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Revising Accidental Death of an Anarchist (AQA)

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Written for AQA's Component 1: Drama and Theatre. It is part of our brand new 'Final Push Revision Series' this booklet is for when you're in the final stages of teaching the set text, Accidental Death of an Anarchist,-once you've covered the entire play and are looking to fine-tune students' exam technique and focusing on perfecting their written style, or ensuring they complete effective revision of the play and its characters before the exam.

This photocopiable A4 booklet will provide you with high-quality revision resources to ensure that you can consolidate students' understanding of Accidental Death of an Anarchist and will ensure that students feel confident tackling the exam questions.

In the 2018 Examiner's Report for this component, the Chief Examiner stated that 'students appeared to be a little uncertain of how to approach individual questions' and that they 'wasted valuable time' focusing upon rehearsal processes instead of focusing upon the exact premise of the question. Areas such as these, where students struggle to achieve highly in the exam, are the areas that this book will help your students overcome and it will help them to understand exactly what an examiner wants to see within their answers.

This book lets students thoroughly explore a variety of sample exam-style questions looking at how to approach them from the required perspective-director, performer or designer. The sections will revise the play in great detail focusing on the main characters referred to in the exam-style questions: the Maniac, Bertozzo, Pissani, Feletti and the Superintendent. All of these characters will be explored in terms of a sample exam-style question and students will be encouraged to look at the characters in detail in order to select and revise two key sections of the play to use when answering each question. The booklet is full of character revision, tasks and ideas for students to perhaps take away and look over during study leave or the pages could be used during a series of revision lessons in the run-up to their exam.

The book will provide valuable, practical advice and tasks for answering each of the exam-style questions such as looking how to incorporate ambitious contextual knowledge into answers (such as discussing the police in relation to the Italian Carabinieri, or how to portray the paranoia felt at the time between the Christian Democrats in power and the Communists who wanted power, or Fo's subtle and underlying anti-fascist messages and how these can be made relevant to a contemporary audience), how to use specialist terminology, how to robustly justify any textual transpositions, how to use precise detail from their sections and, most importantly, how to write an answer that answers the demands of each question and writing from the correct perspective. The tasks in the booklet could be used during lessons, or for homeworks or for students to work through independently during their study leave.

By working through this book, students will not only gain a thorough understanding of written technique and how to score the highest marks within their answers, but they will gain in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of key characters in the play and their key sections. It will prepare them for any exam question.