Revision / Study Guides

Each guide includes:

  • Complete interpretation and analysis of themes and ideas
  • Detailed analysis of language, form and structure, with close reading guidance for important sections
  • Relevant social and historical contexts and how to apply it
  • Critical interpretations over time
  • Exam-focused information for the OCR specification, including assessment objectives and how to meet them
  • Practice questions and example essay answers
  • Exam tips – how to choose the best essay question and plan in the exam

Rossetti: View Rossetti sample pages

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Hamlet: View Hamlet sample pages

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The Handmaid’s Tale: View Handmaid’s Tale sample pages

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GCSE AQA Love and relationships: View flashcard sample pages

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Christina Rossetti – Selected poems for OCR

Complete revision guide for Christina Rossetti’s Selected Poems for the OCR AS and A Level specification. 116 pages including:

For each poem:

  • Complete interpretive analysis of themes and ideas
  • Comprehensive analysis of language, structure and verse form
  • Context of the poem
  • Critical viewpoints
  • Connections across the collection

PLUS:

  • The full text of each poem
  • Key social and historical contexts, and how to apply it to the poems
  • Assessment objectives and how to meet them
  • Tips for exam preparation and revision
  • Tips for essay writing
  • Sample question papers for AS and A Level
  • Glossary of relevant literary terms

Contains detailed analysis for: A Birthday; Echo; From the Antique; Goblin Market; Good Friday; In the Round Tower at Jhansi; Maude Clare; No Thank You John; Remember; Shut Out; Soeur Louise de la Misericorde; Song: When I am Dead; Twice; Uphill; Winter: My Secret.

 

Hamlet:

Scene by scene analysis including: 

  • Plot summaries
  • Key thematic and character notes
  • Relevant context
  • Detailed analysis of language, form and structure

PLUS 

  • Critical interpretations over time – and how to apply them to the text
  • Details of crucial elements of form, and structure – and how to write about them
  • How to approach a closed book exam: choosing quotes, and ways to maximise your marks
  • Practice questions
  • Glossary of literary vocabulary

 The Handmaid’s Tale

Complete revision guide for The Handmaid’s Tale – over 110 pages of analysis exploring character, chapter, and technique. Although the exam section focuses on the A-Level OCR requirements (H472), analysis sections would be useful for teachers and students of any exam board.

Chapter by chapter analysis:

  • Key themes
  • Character development
  • Close analysis of language, form and structure
  • Critical interpretations

PLUS

  • Quick reference plot summary
  • Detailed character analysis
  • Detailed theme analsyis
  • Detailed analyds of language, form and structure
  • Social, historical and literary context
  • Assessmnet objectives and how to meet them
  • Tips for writing comparative essays
  • Practice questions
  • Sample essay
  • Glossary of relevant literary terms
  • Wider reading list