hathaway, HoD & Peer Reviewer
Activities include:
  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research

Linked to the AOs throughout!

Plus! Concise chapter summaries and answers to all activities included.

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

The resource's value lies in its comprehensive nature: it clearly addresses every aspect of the novel that is relevant to the AQA specification and would be an excellent support to a busy teacher

J Hathaway, HoD & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (9286)

This resource contained a series of very thoughtful activities - mainly discussion based - that clearly highlight and target some of the main themes and issues in the text. It is a comprehensive walk through of the text with a series of activities that would help pupils address the main issues. I liked the comprehensive nature of the resource and how it clearly targeted Assessment Outcomes. The resource's value lies in its comprehensive nature: it clearly addresses every aspect of the novel that is relevant to the AQA specification and would be an excellent support to a busy teacher who does not know the novel well and/or has little time to plan and prepare activities. It would also be an excellent guide to give to more able pupils to engage in some self-study of the text. The resource targets the AQA specification expertly - there are plenty of comparison activities to other Love Through the Ages texts and the wider literary context is considered. There are plenty of activities to help pupils examine the treatment of love as a theme in Rebecca against the backdrop of the wider presentation of love as a theme. This is a carefully considered resource with a range of thoughtful activities.

J Hathaway, HoD & Peer Reviewer