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 short film is from the BBC Teach series: LIT P.D.
Students could use this short film 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.
This short film is suitable for teaching English literature at GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 5 and Higher in Scotland.