Help for A Level Eng. Lit. teachers and students
Those preparing for their A levels are now on study leave. However, a little later, those in the first year of their A Level Eng. Lit. course will undoubtedly face summer exams too, perhaps their first experience of what it is like to face the rigors of Advanced Level testing.
In recent weeks crossref-it.info has been releasing material to help students studying the old specifications – but here’s something for the post 2015 students and their teachers.
Shakespeare’s shocking tragedy is being widely studied. If you have gaps in your notes or are getting confused about how Iago’s machinations work out for example, then going through the worksheet questions on each Act and scene can be a great way to sort it out in your head.
Markers always want students to show that they know the whole text, not just the beginning and the final scene. And there are only thirteen really key scenes, so don’t feel defeated before
you start – it really is do-able! You can find the worksheets here.
If you are revising the poetry of Keats, also launched today are handy worksheets setting questions to help you examine each poem and build up your notes on:
- First impressions
- Language and tone
- Structure and versification
- Imagery and symbolism
They are also a great way for teachers to be sure students understand the poems – have a look at what’s on offer here.
Of course, all the detail you need to fully comprehend these drama and poetry texts is freely available at crossref-it.info. Just go to:
- crossref-it.info/textguide/othello/41/0 to get to grips with Othello
- crossref-it.info/textguide/john-keats-selected-poems/40/0 for help on selected poems by John Keats.
We’re sure you can do it!