A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 A Level English qualifications. Endorsed for the AQA A/AS Level English Literature B specifications for first teaching from 2015, this print Student Book is suitable for all abilities, providing stretch opportunities for the more able and additional scaffolding for those who need it. Helping bridge the gap between GCSE and A Level, the unique three-part structure focuses on texts within a particular time period and supports students in interpreting texts and reflecting on how writers make meaning. An enhanced digital version and free Teacher's Resource are also available.
Introduction; BEGINNING: 1. Key concepts for literary study; 2. Poetry; 3. Drama; 4. The novel; DEVELOPING: 5. Tragedy; 5.1 Introduction to tragedy; 5.2 Development of tragedy; 5.3 Aspects of tragedy; 5.4 Voices and perspectives in tragedy; 5.5 Bringing it all together; 6. Comedy; 6.1 Introduction to comedy; 6.2 Development of comedy; 6.3 Aspects of comedy; 6.4 Voices and perspectives in comedy; 6.5 Bringing it all together; 7. Crime writing; 7.1 Introduction to crime writing; 7.2 Development of crime writing; 7.3 Elements of crime writing; 7.4 Narrative form and plot devices in crime writing; 7.5 Character types in crime writing; 7.6 Representation in crime writing; 7.7 Bringing it all together; 8. Political and social protest writing; 8.1 Introduction to political and social protest writing; 8.2 Development of political and social protest writing; 8.3 Elements of political writing; 8.4 Representation in political writing; 8.5 Bringing it all together; 9. Literary theory; 9.1 What is literary theory?; 9.2 Theoretical perspectives; 9.3 Value and the canon; 9.4 Narrative; 9.5 Feminism; 9.6 Marxism; 9.7 Eco-critical theory; 9.8 Post-colonial theory; 9.9 Approaching the non-exam assessment; 9.10 Bringing it all together; 10 Critical and creative responses to literature; 10.1 Introducing criticism and creativity; 10.2 Reading as a writer, writing as a reader; 10.3 Reading; 10.4 Writing; 11 Preparing for your exam; 11.1 Examined assessment and non-exam assessment; 11.2 Writing critical essays; 11.3 Writing creative responses to literary texts; 11.4 Bringing it all together; ENRICHING: 12 Tragedy; 13 Comedy; 14 Crime writing; 15 Political and social protest writing; 16 Literary theory; 17 Critical and creative responses to literature; Index; Acknowledgements