English Literature GCSE: Anita and Me - Themes

Key themes of family, friendship and identity in Anita and Me by Meera Syal are explored via a dramatised police case conference.

The police officers attach key moments and quotations from the text to their evidence wall to support their explorations of how these themes are highlighted through the novel.

This is from the series: LIT P.D

Teacher Notes

Students could use this clip as part of their study of the novel or as part of their revision work.

The ideas in the film could be used as part of initial work on an exploration of the themes, using the quotations and ideas as stimulus for their own presentation on one of the themes explored.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching English Literature at GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 5 and Higher in Scotland.

Animal Farm - Themes
video
Anita and Me - Characters
video
The Woman in Black - Plot
video
The Woman in Black - Themes
video
The Woman in Black - Characters
video
Never Let Me Go - Plot
video
Never Let Me Go - Themes
video
Never Let Me Go - Characters
video
Animal Farm - Plot
video
Animal Farm - Characters
video
Anita and Me - Plot
video