View from the Bridge
Phillip Allan Literature Guide for GCSE

By Author Miller
Edited by Shaun McCarthy
July 2010
Hodder Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781444110241
90 pages, Illustrated
$19.95 Paper Original

Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) provide exam-focused analysis of popular set texts to give 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 text provides a thorough commentary of A View from the Bridge, outlining the plot and structure and exploring the themes, style and characters with a detailed look at the context of the text. The exemplar A*- and C-grade answers with examiner’s comments, exam and essay-writing advice provide students with the confidence to achieve more. A separate section outlines the assessment objectives for each exam board and highlights the specific skills that students need to develop.

Written by highly experienced authors, the full-colour Philip Allan Literature Guides include the following special features:
• A*- and C-grade exemplar answers to exam-style questions with examiner commentary
• ‘Grade booster’ boxes with tips on how to move between grades
• ‘Pause for thought’ boxes, which raise questions in order to make students consider their own opinions
• Key quotations that students can memorise to use in the exams
• Free access to a website with further revision aids including interactive quizzes, blogs, a forum for students to share their ideas, useful web links, plus additional exam-style questions and answers with examiner’s comments and expert advice

Use the Philip Allan Literature Guides and the online support to help you prepare thoroughly for your exam and improve your grade.

Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) are also available to support: To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, An Inspector Calls, AQA Anthology: Moon on the Tides (Conflict and Relationships), Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet, Pride and Prejudice, Anita and Me and The Woman in Black.

If you are a teacher, look out for the supporting Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) Teacher Resource Pack for A View from the Bridge (978-1-4441-1033-3).

  • Develop a deeper understanding of context, themes and style
  • Understand how to boost your grade
  • Improve exam preparation and technique
  • Free online support

Table of Contents:
Plot and structure
Tackling the assessments
Assessment objectives and skills
Sample essays

About the Author(s):
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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