Phillip Allan Literature Guide (for GCSE): The Crucible

By | Copyright Year:2010 | ISBN-13: 9781444121421

Philip Allan Literature Guides provide exam-focused analysis of popular set texts to give junior and senior students the very best chance of achieving the highest grades possible.

Designed to be used throughout the course or as revision before the exam, this full colour text provides:
- a thorough commentary, outlining the plot and structure and exploring the themes, style, characters and context of the text
- exemplar A*- and C-grade answers to exam-style questions, with examiner’s comments, exam and essay-writing advice
- the assessment objectives for each exam board, highlighting the specific skills that students need to develop
- ’Grade booster’ boxes with tips on how to move between grades
- ’Pause for thought’ boxes to make students consider their own opinions on the text
- Key quotations to memorise and use in the exams


Shaun McCarthy is a professional playwright for stage and radio. His recent plays have been produced by Bristol Old Vic, Ustinov Studio Bath Theatre Royal and the Katie Read Company, and by BBC Radio 4. He teaches writing for performance at Oxford and Bristol universities. He has written many education titles, including study guides to Shakespeare and modern dramatists, creative writing programmes and literary biographies.


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