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  • ISBN:9781107644960
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):English Literature
  • Qualification:Cambridge AS and A Level
  • Author(s):Elizabeth Whittome
  • Available from: July 2014

Comprehensive student-friendly resources designed for teaching Cambridge International AS and A Level Literature in English (syllabus 9695).

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    This Coursebook is a comprehensive guide to the study of Literature in English at AS and A Level, encouraging both the enjoyment of literature and rigorous academic study. It provides a clear approach for any Literature studies syllabus, and is divided into three parts: Part 1 and Part 2 covering poetry, prose and drama at AS and A Level respectively, and Part 3 covering key skills needed to succeed in assessment. It contains a range of stimulating literary material from around the world, including poems and extracts from plays and prose fiction, selected to include Cambridge set texts.

  • Contents
    • Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations.

    • Robust and accessible guidance to achieve success at A Level Literature in English – both printed and electronic.

    • Assessment resources to take students (and teachers) through the process of how to plan essays and coursework. Exam questions, sample answers and real examiner commentaries help to unpick the approach needed to do well in the exam.

    • Exam-style questions, sample answers and real teacher commentaries help to unpick the approach needed in an exam.

    • Builds skills for poetry, prose and drama study through a wealth of student activities.

    • Culturally diverse text extracts that are carefully selected to include Cambridge set texts, but are useful examples for any syllabus.

  • Sample Content
    • Introduction
    • Pathways - how to navigate this book
    • Part 1. AS
    • Section 1. Poetry, Part 1: Unit 1. Introduction to poetry
    • Unit 2. The language of poetry
    • Unit 3. Poetic structures and themes
    • Unit 4. Scansion
    • Unit 5. Rhyme and sound effects
    • Unit 6. Timed poetry essays, critical and passage type
    • Section 2. Prose, Part 1: Unit 7. Prose – studying a novel or short story
    • Unit 8. Prose – opening paragraphs
    • Unit 9. The novel – structure
    • Unit 10. Characterisation
    • Unit 11. Timed prose essays, critical and passage type
    • Section 3. Drama, Part 1: Unit 12. Drama – studying a play
    • Unit 13. Studying the themes of plays
    • Unit 14. Studying play structures
    • Unit 15. Characters in drama
    • Unit 16. The language of drama
    • Unit 17. Timed drama essays, critical and passage type
    • Part 2. A Level
    • Section 4. Poetry, Part 2: Unit 18. Poetry critical essays
    • Unit 19. Poetry passage questions
    • Unit 20. Poetry unseens/comparisons
    • Section 5. Prose, Part 2: Unit 21. Prose critical essays
    • Unit 22. Prose passage questions
    • Unit 23. Prose Unseens/comparisons
    • Section 6. Drama, Part 2: Unit 24. Drama critical essays
    • Unit 25. Drama passage questions
    • Unit 26. Drama unseens
    • Part 3. Writing tips
    • Section 7. Essay Skills, Techniques, Self-monitoring: Unit 27. Writing a good critical essay/discourse markers
    • Unit 28. Tackling a passage question
    • Unit 29. Unseens
    • Unit 30. Unseen comparisons
    • Unit 31. Writing longer essays/coursework
    • Unit 32. Using critics
    • Unit 33. Typical essay terminology
    • Unit 34. Troubleshooting
    • Acknowledgements
    • Index.

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