Medea – Rhinegold Publishing



The classic story of Medea is a powerful and challenging piece about jealousy and revenge that has many modern resonances. The aim of this scheme is to take AS students through the requirements of Edexcel’s
Unit 1 using the board’s ten marking criteria, balancing theoretical understanding with practical exploration.

The first five areas – those assessed through writing – are outlined here, while ideas for assessing the five practical criteria are covered in practical exercises slotted in throughout the scheme as the play is studied, possibly at two-weekly intervals. Individual, paired work and small-group work cover the range of criteria.

Scheme sections:

  • Plot and subplot
  • Use of language
  • Form and structure
  • Visual, aural and spatial elements
  • Contextualising the play

Number of lessons: n/a

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