Hamlet: Comprehensive Guide for AS / A Level

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

Hamlet is a rewarding text to teach because it combines universally profound themes with all the action and tension of a well-made thriller, expressed in some of the finest language ever written. Students will enjoy discussing and writing about the issues of life, death, love, sex and suicide which permeate the play. Its complexity has generated a huge body of commentary, and this Comprehensive Guide provides focused, informative analysis to help students shape their responses.

Engage your students! Throughout:
  • discussion prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • further reading suggestions
  • key literary and linguistic terms
  • practice essay questions

The pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (9356)
'One if the best A Level resources I have reviewed. The author clearly has an excellent in-depth understanding of both the play and the students' needs... The resource extends and challenges students. It gives them a great deal of useful information but also prompts them to delve deeper and to think independently, such as through the debate prompts. Many resources spoonfeed the students and they think that's all they need to know - this one does not do that... instead it provides a wonderful scaffold for the pupils to use as a starting point... The resource is superb!' C Unsworth-Hughes, Teacher and Independent Reviewer